How Mature is your Business Continuity Program?

April 07, 2022

How Mature is your Business Continuity Program?

Maturity is a term that is often brought up in the world of business.  Bonds mature, markets mature, neighborhoods mature, and (hopefully) technologies mature as time goes on.  Every time the word gets used, however, the context is critically important.  Clearly when we’re talking about the maturity level of a grand new technology, we’re not talking about the […]
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April 07, 2021

“It Can’t Happen,” Happens All the Time

There is a distinct line between being confident and being presumptive. The problem with presumption is it often presents itself as certainty but is a misguided sense of confidence that can blind us to reality. In the practice of Business Continuity, the ultimate foe is presumption. Earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods can all be prepared for in advance. Presumption prevents any form […]
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March 05, 2020

Why Business Continuity Goes Beyond IT – An Example In Coronavirus

October of last year I led a business continuity (BC) workshop for clients, prospects and partners. While explaining that a good BC program permeates throughout an entire organization an attendee asked how he could best deliver that message to upper management. He worked for the IT department of a healthcare provider. His concern was that […]
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March 04, 2020

Technological Impacts of Coronavirus: Is Your Environment Prepared?

You have probably heard of this interesting virus affecting people in other countries. However, have you considered the organizational impact Coronavirus may already have on your business today? What about when, not if, it proliferates in the United States? All major publications and news outlets – the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, […]
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October 25, 2019

Teachable Moments in IT

An article caught my eye this week. It involves the unfortunate circumstances in the city of Baltimore, but it’s a valuable lesson to any organization (link below). In short, a combination of ransomware and poorly managed backups wreaked havoc on the City of Baltimore.  The unfortunate situation is a good reminder of how the best […]
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September 03, 2019

Business Continuity And Top Management Are Inseparable

Business Continuity and Top Management are Inseparable ContinuityCentral.com posted an analysis by editor David Honour of a crisis communication statement made by National Grid CEO John Pettigrew following a wide-area power outage that occurred on August 9th, which was the largest to occur in the UK for over a decade. The analysis scrutinizes every part of Pettigrew’s statement, […]
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