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  • I Recovered From COVID-19

    HEALTH DISCLAIMER: The information and other content provided in this blog, or in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Mar 30, 2020
  • Setting Goals to Drive Business Continuity Progress

    I want to talk about how to focus your efforts and drive progress for your program. Do you always get pulled into the latest crisis or the next big thing? Or, maybe worse, you’re chasing some of…

    Rob Giffin Rob Giffin | Feb 12, 2020
  • What Should Business Continuity Professionals Do in Response to the Coronavirus?

    As of February 5, 2020, there have been over 20,000 cases of the coronavirus reported and over 400 deaths.1 The global response to this disease has been swift: The United States has evacuated citizens from China; The…

    Patrick Meidenbauer Patrick Meidenbauer | Feb 05, 2020
  • Why Executives Lose Interest in Business Continuity

    Have your executives lost interest in business continuity? Now that the “big project” is over, are they less eager to jump into a steering committee meeting? Or, is it getting harder and harder to get time on…

    Rob Giffin Rob Giffin | Jan 29, 2020
  • How to End Business Continuity Busywork

    I want to talk about ending the busywork involved in business continuity. Are you constantly sending email reminders, building spreadsheets, and chasing business continuity approvals? Maybe you’re spending weeks building these huge spreadsheets to compile all your…

    Rob Giffin Rob Giffin | Jan 15, 2020
  • How to Get the Business Continuity Program Budget You Deserve

    Do you find that the business continuity budget is continually the low-hanging fruit when it comes to budget review time? Are you asking for more budget but getting ignored, or maybe you’re just unsure how to ask?…

    Rob Giffin Rob Giffin | Dec 19, 2019
  • Program Roles & Responsibilities in a Business Continuity Management System

    Business Continuity Roles and Responsibilities Nearly every business continuity standard and regulation require clearly articulated roles and responsibilities.  This includes ISO 22301, the Business Continuity Institute’s Good Practice Guidelines, Disaster Recovery Institute, FFIEC requirements on business continuity,…

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  • 4 Recurring Themes from BCI World 2019

    It is now late November, after digesting my BCI World experience from November 5th and 6th at the Novotel London West Hotel, I wanted to reflect on some of the key discussions we had with the hundreds of…

    Elaine Tomlin, MBCI Elaine Tomlin, MBCI | Nov 26, 2019
  • 2019 California Wildfires and Business Continuity

    3 Focuses of an Effective Crisis Management Response As massive fires and power outages impacted hundreds of thousands of people throughout California recently, one of Avalution’s clients had to respond as they learned that nearly 50% of…

    Patrick Meidenbauer Patrick Meidenbauer | Nov 13, 2019
  • Integrating Risk Disciplines

    If you surveyed business continuity, IT disaster recovery, crisis management and global security practitioners from a single organization on what resilience means to them, you’d probably get (at least) four different answers. That doesn’t necessarily mean that…

    Kailey Eaton Kailey Eaton | Oct 16, 2019