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9 Questions You MUST Ask When Purchasing BCM Software

Asking the right questions can make all the difference on which business continuity or disaster recovery planning software system to buy. It doesn't have to be a leap of faith if you ask the right questions. I can't stress enough, never be afraid to ask questions, lots of questions, really push...

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Business Continuity Planning is NOT Just an IT Thing

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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Build a BCM Program in 7 Steps!

Effectively fulfilling your role as a business continuity executive means not only understanding your organization’s ability to remain resilient in the face of any disruptive event or disaster, but also proactively contribute, sanction and enforce an effective business continuity program. Below...

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5 Ways to Ensure Optimal Outcomes in Your Resilience Program

Are you getting optimal outcomes for your organizational resilience & business continuity plans? Do you even have a way to measure this? Don't worry, we have a short infographic that can show you the 5 things you need to consider when managing a disaster recovery & organizational resilience...

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6 Things to Nix, So Your Disaster Recovery Plan is Effective

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...

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Scenarios and Consequences

The ideas that generally drive Emergency Management and Business Continuity efforts are connected to events that can or have previously caused harm to our constituents or our business. The severity of an event and the perception of its severity both have an influence on planning associated...
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Business Continuity Maturity: Do You Know How to Get There?

If you’ve ever tried to figure out which generation you belong to, you will realize quickly that there doesn’t seem to be consistency in the measurement. I am personally in this sweet spot between Generation X and Millennials. There is a new term coined for this called: “Xennials”- which are...
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Meeting the New Continuity of Operations Hospital Standards (Part 2)

In my last article,  I brought up an easy first step to begin compliance with The Joint Commissions’ updated emergency management requirements for hospitals.
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Meeting the New Continuity of Operations Hospital Standards? (Part 1)

One of my first experiences in healthcare disasters was as the Safety Director for a large children’s hospital in Texas during the winter storms of 2012. The region was coated in several inches of ice and snow, rendering roadways inoperable for even short distances. Though we had plenty of...
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The Ultimate Business Continuity Kit

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...
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