“Merit has developed a resource network for Members to tap into during a disaster recovery event. Merit members have always demonstrated a willingness to help one another in times of need, and the community assistance pact reinforces this in a more formalized manner. Having fast, direct access to helpful people and services is invaluable.”
JOSH OLSON, CIO
Michigan Technological University
The Merit Community Assistance Pact (MCAP) was developed to anchor a community technical support network among Merit Members. For Member organizations who need extra staff or other resources to assist in business continuity/disaster recovery events, MCAP is a vehicle through which participants have access to pre-vetted personnel and documentation pledged by the Community.
For participating organizations, it’s a way to have specific resources available for a short term/emergency situation.
Best of all, this is a value-add of Merit Membership for no additional fee.
- Private group for inter-member communication
- Shared Directory for storing documents, with the ability for members to control access.
How it works:
Participating members sign a lightweight Memo of Understanding and are then given access to a secure community resource catalog, where they can access a list of available resources, and pledge their own in return.
Members do not have to pledge resources to participate.
For more information about the benefits of MCAP, check out our “Disaster Recovery Planning 101” article HERE
Merit has parterned with the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC) to provide free national resources to MCAP Members. More about this cooperative agreement can be found here. More information about the ITDRC can be found at itdrc.org.
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