Gaining Traction for Your BCM Program – A Simple, Strategic, Service-Oriented Approach

Is it time to completely change your approach to the problems of “BCM buy-in?” Rachelle Loyear, MBCP, AFBCI, CISM, PMP, and author of The Manager’s Guide to Simple, Strategic, Service-Oriented Business Continuity, stands amongst those who think you should. Loyear, who is Director of Program Management, Integrated Security Solutions for G4S,

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

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

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

Shadow IT – More Vital Than You Might Think . . . 5 Self-Help DR Steps to Take Now!

By Jon Murphy Love it or hate it, with the consumerization of IT and rapid adoption of all things cloud computing, most organizations are loudly demonstrating their need for new tools to do more – faster and more efficiently than ever before. That in part is making Shadow IT pervasive in

BCI Good Practice Guidelines Training Course to Be Offered

The BCI Good Practice Guidelines Training Course (CBCI) offers a solid description of the methods, techniques and approaches used by business continuity (BC) professionals worldwide to develop, implement, and maintain an effective Business Continuity Management (BCM) program. The three-day-plus course will be offered immediately following the Continuity Insights 2017 New York