I definitely benefitted from “organized chaos” while I was abroad, and it seems that this same approach is equally beneficial for business continuity. Continuity professionals continually strive to innovate and add nuances to exercises to ensure full engagement by the participants.
My desk is currently brimming with magazines, white papers and textbooks about business continuity. Just two weeks ago, this was not the case, but my new role as Editor of Continuity Insights means that I must immerse myself in the world of business continuity, and all that world entails.
A true benefit of Continuity Insights’ affiliation with a sizeable organization like Advantage Business Media is having many skilled publishing professionals already on staff. With that said, I am pleased to welcome Jonna Mayberry as the new Managing Editor.
The launch of our new-look website is the latest of many digitally focused changes at Continuity Insights. During my first few months as editor, the issue of whether we would “kill” the print magazine hung in the air like a bad smell. But we had a choice: Get with the times or get left behind.
As Tropical Storm Irene crossed into Canadian airspace, simultaneous back slapping and criticism broke out along the East Coast in response to officials’ handling of the event. Back slapping for the widespread warnings and evacuations that took place, and criticism from some who believe the event was overhyped.
We are lucky that the business continuity industry has a number of prominent noble aspects: Protecting employees and helping customers affected by disaster, to name two. Being able to see the positive results of a plan or initiative provides us with motivation and helps us perform to the best of our abilities.
I hope the stories out of northern Alabama inspire you to look at how business continuity tools can be used to add value to the products and/or services you deliver.
The May/June issue of Continuity Insights marks the start of a new era for the magazine, with a number of new names appearing on the masthead.My name is Luke Simpson and I’ve taken over as the magazine’s editor.
In our last issue, the cover story discussed the value of business continuity software and posed the question: Should you be using it? We spoke with experts who had lots of opinions, positive and negative, about such tools. But we didn’t speak to vendors…until now.
It’s nice to see crisis management done right. The plight of the Chilean miners could have been a crisis management catastrophe, but it seems to be a victory – not just for the miners and their families, but for everyone involved in and responsible for the rescue.
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.
Personally, I think it’s the best deal in BCP. A three-day online conference requiring zero travel, providing up to 20 CEAP points toward your DRI International certification, and an incredible line-up of speakers and topics. And it’s only $195. You can even watch the sessions later if you get called away during the live event.
First, a sincere thank you to everyone who attended the 2010 Continuity Insights Management Conference. It’s always great for me to connect, in person, with readers and vendors alike. And this year was no exception; I walked away from the event full of new contacts and new ideas, excited about our industry, and hopeful for its future.
With our new LinkedIn site (short.continuityinsights.com/LinkedIn), we’re inviting all of you – our readers – to comment on what you read in the pages of CI as well as what you’d like to read, tell us what you want to know more about, and participate in any number of interesting industry discussion threads already underway.
In case you hadn't noticed, this issue of Continuity Insights signals the start of great new things for the CI family in 2010. Our swanky new cover design is just the start of a brand new look and feel for the whole publication, which I hope you enjoy as you read through this issue.
As we head toward the holidays and a new year, try not to let all the trouble in your world get you down. Yes, it's your job to worry, but don't make it your life.
When I got an article from a reader passionately expressing his feelings about a BCP investment he recently made, I thought, "Why not?" It's not typically the kind of piece we run, but it has real value.
The officer and I had gone to school together. He is in every class picture I've ever posed for, and there he was, apologizing because I broke the law.
The Continuity Insights Management Conference is a one-of-a-kind industry event. Nowhere else will you find such an experienced group of attendees along with quality sessions and speakers delivering information well beyond the basics.