Avalution Consulting Releases White Paper on Implementing ISO 22301: The Business Continuity Management System Standard

Cleveland, OH – February 26, 2013

Avalution Consulting – a leading provider of business continuity consulting and software solutions – announced today the release of a new white paper, Implementing ISO 22301: The Business Continuity Management System Standard, co-authored by Brian Zawada, Avalution’s Director of Consulting and the Chairman and Head of U.S. Delegation to ISO Technical Committee 223 (the group charged with developing ISO 22301), and Greg Marbais, a Consultant at Avalution.

ISO 22301 is the first international standard that focuses on implementing, operating, and continuously improving a business continuity management system. Avalution’s new white paper, Implementing ISO 22301, breaks the standard down section by section, discussing what each clause means, the value it delivers, recommended approaches for alignment, and items to consider before moving forward.

Organizations with a strong understanding of management systems realize the most value from ISO 22301, so this white paper is organized into three sections:

  • Section 1: Introduction to ISO 22301
    This section provides an overview of the standard, including its scope, audience, and value proposition.
  • Section 2: What is a Management System?
    This section introduces key management system concepts that all business continuity professionals should understand before moving forward with the implementation of ISO 22301.
  • Section 3: Understanding ISO 22301’s Structure and Content
    This section focuses solely on ISO 22301, introducing practical, pragmatic guidance to successfully implement the standard and take advantage of each element of the business continuity management system.

Whether your goal is to align to the standard or pursue certification (only if there’s a business case, of course), this white paper will serve as your road map for success. Download your free copy today!

>> Download Implementing ISO 22301

About Avalution Consulting

Avalution – the 2012 BCI North America Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Company of the Year – is a leading provider of business continuity and IT disaster recovery consulting and software solutions for organizations in both the public and private sectors. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio (USA), Avalution is a BS 25999 certified firm (transitioning to ISO 22301 in April 2013) and maintains a contract on GSA Schedule 70.

Avalution also offers two unique, web-based business continuity software solutions. Catalyst combines a simple user interface and on-screen guides with Avalution’s consulting methodology to make continuity planning easy and repeatable for every organization. No long-term contracts are required, and a 30-day free trial is available via the website. The Planning Portal, built on Microsoft SharePoint, delivers highly customizable tools and processes to assist organizations in managing and executing their business continuity and IT disaster recovery programs. Demonstrations are available upon request.

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