Betty Barker

Protect Against this Electrical Surge

After seeing this photo of the surge that ran down the electrical wires in Louisiana, I knew I had to remind everyone that there IS a product that will protect your equipment from surges like that.  Normally, something that strong will blow right through your protective equipment and can still damage your electronics. EMP Shield …

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2020 – the “Poster Child” for Business Continuity Planning

2020 certainly put all our plans to the test – and broke many of them! Looking back Part of me wonders how well our pandemic plans would have held up at the records management company where I used to work.  We had considered a lot of the variables that this threw at us – loss …

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Coolest Thing Made in Kansas!

Topeka, KAN. – After four weeks of competition, the Kansas Manufacturing Council (KMC) on Tuesday announced the EMP Shield is the 2020 Coolest Thing Made In Kansas.   “The KMC is excited to celebrate EMP Shield as the 2020 Coolest Thing Made in Kansas. Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for their favorite Kansas-made products. …

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Using Risk Management to Approach Business Continuity

Every organization faces risks or threats that could disrupt the operation of the business. It could be the death of a key employee, fire razing the headquarters, natural disasters, or even a cyber-attack. Business continuity ensures that your organization continues running despite the prevailing circumstances. Disasters are often unpredictable, and they tend to have widespread …

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4 Keys to “Lights Out” manufacturing operations

In honor of Manufacturing Month, I thought I’d mention one of the manufacturing ideas that I heard a bit about at a summit early in the month. First, as more of a techie, I needed a quick definition of “lights out” manufacturing.  My concept includes servers in racks, serving up computer resources to companies at …

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September is National Emergency Preparedness Month

It’s National Emergency Preparedness Month Are You Prepared? By now you’ve probably held your fire drill or tornado drill or other safety preparedness drills to keep your staff safe – and if you haven’t, you should!  But in addition to that, have you considered making sure your business is kept safe and can resume operations …

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Meltdown

Yikes, it’s HOT!! Heat waves, heat warnings, power outages, lethargy.  What’s a small business owner to do? Around here we’re used to going almost straight from winter to summer and then back again – spring and fall are short seasons.  This past spring was all rain until we hit the heat warning days, with precious …

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