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Thursday, 22 November 2007 01:06

Making Plan Distribution, Usage Easier for Everyone

Written by  Andrew Wilson & Terry Bogyo

In the aftermath of 9-11, CEOs and corporate planners recognized the need for an available, usable corporate business continuity plan. The old standby of a (large) binder containing the detailed plan sitting under the bed or in the trunk of the car was always problematic. The lack of security, problems in updating, and version control are obvious. More often than not, the decision-maker is separated from the plan when it needs updating or, more critically, activation. The prevalence of home PCs and corporate laptops along with the increasing ubiquity of generic Universal Serial Bus (USB) connections creates an opportunity to exploit the new chip-based smart drives to overcome the failings of older technology. The USB-based smart drive solution implemented at the Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia ensures the availability and currency of our corporate business continuity plan while maintaining security and controlling costs. The Need We recognized our earlier business continuity plans