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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 ability...
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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.  Consider...

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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 infestation....

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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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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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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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