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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Lowther Addresses Guaranteed Housing During Disasters

October 17, 2014 10:07 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Michelle Lowther, Principal in Continuity Housing, discussed securing hotel rooms for critical personnel during disasters at an Association of Contingency Planners (ACP) meeting at the Metropolitan College of New York on Thursday, Oct. 16.  

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Preparation Key in Dealing with Senior Leadership

October 14, 2014 10:39 am | Comments

Erika Voss, Business Continuity Manager at Microsoft, discusses communication with senior management and explains why it is important to be prepared when discussing emergency situations.  She provides examples from her own career of events where she needed to interact with senior executives.

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Price to CINY 2014 Attendees: "Keep it Simple"

October 10, 2014 9:49 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Keynote presenter Howard Price, Director of Business Continuity for ABC Television, spoke about the importance of measuring business continuity program effectiveness, simplifying the BC process and communicating with senior management on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Continuity Insights New York 2014.

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Commemoration and Resilience: Daniels Opens CINY 2014 with Keynote Presentation

October 7, 2014 10:34 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Joe Daniels, President and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, delivered the keynote address to officially open Continuity Insights New York 2014 on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel.  Daniels talked about the lessons learned in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and how those lessons apply to resilience and the business continuity community.

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Daniels to Kick Off Continuity Insights New York 2014 Tuesday

October 3, 2014 10:46 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

The third annual Continuity Insights New York Conference kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 7, with a keynote presentation by National September 11 Memorial Museum President Joe Daniels called “The National September 11 Memorial & Museum: Commemoration and Education.”

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For New Professionals, Business Continuity is a Challenging, But Rewarding, Industry

September 30, 2014 12:01 pm | by Joe Shust, Editor Bc Management Comments

As the business continuity field continues to grow, demand is growing for new professionals who are able to keep up with increasing demand.  Although it is growing, many people who are interested in business continuity aren’t sure how to break into the industry or what to expect once they get there.

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Continuity Insights New York 2014 Power Point Presentations

September 30, 2014 11:54 am | by CI Staff | Comments

With Continuity Insights New York 2014 just around the corner, slides for conference speaker's presentations are now available.  These slides serve as previews for the various conference sessions, but merely scratch the surface of what our presenters will discuss on Oct. 7-8.  There is still time to register for the conference here.

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Business Continuity Professionals Faced with Increasing Technology Challenges

September 26, 2014 11:37 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Technology is a critical part of business continuity planning and many of the challenges the BC community faces when it comes to that technology are very similar.  In such a connected world, business continuity professionals need to be aware of any number of technology disruptions, as well as new products to help in planning.

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Social Media Can Be An Effective Business Continuity Tool

September 23, 2014 11:25 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Social media has taken the world by storm, allowing mass communication over large distances in ways that just a few years ago would have been impossible.  While outlets like Facebook and Twitter are commonly used for personal communication, they can be valuable tools for business continuity professionals.

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Businesses Must Be Prepared For All Infectious Diseases, Not Just Pandemics

September 19, 2014 11:39 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Although the continuing Ebola Virus outbreak has yet to leave African soil, a handful of Americans have been infected by the virus.  Organizations need to be conscious of not only Ebola, but any outbreak that could affect their staff and damage their productivity.

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Management Metrics Critical for Business Continuity Program Success

September 16, 2014 11:06 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Metrics can be an important part of any business continuity program, but business continuity professionals are often unsure of how to use those metrics or even which to use to improve their program.  At Continuity Insights New York 2014 on Oct. 7-8, Director of Business Continuity for ABC Howard Price will discuss using management metrics to incentivize resilience.

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Results of Unitrends Data Governance Survey are In

September 16, 2014 9:11 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Results of the Unitrends and Continuity Insights Data Governance Survey show that resilience professionals are in agreement on why they have programs and what they are attempting to achieve through business continuity plans.  Topics covered include mertrics, standards and the Cloud. 

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Doctoral Candidate Conducting Organizational Resilience Survey

September 16, 2014 8:53 am | Comments

Bernard Jones, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Professional Security Studies at New Jersey City University in Jersey City, is seeking participants for a study to be used in his dissertation, “Benchmarking Organizational Resilience: A Cross-Sectional Comparative Study.”

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Sept. 11, 2001 Attacks Changed Business Continuity, Taught Valuable Lessons

September 9, 2014 12:48 pm | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

One of the most tragic events in American History, the September 11th attacks changed a lot for the American people.  It also changed the business continuity industry, causing professionals to plan differently, prepare for new kinds of disasters and become more resilient.

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Business Interruption Insurance Can Help Offset BC Program Costs

September 2, 2014 9:17 am | by Rick Biondi | Comments

Rick Biondi, a risk management integration consultant for Skipton & Associates, discusses business interruption insurance and how it can help offset some costs in the event of a disaster.  He also discusses what businesses should look for when searching for an effective policy.

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