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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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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Business Continuity Awareness Week 2018

Business Continuity Awareness Week 2018

Mark your calendars! Business Continuity Awareness Week 2018 is next week, May 14 – 18! You may be thinking, “Wow, that’s coming up fast! I’m not ready, I thought I had more time!” Don’t worry! We’re here to help you with some last minute tips and tricks to pull off an educational, forward thinking Business Continuity […]

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Why You Should (Still) Be Thinking About Disaster Recovery Right Now!

Let’s face it, DR – the business of disaster recovery planning – is not the most glamorous of topics in the I.T “universe”, and is often times treated as a poor cousin. But its reticence in speaking up for itself doesn’t make it any less important! There are forces at work ‘out there’ that threaten […]

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BEAM’s Core Values

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Core Values Core values are just that…. values that you hold at the core of everything you do.  At KingsBridge, our fundamental core value is to keep BCP Simple and Straightforward. As a result, the feedback we get for SHIELD and BEAM is it looks “simple” and “straightforward”.  We are ecstatic when we hear that, as […]

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The Wizard comes to life!  Interactive tutorials help you get to know SHIELD

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At KingsBridge we recognize that, while we use SHIELD every day and are very familiar with its layout, you have other competing priorities.  When you do have a chance to log in, you might need a couple of minutes to refresh your memory as to where to find everything.  Wouldn’t it be nice if there […]

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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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Never, say never… 

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Previously we wrote about the fall-out from the Lac Megantic rail disaster – the deadliest Canadian rail disaster since 1867.  Many lessons were learned from the two-year investigation that followed.  While less catastrophic, the recent post-Hurricane Harvey Arkema plant explosion near Houston, Texas, will also reveal its own take-aways. However, even without results from investigations […]

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BCP Headaches you can Avoid by Using SHIELD: Part 3

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Solve BCP Headaches Welcome to the third and final installment of our series on how SHIELD can solve BCP headaches.  Last week we talked about how SHIELD helps the newcomer to business continuity get started on the plan development process.  This week we’re going to look at what challenges that come up after you finally […]

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