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10 For 10: The Top Business Continuity Issues For The New Year

Written by  JANETTE BALLMAN

The first decade of the new millennium has come to a close. With the arrival of 2010 it is time to reflect on issues that will demand our attention in the new year. In an industry so vast and complicated, the list could be endless. With the help of industry experts we have narrowed it to 10 issues that will be prominent in 2010. Some are actual tasks that planners will be tackling; others are areas of concern that planners will face within the industry itself. Each deserves scrutiny and is a starting point for further discussion and examination.Coping With Budget Cuts and Staff ReductionsThe continuing economic situation remains the top concern. Budget cuts are creating a trickle effect that impacts a multitude of areas. Many companies are reducing staff, acquiring fewer supplies, and slicing travel budgets. Stretching the funds to meet all needs requires tough decisions. Is it better to eliminate the annual exercise or bypass an upgrade on existing software?Such battles are being fought in organizations across the country. As a result,