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.Read More
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 …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
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
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
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