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Disaster Recovery Journal and Continuity Insights have collaborated on these resources to ensure that business continuity/disaster recovery professionals are well-informed as they combat the COVID-19 crisis. 

May 29

DRJ Town Hall: Perspectives and Predictions Emerging from the Pandemic

This fireside chat with Bogdana Sardak and Jonathan Hartmann of Fusion Risk Management discusses what successes and trends they’ve observed in the marketplace, insights and recommendations for return-to-workplace and beyond, what program managers and practitioners should be thinking about when identifying areas of improvement, and how to succeed with a new executive focus on business continuity and risk management. They’ll also offer their perspective on how younger generations are challenging existing programs to innovate and evolve for a new normal.

May 28

Sidelined: The Strange Fate of BCM During the COVID Pandemic

As the COVID pandemic continues, I’ve noticed something strange regarding the role that organizations’ business continuity management offices are playing in dealing with the crisis. In many cases, it’s slim to none. … In today’s post, I’ll look at the extent of, reasons for, and costs of this perplexing trend. I’ll also share some advice for senior executives and BCM staff on how and why BCM offices can and should play a larger part in helping organizations respond to the pandemic.

May 28
Business Executives and Other Leaders Share Their COVID-19 Experience

Image learning from more than 40 C-suite executives their organizations’ experiences in dealing with the Coronavirus. In Business Executives and Other Leaders Share Their COVID-19 Experience, a new Continuity Insights webinar, Tejas Katwala, CEO & Co-Founder of Continuity Logic will shares findings from 1:1 conversations with 40+ C-Suite executives and business risk and resilience leaders on COVID-19.

May 28           
How and When to Reopen Your Business
By AlertMedia: The decision of whether to reopen your business is weighing heavily on the minds of many leaders today. On the one hand, every company wants to keep their employees and customers safe. At the same time, many people and businesses are on the ropes because of the sudden closures caused by this pandemic.

May 28
Covid-19 Report – How Organizations Are Coping

Several weeks ago, as many organizations were moving to remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Earth Networks surveyed numerous professionals asking them how the outbreak was affecting their organizations.

May 22

DRJ Town Hall: Digital Transformation and Technology Managing COVID-19

Today’s slowdowns in business and closures of physical workplaces have given many companies a kick towards speeding up their pace of digital transformation. In this session, we discuss how to manage the acceleration of your digital transformation strategy to support remote work, collaboration and infrastructure upgrades, as well as the risks associated with going digital. Panelists: Jerome Wendt, Steve Gruber, and Selma Coutinho

May 21

Emerging from the Lockdown: 6 Things to Think About for the Next Phase

The coming weeks will see most organizations begin making cautious steps back toward their previous way of doing business, though the situation remains fluid and some things might have changed permanently. In today’s post, we’ll look at six areas every organization should think about as it prepares to emerge from the COVID-19 lockdown and enter business’s next phase.

May 21

Under a Quarter of Businesses Will Return to ‘Old Model’

The latest BCI report, Coronavirus – A Pandemic Response, indicates that many organizations will be forever changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Only 24.8% of businesses expect to ‘go back to their old business model’, demonstrating the huge impact the coronavirus has had on businesses, and how organizations have had to adapt & change at rapid speed to ensure survival.

May 21

With Increased Risk of Flooding During COVID-19, AFC and APHA Release New Handbook for Local Officials to Address Potential ‘Dual Disasters’

Handbook provides most comprehensive guidance to-date for communities navigating sheltering at a distance, delivery of medical supplies, identifying responses for vulnerable communities, and more.

May 21
Is COVID-19 Disrupting Your IT and Business Resilience Delivery?

Continuity Insights has scheduled an important webinar dealing with the unprecedented challenges organizations are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us on May 27 as we address this critical topic during Delivering IT and Business Resilience During Times of Uncertainty.

May 21
Under a Quarter of Businesses Will Return to ‘Old Model’

The latest Business Continuity Institute (BCI) report, Coronavirus – A Pandemic Response, indicates that many organizations will be forever changed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 21           
Five Tips for Maintaining Balance in Uncertain Times

R3 Continuum has put together quick capsule summary that addresses the important of staying balanced in order to effectively move forward, especially during these dizzying times amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.

May 20

DRJ Webinar: Being a Leader in the Organization’s Resilience in the light of COVID-19

BCM practitioners have a holistic view of the organization and its processes, critical activities, and key stakeholders and saw their plans in practice during COVID-19. In this session and by providing real-life examples, Marie-Hélène will demonstrate how to reflect the learnings of COVID-19 using the Business Continuity Institute BCM lifecycle and Good Practice Guidelines (GPG). She will also address how organizations can have a strong impact and generate a return on investment within other areas, such as Integrated Risk Management and Cyber Resilience, as well as during smaller incidents.


Service Provider Resources

Coronavirus Preparedness Resource Kit
Pandemic Communication Template
On-Demand Webinar: Protecting Your People and Your Business During a Pandemic
Learn about Expedited Onboarding with AlertMedia
Pandemic Planning Guide
Sample Plan Template
Pandemic Plan Template
C-19 Daily webpage
Pandemic Response Information
Contact Us
Webinar: Beyond Backup: Taking a Cloud-Native Approach to BC/DR
Gorilla Guides: Everything You Need to Know About Ransomware and Disaster Recovery
Coronavirus Threat Landscape: Regional Reports
Pandemic Readiness Toolkit
Free-COVID-19 Playbook + In Case of Crisis = Your People with Trusted Action Plans
Shield your business from Chaos
COVID-19 and your response
Webinar: No Business Continuity Program is Complete Without an Effective Crisis Communications Plan
Covid-19 Best Practice & Resources
On-Demand Webinar: Preparing for a Pandemic
Free Pandemic Plan Template
Coronavirus Response Solution for Corporate and Healthcare (watch this brief video)
Regroup Mass Notification Brochure
Tips for Managing a (Suddenly) Remote Workforce due to COVID-19
Webinars: Resilience 2020
Business Continuity for Remote Workforces (Webinar)
Unitrends Solutions
Unitrends Product Trials & Free Tools
Unitrends Programs & Promotions
An Update from Veoci on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Explore Our Webinar Series on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Veoci Blog
Pandemic Planning for your business
Download Complimentary COVID-19 Preparedness Self Assessment


Pandemic Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA)
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Regina Phelps, CEM, RN – crisis management, exercise design & pandemic planning expert
Lisa Koonin, Ph.D. – former CDC infectious disease expert
DRJ Digest – current pandemic and other BC/DR-related news at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET daily




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