Business Continuity

  • Introducing Avalution’s Values

    When my business partner Brian and I started Avalution in a Starbucks 11 years ago, we didn’t spend much time agonizing over what we wanted this firm to be about. It was a quick conversation – and…

    Rob Giffin Rob Giffin | Feb 07, 2017
  • My Business Continuity Predictions for 2017 and Beyond

    With 2017 well underway, I wanted to take the time to reflect on 2016 and also look ahead to predict the way in which our business continuity profession will continue to mature in 2017 and beyond. In…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Jan 16, 2017
  • Business Continuity: The Importance of Thinking Both Strategically and Tactically

    As I reflect on my first year as a business continuity professional, I contemplate what has made me successful to date. In my previous role of being an officer in the U.S. Army, I lived and breathed…

    Drew Beavers Drew Beavers | Nov 18, 2016
  • Business Continuity Program Validation: An Overview of BCI Professional Practice 6

    This perspective provides an overview of the Business Continuity Institute’s Professional Practice 6 (PP6) – Validation, which is the professional practice that “confirms that the Business Continuity Management (BCM) program meets the objectives set in the Business…

    TJ Heginbotham, AMBCI TJ Heginbotham, AMBCI | Oct 10, 2016
  • Integrating Information Security and Business Continuity

    The organizations we work with are increasingly coordinating, and in some cases integrating, the management of their Business Continuity Management (BCM) program with the management of Information Security (InfoSec). This perspective looks at how they are approaching…

    Rob Giffin Rob Giffin | Sep 27, 2016
  • National Preparedness Month 2016

    As business continuity professionals, we’ve all heard the saying: failure to plan is planning to fail. In the spirit of this timeless mantra, we would like to remind you that September is National Preparedness Month, sponsored by…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Sep 01, 2016
  • Ownership – Where Do Our Responsibilities Begin and End as Business Continuity Professionals?

    As published in the Summer 2016 Issue of the Disaster Recovery Journal – Volume 29, Number 3. One of the latest threats to organizations is something termed “ransomware”.  Commonly defined as a type of malware that blocks…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Aug 15, 2016
  • An Introduction to IT Disaster Recovery Planning

    Risks to critical business operations due to systems outages have been, and will always be, a concern for most organizations. As a result, IT disaster recovery planning is critical to help reduce the likelihood of a system…

    Bill DiMartini, MBCI Bill DiMartini, MBCI | Jul 26, 2016
  • Another Example of Why Business Continuity Planning Matters…

    The Republican National Convention (RNC) is taking place in my hometown, Cleveland, OH, in just a few short weeks. I can feel the energy and excitement everywhere I go. Of course, that energy has been amplified by…

    Courtney Bowers Courtney Bowers | Jun 27, 2016
  • More Than Just Recovery Time Objectives

    Using the Business Impact Analysis to Understand Relationships Between Resources and the Business BACKGROUND The business impact analysis (BIA) establishes the foundation of an organization’s business continuity program by establishing business continuity requirements. As a result, a…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | May 26, 2016