Since 2002, my S-Corporation carried “Errors and Omissions” or Professional Insurance coverage. As an independent BCP/DR consultant, are you adequately insured? In 2008, my insurance carrier expanded coverage (known as the Bell endorsement) to include insurance for several crisis and emergency conditions that might create a business loss and hence a claim. The items covered… Continue reading Insurance for Independent Consultants
According to a Wall Street Journal article (see Penn State Warned On Accreditation at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444318104577589174048808462.html?mod=ITP_pageone_1 ), “Pennsylvania State University’s accreditation is “in jeopardy,” one of the nation’s primary accrediting groups warned the school, in the latest fallout from the Jerry Sandusky child-sex-abuse scandal. “ The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the WSJ reported, “said… Continue reading For want of a nail
California is assessing homeowners who live in vulnerable, fire-prone areas a fee to cover the cost of fire protection services, including very expensive suppression of wild fires. Itâs about time someone acted to place the cost of protecting vulnerable properties on those who own them. According to several sources in California, bills for… Continue reading California Fire Fee – It’s About Time
In a business world that is embracing the cloud more and more every day, it is interesting to see that, while the cloud benefits companies in several ways, these companies seldom demonstrate their advantage from the cloud in terms of ROI (return on investment). This may be because many of the benefits from cloud computing… Continue reading How to Calculate ROI from Cloud Computing
Today’s small business owners face daily challenges in running their businesses, and one of the more difficult challenges is managing business continuity and disaster recovery planning; however, the primary focus for most business owners is on their core business competencies, not on becoming resiliency experts. Because investments in business continuity and disaster recovery planning directly… Continue reading What challenges to you face when convincing small business owners to adopt business continuity and disaster recovery practices?
By Glen Bricker, Managing Consultant, Avalution ConsultingArticle originally posted on Avalution Consulting’s Blog The goal of any recovery plan, regardless of the size or nature of the organization, is to protect life, minimize damage from an event, and quickly resume the delivery of critical products and services to meet customer requirements. How this is accomplished,… Continue reading What Makes a Great Recovery Plan?
By Christopher Burton, Senior Consultant, Avalution ConsultingArticle originally posted on Avalution Consulting’s Blog Since 2005, Avalution Consulting has performed hundreds of business continuity exercises with organizations in every major industry and sector throughout the United States. No matter the scope of the exercise or the level of complexity, several key elements enable the successful outcome… Continue reading The Business Continuity Exercise: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
By Susan Giffin, Managing Consultant, Avalution ConsultingArticle originally posted on Avalution Consulting’s Blog We recently published a perspective (Business Continuity for Small Businesses – We Can Do Better!) on how most small and medium-sized organizations escape the complexity of larger organizations and thus have the opportunity to implement streamlined business continuity planning processes, which should… Continue reading Business Continuity Tools for Small Businesses â We Can Do Better!
By Robert Giffin, Director, Avalution ConsultingArticle originally posted on Avalution Consulting’s Blog If you have less than 500 employees, odds are you don’t have someone working full-time on business continuity. And, unless regulations require you to perform planning in some manner, your organization may not have a business continuity plan at all! Due to complex… Continue reading Business Continuity for Small Businesses â We Can Do Better!