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
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.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
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 pose challenges.
This is especially true for smaller organizations because their budgetary and human resources are limited…Read More
As outlined in our previous blog post, the 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 necessary for the long-term viability of the program. While a BCM Program outlines policies, procedures and…Read More
As a Business Continuity Professionals, we’ve seen a fair share of internal or external disruptions that have halted or slowed, the organization’s ability to meet its mission and long-term objectives. Whether there were caused natural disasters, cyber-related attacks or technology failures, business continuity planning is paramount…Read More
Today’s business dependence for reliable and always available IT Services is at an all-time high. Customers and stakeholders’ appetite for service interruptions are very low, and pressures on IT service providers and IT departments to deliver these services are higher than ever. Larger enterprises historically adopted…Read More