Social Media in Business Continuity

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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?

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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

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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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Increase your Business Continuity Profile

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Business Continuity Profile It’s one thing to have a business continuity plan, but it’s another to make sure your staff know about it.  Those involved in writing the plan and the core members of recovery teams are likely aware of the plan.  This is great, but what about everyone else in the organization?  When bad […]

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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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Hurricane Season – can your plan survive the storm?

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It happens every year at the same time.  With the weather being unpredictable as it is, you would think that we would know how to weather any storm.  Just like with hurricanes, our business continuity/disaster recovery plans are susceptible to the storms that might happen in the day-to-day running of our businesses. Are you watching […]

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Are your vendors prepared?

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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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