Business Continuity Planning must be an organization-wide activity. It involves the collaboration of all business functions and all departments. So why is it so darn hard to engage an Information Technology (IT) organization (internal or external) in any business continuity planning activities?Read More
A high-level Business Continuity Planning Guide for small and medium-sized organizations. All the steps you need to follow to implement a robust Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program in your organization.Read More
Organizational culture is an often-overlooked factor in the long-term viability of Business Continuity Management (BCM) Programs. Many organizations understand the importance of Business Continuity Planning processes, such as Risks Assessment or a Business Impact Analysis (BIA).Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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 …Read More
Another Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program audit. Again? Some organizations think of audits as tedious, and often unnecessary, accounting procedures, rather than as a powerful business tool that can be used to improve the organization’s capabilities. At its core, an audit is …Read More
Should your organization execute a Risk Assessment? Is it worth the time and effort? It is often a long and complicated process, which may discourage some organizations from fully committing to it. This article will address the importance of the Risk Assessment as a general…Read More
When asked about their organization’s IT Disaster Recovery (ITDR) plans, some will smile and say, “Yes, we have a backup and it is fully outsourced.” This type of response will set off a few red flags with the Business Continuity Planners, but many organizations…Read More
In a Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program, there are specific professional practices that must be adhered to. The Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) outlines the first steps as Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program Initiation and Risk Assessment, with the third being the Business Impact…Read More