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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Supplier Continuity Plans – Who Has Them?

February 21, 2011 6:12 am | by John Jackson | Comments

The issue of supplier/supply chain continuity is certainly one that is getting a lot of attention in many organizations today. Now you might tend to think “I’m not a manufacturing company or a retailer, so why should I be concerned about supplier continuity?”

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Saving Your Supply Chain

February 21, 2011 6:06 am | by Tony Schmitz | Comments

In April of 2010, the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano began what was to be a two-month long eruption, ejecting 250 million cubic meters of fragmented material into the air.

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BCP Software: Use it or Lose it (Part II)

February 21, 2011 5:59 am | by Buffy Rojas Editor-in-Chief | Comments

In our last issue, the cover story discussed the value of business continuity software and posed the question: Should you be using it?  We spoke with experts who had lots of opinions, positive and negative, about such tools.

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Social Capital

February 21, 2011 5:40 am | by Daniel Hahn | Comments

If you want a thorough explanation of what social capital is (and especially if you are a participant in its creation), then I strongly suggest you read Robert Putnum’s book Bowling Alone.

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Seek and You Shall Find

February 21, 2011 4:49 am | Comments

With more than 50 exhibitors, the Continuity Insights Management Conference hall is sure to be a place where you can find answers to your questions about business continuity, crisis management, IT and data issues, emergency communication, and more.

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Is Your Team (Truly) Prepared to Respond?

February 18, 2011 9:21 am | by Brian Zawada | Comments

A recent disruptive event at one of our clients reminded us of the flexibility needed to successfully execute a response in a true disaster. More often than not, documented response and recovery procedures establish a foundation for success, but just as important, achieving response and recovery objectives is driven by the ability of the assigned teams to assess, prioritize, and take action in the midst of confusion and disarray.

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BCP Software: Use It or Lose It?

February 18, 2011 9:13 am | by Buffy Rojas Editor-in-Chief | Comments

In our last issue, the cover story discussed the value of business continuity software and posed the question: Should you be using it?  We spoke with experts who had lots of opinions, positive and negative, about such tools. But we didn’t speak to vendors…until now.

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Supply Chain Evolution, BCP Revolution

February 18, 2011 9:09 am | by Buffy Rojas Editor-in-Chief | Comments

From the risks involved to the potential planning strategies, supply chain issues are contributing the evolution of business continuity as a discipline.

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Ask the EAB - January/February 2011

January 10, 2011 7:00 pm | Comments

Take a look back and then a look forward. What were the significant industry events and advancements of 2010, and what do you predict will happen to BCP in 2011?

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Defining an End State for Business Continuity

December 31, 2010 7:00 pm | by John Jackson | Comments

How can you get there if you don’t know where you’re going? To develop a successful plan, you need to begin with the end in mind.

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You Say Tomato, I Say Toe-mah-toe

December 31, 2010 7:00 pm | by Daniel Hahn | Comments

Public-sector emergency managers and private-sector business continuity professionals – we’re more alike than you might think.

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Logan's Run?

December 31, 2010 7:00 pm | by Mark Carroll Instructor, Risk and Organizational Continuity | Comments

While there continues to be much attention paid to pandemics, that attention is now coming from a variety of different camps: from those who quote the lower overall flu death rate of the past year, to those who point out the high flu death rate among certain demographics (e.g., youth, infants), and a host of others in between.

Submit an Article

December 19, 2010 7:00 pm | Comments

Writing for Continuity Insights is easy.  Really.  Don’t be intimidated by those bulleted lists below.  In fact, if you don’t want to, don’t even read them.  Just call Buffy Rojas at (610) 792-4802 or send her an email at buffy@continuityinsights.com.  Tell her your idea and she’ll let you know what to do from there. But if you really want the nitty gritty, read on.

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Continuity Cares: Atlanta, 2011

December 19, 2010 7:00 pm | Comments

Community Volunteer Project April 14 and 15, 2011 • Atlanta GA To sign up: http://continuitycares2011.questionpro.com/.  And check out our photos of past volunteer groups! 

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Is There a Crisis In Crisis Management?

November 29, 2010 7:00 pm | by Cheryl Burgess Managing Partner | Comments

Because of the Internet and globalization, social media threats have increased and so has the urgency of preparedness. Yet, most companies do an inadequate job of managing their reputations in general.

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