Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Business Continuity Planning & Management

When business continuity was a new concept, it seemed enough to plan for terrorist attacks, natural disasters and other local disruptions. Today, in our global economy, disasters don’t have to occur nearby to eventually cause business disruptions. It is especially important, then, to be sure that your plans include the possibility of disruptions anywhere along the supply chain. This week’s articles can provide you with food for thought along these lines.

Here are 10 reasons why a well thought out plan will benefit your business and give you peace of mind. (Item #1)    There are three important elements that too many business continuity plans are missing -- even plans that are well-developed based on traditional good practice. (Item #2)    Is the aim of recovering to a minimum business continuity objective acceptable? (Item #3)

This article describes the basics of BCM and provides a list of resources that you and your organization can use to improve your ability to survive any unexpected and undesirable turn of events. (Item #4)   No one can predict when the next disaster or business disruption will strike; the only certainty is that something untoward will happen, at some time. (Item #5)   In this op ed thought experiment, David Lindstedt looks back from the year 2027 and highlights some pitfalls that the resilience road could lead to. (Item #6) 

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