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H2O: Lessons From The Elk River Spill

April 8, 2014 | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

After a chemical spill into West Virginia’s Elk River disrupted “business as usual,” Continuity Insights spoke with Larry McDonnell II,  Mike Jennings, and C.W. Sigman, who shared their first-hand accounts of the aftermath, insights into what went right (and what went wrong) along the way, and analysis of how businesses can better prepare for unexpected interruptions.

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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

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

April 15, 2014 3:43 pm | by CI Staff | Comments

The 2013-2014 Continuity Insights & KPMG LLP Global Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study is a comprehensive look at the current state of BCM programs and the drivers for further program development. The online survey, conducted by Continuity Insights explores changes...

The Quarterback’s Dilemma

April 9, 2014 10:13 am | by Allan Cytryn, Principal, Risk Masters, Inc. | Comments

Quality Risk Management enhances the ability of the Business Continuity Management team to effectively deal with uncertainties by providing a framework, skills and experience for more effectively managing risks and uncertainties.      

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Crisis Communications 2014: Social Media & Notification Systems

March 24, 2014 3:28 pm | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

The Continuity Insights Crisis Communications: Social Media & Notification Systems survey has collected three years of data, providing unique insight into recent trends and notable changes in the ways that organizations use social media and notification systems to communicate both internally and externally. Click here to read the full report. 

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ISM: Extreme Weather Impacts Supply Chain

March 6, 2014 10:24 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Comments

“The impact of extreme weather shows up this month mostly in production, which is down 6.6 and that looks very unusual in view of solid new orders, and a backlog of orders which is growing ... Backups in ports, hampered logistics and things of that sort is reflected in February’s production numbers." 

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The BC/DR Expanse: 2014 & Beyond

February 23, 2014 11:51 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

There’s no show titled “Survivor: Contingency Island,” but let’s say such a show did exist. If a practitioner wanted to win, what skills should they hone and what trends should they be aware of? To get the latest, Continuity Insights sat down with Cheyene Marling, president, BC Management, Inc.    

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Building A Stronger, More Strategic BCM Program

February 18, 2014 11:01 am | by Patrick Potter, GRC Strategist, Business Continuity & Audit, RSA | Comments

First of all, you must understand your company’s vision and plan, and then identify any conflicts or gaps with your BCM program vision and plan. It’s important to understand that you will be speaking with people with less knowledge, background and interest in BCM and resiliency. It’s important to them too, they just may not know it yet! 

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Speakers' Soapbox: Kimberly Hirsch Discusses Lessons Learned From A Large-Scale Business Continuity Activation

February 11, 2014 9:56 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

In the leadup to the 2014 Continuity Insights Management Conference, Continuity Insights asks presenters about their chosen topics and critical business continuity skills. This week we sat down with Kimberly Hirsch from Target to learn more about the importance of real-life case studies and why Harry Connick Jr. would make a good business continuity professional.

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Risk Shrink: The Human Element Risk

February 3, 2014 5:34 pm | by Sean Murphy, CEO & President, Lootok | Comments

There is a certain beauty in working with numbers. In business continuity, we rely on numbers to determine the likelihood of an event occurring, and how best to offset it. By increasing our knowledge about what drives fear and behavior, we can improve communication and training to gain a greater sense of control over our risk environment. 

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Last Chance To Participate: Crisis Communications 2014

February 3, 2014 2:10 pm | Comments

We are putting together our third-annual Crisis Communications survey, Crisis Communications 2014: Social Media & Notification Systems. Your input is vital. Participate in our survey for a chance to win an iPad Mini! 

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Q&A: Carlos Krause On GRC & BCP

January 27, 2014 10:49 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

GRC provides organizations with a way of reducing unacceptable risks — risk of IT problems/breaches, risk to operations, risk of non-compliance, credit or market risk, reputational risk, and, of course, risk to business continuity. Even the best planning and most thorough controls cannot prevent unforeseen disasters and disruptions.

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Continuity Insights Management Conference By The Numbers

January 22, 2014 9:42 am | Comments

Numbers don't lie. View average session ratings, speaker reviews and more by viewing the Management Conference infographic. Visit www.cimanagementconference.com to see the agenda for this year's conference, to be held April 28-30, 2014 in New Orleans, LA.

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The Nation’s Integrated Public Alert & Warning System, Part 2

January 13, 2014 4:57 pm | by Salimah LaForce, Research Analyst, Georgia Institute of Technology, Center for Advanced Communications Policy, Wireless RERC | Comments

The goal of the IPAWS PMO is to ensure all segments of the American population are covered by IPAWS, in addition to understanding the functions and how to properly respond to alerts and warnings from public safety officials. To date, 38 states have adopted IPAWS while others have initiated the application process.

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Continuity Insights Predictions For 2014

January 8, 2014 10:10 am | Comments

As we welcome 2014, it’s time to anticipate what the new year will bring to the world of business continuity and disaster recovery. In this year's predictions for 2014, we hear from some of the industry’s most influential leaders. Continuity Insights would like to wish everyone a wonderful new year. 

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The Nation’s Integrated Public Alert & Warning System, Part 1

January 7, 2014 10:24 am | by Salimah LaForce, Research Analyst, Georgia Institute of Technology, Center for Advanced Communications Policy, Wireless RERC | Comments

The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) is the nation’s solution for effectively communicating emergency alerts and warnings. IPAWS incorporates existing and future technologies in order to provide public safety officials with a broad range of emergency communication options to save lives and protect property.

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Continuity Q&A: 2014 Software Trends

December 30, 2013 12:31 pm | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

Continuity Insights sat down with Andrew Evers, CTO of Redwood Software, Inc., to find out more about trends that might emerge in 2014, and how these trends could impact business continuity professionals.            

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