We are lucky that the business continuity industry has a number of prominent noble aspects: Protecting employees and helping customers affected by disaster, to name two. Being able to see the positive results of a plan or initiative provides us with motivation and helps us perform to the best of our abilities.
Everything we knew about communications, congregation points, crisis management, leadership styles, succession plans, SPOFs and mental health either changed or was reaffirmed by the events of 9/11.
By reducing downtime and minimizing business interruptions, World Vision U.S. keeps money flowing to communities in need.
If you are not from the San Francisco Bay Area, you may not know that hackers gained access to the website operated by The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Officers’ Association, then stole and posted personal information on more than 100 officers.
Presenting the case for business continuity management to a legal audience entails speaking their language and delivering the message in a manner that appeals to those in the legal profession.
Most businesses today depend on their electronic data and records to provide the information necessary to run their businesses. In order to provide business continuity in the event of a disaster or business interruption, it is imperative these records and data be available 24/7.
I hope the stories out of northern Alabama inspire you to look at how business continuity tools can be used to add value to the products and/or services you deliver.
Four months after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear emergency struck Japan, the flow of components and products out of the country is nearing pre-disaster levels. But at the peak of the disaster, plant closures and product shortages were experienced around the globe by many companies that had operations or critical vendors in Japan.
A focus on employee safety and customer service helped two companies recover after tornadoes devastated northern Alabama.
The e-Conference is a live event, featuring industry experts, complemented by interactive Q&A at the conclusion of each session – no pre-recorded sessions or one-way dialogue. The faculty includes the industry’s best and brightest practitioners and authorities.
Late last year, a group of experts from the United States and Britain came together to give a presentation at the London Workshop of the Multinational Community Resilience Policy Group. The title of the presentation was “Policy Challenges in Supporting Community Resilience.”
We’ve gathered a ton of data to help us respond to and recover from outages. However, we have very little information that we can use to manage our programs and illustrate value to executive management. The tools we choose have a dramatic impact on the programs we are able to build.
How do you measure the effectiveness of your program? How do you know that what you’re doing is really working and that your organization (and those upon whom you are dependent) is truly prepared?
How can something so important still be in a state of flux?
During the Continuity Insights 2011 Management Conference, CI asked industry experts about how the recent events in Japan would affect the way organizations approach business continuity and supply chain resilience.