Away With the BIA!

Dr. David Lindstedt

The Business Impact Analysis (BIA) has been a staple of business continuity (BC) for decades. In that time, the BIA has grown, expanded, and become rather nebulous in its scope, objectives, and value. By exploring both its initial purpose and current implementation, we can conclude that early benefits gained from

Here’s What I Mean By “Business Continuity” – 5 Steps to Success

By Bryan Weisbard, CPA, CFE: When family and friends ask me what I do for a living, I’m almost always greeted by the same blank, confused stare when I respond with “Business Continuity.” To me and others in our profession, the words seem to fit the job. However, even business-minded individuals

New Thinking, New Tips, New Advice

Vendor presentations offer plenty of opportunities for networking, learning about new trends and technologies, and being exposed to case studies that present new thinking, advice on how to tackle the latest challenges facing BC professionals, and tips you can apply when you get back to the office. The 2017 Continuity Insights

How You Can Help Those in Puerto Rico

Nearly all of the U.S. territory’s 3.4 million residents need assistance recovering from the storm. Here’s how you can help. Cash. Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

The Importance of Staff Welfare During a Disaster

As business continuity professionals, we focus on the importance of a variety of factors and one of the keys to embedding business continuity in your organization is staff welfare. Staff welfare is ensuring that your staff not only feel supported during a disruption, but that they understand their roles and

Is Your Company Prepared for the Worst? Why Business Continuity Must Be Part of Your Strategy

By David Nolan: You may think your company is prepared for adversity – but if you believe these 7 common misconceptions, it’s not. Imagine a runner on a treadmill following a preset workout program. Even as the treadmill speeds up during the higher-intensity phases, as long as the runner is

The Case for Integration – Converting the BCM Silo into an Enterprise Risk Foundation

New demands are being placed on the Business Continuity organization to provide more services to the enterprise, often with little or no resources to support them. Higher levels of productivity, meeting new regulatory mandates, and providing coverage for new corporate acquisitions, are just a few of these new demands. But

Workplace Violence One Day Conference December 5, 2017

Save the date and make plans to join your colleagues and Continuity Insights for Workplace Violence: A Multidisciplinary Perspective. The event will take place on December 5, 2017 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Philadelphia. This one-day workshop will feature some of the nation’s foremost authorities on this all-too-often occurring incident, individuals

A Methodological Approach for Developing a BIA

From defining the boundaries, to assessing financial and operational impacts, to identifying critical processes, to determining RPOs for critical activities, there is a true methodological approach for developing a business impact analysis (BIA). The BIA allows organizations to identify the critical processes of business and its continuity requirements, which become