New Webinar: Winter Weather Precautions

Before the heavy snow warnings are broadcast and the frigid blasts of arctic weather arrive, it’s important to prepare your facility and your employees. Preparations now can save costly damage to equipment and facilities and maintain important fire and life safety systems. Join Continuity Insights for Winter Weather Precautions, a new

Time to Ceate a DR Checklist

By Sarah Doherty, iland: Disasters just aren’t what they used to be. Traditionally, a disaster was defined by an act of nature. However, today, with worldwide networks, Web apps, and 24x7 customer call centers, even an electrical failure could be disastrous, resulting in crashing communications and online transactions. When pulling together IT priorities for the

Earth Networks Releases 2020 U.S. Lightning Report

Earth Networks, the global leader in weather and lightning monitoring and alerting, today released its 2020 U.S. Lightning Report. During 2020, Earth Networks detected 441,211,344 in-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning pulses within the continental U.S., a decrease of 15% from 2019. Over 31.5 million of those pulses were cloud-to-ground, representing 7% of all

Agility Develops COVID-19 Workforce Safety Resource Hub

Ensuring employee safety and maintaining uninterrupted communication is vital for any business, especially when it comes to communicating with employees about COVID-19 cases at work and in their household. Whether it's your workforce's health and safety or complying with state regulations, Agility Recovery's Agility Alerts can help make it easier

Record for Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters Smashed in 2020

The cumulative cost of 22 separate weather and climate disasters during 2020 cost $95 billion according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The price tag represents the fourth-highest total annual cost since 1980. The list of weather and climate disasters included a record-setting seven tropical cyclone events and 13

Fundamental Components of a Business Continuity Plan

By Agility Recovery: Having the right plans and procedures in place for dealing with crises is only half the battle. The fundamental components of a business continuity plan must include workspace recovery, cyber resilience, change management, and several other elements. Additionally, sharing a business continuity plan with the essential personnel and educating them

Winter Weather Preparedness Checklist

Agility Recovery has created a new Winter Weather Preparedness Checklist available to help companies properly prepare their organization before, during, and after a winter storm in order to remain resilient in the wake of severe weather. The checklist will help organizations avoid risks if severe winter weather targets your area. Rather

Free Chapter: Why Should I Apologize? Lawyers vs. Communicators

Rothstein Publishing is offering Business Continuity professionals a free chapter from the new book Crisis Counsel: Navigating Legal and Communication Conflict, by Tony Jaques, Ph.D. It probably won’t surprise you that one of the most common areas of disagreement between lawyers and communicators is about when and how to apologize. The truth

Is it Time for Business Continuity Managers to Step Away From COVID-19 Response?

By Charlie Maclean-Bristol: Is it time for Business Continuity Managers to step away from the COVID-19 response? Charlie Maclean-Bristol discusses his thoughts on how organizations should move forward in dealing with the virus. I have been thinking about the response to COVID-19 for a while, especially as we have been conducting a