Sailboat on Lake Tebo, Mali.

Disaster Recovery Planning – Beginning in April 2016, Rod has been facilitating the development of a more robust disaster recovery capability for IT operations at our JAARS and Dallas centers. This has required risk assessment, impact analysis, development of recovery procedures, and testing of these procedures through annual exercises. This is an ongoing annual process for continual improvement.

IT Connect / ICCM Africa – Beginning in 2014 and continuing each year hence, Rod has been teaching IT Disaster Recovery and IT Security through the IT Connect training program. The purpose of IT Connect is to provide training for the Information Technology Administrators who serve our Bible translation programs in Africa. There are two venues each year, one for our French-speaking IT administrators, and another for our English-speaking IT administrators. The connection doesn’t end at IT Connect, it begins there and continues throughout the year as Rod connects online to provide consulting to the IT administrators.

Data Recovery Service – In 2013, Rod was project manager for choosing a commercial end-point backup solution to secure our corporate data. We chose and implemented a secure commercial solution that has become well established in our organization. Rod managed that service until January 2017, when he transferred responsibility to a colleague in order to focus more on consulting and training activities. (Update: Rod now administers this service as needed when the primary administrator is unavailable.)