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Please rank the following three items from one to three, with No. 1 being the item you wish to do most: Listen to your Uber driver’s thesis on everything; Talk politics over Thanksgiving dinner; or Conduct a business impact analysis (BIA). This article is for those who would rather get back in that Uber and continue the riveting weather conversation or sit through Uncle David’s regurgitation of the latest facts he heard on his favorite cable news outlet than conduct a BIA. Now, we should begin by asking ourselves, why is that? Why is something which can create so much…


John Verdi

John Verdi, MBCI, is a managing consultant at Avalution Consulting, the creator of the Business Continuity Operating System and Catalyst Business Continuity Software. Verdi has extensive experience building and managing best-in-class business continuity programs across nearly all industries and sectors. Verdi’s areas of specialty include life sciences, IT Healthcare, and financial services. Verdi can be reached via email at [email protected]

Focus Your Time and Efforts in the Right Areas
There are many different components to your BCM program, including your business impact analysis (BIA), recovery plans, exercises, training, and...
It’s a Wrap! How to Ensure Media Production Continuity, Even in the Face of Disaster
With the rise of digitization, the media and entertainment (M&E) industry is managing enormous amounts and types of data that...
Rules and Regulations: The Rule of Law
President John Adams once said, “We are a nation of laws, not of men.” While the statement is foundational to the fourth amendment, which prohibits unreasonable search and seizure, it is broader in interpretation and is not unique to American history. The “rule of law” dates back to ancient Grece, the idea that government is best administered with legislated laws rather than by rule through divine appointment. This concept is international and applies to free, civilized societies.

Business Continuity Integration with Supply Chain Management: The Why and How
I was initially taken aback upon reviewing the results of a recent career survey conducted by a disaster recovery certification organization...