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At KingsBridge our primary focus is developing simple and straightforward business continuity software (our flagship tool Shield). However, we also believe strongly that to develop a useful tool, you need to be using it everyday, just like our customers do. To make this happen, we also do consulting – writing plans, exercising plans and performing […]

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Communicating When Disaster Strikes – Tips for Preparedness

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One of the first things people do when disaster strikes is start communicating. Someone calls 911. Emergency response groups learn and relay important facts about the incident. And people speculate about what happened, why it happened, and what will happen now. As a business, it is vital to be ready to respond when disasters occur. […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

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We are just a few days away from 2017, wondering what it will bring.  Everyone is deciding what their New Year’s resolutions will be.  What will you do differently in your personal life?  And what changes are you going to make in your business and professional life?  This is the perfect time to reflect on what went well for your […]

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Task Management and its Role in BC Plan Maintenance

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Many of our customers understand the importance of maintaining their Business Continuity Plan, yet struggle with actually keeping it up to date.  The benefits of maintenance are easily described; it ensures that the most up to date information is part of the plan, allows time for questions that were raised during the development phase of plan building […]

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Lessons Learned from Hurricane Matthew

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Hurricane Matthew (as with all disasters) taught some excellent lessons Hurricane Matthew, a category 5 hurricane that hit the Western Atlantic for nearly two weeks last month, is an unwelcome reminder of the importance of business continuity planning and preparedness. In any disaster, there are many lessons to learn for all persons and organizations involved. Here […]

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The 5 Phases of Business Continuity Planning – Part 2

5 Phases of Business Continuity Planning

In our last post we began to talk about the 5 phases of Business Continuity planning, with a focus on the Prevention and Mitigation phases.  To summarize, Prevention is when you take steps to lessen the chance of an incident from happening.  On the other hand, Mitigation is about lessening the impact when an incident happens.   For […]

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The 5 Phases of Business Continuity Planning – Part 1

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The Business Continuity planning process can be overwhelming, especially if you’re looking at it for the first time.  There are subtle differences in terminology, lots of acronyms, and a number of different moving parts that can be difficult to keep track of.  In order to make the process easier to manage, the industry has broken it […]

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Stop Confusing Emergency Response with Business Continuity

Imagine the following: You are sitting in your office when you hear the fire alarm go off. You sigh, look around to see if anyone else is leaving, logout of your computer, and head toward the exit. Once outside you see there is a problem; smoke is streaming from an upper office window.  People on the […]

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Why the new Shield 2.0?

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Why the new Shield 2.0? If you’re an existing Shield user, you might be wondering why KingsBridge decided to give its Shield tool a face lift.  While Shield 2.0 might just look like another pretty face, there’s some amazing functionality going on behind the scenes to make your planning easier and faster.  If you’re new […]

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The Essentials in Business Continuity Program Management

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Not long ago I was asked the question, “So we have this Business Continuity Plan.  All of the steps are documented, the contact information is confirmed, and the supporting documentation is up to date.  Now what?”  A great question!  And one that requires a little bit of explanation. The Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is simply that; […]

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