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  • 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, MBA, PMP John Verdi, MBCI, MBA, PMP | 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
  • 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
  • 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, MBCI TJ Heginbotham, MBCI | 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
  • 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