Posts Tagged ‘Business Continuity Management’

BCM Trends for 2019

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. There are 10 predictions in the report, but this article will explore 5 with highest impacts. Business continuity planners must always be on the lookout for such trends to ensure that their…

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BCM Program Governance is a key for it’s success

Importance of Governance to the success of BCM Programs

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…

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Not another audit?

An Audit

An 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 simply an assessment used to discover which areas the business will require a focus in the future. These…

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Risk Assessment – Is it worth the time and effort?

Risk Assessment Post

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 business tool, as well as in the context of Business…

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BCM as a Service (BCMaaS)

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We are humbled and proud that Business Continuity Management as a Service (BCMaaS) capability and StratoGrid Advisory are nominated by Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) in the 2019 Product/Service Provider of the Year category. This is to recognize our efforts in assisting small and mid-sized organization’s developing, improving and maturing their business continuity and IT disaster recovery capabilities.   The implementation…

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Challenges with BCM Programs once Implemented

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As outlined in our previous blog post, 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 a necessary for long-term viability of the program. While a BCM Program outlines policies, procedures and personnel involved in business services and functions…

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Why Hiring Vendor Agnostic IT Advisory Firm is Beneficial for your Business

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The most successful businesses know what they do well, what to outsource and when to seek counsel or advice from external entities that are subject matter experts in their respective industries. Consulting and advising are two distinct terms that are often lumped together when thinking about business processes and improvement. Advisory firm professionals have a…

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Why is the BCM Program Important to your Organization

Why is the BCM Program Important to your Organization

As a Business professional, you’ve likely seen your share of internal disruptions that have halted – or at least slowed – the company’s ability to meet its mission and objectives. Whether there were caused by natural disasters or technology failures, business continuity planning is paramount for organization of any size. By utilizing an industry leading…

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Organizations must develop IT Disaster Recovery plan

IT DR Plan

A number of year back, I was 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 that the business was unhappy…

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