Well, it’s that time again when I write about personal experience rather than academic doctrine and how the two end up conflicting and sometimes not providing what you want in the end.
Recently, during a few meeting it was discussed that a new process was required for Senior Management reporting purposes and the manager requesting the process provided some guidelines/requirements on what was needed. Sounds easy enough. Continue reading →
I’ve often run into people that have to ‘send an email’ with a question for a person that’s located on a few seats away. Are they afraid of that person? Why can’t they just get up and go see them for a couple of minutes to ask what they need to ask? It seems the art of face-to-face communication is disappearing in favor of CYA (Cover You’re A…) and audit concerns. Continue reading →
I’ve noticed recently that there are allot of Webinars and articles touting the trends within Business Continuity Management, Disaster Planning and many other ‘disaster’ related industries; to the point where ‘trend’ has become a buzzword for anything new regardless of how much value – both long term and short term value – it might offer. Continue reading →
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 →