It’s the end of the week, you haven’t heard me rant since Tuesday and you think, “If only I could get one more dose of business continuity content before the weekend.” Well, do I have good news for you!
The Terrebonne Parish Council has approved contracts with two Houma hotels to shelter essential parish employees after disasters. No matter the final cost, FEMA will reimburse the parish pending certain stipulation.
BCM consulting is combined with resilience measurement and an innovative BCM planning and crisis management tool to ensure clients can take the best of continuity and resilience and build on this synergy.
In 1991, the Oceanos cruise ship, carrying 571 passengers and crew, sank in the Indian Ocean off South Africa. The first people to abandon ship were the captain, his senior officers and most of the crew. So who was in command? The tour director. Her emergency team? The band that had been playing for passengers.
A search on the Merrill Lynch website reveals a page publicizing the company's business continuity efforts, including the existence of business continuity plans. It is unclear why these plans were not provided to FINRA.
Spirit AeroSystems never missed a shipping date to Boeing after the Spirit plant in Wichita was hit by a tornado April 14.
Technology has transformed the way we do business and that transformation puts the data center directly into the domain of the business-oriented BCM practitioner because the data center is the largest source of operational risk in any organization. If BCM really wants to make a strong, significant contribution to mitigate risk then the data center is precisely where the practitioner needs to place focus.
We as BC professionals can't even agree on what should be in a business continuity plan. So what can we as a profession offer small businesses when they hear one thing from one BC planner and something different from another?
The act of buying tangible items is reassuring, quelling our fears with a temporary, albeit false, sense of safety. This coping mechanism for uncertainty makes us feel like we’re taking proactive measures. We might perceive owning cutting-edge products as a reflection of our BCM sophistication, or as physical proof of our resiliency. BCM shopping therapy becomes a pitfall when we rely on products to determine our level of preparedness. Soon, we start believing the more tools we own, the better prepared we are.
RecoveryPlanner was recently recognized as Service Provider of the Year and awarded Planning Software of the Year for its RPX web-based BCM software.
"CL&P's preparation for major storms was unreasonably inadequate," state Attorney General George Jepsen said at a news conference. "Its emergency response plan was beyond inadequate."
LockPath’s Business Continuity Manager lets businesses painlessly create custom business continuity plans to prepare for the worst, manage the associated risks and minimize potential losses.
As the country buckles up during the first full week of hurricane season, disaster preparedness statistics for the country's 25 million small businesses are stormy ... to say the least.
Catalyst is web-based business continuity software that combines a simple user interface and on-screen guides with Avalution’s industry-leading methodology to make continuity planning easy and repeatable for every organization, regardless of size.
Recoverability ought to be about one thing: Preparing an organization to recover services.This scope focuses on increasing the ability of an organization to recover its services following a significant incident. Should it provide an ROI along the way, so much the better, but such added benefits are based on the individual practitioner and the culture of the organization.
The site will sell off-the-shelf plan templates, training materials, and educational activities designed exclusively for business continuity and its related industries.
Use of inherently safer process strategies would reduce the number of vulnerable areas around a company's facilities, which would decrease the scope of emergency preparedness programs.
The company’s approach to business continuity consulting is “prudent preparation results in practical planning.” Stouffer has an extensive IT background and over 17 years experience in providing continuity services.
The goal was to give the response community a taste of public response to disasters using Facebook as a tool to coordinate response. We fed “injects” to the event via Twitter, with people downloading Twitter monitoring software before the exercise. Needless to say, the experience was new to all participants and we learned a lot.
April 22-24, 2013 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, CA.Featuring more than 70 sessions covering a wide range of topics including operational resilience, BCP/DR reporting metrics, social media, GRC, ERM, supply chain, cyber security, maturity models, the Cloud, and much more.
Postponed to November 12-13, 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy. More information can be found here. Continuity Insights New York is the long-awaited return of a dedicated business continuity event to the Northeast. As the international center for business and commerce, the diversity of businesses and industries, and its wealth subject matter professionals, New York presents a unique opportunity to field a quality faculty and a compelling conference program.
Business continuity certification requires management commitment and support, a strong business case, personnel time, and financial resources in order to achieve success and deliver long-term value, so it’s important to research up front whether certification makes business sense for and would be successful within your organization.
Past food controversies, such as criticism of trans fats, took years to surface as major public issues, whereas social media enabled the campaign against "pink slime" to quickly attract widespread public attention.
Kelly McDonough, President/CEO of First Alliance Credit Union, talks about how to scare your C-level executives into supporting your BCM program, how credit unions do more with less, the “end point” for business continuity, and why cloud will make businesses and families more resilient.
In order to overcome the numerous challenges associated with the recovery, Convergys employed workload transition, work-at-home implementation, mobile work-area-recovery, alternate site identification and build-out, and satellite connectivity. Additionally, a tiered incident command team was used to assess the impacts of the flooding and administer the solutions.