We launched the weekly Continuity eGUIDE in 2003 with a vision to consolidate and communicate resources for the disciplines of BC, DR, and EM. Since then we have published over 560 editions and now publish on Wednesday twice a month. For more than 16 years we have worked to bring our industry together.

Archive by Year

2016

Vol. 515 – Ted Brown-Active Shooter Tabletops

December 7, 2016

Regardless of the maturity of the BCP, most organizations are ill prepared for Work Place Violence. Ted Brown, an expert and frequent speaker, says: “Do not start with a workplace violence tabletop: Pick any other scenario to exercise the plans.” Why?

Vol. 514 – Atlanta’s Resilience Strategy

November 16, 2016

The new Chief Resilience Officer for the city of Atlanta, Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, outlines her vision for Atlanta’s resilient future. Atlanta was in the final cohort of cities announced this year for the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities initiative.

Vol. 513 – Tape is dead! Long live tape.

November 2, 2016

Data and storage guru Jon Toigo has written many articles for the Disaster Resource GUIDE over the years. Today’s Meet the Experts column features a creative video clip, starring Barry Ferrite, who shares valuable insights about using tape in your company’s data center.

Vol. 512 – Build Resilience by Design

October 19, 2016

Resilience is a prerequisite for sustainability. In a turbulent world, sustainability will result not from movement along a smooth trajectory, but from continuous adaptation to changing conditions. Joseph Fiksel explains.

Vol. 511 – BCM Software Research

October 5, 2016

BCM Software: Read the extensive report on the many options available in new versions of this increasingly essential component of a robust BC program. The days of 3-ring binders and Excel/Word docs are long gone. Are you using these tools, or considering a purchase?

Vol. 510 – 10 Questions to Ask an IT Alerting Vendor

September 21, 2016

When dealing with critical IT outages time is of the essence and rapid communication plays a major role in minimizing the impact. The right IT alerting solution can dramatically help organizations address critical IT outages.

Vol. 509 – Design Teams’ Importance in Cyber Breach Exercise

September 7, 2016

Exercising a cyber-breach scenario forces real-time decision-making. Creating the exercise is infinitely more complicated than creating one with a “normal” emergency scenario. You don’t need just any help, you need the right help. You need TWO Design Teams. Regina Phelps explains.

Vol. 508 – Supply Chain Risk

August 17, 2016

This week’s expert is Lyndon Bird of the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) International. He brings 30+ years of BCP experience to the task. Read his take on Organizational Resilience and Business Continuity as they relate to the management of supply chains.

Vol. 507 – IT Complexity & the Risk of IT Failure

August 3, 2016

For the past few years, the unabashed enthusiasm around clouds, virtualization and software-defined everything has led to some unfortunate side effects. Jon Toigo discusses the disbelief around vulnerability in his article, “IT Complexity & the Risk of IT Failure.”

Vol. 506 – Emergency Notification Survey Results

July 20, 2016

The 2016 Emergency Mass Notification Survey has concluded and both an executive summary and full report are now available. The largest industry survey of this software includes responses from over 700 participants. Thanks to MIR3 for sponsoring this valuable survey.

Vol. 505 – Infographic on Emergency Mass Notification Survey

July 6, 2016

The 2016 Emergency Mass Notification Survey has concluded and both an executive summary and full report are now available. The largest industry survey of this software includes responses from over 700 participants. Thanks to MIR3 for sponsoring this valuable survey.

Vol. 504 – How to Deal with Thoughtless Crisis Reporting

June 15, 2016

Often when a crisis occurs, there will be a flood of mindless crisis management commentary giving the impression that if you do a few things right, quickly, the problem is over before it begins. Crisis guru James Lukaszewski tells how to deal with this pattern of crisis reporting.