Two counties in the Panhandle of Florida recently came together to promote business continuity initiatives to all the small businesses in a two county area. So how do you organize a two county initiative across jurisdictional boundaries without upsetting anyone’s apple cart? You check your egos at the door.
Tropical Storm Aletta has formed in the Pacific, becoming the first named storm of the year in the eastern north Pacific.
The program enables private sector organizations to enhance their capabilities for planning, responding to, and recovering from natural disasters and other threats.
Use of inherently safer process strategies would reduce the number of vulnerable areas around a company's facilities, which would decrease the scope of emergency preparedness programs.
Executives often think that complex communication is better, but the key to effectively getting your point across is knowing your message doesn't have to be fancy.
The company’s approach to business continuity consulting is “prudent preparation results in practical planning.” Stouffer has an extensive IT background and over 17 years experience in providing continuity services.
The goal was to give the response community a taste of public response to disasters using Facebook as a tool to coordinate response. We fed “injects” to the event via Twitter, with people downloading Twitter monitoring software before the exercise. Needless to say, the experience was new to all participants and we learned a lot.
Sony's recent troubles were worsened by factory and supplier damage in northeastern Japan, ravaged by the earthquake and tsunami last year. Sony also suffered production disruptions from the flooding in Thailand.
An organization in crisis faces many grave threats. Employees can be in physical danger. Buildings can fall. Customers can be lost. But the most serious threat is and always will be the threat to the organization's most important asset -- its reputation.
Virginians who want to stock up on batteries, bottled water and other supplies for the hurricane season will get a tax break this month.
April 22-24, 2013 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, CA.Featuring more than 70 sessions covering a wide range of topics including operational resilience, BCP/DR reporting metrics, social media, GRC, ERM, supply chain, cyber security, maturity models, the Cloud, and much more.
Postponed to November 12-13, 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy. More information can be found here. Continuity Insights New York is the long-awaited return of a dedicated business continuity event to the Northeast. As the international center for business and commerce, the diversity of businesses and industries, and its wealth subject matter professionals, New York presents a unique opportunity to field a quality faculty and a compelling conference program.
Business continuity certification requires management commitment and support, a strong business case, personnel time, and financial resources in order to achieve success and deliver long-term value, so it’s important to research up front whether certification makes business sense for and would be successful within your organization.
We all like LinkedIn. It’s a great way to network and share information about business continuity and disaster recovery. But we’ve decided to give readers a different — more casual — way to interact with each other and the Continuity Insights editorial staff.
State health officials say the reasons for the decline from 872 hospitalizations and 26 deaths in 2011 to 316 hospitalizations and nine deaths in 2011 are difficult to pinpoint.