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Business Continuity Planning for Small & Medium-Sized Organizations

In the “An Introduction to Business Continuity Planning” article, we outlined the main components of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program and introduced the basics of Business Continuity Planning (BCP). This article presents some of the BCM implementation challenges in small and medium-sized organizations.

BCM Trends for 2020

The Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) recently released its 4th Annual BCM Trends and Predictions Report, which provides predictions for resilience trends in 2019/2020.

There are ten predictions in the report, but this article will explore 5 with the highest impacts. Business continuity planners must always be on the lookout for such trends to ensure that their plans stay effective over time.

Introduction to Business Continuity Planning

Business Continuity Planning (BCP) should be one of the top priorities for organization leaders. BCP is one of the components of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program which should be implemented in organizations of all sizes.

Regardless of the industry (e.g. non-profit organizations, professional services companies, manufacturing facilities…

Is Business Continuity Planning Dead? Not really!

The death of the business continuity planning and profession has been predicted quite a few times over the last decade. Some reports have even gone as far as to declare that it is already dead.

When asked about the status of their business continuity planning efforts, many organizations respond that either it provides limited value or it is cumbersome to implement and maintain.

Business Continuity is NOT a Data Backup

There is something that bothers many Management Consultants in the Business Continuity and Information Technology field.

Have you tried to search for the terms “Business Continuity” or “Business Continuity Planning” on Google or Bing search engines recently? Please do, and the results may surprise you. Once you skip over a few Google ads and relevant …

BCM Program Governance is a key for it’s success

According to Investopedia.com, governance is defined as “the system of rules, practices and processes by which a firm is directed and controlled.” Governance is a vital part of every organization because it ensures that employees and management at all levels of the organization are doing the right things and working to reach the same common goal.

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