• 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
  • H1N1 Virus May Be Transmittable For Longer Than Originally Thought

    As scientists learn more about the H1N1 virus, guidance regarding the most appropriate preventative measures changes. The current CDC stance on when it is appropriate for ill employees to return to work after diagnosed or probable infection…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Sep 24, 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 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 Ryan Hutton | May 27, 2009
  • Pandemic Webinar Q&A

    Avalution Consulting co-owners Brian Zawada and Robert Giffin recently presented a webinar, sponsored by Continuity Insights, titled “Practical Pandemic Planning For Businesses”.

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Oct 30, 2007
  • Pandemic Influenza Planning: We Need A New Approach

    Throughout 2006, all of the major news outlets consistently published information on the upcoming pandemic.

  • Leveraging The Pandemic Threat to Mature BCM

    A growing number of organizations (in both the public and private sectors) are looking at the threat posed by the Avian Flu. Nearly every major publication and news outlet has covered the potential impact of a bird…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jun 26, 2006
  • Practical Pandemic Planning Advice

    By Robert Giffin This week Greece became the first European Union nation to identify bird flu in poultry. As this virus continues to spread across the globe, it’s propensity to mutate into a new strain capable of…