Asset management has evolved In the past few years, available solutions for asset management have evolved significantly. We have analyzed many enterprise asset management solutions and talked to many...
Emergency management is a growing field, one whose evolution is at a unique crossroad. We can roughly divide the history of the emergency management industry into two eras: pre-September 11th and post-September 11th. In the pre-9/11 era, emergency management was largely centered on natural disaster mitigation and recovery. Accordingly, training was based on experience and mentorship.
Guest Contributor: Amanda Watkins The Equipment Management Process Maturity (EMPM) standard covers the processes for both internal and external equipment management. The EMPM model does include all aspects of equipment management and was created for all equipment-holding companies however, it is worth noting that the EMPM may not be the only acceptable assessment model available.
Small-to-medium-sized businesses are the most vulnerable in a disaster scenario. When you consider that America's small-businesses form the backbone of the nation's economy - small businesses alone account for more than 99 percent of all companies with employees, employ 50% of all private sector workers and provide nearly 45 percent of the nation's payroll – their preparedness for a disaster scenario is of paramount importance. We have been discussing the importance of disaster planning and the role business continuity plays in a business’, and therefore a community’s, resilience. However, the way in which a small or medium sized business prepares for a disaster is different from that of a larger corporation. Smaller organizations face added challenges that their corporate colleagues simply do not.