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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COVID-19 and your response

COVID-19

You can’t get very far these days without hearing about how the COVID-19 virus or ‘coronavirus’ is having devastating impacts in some countries and causing significant supply-chain issues in others. Many people are now scrambling, looking for a specific pandemic plan that they can put in place should COVID-19 impact their company.  Most do not realize […]

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Are your vendors prepared?

3rd party bcp

A solid business continuity plan is a great start to help you recover in the face of a major incident.  But have you considered what happens when there are “No 3rd Party Vendors”?  It’s time to check that they have plans in place. Why audit your vendors? A key piece of every business continuity plan […]

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The 5 Phases of Business Continuity Planning – Part 1

phases of business continuity planning

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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Disasters are all shapes and scales!

shapes and scales
A disaster to one person might be normal to another person, same goes for companies.  One company might be completely comfortable with loosing a million dollars while another company won't make a million dollars this year.  Disasters are all shapes and scales!  While this can kind of sound abstract, let's look at one that is [...] Continue Reading »

Emergency Response, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: Putting Incidents in Context

Putting Incidents in Context

You’ve likely heard the terms before and may have a vague idea of their definition, but how do emergency response, disaster recovery and business continuity really work together during an incident? This blog post will walk you through these phases. Putting Incident in Context You are sitting in your office building and the fire alarm […]

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3 Ways Your BCP Can Help You with Non-Emergency Operations

holiday BCP

NOTE:  This is a re-post of an older post, but the message holds true and ’tis the holiday season! Demonstrating return on investment is one of the main barriers to launching a new Business Continuity Plan (BCP) project. Many organizations have difficulty justifying the expense of building a BCP and funding it’s maintenance over time. […]

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