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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. 

July 6, 2020

Homefront: The New Hot Zone for BCM Is Employees’ Home Offices

Since the advent of COVID-19 and the shift to work-from-home, employees’ home offices have become the new frontline in business continuity management. In today’s post, we’ll lay out six threats and risks of working-from-home that BCM professionals need to be aware of and plan for.

June 30, 2020

Return to Work Guidelines

Witt O’Brien’s has developed a detailed Return to Work Guidelines roadmap that will complement any return to work plan that must, fundamentally, protect the health and safety of employees, clients, and the communities in which we work and live.

June 30, 2020

Security Challenges Surge With Working Remotely

Working remotely from home has hit new heights during the coronavirus pandemic. More employees than ever are doing so, and although the option to work in your PJ’s can be liberating, there are some security challenges this “new normal” creates. While 43% of Americans say they want to continue working remotely even after the economy fully reopens, it’s creating significant security challenges for employers and IT. Those using their personal devices for remote work add even more security risks to the mix.

June 30, 2020

Survey Measures the Impacts of Working From Home

The 2020 Work-from-Home IT Impact Study examines the impacts of the worldwide locked that has forced businesses to work remotely, mostly at home, as a result of the Coronavirus. The study is based on a survey of 500 IT professionals at companies with at least 1,000 employees in the UK, US, Canada, Germany, France, and Ireland.

June 30, 2020

BCI Partner Crises Control Publishes Pandemic Recovery White Paper

The Covid-19 pandemic raises a number of very significant issues for business continuity and even business survival. These issues include employee availability, supply chain disruption and social distancing. As companies return to full operations, they will have to adapt to a new normal with significantly changed business operating models.

June 30, 2020

93% of Businesses Have Changed Their IT Priorities Due to COVID-19

Telstra has published a new white paper identifying the technological challenges and the industry outlook post-COVID-19. The research, Business Continuity, Flexible Working and Adaptive Infrastructure: Five Actions for When the Economy Reopens Following COVID-19, gathered data from 120+ business leaders across Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States to provide insights on how to recalibrate IT strategies. The research was conducted together with GlobalData to survey C-suites and IT decision-makers to understand organizations’ responses to the pandemic.

June 29, 2020

Key Players: The 7 Most Important Roles on Your Return-to-Work Team

Every organization that plans to bring employees back to the workplace while the COVID-19 pandemic persists will need to form a return-to-work team. In today’s post we’ll look at the seven most important roles on the team and discuss the tasks that must be handled by each.

June 25, 2020

Cares Act – Coronavirus Relief Fund: Local Governments Planning for Eligible and Compliant Use of Funds

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Federal agencies have provided funds to state and local governments through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27. The CARES Act established the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) and appropriated a $150 billion to states, local governments, U.S. territories and Tribal governments.

June 25, 2020

Work at Home Tips

An overlooked component of a business continuity program is having a work-at-home option as part of an alternate worksite strategy. With the cost of alternate recovery sites from third party vendors increasing, having the ability for your staff to continue critical business functions from home during a disruption is key. The right solution needs to be in place to ensure this strategy can work.

June 24, 2020

WEBINAR: How COVID-19 is Changing the Business Continuity Landscape

Over the past 90 days, we’ve seen a shift in the way people talk about and execute business continuity plans at their organizations. Business continuity is no longer an afterthought; it’s top of mind. … Many organizations found out the hard way how an unexpected business incident can impact their people, operations, and reputation. As we begin on the road to recovery, it’s important to reflect on lessons learned so we can emerge from this pandemic stronger than before.

June 23, 2020

Veridos launches eGovernment platform for protecting COVID-19 related documents

In the wake of the current pandemic, governments need smart solutions to safeguard their citizens and to ensure compliance with national crisis approaches. Consequently, Veridos, a world-leading provider of integrated identity solutions, presents its new eGovernment platform, VeriGO® TrueSeal. It allows for secure, convenient, and privacy-friendly digital attestation of sensitive documents that are essential for the management of the COVID-19 situation.

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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