Are You Relying on Luck?

Don't rely on luck, prepare your business, fail to prepare, prepare to fail

 Feeling lucky? Can you believe fall is around the corner? While you are looking forward to dropping temperatures, changing leaves and perhaps a pumpkin spice treat of some kind, don’t forget another sign of fall: flu season. Yes, in the midst of drive-through Covid-19 testing sites and Teledoc appointments, we are coming up on flu […]

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Is Your Business Continuity Plan Private or Public?

private or public

Being prepared goes a long way in protecting your business and confirming to outside eyes that you’re here to stay for the long-term. These days, with business closures happening all too frequently, you’d be foolish not to take advantage of opportunities to show your clients you’re not going anywhere. One way of reassuring your customers, […]

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Build your uptime to support your business

uptime

In the past 45 days, the US experienced multiple major tech outages: Cloudflare DNS, T Mobile, Garmin, and Twitter.  Just last night, Google, Amazon, Zoom and AT&T experienced outages reportedly affecting user accounts and internet access.  We live in interesting times right now.  Everyone expects 100% “uptime”, but no one has the budget to support […]

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Lessons To Remember

lessons learned

You’ve done everything right: You have a plan Your plan is tested and verified You’ve trained your team members Your plan is maintained Disaster strikes!  Now what?  You know you’re prepared, but still there is some nervousness and uncertainty.  You can relax knowing that your business continuity plan is working for you, but it is still essential […]

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Social Media in Business Continuity

social media

Social media is everywhere. It’s in coffee shops, at tourist attractions, even walking down the street. People are constantly cataloguing what is happening in their lives on social media with photos, news articles and trendy hashtags. And this is especially true when emergencies arise. Loved ones reach out, asking if they are ok. Photos still […]

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BCP Consultants vs BCP Software: Is the field changing?

turbocharge your BCP

I always find it interesting to see how the field of Business Continuity (BCP), Disaster Recovery (DRP) and Continuity of Operations (COOP) is continually evolving.  Recently I was asked to comment on the “need” for BCP consultants when a client already has BCP software.  Before this month this wasn’t a big deal, but now it’s a […]

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Communicating When Disaster Strikes – Tips for Preparedness

communicating

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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