BCM & DR: NAME THE RADIO SHOW!!

As you may know from our last post, our founder Alex Fullick, will be doing an internet radio show on the Talk Radio Network at http://www.voiceamerica.com.

Based on all things Business Continuity Management (BCM) related, such as Disaster Planning, Emergency Management, personal safety (home, privacy…), Crisis Management & Communications, Business Continuity Planning etc. the show hopes to bring the BCM industry awareness to the masses.

But we still need a name!!

Soooo, be creative and provide us a suggested name for the show.

The only guidelines is that is should be short and catchy and easily identifiable to everyone – not just industry practitioners.

We’re looking forward to what you come up with.

 

Regards,

The StoneRoad Team

PS: If the winning suggestion comes from a response provided through this site, we’ll try talk Alex into providing some sort of goodie for ya! 

BCM & DR: Managing Expectations

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

Alex Fullick: Book Review – “Testing Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Plans”

While looking for something unrelated, we happened to come across this review for the 5th book by Alex Fullick; “Testing Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans.”  It was released a couple of years ago and has proven to be quite successful so we’re happy to have found this.

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwbooks/article/Alex-Fullick-Pens-Releases-New-Book-on-Testing-Disaster-Recovery-and-Business-Continuity-Plans-20141024

Well done boss!!  🙂

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BCM/DR: BCP Strategies – From Nothing to Business as Usual

Recently, I have been attending quite a few meetings regarding contingencies required for the implementation of a large project initiative.  Because it’s a new initiative and many users aren’t even assigned an ID yet to use these new systems and applications, it’s a bit hard for them to know what contingency strategies are required Continue reading

Business Impact Analysis (BIA): Reviews and Timeframes

For the most part, the BCM industry states that reviews of Business Impact Analysis (BIA) findings and results are to be done on an annual basis; however, I propose that this thinking change.  It is difficult of companies of all sizes and industries, to set aside time every year to review BIA’s, let along set time and resources aside to participate in various BCM tests and plans & process reviews. Continue reading

Business Impact Analysis (BIA): Organizational Integration (Project Change Impacts)

One of the major challenges for Business Continuity Management (BCM) professionals and organizations is ensuring that their Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is kept current and update to date.  The problem with keeping the BIA’s up to date is that there is no process that integrates the BIA into the existing organizational functions.  Continue reading

BCM & DR: Know Your Requirements!

Have you ever been in the situation where you ask your significant other what they want for dinner but receive the response that sounds non-committal and open ended?  They don’t care what it is; they’ll eat whatever you make only to say they weren’t in the mood for what it was you made for them?  It happens allot I’m sure, just as it happens in the BCM / DR world.  Continue reading