|The Shared Value of Preparedness: Building Global Stakeholder Engagement for Disaster Risk Reduction|
March 2014 | Chloé Demrovsky
Globalization has not only led to extraordinary advances, but it has also created a vast network of dependencies in addition to a greater risk profile for all stakeholders. Crises that occur on one side of the world can directly impact an organization on the other side. How are p [ ... ]
|Which Vendor Knows the Best Way for Your Organization to Do Planning? Answer: None of the Above|
February 2014 | Administrator
Which Vendor Knows the Best Way for Your Organization to Do Planning?
Answer: None of the Above
Having started as a consultancy twenty years ago, we learned that software tools should enable the planning process and not force the organization to adapt to the tool. You already [ ... ]
|The Increasing Complexity of Supply Chains and the BC Professional|
February 2014 | Lyndon Bird and Lee Glendon
This article discusses how supply chain disruptions have become one of the key issues facing business continuity and risk professionals. It considers the need for organizations to establish and maintain resilient and sustainable supply chains and why this has become more complex [ ... ]
|Cascading Black Swan Events|
November 2013 | Kathleen Lucey, FBCI
Hunting the Black Swans in Your Continuity Program
This is Vol. II, No. 7 in the DRG ongoing series regarding hunting and mastery of the black swans in your continuity program.
“Black Swans” in your Continuity Program are those events tha [ ... ]
|A New Perspective on Testing|
October 2013 | Bill Bedsole
A New Perspective on Testing
The disaster recovery and business continuity industry’s mantra is “Test... Test… Test! And when you’re done, test some more!” There is another parallel theme that says, “There is no such thing as a fai [ ... ]
|Should You Buy Automated Planning Software?|
September 2013 | Bill Bedsole
Should You Buy Automated Planning Software?
The question “Should we purchase automated planning software?” is often asked.
The answer is definitely “It depends.”
In the early days of the DR/BC industry, +/− 30 years ago depending o [ ... ]
|The BIA’s Fundamental Flaws|
July 2013 | Bill Bedsole
The BIA’s Fundamental Flaws
The goal of a traditional BIA is sound in theory—to identify and prioritize the business’ critical processes relative to the losses that would result from their interruption, and then convince management to fu [ ... ]
|How to Audit Business Continuity Programs|
June 2012 | Dan Swanson
Being able to continue critical business functions while responding to a major disaster, and then to return to normal operations efficiently and cohesively afterward, is a critical success factor for all organizations. Effective Business Continuity programs (BCPs) a [ ... ]
|A Few Simple Gadgets for Your Exercise Toolbox ― They Hold the Key to Your Exercise Success!|
June 2012 | Regina Phelps
Exercises are the “bread and butter” of emergency management. they are the way we train our staff, validate our plans, and prove that we can recover our company, organization or agency.
What I have observed in my years of professional practice is that although [ ... ]
|Depending on an SLA? See-ya Later, Alligator|
May 2012 | Christopher Burton
To some, an “SLA,” or service-level agreement, represents a formal contract between a customer and a supplier. to others, it signifies a guarantee that a service will always be available and operational.
To business continuity practitioners, however, the SLA sh [ ... ]
|How Firms Should Fight Rumors|
May 2012 | Andrew Hiles
What Is a Rumor?
To understand how to fight rumors, we need first to understand what a rumor is and then how and why it circulates.
There are many definitions of “rumor,” but what they have in common is that a rumor comprises unverified, unconfirmed informatio [ ... ]
|ERM Led BCP to Protect the Stakeholders|
May 2012 | Andrew M. Tait
“Of course my function is critical. We need all of our department systems back in no less than 4 hours, and we can’t have more than 1 day data loss. No question about it!”
The Business Continuity (BC) resource taking the interview marks down 4 hours for the [ ... ]
|Why Certify in BCM? Certification Distinguishes You!|
May 2012 | Kathleen Lucey
Business Continuity Management has made considerable progress in recent years and is now a recognized profession in most sectors, often including the Board Room and the Executive Suite. With this recognition has come an influx of those seeking to build their careers in Business C [ ... ]