Business continuity and emergency response managers know that recovering from a crisis requires proactive planning – regardless of whether you can see trouble approaching. Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic have taught us to expect the unexpected. So called “black swan” events, dubbed such because they are supposed to be rare, are not as unusual as the moniker suggests. Consider the dotcom crash in the early 2000s, 9/11 attacks, 2008 global financial market crash, and the Brexit vote in 2016. According to conventional wisdom, none of these were expected. Yet a more rigorous analysis of factors at the time would have…
Shaping Continuity Communications
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Creating a People-Centric Business Continuity Plan
If global organizations didn’t acknowledge the importance of strategic business resilience planning before 2020, they certainly do now. From food...
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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...
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The Impact of the BCI Women in Resilience (WiR) Group
The recent global pandemic and other world events that unfolded since 2020 have created unprecedented social, economic and geopolitical disruption,...
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