A bit late but Happy New Year everyone! May 2016 bring all you ask for and keep you safe!
We’re very happy to announce that the new book by our Founder A.Alex Fullick is now available for purchase in both physical and ebook version.
This book is a bit different from previous books yet still focused on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning.
When one is trying to start up a Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery program or is having difficulty managing an existing BC /DR program, a practitioner – experienced or new to the field – can and will encounter problems along the way. This book helps proactively identify what problems to watch our for and identifies early triggers that will come back to cause problems further down the road. Alex then goes on to provide tips on how to prevent the problems for occurring in the first place and what to do if the issues come to fruition.
“Watch Your Step” is a great volume for any practitioner. Get your copy online at any Amazon website.
As noted in Part 1, if you’re going to be merging all areas of the two companies and the acquired will be engulfed or swallowed up by the acquiring company, then BCM/DR has a very large workload ahead of itself. In some regards, it’ll be like starting over but you’ll know half the BCM need already. Continue reading →
There is an old adage that ‘you can’t put a price on life’ and I personally believe that. No amount of money will every replace a lost life due to a disaster or any other situation. After I recently heard a response to so some questions about Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery by a Senior Executive, I’m beginning to think that some organizations actually do put a dollar value on life – even if they don’t know they’re doing. Continue reading →
When you’re building a BCM / DR program, there are allot of decisions to be made along the way. Some come from results of a BIA or other information gathering session and some have to be made through feedback received from the sponsor based on a potential roadblock encountered. Regardless, decisions get made and when they do, you – as the BCM / DR practitioner – should document these decisions. Continue reading →
We’re happy to announce that we now have updated Business Continuity Management (BCM) document templates available at http://www.stone-road.com. We’ve removed the older 2003 versions, and now have everything in a 2010 version.
All organizations with a Business Continuity Management (BCM) or Disaster Recovery (DR) program always strive to have their Business Continuity Plans (BCP) / Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP) in a state they can use: in a state they believe will cover them in any and all situations. They want their plans to at least cover the basic minimum so that they can be responsive to any situation. But if an organization takes its program – and related plans – seriously, then these plans are never fully complete. Continue reading →
All too often, I run into BCM and DR practitioners that talk about their ‘Awareness’ programs and what they do to get their message of BCM/DR awareness across to the rest of the organization. Let’s face it, we all have an Awareness component to our programs but it’s how the Awareness component is executed that will make the difference. Continue reading →