We reached out to members of the CI family in areas affected by yesterday's storms, to check that they are okay and to ask about conditions on the ground. Our second report comes from Richard Durden in Georgia.
We reached out to members of the CI family in areas affected by yesterday's storms, to check that they are okay and to ask about conditions on the ground. The first report comes from Jim Grady in Georgia:
Aside from the article by Ericson, there are many current and applicable studies, articles and opinions on the use and validity of social capital. In fact, social capital has a plethora of definitions and applications. You can find a way to support whatever you are doing using social capital research if you frame the question or argument correctly.
Firstly, I want to express my gratitude to all the people that made me and the rest of the Advantage Business Media team feel welcome. Your willingness to share stories and experiences makes me even more confident that the Continuity Insights brand will continue to thrive.
To bring you all up to speed, my name is Luke Simpson and I’ve taken over as Editor of Continuity Insights magazine. This opportunity came about as a result of Advantage Business Media (ABM), a publishing group with over 25 publications, purchasing CI from Gardner Publications. It's extremely exciting to be taking over a brand that offers such high-quality content to a knowledgeable, engaged audience, and I really want to emphasize our commitment to serving you and other business continuity professionals.
Ten million fans hoping to nab a mere 1000 tickets for the April 2 final in Mumbai crashed a World Cup web site in 20 minutes. How would you have done it differently? And what can we all learn from this high-profile error?
Yesterday, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced a new partnership with the World Customs Organization (WCO) to enlist other nations, international bodies and the private sector in increasing the security of the global supply chain—outlining a series of new initiatives to make the system stronger, smarter and more resilient.
Well, if we needed more proof that business continuity has gone mainstream, we just got it. Yesterday, Google – and it doesn’t get much more mainstream than that! – announced the launch of a Gmail-based disaster recovery and business continuity service.
The ASIS/BSI Business Continuity Management Standard has been approvied by ANSI and appeared in last Friday’s issue of ANSI’s “Standards Action” publication. Big news.
The UN wants to know. Puttering around the internet last week, I ran across this: “Cities and local governments need to get ready, reduce the risks and become resilient to disasters.
It’s so hard to get people interested in business continuity. BCP needs to be part of the corporate strategy, not an afterthought. Everybody thinks somebody else will take care of it. I can’t get senior executives’ time for a conversation about continuity.
FEMA just announced that it will provide free for your download and use, a series of tabletop exercise presentations as a tool to advance your organization’s continuity, preparedness, and resiliency. “Each exercise takes your team through a realistic disaster scenario and facilitates a discussion of how your organization would plan, protect, respond and recover.
“One of the things I encourage other pilots to think about is that – out of a 43-year career – my entire life is being judged on that basis of those three minutes and 28 seconds. We never know which flight will test us. So it’s incumbent on each of us to be vigilant and avoid complacency. I had gotten to a point late in my career when I thought that test would never happen to me. I was wrong.”
It’s tough. You compile detailed RFPs, gather your requirements, and investigate the technologies. You kick the tires, look under the hood, maybe take a test drive, and even ask around. You try to pick best the best solutions out there. And most of the time you do. But making that choice is only the first lap in a long race. Where many BC professionals crash and burn is implementation and integration.
Kids are near and dear to my heart. I've got two. So this press release caught my eye: Children, who make up nearly 25% of the U.S. population, have special and unique needs that must be considered during emergency planning activities. To help with this effort, LLIS.gov has partnered with the National Commission on Children and Disasters and the FEMA Children's Working Group to help LLIS.gov members understand the need for special recognition of children in emergency planning.