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Why is so hard to engage an IT Organization???

IT - darn hard

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?

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Business Continuity Planning and Remote Work Challenges

Remote Work Challenges with BCP

Before the Pandemic of 2020, we all knew that remote work is a viable option for many organizations. The telework blockers were not necessarily always of technical nature. They were a combination of old-school perceptions that lingered for ages. Some of them are that it will kill our productivity or destroy organizational culture…

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Top reasons why Business Continuity Planning is ignored!

Top reasons why business ignores Business Continuity Planning

We all know this. The business is always busy, and because of this, it comes up with a myriad of justifications for ignoring Business Continuity Planning efforts.

Some of the reasons are more reasonable than others, but none are excusable at the end of the day. This problem is common for organizations of all sizes and across all sectors.

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What is a Business Impact Analysis (BIA)?

People Discussing a Business Impact Analysis

The Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is a cornerstone of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program. It is an activity that will identify mission-critical business functions, processes or services in your organization, and the resources required to timely recover those activities.

The Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) defines it as an activity to …

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Business Continuity Planning for Small & Medium-Sized Organizations

Small Business BCP

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.

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BCM Trends for 2020

2019 BCM Trends

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.

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Introduction to Business Continuity Planning

BCP Introduction

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…

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Is Business Continuity Planning Dead? Not really!

No, BCP is not dead

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.

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