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Tuesday, 23 June 2009 10:44

Certification More Important Than Ever

Written by  JOHN B. COPENHAVER, CBCP

Actor Mickey Rooney once said, “You always pass failure on your way to success.” It has been said frequently over the past few months, as our economy has taken a significant downturn and most companies are cutting back dramatically on expenses, that business continuity planning (and in some cases planners themselves) will inevitably be hit hard because executives view the discipline only as a below the line expense. While we all bear at least some part of the hardships this recession has brought, a case has to be made for the critical importance of preparedness – right here, right now, and for every one of us. Moreover, there is a vital need for the genuine preparedness that flows from planning done by those who are truly qualified to engage in such planning. The following statement is not meant to shock the readers, but not all who say that they are qualified business