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?
BCP software vendors really do want to help you safeguard your company, but no matter how altruistic their intentions, it’s still a business. Here’s one buyer’s take on a few marketing techniques and sale pitches that are sure to be thrown your way.
My first “real” job was as a newspaper reporter. I loved it. I really dug the immediacy. Do the interviews, write the article, and the next day there it is in print. For someone who is fundamentally impatient, that kind of professional instant gratification is sweet.
What’s worse: having an error-ridden or out-of-date plan that might offer a false sense of security, or no plan at all? Let’s use BP’s contingency plans for the Gulf oil spill to help us decide.
You have an idea or proven innovation that works for you. You’re also shrewd enough to realize that your name on a book cover could add to your image. The “book” notions, idea fragments, and sound bites are racing through your mind. But how do y...
Chances are you have some kind of program in place, but does it just need tweaking, or does it require a serious overhaul? How do you build support for a program that was previously viewed as sub-par by clients and peers? Countrywide Financial C...
The term “resiliency” has become the buzz word in the business continuity profession, but what does it really mean? Is it just another fancy new term to describe the same tried and true process of developing response plans or does it suggest so...
This is part two of our “Messaging Goes Full Throttle” feature that appeared in the July/August 2010 issue of CI. Our experts answer more of your tough questions here.
MUST ... DEMONSTRATE ... RETURN ... ON ...INVESTMENT. Until we can develop some realistic, replicable, and recognizable quantification of our value (The “3 R’s” of value), we will always be seen as a cost center. That should be the main industry focus for the next three years. Let’s use terrorism as an example.
The preceding comments and questions are frequently communicated by business continuity managers who may not have a program aligned to the strategic needs of the organization or who are not meeting theexpectations of the program sponsor.
Who would have thought a spurting oil rig more than 100 miles from shore could cause a business crisis? Makes you want to start planning for Apophis striking the earth … or an alien invasion. Businesses may have a boatload of continuity plans, but if beach tourism and water activities are what you do, and you didn’t plan for this, what do you do now?
CI Announces Speaker Line-Up for the September e-Conference! Join us on September 28-30, 2010 for the second annual Continuity Insights e-Conference and enjoy many of the benefits of an onsite event, without leaving your office. Our opening Keynote Presentation (10:00 am on Sept. 28) is Get Involved! - The Next Step in Public/Private Partnerships, presented by Dan Stoneking, Director, Private Sector, Office of External Affairs, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).