Business Continuity

  • Why Testing and Exercising is Essential for an Effective Business Continuity Program

    This post is part of the Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) 2015 flashblog. To learn more about The BCI and BCAW 2015, visit the website or follow the discussion on Twitter via #BCAW2015 and #TestingTimes. Exercising. Whether you’re…

    Courtney Bowers Courtney Bowers | Mar 17, 2015
  • Treating the Causes of Bad Exercises

    Faults and Fixes: Bad Exercises Practice—it’s a key to success in any pursuit. Whether it’s within sports, hobbies, or business, practice is integral to fostering success, and business continuity planning is no exception. Arguably, the most effective…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Mar 16, 2015
  • Risky Business (Part 2): Too Lean, Too Late

    Many organizations today aim to make operations as lean as possible. But, in doing so, are these organizations unknowingly increasing the risk of operational downtime and excess cost? Due to streamlining operations and eliminating redundant activities or…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Mar 02, 2015
  • Treating the Causes of Bad BIAs

    Faults & Fixes: Bad BIAs Nearly all business continuity practitioners understand the importance of conducting a business impact analysis (BIA) in order to lay the foundation for a viable business continuity program. Organizations who perform and continually…

    Emily Vizcaino, MBCI, MBCP Emily Vizcaino, MBCI, MBCP | Feb 16, 2015
  • Rethinking Business Continuity Metrics

    One of the most challenging management system activities that business continuity professionals need to execute (outside of coordinating actual recovery following a disruptive incident) is developing meaningful business continuity program metrics. ISO 22301 does not tell practitioners…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Feb 02, 2015
  • What You Need to Know: Cloud Computing and Business Continuity

    Cloud computing is potentially the most important technology development of this decade, so business continuity professionals should rightly be asking: “What does it really mean and how does it affect me?” This perspective is designed to address…

    Rob Giffin Rob Giffin | Jan 28, 2015
  • Don’t Waste Your Time or Money on Business Continuity Planning

    No one enjoys wasting resources in any form – effort, time, or money. However, organizations that implement business continuity planning in a haphazard attempt to meet a customer requirement, pass an audit, or simply don’t take the…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jan 19, 2015
  • Business Continuity 101

    We recently launched the full series of our Business Continuity 101 educational videos, and I couldn’t be more excited to share them with you! If you’re in a hurry, scroll on down – all the links are…

    Courtney Bowers Courtney Bowers | Jan 05, 2015
  • Treating the Causes of Bad Management Reviews

    Faults & Fixes: Bad Management Reviews Senior management engagement is critical to business continuity success, so it’s becoming more and more common for organizations to involve management when designing and implementing business continuity programs.  However, after the…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Dec 15, 2014
  • Failing Back Home Can Trip You Up

    In the last month alone, I’ve worked with two companies that had IT disruptions but didn’t use their IT disaster recovery (DR) plans because they weren’t sure if they could fail back home (aka return to normal).…

    Rob Giffin Rob Giffin | Dec 01, 2014