Business Continuity Planning

Business Continuity Survey: How prepared are businesses?

Business Continuity Survey: How prepared are businesses?

We couldn’t quite take our eyes off this recent study conducted by Forrester Research and Disaster Recovery Journal. The results were too compelling. Titled, “State of Business Continuity Preparedness,” 300 DRJ members shared their insights and fears into what puts their business continuity at risk: 61% of respondents were from organizations with 1,000 or more … Continued

Extreme weather patterns prompt new policies

Extreme weather patterns prompt new policies

While people continue to debate the merits of global warming and its impact on our everyday lives, researchers are far more confident about the prospect of more intense heat waves, heavy downpours, earthquakes and even volcanic eruptions in our near future. But no matter which side of the fence you’re on, the Washington Post reported … Continued

Budgeting for Disaster Recovery

Strategic budgeting ensures availability of essentials in the event of a disaster Understanding all the changes that could become an integral part of daily business operations is vital to the success of any business continuity plan.  It is important for the management team to determine the most essential elements that will enable the business to … Continued

Why Time Spent Developing a Business Continuity Plan is Time Well Spent

Preparing a Business Continuity or Emergency Plan takes time and effort and requires some investment. In my previous post, I provided a list of 10 steps small businesses can take which do not require any cash investment. In this post and the remainder of the series, I’ll cover in some detail the process of preparing … Continued