September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. It’s been 21 years since the terrible events of 9/11 shocked the world. The reality that emergencies and disasters can happen anytime, anywhere emphasizes the need for everyone to stay vigilant and be prepared. The designation of a National Disaster Preparedness month reminds each of us to put a plan together to protect our families, homes, and property. The US government website Ready.gov provides a wealth of valuable resources to turn to for help. At Mail-Gard®, we understand that the same preparation requirements hold true for businesses.
The world is slowly moving closer to “business as usual” after COVID-19 changed everything. Yet savvy business owners know that the world will never be quite the same again. Many are adapting a hybrid work policy, allowing workers to come back to the office, but still work from home for part of the week. […]
During the past two years, the Production Operations teams at Mail-Gard have been consistently called upon to continue business as usual during COVID-19. Continuing to Provide Essential Services At Mail-Gard, there are many teams that assist in Operational functions in order to get client product out the door―including Technical/IT, Customer Service, and Production Operations. Whether […]
Are we close to living in a post COVID world? It doesn’t feel like we are there quite yet. When shutdowns in the U.S. began in early 2020, it felt like some temporary, rarely thought-about contingency plan that needed to be enacted for a short while before the world went back to normal. Who could […]
The world has changed a lot in the last year and a half, including how we do business. On one hand, we’re all looking forward to getting back to business as usual, and on the other, we’re establishing a “new normal” brought on by lessons learned from the pandemic. One example of this is going […]
If your business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) plan was mature enough before 2020, you had probably found a good cadence of maintenance updates. Reviewing, updating, and refining your BC/DR plan to be ready for action likely included closing some gaps from exercises and plan testing, updating roles and responsibilities due to employee changes, and […]
This year has proved to be stressful and challenging for most businesses, and Mail-Gard is no exception. When the COVID-19 pandemic began this spring, we had the challenge of protecting our employees and finding ways to safely work together while also supporting our clients with their own challenges caused by COVID-19. We’ve all discovered a […]
It’s hard to believe that more than six months have passed since we had our first COVID-19 preparedness meeting. Clients began reaching out to Mail-Gard about their disaster recovery plans in late February after officials from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes […]
Punxsutawney Phil, the most famous groundhog in Pennsylvania, has made his annual appearance. When Phil came out of his burrow, he did not see his shadow and affirmed that spring is on the way… thanks, Phil!
From a Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) perspective, one of the most effective means of ensuring a strong, actionable plan is to regularly conduct tabletop exercise scenarios for business continuity. A tabletop test, business continuity planning (BCP) test, or disaster recovery tabletop exercise is a scheduled event …