Business Continuity

  • 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 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 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 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 Avalution Team | May 12, 2014
  • Challenges in Implementing a Successful Business Continuity Program

    Congratulations! You’ve started your business continuity planning effort—sometimes, that’s the hardest part. Now, you’re working diligently on your organization’s business continuity program, but it’s not delivering the results you had hoped. You’re performing a business impact analysis…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Mar 19, 2014
  • 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
  • Integrating Cyber Security and Business Continuity

    The last several years have continued to see an increase in the sophistication and volume of cyber threats, with a 42% increase in targeted attacks in 2012 (as reported by Symantec, in its 2013 Internet Security Threat…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Dec 05, 2013
  • How to Establish an Early Warning System

    Part of Avalution’s Conforming to ISO 22301 Series This perspective is the sixth 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…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Nov 21, 2013
  • Using Lessons Learned in the Evaluation of Business Continuity Procedures

    Part of Avalution’s Conforming to ISO 22301 Series The management system approach to business continuity requires a culture of continual improvement in business continuity programs.  One of the key steps in facilitating continual improvement is to regularly…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Nov 07, 2013
  • 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