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Tuesday
Jul302013

Crisis and Disaster Websites Roundup

We've assembled a diverse group of interesting crisis and disaster-related websites for your enjoyment. Some have very practical applications in crisis management, while some are simply cool to interact with.

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Tuesday
Jul232013

Infographic: Maintaining Business Continuity in an IT Environment

The constant parade of new hardware and software that necessarily comes into a data center makes for a lot of moving parts that can be extremely difficult for IT managers to integrate into a business continuity plan. This infographic from eWeek contains interesting statistics and practical guidance for ensuring that your systems are “Always up, always on”.

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Tuesday
Jul162013

Lessons Learned from the Boston Bombings

 

The bombings at the Boston marathon were a tragic reminder that terrorism can strike anywhere at any time. Business Continuity professionals should be thinking about the effects of a terrorist attack and incorporate those scenarios into their plans.

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Tuesday
Jul092013

Severe Weather Preparedness and Resiliency

A new white paper is available that acts as a guide to planning and implementing your response to weather threats and it's much more than a simple checklist. The paper helps you to think through the processes that will result in a successful response.

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Tuesday
Jul022013

Secrets of Building a Business Continuity Program

A new webinar will communicate to Business Continuity professionals the secrets of building a Business Continuity Program. Based on more than two decades of BC experience, presenter Michael Lazcano will share his experience, lessons learned and accelerated paths to success.

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Tuesday
Jun252013

The Importance of Teamwork in Business Continuity

You would be hard pressed to create a list of things in life that are more easily accomplished solo, rather than as part of a team. Crisis management and business continuity are certainly not on that list, as the broad scope of knowledge required, and responsibilities that must be undertaken, are perfectly suited to a group.

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Tuesday
Jun182013

Crisis Management is Not the Same as Business Continuity

In our field, the terms business continuity and crisis management are thrown around a lot. What we've noticed recently, though, is that many are under the mistaken impression that the two have the same meaning.

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Tuesday
Jun112013

Stop Social Media Hacks in their Tracks

 

Social media hacks are making the news on a weekly basis. Hackers have taken command of the social media accounts of numerous high-profile companies such as the Associated Press, Wall Street Journal and Jeep. Don’t you think it’s about time you protected yourself?

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Tuesday
Jun042013

Creating a BCM-Friendly Culture

 

The more accepting your organization is of the need for business continuity management, the easier it is to implement plans. How can you help make business continuity mean more to members of your organization?

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Tuesday
May282013

Avoiding a Social Media Crisis (Infographic)

This infographic shows how to "climb the Social Media Hierarchy of Needs". Learn how to advance from the foundation to the pinnacle of enlightenment with 15 principles of social media crisis planning and response.

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