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  • Introducing Title IX: Voluntary Certification

    The “buzz” in the business continuity industry is the enactment of “Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007”.  Also known as H.R. 1 and Public Law 110-53, this legislation includes a key section on Private…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jan 21, 2008
  • Crisis Management Plans: What Your Executive Management Team Really Wants

    Let’s start this perspective with three recent quotes from senior business continuity managers in various companies that are speculating on what type of crisis management plan will be most effective in the hands of their executive management…

  • Crisis Communications: Influence How Your Organization is Viewed During an Incident

    Confusion, speculation and fear during and after an incident often cause people to overreact.  Without reassurance, the human imagination can run wild and assume the worst.  As such, one of the most critical aspects of responding to…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Nov 21, 2007
  • Pandemic Webinar Q&A

    Avalution Consulting co-owners Brian Zawada and Robert Giffin recently presented a webinar, sponsored by Continuity Insights, titled “Practical Pandemic Planning For Businesses”.

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Oct 30, 2007
  • Effectively Operating in Recovery Mode

    The goal of business continuity is to re-establish critical business processes in a timeframe and at a level that will sustain the business after a disaster. To establish a program that is able to operate effectively in…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Oct 22, 2007
  • Influencing Cause AND Effect

    I was recently involved in a conversation with a group of business executives that embarked on a process to develop a business continuity program.  During the initial business continuity steering committee, one executive added some thoughts regarding…

  • Are You ‘Done’ with Business Continuity?

    I attended DRJ in September 2007 and had one of those thought-provoking conversations with a conference attendee that stopped by the Avalution vendor exhibit on Sunday night.  Actually, she was the first person to stop during the…

  • Introducing BS25999

    Driven by recent industry demands for a common, generally accepted framework, British Standard 25999 originated as an attempt to provide an industry-wide process that was consistent in regards to business continuity analysis and response techniques.   The…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Sep 07, 2007
  • Effectively ‘Selling’ Business Continuity to Top Management

    Business continuity is a rapidly growing risk management discipline within most organizations, but in many cases top management does not fully support business continuity efforts, in terms of both resources and program scope.  Without this support, a…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Aug 20, 2007
  • Defining What to Plan For

    Determining the scope of your business continuity planning effort or what event you will plan to recover from, is a key activity that frames the entire business continuity program. Some organizations choose to plan for each likely…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jun 06, 2007
  • Using Our Time Wisely

    Though bird flu has been discussed in the media for over a decade now, few citizens have actually considered what a pandemic would mean in respect to their daily lives.  PandemicFlu.gov recently posted a fantastic article that…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | May 29, 2007
  • The Four Missing Keys to Business Continuity Management in Healthcare

    On the surface, one would expect healthcare organizations, particularly hospitals, to have well-developed, resilient business continuity programs. After all, who better understands the importance of organization and preparedness when responding to crises? However, recent research conducted by…