Business Continuity

  • How-To: Effectively Scope Your Business Continuity Program

    Early on in the development of a business continuity program, careful, pragmatic scoping can be the difference between quick and appropriate wins and a never-ending planning effort with little capability.  Organizations typically build programs due to customer…

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 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 Avalution Team | Aug 04, 2014