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Tony Gonzalez

Tony Gonzalez
Tony is the director of the business continuity service center at Virtual Corporation. Tony has 25 years experience in all aspects of business continuity and disaster recovery program development, implementation, maintenance, administration, and training. Scope spanning from local to global responsibilities.

Recent Posts

PPT: You missed the meeting… and now you’re in charge of business continuity!  What’s next?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 13, 2016 12:35:00 PM / by Tony Gonzalez posted in Resilience, organizational resilience, business continuity

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Ugh! Sometimes managing business continuity and organizational resilience feels like you missed the meeting and were elected in absentia. Don't worry.  This fun and educational powerpoint presentation can help guide you in what you need to know to begin business continuity or organizational resilience planning in 5 easy steps, such as:

Step 1: Assess your situation

Step 2: Define organizational resilience

Step 3: Gather your critical data & determine your risk

Step 4: Gain executive buy-in

Step 5: Determine your strategy

Step 6: Build your program

Step 7: Do’s & Don’ts

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3 Approaches to Build Engagement for Business Continuity Planning

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 2, 2016 11:16:37 AM / by Tony Gonzalez posted in organizational resilience, business continuity, building engagement

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Building engagement is a challenge for almost every organization when it comes to business continuity planning.  Sometimes it seems like it would be easier to do the whole plan alone, but we all know that in order to be effective,  the organizational resilience plan needs to have input from all parts of the organization. 

There are 3 approaches that risk managers and continuity managers consider when trying to build engagement.  They are fear, framework, reinforce and support. There are benefits to all, but which approach has the most lasting and productive impact for building enterprise engagement of your business continuity planning process?  Here are my thoughts on these 3 approaches.  You can decide which works best for your program.

  • Approach 1: Fear
  • Appraoch 2: Framework
  • Approach 3: Reinforce & Support
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