Disaster Recovery Articles

  • Enhancements to TargetSolutions’ infrastructure will require action for some customers

    TargetSolutions is taking steps to modernize its platform and strengthen its overall infrastructure. As part of these enhancements, it is necessary to change Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. If your organization has whitelisted sites associated with TargetSolutions by IP, you will need to alert your IT department about these important changes. ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • ALPDIRIS: a new project for IES Solutions

    A new project for IES Solutions: ALPDIRIS The participation of IES Solutions to EU-funded projects goes bigger: a new one, called ALPDIRIS (Alpine Disaster Relieve for Italy and Slovenia), has just started. ALPDIRIS is a project funded by DG-HOME, the European Commission Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs. The project aims at enhancing the cooperation between ...


    By IES Solutions. S.r.l.

  • The Importance of Deployable Morgues for Disaster Sites

    Natural disasters of all types and intensity carry risk of fatalities. Even minor inclement weather scenarios can have tragic effects and loss of life. Deployable morgues fill a critical need within effective medical care operations at disaster sites. Disaster response planning should always include these systems in order to manage deceased victims respectfully, efficiently, and without putting ...


    By Blu-Med Response Systems

  • Lessons learned from mega-disasters and future policy development on water-related disaster management in Japan

    Japanese disaster management approaches have been enhanced and strengthened through repeated experiences of disasters in the past. The report presents lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, a disaster caused by a low-probability but extremely large hazard, and introduces the distinct features of Japanese water-related disaster management, including those enhanced and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Disaster risk assessment pattern in higher education centers

    Disasters are one of the most important challenges which must be considered by every management system. Higher education centers have high disaster risk because of their risk factors (existence of historical and scientific documents and resources and expensive laboratory equipment in these centers emphasizes the importance of disaster management). Moreover, the existence of young volunteers of ...


    By GJESM Journal

  • Airdrop sites location problem and resources distribution for emergency relief

    In emergency relief, airdropping and distributing of emergency resources to disaster–affected areas can effectively alleviate the sufferings of disaster victims and prevent further loss of lives and properties. In this study, an airdrop sites location and distribution model is developed to consider the distribution gaps between airdrop sites and demands sites when the distribution related ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Some critical success factors in planning humanitarian relief operations in India

    India is prone to natural disasters due to its unique geo-climatic conditions. Response and relief are usually ad hoc and poorly managed. Although a single set of reasons cannot be made out, lack of institutional mechanism, lower preparedness levels, absence of any performance evaluation and minimal community involvement have been often blamed. What remains unanswered is “Why are the same ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Disaster resilience and self-organisation: urban development and management perspective

    This paper is based on assessment of resilience in four domains viz. technical, economic, social and organisational; and its relation with self-organisation of communities leading to a paradigm shift in disaster research. Tendency for the development of different modes for self-organisation of the communities is much sought after virtue, after an event of disruption. How much disaster policies ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Storm Debris Recovery & Processing

    Mobile wood grinding fleet, qualification as a preapproved cleanup contractor and reliable outlets for processed debris are keys to success. The weeklong winter storm that hit the south and East Coast last February was a record-setting event. The state of South Carolina lost 11 percent of its timber, with North Carolina and some East Coast states sustaining similar ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Long term recovery from mega–disasters: regional and business recovery periods, differential vulnerability, and business continuity

    Understanding the underlying variables that contribute to the economic impact of large scale disasters is crucial to mitigating the effects on regions and businesses. However, depending on the approach used - secondary research on regions, using macroeconomic variables, vs. primary, survey–based business research - contradictions exist on the extent and nature of the recovery, and on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Identifying competencies that predict effectiveness of disaster managers at local government

    This research is to determine the soft competencies through behavioural approach that predict effective performance for disaster managers. This research uses 21 samples of disaster managers at the local government where they will be selected based on possessing an effective performance in humanitarian logistics. The results showed that there were significant differences between effective and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Katrina revisited: recovery strategies – redevelopment vs. relocation

    This paper assesses the policy choice to redevelop all the neighbourhoods of New Orleans Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. This choice was a political choice made against the recommendations of some of the city's development consultants. The research at the time on recovery from major disasters showed the difficulties of cities, like New Orleans, that were losing population before the event, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An overview of the use of satellite navigation for disaster management and emergency response

    Navigation satellites provide three main datasets for effective and efficient rescue operations: localisation, navigation and timing services. Three–dimensional (3D) coordinates can be obtained by using these satellites. Navigation feature helps rescue teams to get to a disaster area and rescue location faster, easier and safer. Highly accurate time information is used for synchronisation of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • From common operating picture to situational awareness

    The purpose of this study is to investigate what influences the formation of a common operating picture and situational awareness during collaborative efforts to deal with complex disasters. Particular focus is given to the relationship between the operating picture and situational awareness. The study was conducted using qualitative interviews and a grounded theory approach, and is based on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Data Mining Disaster

    Computer technology that can mine data from social media during times of natural or other disaster could provide invaluable insights for rescue workers and decision makers, according to an international team writing in the International Journal of Emergency Management. Adam Zagorecki of the Centre for Simulation and Analytics, at Cranfield University, Shrivenham, UK and David Johnson of Missouri ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Data mining and machine learning in the context of disaster and crisis management

    Disaster and crisis situations are characterised by high dynamics and complexity with human lives and substantial environmental and economic consequences at stake. The advances in information technology have had a profound impact on disaster management by making unprecedented volumes of data available to the decision makers. This has resulted in new challenges related to the effective management ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Building a new global search algorithm for managing the Chinese volunteer relief organisations

    In this paper, we built a network of the Chinese volunteer organisations with the centrality measure and the shortest path method to define 61 volunteer organisations in 27 provinces of China, which can organise the spontaneous volunteers to participate in the disaster relief service more effectively and timely. And we also proposed a new global search algorithm to optimise the scheduling problem ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Measuring small businesses disaster resiliency: case of small businesses impacted by the 2010 flood in Pakistan

    Organisational and business resiliency has been the focus of research in recent years. Researchers have been trying to develop and implement various models and tools to measure organisational and business resiliency. Such tools help businesses and policy makers to understand the strengths and weaknesses of business continuity management and culture and possible ways that business resiliency can ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Role of plug and play devices and service level agreement in data recovery system

    Plug and play data recovery devices provides a mechanism for quick and hassle free data backup. They help in data storage and backup without having to incur the cost of offsite infrastructure. Many service providers help organisations to safeguard their confidential data by not only devising but also managing the entire process and maintain it on their behalf. The interaction between organisation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Disaster management: an ethical review and approach

    There has been a great deal of research devoted to the general topic of disaster response. Not surprisingly, the bulk of this research has been conducted by researchers in the fields of emergency medicine, emergency response, and public policy. While a great deal of useful clinical and applied knowledge has been obtained from these studies, this paper is focused more narrowly on the ethics of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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