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I don’t understand this Health & Medical question and need help to study.

I have a questions that need to be answer and I also put three different answers to this questions so all you need to do is paraphrase really one good answer. thank you


Direct your attention to the concept of “hot site.” First, develop a one-sentence definition of the concept. Then, create a brief scenario that serves as an example of the term as you understand it now. Finally, find one valuable citation that could be used by an organization that wishes to learn more about hot sites. What reflections on this major concept are most important to you and state why.

Answer 1

A Hot site is a safe location where businesses can continue to work with and communicate through computers and network operations. In the Hot site location, it must have access to telephone jacks and proper computer equipment. If comparing a warm site and a cold site the difference is a warm site according to Baseline Data Service states is prepared with the necessary hardware. This means you need to restore your most recent back up to run production from a warm site. Because your data is not being consistency replicated between production and target there is a greater latency for failover, ranging from seconds to hours (Baseline Date Services, 2017). As for cold sites this would be the cheapest option. Baseline Data Service states that this is because cold sites are typically just data center spaces that aren’t set up to immediately pick up production. Requiring significant IT and engineering support to be set up when you need them, cold sites result in large standby latencies. Depending on how basic your cold site is (how much hardware it has, how much software is installed, or how long it takes to restore your backup, for instance), standby latency can start at hours in length, and be much longer (Baseline Date Services, 2017). The websites also touch on great questions coming from a business standpoint of what are you willing to lose, and how much downtime can your company afford to lose? It makes you think how long can a business survive until you can get things up and running again.

The example that I am going to use is having a Hot Site after a hurricane. The most important part in any type of disaster recovery plan is having a plan and sticking to it. If there was a hurricane that affected a business having a Hot Site with proper surroundings, space systems, and structure is important for the company to get running again. According to FEMA the site states why organizations should care about Hurricane risk and states the significance of keeping people safe but also being able to operate effectively.
The site that I found is called Ready Business Hurricane toolkit by FEMA states that Significant portions of the United States are at risk for the effects of tropical storms and hurricanes. It is important that organizations throughout the country, including associations, businesses, and community groups, understand the risks and potential impacts and prepare accordingly.
The Ready Business Program for Hurricane and the Preparedness and Mitigation Project Plan allow users to take action to protect employees, protect customers, and help ensure business continuity (Ready Business Hurricane Toolkit, 2014). Although it is a long document it is very resourceful with numbers to call and what to due and what decision’s need to be made in order to keep a business up and running after a disaster. Questions asked are for example do we really need special equipment such as X-ray equipment, fax machines, and card readers.

Disaster Recovery and Protection Services. (2017). Retrieved from (Links to an external site.)

Ready Business HURRICANE TOOLKIT – (2014). Retrieved from


One sentence definition: A Hot Site is a backup site that can be used in a safe and timely manner to continue operations until the primary site can return to normal operational status or the contract ends.

For example: if your company relies substantially on technology such as internet service, computers, or phone services, your hot site should be able to provide or be already prepared with those resources.

Citation to introduce the concept: It seems that the concept of Hot Site has been around us for a long time. I found an article from 1994 that I would like to share because it explains the concept using real examples and includes questions that allow you to consider if your business needs or not to have a hot site (Kahan, 1994). I would also recommend reading the website article written by Sullivan E. (2014), which clearly explains the difference between a hot site and cold site for disaster recovery. Also, it emphasizes on the fact that costs will likely play a key role in which kind of site the organization picks (Sullivan, 2018). By reading these two articles, I understood that even though the concept mainly targets companies dependent on informational technologies, it can also be applied to other types of businesses.

Reflection: I believe that one of the significant points on this concept is how fast you can continue your business operations by having an alternate location that resembles yours. The main goal for the business would be to minimize loss while still, provide the service. Even though it is different, the concept reminds me of having Memorandums of Understandings (MOUs) in emergency or disaster events. How well this place/location will fit my needs?


Kahan, S. (1994). Hot sites: The solution when business interruption is fatal. The Practical Accountant, 27(7), 58.

Sullivan, E. (2018, November 26). What’s the difference between a hot site and cold site for DR? Retrieved June 14, 2020, from…

answer 3

A “hot site” is a service that allows a business to temporarily shift over vital operations in the event of physical damage to the primary company site (Burtles & Noakes, 2016; Ivancevich, 2018). For example, building fires are a common risk that can result in significant damage to communications, stored information, and office furniture. A business owner affected by a fire would be able to move their staff over to the hot site while they assess, organize, and enact a recovery plan. Maintaining the service contract with a hot site vendor can be costly (Ivancevich, 2018). When we propose the use of a hot site to management, we should point out that up to 60 percent of companies close within six months after experiencing a data interruption (Ivancevich, 2018).

I realize that we were asked to make general observations and avoid overfocusing on the current global health crisis. In this instance, though, it is worth noting that, when feasible, businesses shifted to a work from home model. I could see the argument that these companies remain viable by using a constellation of hot sites, i.e., the employee’s home. In discussion with my partner, who runs a bicycle shop, she has minimal concern for the loss of communication in the metropolitan setting of NYC. She sees the loss of physical space for inventory as a priority. Thinking of Sara’s Mohs clinic and my emergency department, it would be unrealistic to maintain a hot site model due to the prohibitive overhead of medical devices and products. Reflecting on this, I believe the business should ensure they have partners in the local government to advocate for a robust IT and communication infrastructure to support the community. Additionally, the business should have a clear step-by-step plan on how to work around IT failures.

Burtles, J., & Noakes-Fry, K. (2016). Principles and Practice of Business Continuity : Tools and Techniques (2nd ed). Brookfield, CT: Rothstein Publishing.

Ivancevich, D. M. (2018). Handling disasters in business: Putting together a disaster recovery plan. Internal Auditing, 33(1), 18-21. Retrieved from…

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