Why the Business Impact Analysis is Challenging for an Organization with Constant Changes

By |October 19th, 2018|

In any Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program, there are specific professional practices that must be adhered to. The Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) outlines first steps as Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program Initiation and Risk Assessment, with the third being the Business Impact Analysis (BIA). This practice is outlined by the following tasks: 1. Identify and prioritize the entity’s functions and [...]

Is Your Organization’s IT Strategy in line with its Business Goals and Direction?

By |September 17th, 2018|

An IT strategy is a comprehensive plan that lays out specifically how technology will support your business strategy and help guide your organization toward its objectives over the next 3-5 years. Most organizations have some ideas about how IT can help them achieve their goals, but oftentimes they either overestimate the strength of their IT Strategy or underestimate the need [...]

BCM as a Service (BCMaaS)

By |September 4th, 2018|

The implementation of a Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program allows organizations to increase their resiliency and better handle disruptions to their operations. However, the development, implementation and maintenance of the BCM Program often poses challenges. This is especially true for smaller organizations, because their budgetary and human resources are limited. Large organizations still face many of the same challenges but [...]

Challenges with BCM Programs once Implemented

By |August 28th, 2018|

As outlined in our previous blog post, development and implementation of an effective Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program is imperative to organizations of any size. Maintenance of the BCM Program is also a necessary for long-term viability of the program. While a BCM Program outlines policies, procedures and personnel involved in business services and functions recovery, it is only as [...]

Why Hiring Vendor Agnostic IT Advisory Firm is Beneficial for your Business

By |August 10th, 2018|

The most successful businesses know what they do well, what to outsource and when to seek counsel or advice from external entities that are subject matter experts in their respective industries. Consulting and advising are two distinct terms that are often lumped together when thinking about business processes and improvement. Advisory firm professionals have a strong working knowledge of their [...]

Why is the BCM Program Important to your Organization

By |July 28th, 2018|

As a Business professional, you’ve likely seen your share of internal disruptions that have halted – or at least slowed – the company’s ability to meet its mission and objectives. Whether there were caused by natural disasters or technology failures, business continuity planning is paramount for organization of any size. By utilizing an industry leading Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program [...]

Put your network on a security diet?

By |July 17th, 2015|

Is your organization network security keep's you up at night? Ever get the feeling that your network is a few kilograms heavier than the ideal body mass index? You are not alone! When we consider the end-to-end complexity of the modern network which involves everything from core infrastructure to applications and databases, it is easy to see the potential [...]

Is your IT department still “firefighting”?

By |July 13th, 2015|

In 2006, whatis.com defined  firefighting as “…an emergency allocation of IT resources, required to deal with  unforeseen problems."  A few years later, a leading IT research group noted, "Fifty-two percent of IT departments classify their current state as ‘firefighting mode.’” They closed the research with the statement, "Benefits of improving this state outweigh the cost of staying there." Being around [...]