Business Continuity 101

  • Business Continuity Plans 101

    In previous articles, Avalution has espoused the value of using a management systems approach to business continuity and articulated the notion that business continuity is more than just a collection of plan documentation. This approach is reflected…

    Michael Bratton, MBCI Michael Bratton, MBCI | Jan 15, 2014
  • Business Continuity & IT Disaster Recovery – Should You Start From a Blank Page?

    Building a business continuity program (or anything worthwhile for that matter) takes time and dedication.  It also requires compromises – constantly balancing what is practical and what is possible to protect the business.  BUT – it’s important…

    Rob Giffin Rob Giffin | Sep 09, 2013
  • Bridging the Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery Gap

    Increasing Coordination Between the Business and IT in Preparedness Activities One of the most common questions we receive at Avalution is, “How can my organization increase coordination between different groups performing preparedness activities, specifically ‘the business’ and…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Mar 28, 2013
  • Crisis Communications: An Organizational Balancing Act

    For an organization experiencing a crisis, the ever-persistent nature of our 24/7 global society means that impacts extend well beyond the location of the crisis. Organizations that successfully manage and respond to disruptive events do so because…

    Michael Bratton, MBCI Michael Bratton, MBCI | Nov 19, 2012
  • Planning for Every Scenario is “for the Birds”

    Why “Chicken Little” and “Black Swan” Planning is NOT the Way to Respond to Recent Catastrophic Events It seems that every week, there’s a story in the news about a catastrophic disaster happening somewhere in the world. …

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Oct 02, 2012
  • A Culture of [Business] Continuity | Part Two

    This two-part series from Avalution Consulting focuses on defining and embedding a “culture of continuity” within organizations. PART II: IMPLEMENTING A CULTURE OF CONTINUITY In part one of this series we defined a culture of continuity as…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Aug 22, 2012
  • A Culture of [Business] Continuity | Part One

    This two-part series from Avalution Consulting focuses on defining and embedding a “culture of continuity” within organizations. PART I: DEFINING A CULTURE OF CONTINUITY “Culture of continuity”…it sounds beautiful, doesn’t it?  It flows off the tongue so…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jul 30, 2012
  • How to Determine Risk Appetite in the Context of Business Continuity

    The introduction of ISO 22301 (Societal security – Requirements – Business continuity management system) more closely aligns business continuity to the broader risk management discipline.  A major contributor to this alignment is the standard’s requirement to understand…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Jul 02, 2012
  • What Makes a Great Recovery Plan?

    The goal of any recovery plan, regardless of the size or nature of the organization, is to protect life, minimize damage from an event, and quickly resume the delivery of critical products and services to meet customer…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Apr 30, 2012
  • Selling the Business Continuity Case to Executive Management

    If your organization has not already invested in business continuity, selling the “business continuity” business case to executive management can be difficult.  Many believe that since they’re already paying for insurance, investing in business continuity is paying…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Mar 05, 2012