largest ocean shipping company accounting B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

largest ocean shipping company accounting B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

Maersk, headquartered in Denmark, is the world’s largest ocean
shipping company accounting for about 20% of global shipments. With ships
arriving and leaving ports every hour of the day and night around the world
with thousands of massive shipping containers, business continuity is a high
priority for Maersk. The computer infrastructure at Maersk is designed to be
resilient in case of natural disasters or outages in individual locations.
Maersk has a distributed computer architecture with computer servers all over
the world. They also have a replication strategy whereby one server can copy
another server. They thought that would allow them to continue operations if
there was a disruption in the computer infrastructure, because if one or more
servers were down, other servers could pick up the computing load. The
cyberattack on Maersk began when Russia planted a ransomware computer worm in
the M.E.Docs software Maersk used to pay taxes in Ukraine. The computer worm
that originated on a single server was replicated throughout the Maersk system.
This crippled business operations for weeks and had a business impact of $300
million.

The president
of BestBuy Co. Inc was at Davos and learned the details of what it took to
recover from the cyberattack on Maersk. The president (of the BestBuy Co. Inc.) has asked you to develop
a report for the senior leadership in BestBuy Co. Inc. describing the computing
infrastructure considerations for business continuity. In addition to
cybersecurity attacks, disasters can happen: earthquakes, fires, floods,
explosions, hurricanes, tornados, power outages, terrorist attacks,
hardware/software failures, network disruptions, sabotage by employees. Your
recommendation should consider any type of disaster on the computing and
networking infrastructure. Discuss the pros and cons of centralizing computer
servers in one location versus a distributed approach that has computer servers
in many locations. Describe the difference between replication and backup of
computing resources. What are the advantages / disadvantages of replication?
What should be backed up (e.g., software, data) and how often, taking into
account the costs of backup versus the potential cost of lost business? How
would any backup be stored securely to avoid destruction or theft? Do you
recommend network redundancy based on the centralized versus distributed
approach to locating computer resources? Finally, because your business has to
weigh costs, benefits, and risks, describe how your recommendations would be
applicable to the likelihood of various potential disasters. This presentation
is for the business leadership, so it should not be overly technical. Any
technical terminology, if required, should be clearly explained.

Requirement: 4-5 pages

Resources:

Chapter_5_Section_5.1.pptx

https://phoenixnap.com/blog/business-continuity-vs…