We Just Did a BIA and Risk Assessment… Now What?
How to Perform an Effective Business Continuity Gap Analysis Following a business impact analysis (BIA) and risk assessment, best practices indicate that an organization should identify business continuity strategies that allow the organization to treat risks and…Avalution Team | Nov 17, 2014
I’ve Been Assigned Executive Responsibility for Business Continuity – Now What?
15 Key Questions Executives Should Ask to Better Understand the Program’s Current-State and Next Steps So, you’ve just been assigned responsibility of your organization’s business continuity program. I’m sure many thoughts are running through your head right…Brian Zawada, FBCI | Nov 03, 2014
Ebola – What Business Continuity Professionals Need to Know
You’ve all seen the news – the sometimes (perhaps often) inaccurate and exaggerated presentation of ‘facts’ and race for ratings has started. We’re by no means downplaying the seriousness of the situation – Ebola is extremely serious…Brian Zawada, FBCI | Oct 20, 2014
Risky Business (Part 1): Managing Third-Party and Supplier Risk
Business continuity planning is inherently cross-functional with a necessity to address risks to an organization’s product and service offerings, as well as the resources necessary to meet obligations. As organizations increasingly rely on a global network of…Avalution Team | Sep 25, 2014
Leading Response and Recovery Teams (Part 1)
In our experience, one of the most difficult roles to fulfill in any business continuity program is the team leader responsible for a cross-functional response and recovery team (often called a crisis management team, a department business…Avalution Team | Aug 04, 2014
What is Business Continuity?
Business continuity means working to decrease the likelihood of a disruptive incident and preparing your organization to continue the delivery of its most essential products and services if a disruption were to occur. In other words, in…Courtney Bowers | Jun 24, 2014
Treating the Causes of Bad Business Continuity Plans
Faults & Fixes: Bad Plans Developing strong business continuity plans characterized as actionable, relevant, and simple to execute can be a very difficult task for many organizations. In other articles, Avalution examined the different types of business…Michael Bratton, MBCI | Jun 11, 2014
Sources of Corrective Actions
Part of Avalution’s Conforming to ISO 22301 Series This perspective is the eighth in a series to discuss key elements of the ISO 22301 business continuity management system, including value-adding elements of the standard or requirements that could…Avalution Team | May 26, 2014
How, When, and If to Implement Business Continuity Software
Business continuity planning software can add significant value if it complements a strong program that has management support, competent personnel, and the information necessary to establish requirements, identify strategies, and document plans. While software will not “do…Avalution Team | May 12, 2014
Program Roles & Responsibilities in a Business Continuity Management System
Part of Avalution’s Conforming to ISO 22301 Series This perspective is the seventh in a series to discuss key elements of the ISO 22301 business continuity management system, including value-adding elements of the standard or requirements that…Avalution Team | Apr 28, 2014