Business Continuity

  • CMS Emergency Preparedness Ruling

    Published on September 16, 2016 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), the “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers” Final Rule (81 FR 63860), commonly referred to…

    Bill DiMartini, MBCI Bill DiMartini, MBCI | Oct 12, 2017
  • Breaking Down Silos – Evolving an Incident Command System to Include Business Continuity

    An Effective Business Continuity Program can Enhance Your Emergency Management Capabilities and Drive Higher Levels of Preparedness Across the Organization Many organizations that we encounter have an obligation to support the community in time of crisis, including…

    Rose Reilly Rose Reilly | Sep 12, 2017
  • Business Continuity Planning: Centralized and Decentralized Approaches

    Broadly speaking, there are two approaches to structuring a business continuity program. A centralized structure involves leading and executing the business continuity planning process within a single team and engaging the business as needed. A decentralized structure…

    Morgan Perry, AMBCI Morgan Perry, AMBCI | Aug 28, 2017
  • Understanding Disaster Recovery Responsibilities When Using the Cloud

    In the wake of recent Cloud Service Provider (CSP) outages, what is your organization responsible for when it comes to complex IT architecture? Many organizations today rely on complex IT infrastructure to support their operations, leveraging solutions…

    Rose Reilly Rose Reilly | Jul 24, 2017
  • Understanding the Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery Gap

    Many business continuity professionals can attest to the tension that often occurs between the business and IT when it comes to recovery capabilities. For example, Company X recently implemented a business continuity program, including determining recovery time…

    Ashley Martin, AMBCI Ashley Martin, AMBCI | Jun 21, 2017
  • Millennial Cheat Sheet for Business Continuity Professionals

    In the interest of full disclosure, this blog was written from the perspective of someone who is absolutely considered a “Millennial.” With that in mind, though, none of what is presented below is intended to be about…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | May 31, 2017
  • Breaking Down Silos – Using Common Criteria to Assess and Prioritize Risks

    An isolated approach to business continuity (and risk management in general) is holding many organizations back. Business Continuity is one of many disciplines that helps organizations to become more resilient – that is, to increase an organization’s…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | May 09, 2017
  • Does Practice Make Perfect?

    Everyone has heard the popular saying “Practice Makes Perfect”. But, is this true? I am of the belief this statement is close to the truth. “Perfect Practice Makes Perfect” Many have heard these words from Vince Lombardi,…

    Drew Beavers Drew Beavers | Apr 24, 2017
  • Strategy Connected Business Continuity: What is it, and Why is it Important?

    Michael Porter once famously said “the essence of strategy is choosing what not to do”. While I am sure that Mr. Porter was not thinking of business continuity when making this statement, it is absolutely applicable to…

    John Verdi, MBCI John Verdi, MBCI | Mar 23, 2017
  • “…Or High Water”: A Business Continuity Case Study

    The Importance of Business Continuity and Leveraging Resource Loss Based Planning SITUATION On Sunday, January 8, 2017, the temperature in Cleveland, OH dropped significantly, which caused a water pipe to burst in the hallway of our building,…

    Morgan Perry, AMBCI Morgan Perry, AMBCI | Feb 20, 2017