BCDR is the operations plan

I have been involved with assessing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) plans and their development for over 25 years.  It always seems that DR planning is an afterthought and starts with system backups.   Typically, companies build out their IT infrastructure based on the business requirements. When it's finished someone asks, "How do we recover this if something bad happens?"  That's not 100% true, but most companies don't really plan well for a major disaster.  The proliferation of netw ...

PMP or Not – Two key observations

I keep hearing people say you have to have a PMP or it's required for the job.  I've been an "ad hoc" project manager for a few years, ok, more than I'm going to admit to, let's just say more than 25 years. I've been credited with saving "lost" projects, turning around massively behind schedule and over budget projects and actually launching and completing "mission impossible" projects.  Most of them required some severe bleeding on my part, but working closely with people, being honest with the sponso ...

Press Release: Third Rock and Tippet Industries Team to Create ACES

Round Rock, Tx, Feb 19, 2014 – Third Rock, a business technology consulting firm in Round Rock, and Tippet Industries, a professional consulting firm in Round Rock, have teamed up to create Austin Consortium of Executive Services (ACES).  ACES provides enterprise level consulting services, software as a service solutions and application development to small and medium sized businesses, ranging from $20M to $500M in size.  What makes ACES unique is the company’s experience which ranges from helping ent ...

Press Release: Texas Star Data Center provides Disaster Recovery Option to Austin Texas Companies

Round Rock, Tx, Jan 22, 2013 – Third Rock, a business technology consulting & services firm in Round Rock, has become a reseller for Clearview International of Dallas, bringing Austin a Tier III disaster recovery option in a remote enterprise level co-location data center within 100 miles.  The data center is so well equipped it is often used by companies for their primary systems, while leaving their current location as the recovery or failover site. Clearview’s Texas Star Data Center is a Tier I ...

Press Release: vAusTek and Third Rock Combine Forces to Offer Focused IT Solutions

vAusTek, LLC and Third Rock, Inc. are combining our efforts in a strategic Partnership to bring a unique and complete solution for your business. With the strategic partnership vAusTek will be focusing on providing CIO/CTO solutions in the form of Virtual CIO/CTO, Interim CIO/CTO, and CIO/CTO Search / Recruiting solutions. Third Rock will focus on IT Consulting, Project Management, Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery, and Development Services. How does this all work together? Both vAusTek and ...

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