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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Should you Automate your Business Continuity Plan?

July 29, 2014 10:17 am | by Hector Miguel Opazo Santis | Comments

Hector Miguel Opazo Santis, Consulting Manager for Resilience Technologies of Chile, discusses business continuity plan automation, what to consider before choosing business continuity management software and why automation is worth considering.

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Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Supply Chain Featured Topics at ACP Meeting

July 22, 2014 10:15 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Business continuity, disaster recovery and leadership in supply chain management were topics covered in two presentations at the New York Metro Area chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners meeting last week at National Grid's MetroTech office in Brooklyn

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Incident Command System, Working With Children During Disasters Discussed at ACP Meeting

July 15, 2014 9:39 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP) hosted its monthly meeting with an online audience, which featured presentations on Incident Command System integration and children in disasters, on Tuesday, July 8.  

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How to Create and Implement an Emergency Preparedness Assessment

July 15, 2014 8:45 am | by Michael Redmond | Comments

Ms. Michael Redmond, CEO of Redmond Worldwide, discusses the importance of creating  an Emergency Preparedness Plan.  She also talks about implementing the plan and what steps should be taken before and after an emergency situation 

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Case Study:How Reinsurance Group of America Reinstated its Global Business Continuity Program

July 8, 2014 9:46 am | by Mike Keating | Comments

Mike Keating, Vice President of Business Continuity Management for Reinsurance Group of America, discusses how his company reinstated its global business continuity program despite the challenge of having a thin staff and several teams of employees overseas .

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Learning to “Speak the Language” a Key for Executive Support

June 30, 2014 2:17 pm | by Joe Shust, Editor Avalution Consulting Comments

Throughout the business continuity industry, practitioners are constantly looking for ways to engage – and stay engaged with – senior management, with the objective of gaining and keeping their support.  Practitioners should understand how executives think before trying to get their support.

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Webinar Addresses Continuity Insights-KPMG Survey Results

June 24, 2014 9:19 am | by Joe Shust Kpmg Llp, Continuity Insights Comments

Panelists discussed how their organizations have used data from this year’s CI-KPMG Global Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study, which surveyed 434 business continuity professionals throughout more than 22 countries.  

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Risky Business-Lowering the BAR

June 18, 2014 10:04 am | by Michael Shandrowski | Comments

Business professionals face the constant challenge to aim high or “raise the bar”.  However, as business continuity professional’s we often view things from a different perspective.  We face the constant challenge to aim low and “lower the bar” when it comes to business availability risk, or BAR.  This article shares concepts and methods for lowering business availability risk and reducing risky business.

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Dr. Tomas Aragon's Presentation on Health Threats Now Available

June 17, 2014 11:13 am | Comments

Due to popular demand, Continuity Insights is releasign the slides from Dr. Tomas Aragon's Presentation "Preparing for Microbial Threats to Health:What Every Professional Should Know."  Aragon gave the presentation as a plenary speaker at Continuity Insights’ Continuity West conference on Monday, June 9 at the South San Francisco Convention Center.

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Continuity Q&A:The Cloud

June 16, 2014 9:10 am | Comments

Continuity Insights spoke with Mark Carroll, Senior Vice President and Business Risk Officer at Income Research + Management, to discuss the cloud, its various business applications and some of the risk factors it brings for business continuity professionals.

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Phelps Expresses Importance of Exercises

June 16, 2014 8:49 am | by Joe Shust | Comments

Regina Phelps, founder of Emergency Management & Safety Solutions, spoke about the importance of business continuity exercises at the Continuity Insights West Conference on Tuesday, June 10 at the South San Francisco Convention Center.

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Contingency Planning Exchange Presenters Talk Social Media

June 10, 2014 11:44 am | Comments

The New York Chapter of the Contingency Planning Exchange hosted a quarterly meeting, which featured two speakers and a panel of experts, at JP Morgan Chase in New York on Thursday, June 6.  Social media use continues to grow, both in social and business environments.  Facebook, the largest social media website, has more than 1 billion users while Twitter has about 300 million.  

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Dr. Tomas Aragon Discusses Outbreaks, Infectious Diseases in a Business Setting

June 10, 2014 10:42 am | by Joe Shust | Comments

Dr. Tomas Aragon, Health Officer for the city of San Francisco and San Francisco County, gives a presentation, “Preparing for Public Health Disasters: What Every Business Should Know,” at CI West conference at South San Francisco Convention Center.

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The ABC's of BCM

June 6, 2014 10:27 am | by Richard Coglianese | Comments

As more organizations face the need to provide their services regardless of operating conditions there is the realization that the related discipline of business continuity has it’s own lexicon: BCM, BCP, DR, BIA, RTO, RPO. Just what we all need, more acronyms.

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2013/2014 Continuity Insights & KPMG LLP Global Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study

April 21, 2014 3:33 pm | Comments

The 2013-2014 Continuity Insights and KPMG LLP Global Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study, which surveyed 434 executives from over 22 countries, is a comprehensive analysis of the current state of BCM programs and the drivers for further program development. The 2013-2014 survey revealed that organizations have increased oversight of BCM activities...

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