What Business Continuity Planners Need To Know About Virtualization
All business continuity professionals should be aware of an important new technology that is quickly changing the way many IT organizations operate. Virtualization has become increasingly popular in recent years, enabling IT organizations to reduce costs and…Avalution Team | Sep 22, 2009
Business Continuity & The Internal Auditor
On Wednesday August 26th, Avalution held a one-hour webinar for internal audit professionals to discuss their role in a business continuity program and how to serve successfully in this capability. During the webinar, our team introduced internal…Avalution Team | Aug 17, 2009
UPDATED: Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption (MTPOD): What is it, where did it come from and why it is important to your organization?
UPDATE: The British Standards Institute (BSI) has issued a corrigendum in response to this article, slightly expanding the definition of MTPOD in a business continuity management system. The change makes explicit BSI’s intent that MTPOD be identified…Avalution Team | Jul 06, 2009
WHO Declares Pandemic Phase 6 – Don’t Panic, but DO PREPARE!
The World Health Organization (WHO) raised its pandemic alert level to Phase 6, the highest alert level. Phase 6 is defined as increased and sustained transmission in the general population “characterized by community level outbreaks in at…Brian Zawada, FBCI | Jun 11, 2009
Human Resource Policy Considerations During a Pandemic
Since the April 2009 H1N1 outbreak, business continuity professionals around the world began the process of reevaluating their pandemic preparedness strategies. A commonly-identified preparedness activity is the evaluation of Human Resources policies. In the past, some organizations…Ryan Hutton | May 27, 2009
The Dangers Associated With A Template
Key Takeaway – Use a template to enable decentralized planning since it provides structure and consistency, as well as an outline of key concepts to address. However, establish the template as the minimum and pair the template…Brian Zawada, FBCI | Apr 01, 2009
BS 25999 Certification: 4 Myths and a Truth
Over the last year and a half we have met a number of organizations that thought they were prepared for BS 25999 certification, only to find key issues when BSI’s auditors arrived. As a result, we have…Rob Giffin | Mar 23, 2009
Managing Expanding Supply Chain Risks
As has been confirmed by the events of the last year, risks to an organization can come from any number of often unpredictable sources, and can result in an impact far more serious and long-lasting than anyone…Avalution Team | Mar 02, 2009
How to Stay Relevant in Tough Economic Times
As Published in the 2009 January/February Issue of Continuity Insights Magazine Tough economic conditions always result in a sense of uncertainty amongst business professionals. “Will my business area or job be viewed as expendable?” “Should I expect…Brian Zawada, FBCI | Feb 12, 2009
UPDATED: What Is A Management System?
Content updated in September 2012 | Originally published in January 2009 First introduced to business continuity practitioners in British Standard (BS) 25999 as a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS), the management systems concept continues to gain traction in…Brian Zawada, FBCI | Jan 28, 2009