Not every business continuity program is exactly the same. There are different programs for different organizational cultures. Knowing that programs do not typically mirror each other, there are obvious trends that become apparent when comparing a âvery immatureâ to a âvery matureâ program. BC Managementâs International Benchmarking Advisory Board selected program maturity as the awareness… Continue reading How do Mature BCM Programs Stay Ahead of the Game?
With H1N1 now present in all parts of the world and the annual flu season underway, health experts believe as much as 40 percent of the global workforce could be affected at any given time. Not since 1968 have we faced such a bona fide threat from a pandemic outbreak. Obviously, this has prompted business… Continue reading Proactive Communications for Education, Security and Restoration in the Wake of Pandemic Influenza
Disaster Recovery Journal celebrated its 41st conference Sept. 13-19, 2009, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina on Harbor Island. âAgain faced with tighter travel and education budgets, we were still able to offer attendees a first-class show in DRJ fashion,â said Bob Arnold, president of Disaster Recovery Journal. âA huge âthank youâ to… Continue reading Fall World 2009: A Showcase for Industry Networking
Ranked as one of the â100 Best Companies to Work Forâ by Fortune magazine for 11 consecutive years, diversified automotive company, JM Family Enterprises Inc. (JM Family), is known for best practices. Founded by automotive legend Jim Moran, and built upon his guiding philosophies, including the â3Câsâ of communication, cooperation, and consideration, JM Family considers… Continue reading Doing the Right Thing: Putting Associates First in Times of Crisis
Over the last two years there has been a great deal of noise surrounding programs designed to certify the preparedness of private sector entities. The two most popular certifications seem to be BS25999, a standard developed by the British Standards Institute that âhas been developed to help you minimize the risk of such disruptionsâ and… Continue reading Are You Really Prepared? Who Says So?
The current recessionary economy is putting tremendous pressure on businesses. Management has slashed capital expenditures and operating costs as organizations trim redundancies. Companies face increasing pressure for compliance amid a more demanding regulatory environment. But without redundancies, businesses are finding themselves without the in-house printers, inserters and postal processing equipment they need to keep operating… Continue reading A Broader View of Disaster Recovery
Brent Woodworth is chairman and CEO of the Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Foundation. He has been a leader in crisis management for more than 16 years and is responsible for building an international crisis response team with first-hand experience in responding to over 70 disasters in 50 countries. Woodworth serves on multiple distinguished boards including:… Continue reading An Interview with Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Foundation CEO Brent Woodworth
Earlier this year, students in a graduate level disaster management course at Elmira College had the opportunity to speak with Holly Harrington, special assistant to the director of the office of public affairs at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The focus of this conversation was not, however, nuclear power. Rather, students were given the opportunity… Continue reading Preparing Children for Disasters
Most major companies these days have business continuity and disaster recovery plans, albeit in different stages of completion and different realities of recovery capability. Much effort and resources, both personnel and financial, have been dedicated to making these plans the centerpiece of recovery capability for these companies. And why not? Either for good business practices,… Continue reading What If They Had a Disaster and Nobody Came
Another visit with an old axiom: âthe more things change the more they stay the sameâ. Well, I open this column with a hearty âthank youâ to the staff and our friends at the Disaster Recovery Journal. While the economy, has stumbled, Bob Arnold with the help of Patti Fitzgerald, Jon Seals, Mercedes and Tom… Continue reading PPBI On The Move!