In our business continuity/disaster recovery world, we often are caught up in a “one-size-fits-all” mentality. Sometimes we fail to seek an out-of-the box solution that best suits the quickly changing business that we serve. Consequently, we pick proven remedies rather than unconventional approaches. Well, let me tell you about a recent situation that started on a normal DR path, but ultimately, took a turn for the better.
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By now you must have heard about the “bed bug epidemic,” this year’s answer to last year’s swine flu. It’s got people almost as paranoid on a personal level, but businesses have yet to realize – and plan for – the magnitude of potential disruptions, experts say.
We’re just a few weeks away from unveiling the entire conference program for the 2011 Continuity Insights Management Conference. It promises to be an exciting and informative event with fantastic speakers and excellent networking opportunities. Please save the date (April 11-13), keep an eye out for the full conference program in the November/December issue of CI, and make your travel plans to join us in Atlanta at the Hyatt Regency.
Historically, BCP starts with a BIA - an assessment of financial and operational impacts. Unfortunately, most organizations believe a BIA is enough and fail to assess risk. A risk assessment identifies various threats, as well as, the severity of those threats to your business. Without this information, you may be planning for the wrong thing or planning for everything and unable to respond to anything.
This webinar will help you understand and, therefore, better communicate with high-level executives about implementing CPM as part of a World-Class BC program.
Know you missed a session, but not sure of the title? The approximate times of each session are listed below.
It’s a beautiful thing when your management understands immediately where your continuity risks are and what needs to be done about them. Getting to that point requires a little science and a lot of art. Metrics and reporting are the communication instruments of a sound BCP program. Often regarded as a simple technical exercise in gathering data, they can make or break your program’s effectiveness in leading the firm to sound continuity capabilities.
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Education, certification, training ... how’s a BC practitioner supposed to decide which option makes the most sense? Start here for CI’s take on the opportunities out there and resources to get more information.
You thought your biggest problem was getting that darn copier to make double-sided copies. Think again. Your photocopier might be the source of the next big data security breach.
In an attempt to remove functional silos as well as silos containing information, more and more organizations are adopting an integrated approach.
Companies are putting ever-more emphasis on return-based decision making. Learn three basic ways to maximize your company’s ROI on its BC program.
Last year, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inspection of the Howard Hanson Dam in Washington prompted a warning of a one-in-three chance that the Green River Valley would flood, threatening the valley’s manufacturing plants, distribution centers, public facilities, and neighborhoods. The Washington State Emergency Management Division (EMD) quickly began communicating to its private sector partners about the potential threat of a major flood.
As PS-Prep is creeping along, what we’re all wondering is will it somehow become mandatory (by state, by industry, by federal law)? I know that you don’t know, but I’m interested in your take on it. Do you think it will be mandatory someday, someway? And if so, would that be a good thing or a bad thing?