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The Ultimate Business Continuity Toolkit

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 10, 2017 11:11:24 AM / by Melissa Tucker Griner posted in Resilience, organizational resilience, business continuity, BCMM, virtual planner

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Business continuity planning and consulting isn't easy. So we wanted to give you quick access to FREE tools to help you optimize business continuity, organization resilience & disaster recovery in your company. Whether you are a BC newbie or one of the original inventors of BCM and organizational resilience :) - it always helps to have handy resources.  Go ahead and bookmark this page and share with your BC colleagues and friends.

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5 Clichés About Business Continuity Management You Should Avoid

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 26, 2017 11:29:30 AM / by Melissa Tucker Griner posted in Resilience, organizational resilience, business continuity, disaster recovery, BCMM

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Business Continuity Management has tremendously evolved since it originated in the 70’s but some common clichés are still lurking in the shadows. Avoid these 5 mistakes to create a successful business continuity management program that is objective, consistent & repeatable.

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7 Steps to BIGLY build a business continuity management program

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 15, 2016 10:02:00 AM / by Scott Ream posted in Resilience, organizational resilience, business continuity, disaster recovery, BCMM

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Effectively fulfilling your role as a business continuity executive means not only understanding your organization’s ability to remain resilience in the face of any disruptive event or disaster, but also proactively contributing, sanctioning and enforcing an effective business continuity program.  I put together a short outline of steps you should take as you build your business continuity management program.

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5 ways to be a business continuity ninja

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 5, 2016 9:06:00 AM / by Patty Christiansen posted in Resilience, business continuity, disaster recovery, BCMM

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You get it. You’re a business continuity manager.  You are ready for any disaster. You have ninja like reflexes. You can read minds. You own a magical crystal ball. You have the super power of continuity. You anticipate and avert crisis whenever possible.  Of course, this is not always the reality, but you do know how to expect the unexpected.

In too many cases demonstrated by recent history, the worst possible risks tend to be surprises that no one would have suspected as a possibility. Anticipation and foresight can be effective only in situations where we know with high probability the worst risks we face, and we can apply that knowledge to avoid or mitigate negative outcomes. Unfortunately without the help of the super powers and skills set listed above, avoidance and mitigation aren’t always possible. The recent events in NYC, NJ and Minnesota bring to mind the ever increasing need for business continuity and disaster recovery planning. The devastating attacks in Paris, Orlando, New York and across the world are also painful examples of such an unfathomable crisis.

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6 levels of business continuity maturity: Your BCM program is so mature (or not)!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 21, 2016 11:10:43 AM / by Margaret Langsett posted in Resilience, business continuity, project planning, disaster recovery, BCMM

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How mature is your organization when it comes to business continuity & organizational resilience? Does your Business Continuity Management (BCM) program crawl, walk or run? From self-governed to synergistic, we have identified 6 levels of BCM maturity that most companies fall into. What is your organization’s level? Here is our breakdown:

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