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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

We Can Work It Out

May 5, 2011 5:17 am | by Daniel Hahn | Comments

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.”

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Have You Heard The Word?

May 5, 2011 4:49 am | by John A. Jackson | Comments

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.

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Ask the EAB- May/June 2011

May 4, 2011 12:47 pm | by Buffy Rojas Editor-in-Chief | Comments

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?

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The Emergency Response Paradox

May 4, 2011 11:55 am | by Mike Jennings Director of Disaster Readiness | Comments

How can something so important still be in a state of flux?

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Supply Chain Resilience: What Needs to Change?

May 4, 2011 11:24 am | by Luke Simpson Editor, Continuity Insights | Comments

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.

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Japan: BCP Meets OMG!

May 4, 2011 11:15 am | by Buffy Rojas Editor-in-Chief | Comments

On March 11, 2011, a massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the northeastern coast of Japan; resulting tsunami waves hit the coast just minutes later. The tag-team tragedy has left much of Northeastern Japan extensively damaged, thousands of people dead, injured or missing, and millions lacking electricity, water, transportation, and food.

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Growth, Change, and Growing Pains In Business Continuity Management

May 4, 2011 10:16 am | by Michael Keating Vice President, Client Services | Comments

Business Continuity Management (BCM) has changed rapidly in recent years. Today, many BCM programs are a byproduct of enterprise risk management programs or part of customer-driven service level agreements. But BCM is still looking for a place to call home in many organizations, with BCM ownership all over the map.

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Bringing Out the Best

May 4, 2011 9:23 am | by Luke Simpson Editor, Continuity Insights | Comments

The May/June issue of Continuity Insights marks the start of a new era for the magazine, with a number of new names appearing on the masthead.My name is Luke Simpson and I’ve taken over as the magazine’s editor.

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CoveritLive Demo

April 26, 2011 10:26 am | Comments

Continuity Insights' editorial advisory board members discuss BC industry news and answer reader questions.

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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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