business continuity

8 Corporate Incompetencies of Business Continuity Planning

There are 8 Corporate Competencies that we have identified as essential to an optimal business continuity program (BCP). The first 7 address the key behaviors of the BC program. The 8th Corporate Competency, Program Content, addresses how your organization implements the 4 central disciplines of...

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…But the Network’s Up (Business Continuity is only for IT, right?)

You have a great business continuity plan. You analyzed your network, you eliminated all the single points of failure, all your departments defined RTOs for all their systems, you have continuous cloud backup, and you have a warm site waiting just in case your data center gets a cootie...

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

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...

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7 ways to make your disaster recovery plan a disaster

Every organization or business, regardless of revenue or staff size, needs to understand what is truly critical to keep operations going, and how long the business can function without certain elements, components or dependencies. This includes considering how long the business can survive both...

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10 ways to ensure your business continuity project plan fails

The business continuity (BC) planning process can be a daunting challenge. Project planning can play an important role in keeping the process on track & help in your success in protecting your organization from unplanned events that can disrupt operations.  The goal is to identify the right...

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CyberSecurity: 6 Hacks to Avoid Getting Hacked

Target, the IRS, Hillary Clinton, Sony, healthcare systems… the list goes on with new stories of cyber security breaches and hacking. A cyber-attack can lead to financial and reputational losses from which it can be difficult to recover.  A cybersecurity breach can  negatively impact your ...

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Camels, and Astronauts, and Resilience... Oh My!

You may have noticed we launched a new look and feel at Virtual Corporation, that we think better matches our philosophy and even lets us have a little fun. I thought I would explain our thought process on our new imagery and organizational resilience planning overall.

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3 Approaches to Build Engagement for Business Continuity Planning

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...

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10 rookie mistakes when building a sustainable resilience program

Whether you are starting a program ‘from scratch’ or seeking to re-energize a program that may have lost some of its original focus, there are a few common pitfalls you should be aware of and seek to avoid. The goal is to create a successful business continuity management program that is...

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How-to get executive buy-in for your business continuity program

Let’s face it.  Organizational resilience, business continuity & disaster recovery program management requires buy-in from the entire organization, from the top down, across all departments & across external service partners & providers.  Everyone needs to understand how they fit into...

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