The Criticality of Fuel Continuity Planning

At its core, business continuity is really about resource continuity. To carry on the daily business of creating goods and services, all organizations rely on the daily execution of repeatable business processes. These processes rely on resources such as personnel, consumable supplies, equipment, facilities, utilities, communications and goods and services provided by other entities. This… Continue reading The Criticality of Fuel Continuity Planning

Adopting a Culture of Hazard Mitigation

When disaster strikes, state and federal agencies rush to the aid of affected communities. There is often less enthusiasm, however, for allocating limited local resources toward hardening existing infrastructure to mitigate the effect of catastrophic events before they occur. There are methods and strategies for keeping critical infrastructure operational and communities safe in the wake… Continue reading Adopting a Culture of Hazard Mitigation

4 Steps to Building a Business Case for Business Continuity Management

After the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks and the late 2000s financial crisis, the popularity of business continuity management systems (BCMS) surged. But despite the positive momentum, the bubble quickly burst. So much so that by COVID-19, business continuity plan adoption rates were around 65 percent. Clearly, an awareness of business continuity management experience of… Continue reading 4 Steps to Building a Business Case for Business Continuity Management

5 Ways Digital Crisis Management Technology Helps Streamline Catastrophic Health Event Response

The COVID-19 crisis has proven the sternest test to the healthcare sector. And it’s not over yet. What’s worse, the healthcare system remains more vulnerable than ever to a simultaneous hit from a second catastrophic health event, which might overwhelm its capabilities as well as those of local and regional emergency responders. Why’s that? Well,… Continue reading 5 Ways Digital Crisis Management Technology Helps Streamline Catastrophic Health Event Response

Another Virtual Success for DRJ Spring 2021

ARNOLD, Mo. – It’s been an impactful year for many business continuity professionals, but the industry’s premiere event last week helped reignite those individuals with an appetite for knowledge. “We were overwhelmed by the engagement of our attendees to network with one another,” said Disaster Recovery Journal President Bob Arnold. DRJ Spring 2021: A New… Continue reading Another Virtual Success for DRJ Spring 2021

The Advantages of Cloud Desktops in DR and Business Continuity

By BRAD PETERSON The combination of remote work and sudden outages doesn’t have to shut an organization down. Provider outages offer an opportunity to look at how cloud computing – and specifically cloud desktops – can give organizations the resilience they need to keep their employees productive while also maintaining business continuity and network security. … Continue reading The Advantages of Cloud Desktops in DR and Business Continuity

Four Key Measures to Strengthen Operational Resilience

Business continuity and disaster recovery strategies must evolve to respond to infrastructure growth and evolving risks Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) plans need to keep pace with increasing business demands and growth in physical and compute infrastructures. For a hyperconnected digital business, even a small disruptive event can ripple through the entire organization. Today… Continue reading Four Key Measures to Strengthen Operational Resilience

Business Continuity Community Mourns the Loss of a Colleague

The business continuity community has suffered a terrible loss. Sue Hornstra, a current member of the Disaster Recovery Journal Editorial Advisory Board, passed away on March 12, 2021. Hornstra, 58, of Mechanicsville, Va., was co-chair of the career advancement committee and a leader with the DRJ Mentor Program since its inception. “Sue was a joy… Continue reading Business Continuity Community Mourns the Loss of a Colleague