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

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... Read More

5 ways to be a business continuity ninja

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...

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Show me the money! Why you should look at continuity from a business management perspective.

You’re part of a successful business. Why worry about money?  So many business managers I have met over recent years have focussed upon pricing structures and revenue. I have to ask myself why? There are merely two success indicators you should seek when planning business continuity:

  1. Your...
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10 Business Continuity Concepts Every Newbie Needs to Know

It doesn’t matter if you call it business continuity, organizational resilience, risk management, disaster recovery or continuity of operations, there are some important terms, every beginner needs to know to have a sustainable program.  Here is my take on some of these common BC terms. ...

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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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