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
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…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
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
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…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
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
Several years back, we were involved with a large Canadian organization that experienced a complete system outage. This outage was a result of two city-wide blackouts that occurred within the same 30 minutes’ time. Long story short, all of the systems went down. Do I need to mention…Read More