• 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
  • Preparation & Planning: The US Government’s Advisory on H1N1

    With a potential wide-spread outbreak of H1N1 looming, the US Government released two resources last month to provide preparation assistance: the Report to the President on the US Preparations for 2009-H1N1 Influenza and’s Guidance for Businesses…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Sep 17, 2009
  • More than Eighty Percent of Businesses are Unprepared for H1N1 Outbreak

    The following article summarizes a recent national survey of American businesses conducted by Harvard University that was published on September 9, 2009. The complete survey can be found on the Harvard School of Public Health’s website via…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Sep 15, 2009
  • Preparing for H1N1

    As Published in the May/June Issue of Continuity Insights This spring introduced another threat with global business continuity implications.  The swine flu, or more appropriately 2009 H1N1, caused alarm among the population as this novel influenza A…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Jun 19, 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
  • FFIEC Expands Pandemic Planning Guidance for Financial Institutions

    Introduction For financial institutions waiting for more formal guidance from the Federal Financial Institution Examination Council (FFIEC) before planning for a pandemic, the time is here.  The FFIEC, an interagency council that prescribes uniform standards for the United…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jan 23, 2008
  • 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
  • Using Our Time Wisely

    Though bird flu has been discussed in the media for over a decade now, few citizens have actually considered what a pandemic would mean in respect to their daily lives. recently posted a fantastic article that…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | May 29, 2007