No matter the industry, the size of your organization, or the location(s) of your business, Business Continuity Management (BCM) and Disaster Recovery (DR) programs always seem to experience a common set of challenges. Drawing from 20+ years of experience, Alex Fullick will discuss these many challenges that seem to transcend industry and location – and which seem to appear at one time or another – in every BCM/DR program. Listen in to hear why some of these challenges occur and how to deal with them when you begin to encounter the same issues in your program.
If you read the publications, attend seminars and conventions, conferences and listen to webcasts and even watch videos posted on social media sites, you’ll find that in general everyone covers all the possible subjects related to BCM/DR. Topics such as “How to create resiliency” and “How to test plans” to Continue reading →
This week we have the 1st part of a 3 part series talking about testing our BCP/DR plans and maintaining our programs. The focus will be on getting Buy-In and the showing the Value of BCM programs, as well as providing some tips on how to test for people availability issues.
Communication; the backbone, or cornerstone if you will, of any successful enterprise. Without it you can have an organization moving in multiple directions causing confusion and all archways falling down around you when you need to be moving forward as a cohesive unit – especially during times of crisis. What makes it so key to everything? Continue reading →
Have you ever gotten to the end of your journey to find you’re not in the place you thought you’d be – or wanted to get to? It’s that way for many projects and programs, including BCM/DR initiatives. Sometimes what you intended to achieve isn’t what you end up accomplishing – if at all.
Developing and the maintaining a Business Continuity Management (BCM) / Disaster Recovery (DR) program means managing – and sometimes juggling – multiple components. You could be juggling Business Impact Analysis (BIA) reviews while starting to plan the next major Simulation Exercise. Continue reading →