Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Testing Your Business Continuity Plan

If you haven’t tested your business continuity plan lately, how can you be sure it’s up to date? People may have come and gone or equipment may have changed, and, if so, the plan may not work. It’s important that the plan is tested and people are trained so that, if disaster strikes, your organization will be back up and running with as little down time as possible. This week’s articles look at the challenges and best practices of testing and training.

The key components of an effective Exercise can be broken down into three simple activities. (Item #1) Could you really recover using your plan documentation? (Item #2) In a disaster, would your people be doing what they were trained to do? (Item #3)

Here are 7 steps for developing a business continuity plan which included setting your goals and objectives, and measure your success to ensure your program is tested prior to swinging into action. (Item #4) This article captures thoughts, observations and industry best practices regarding plan testing. (Item #5) The better prepared you are the easier it will be to manage the situation and recover from it quickly. (Item #6)

The entire issue is available at http://www.attainium.net/newsbriefs

Monday, April 19, 2010

Social Media Meets Business Continiuity

There’s probably little doubt that employees everywhere are using social media at home and at work. What are they saying? Could it damage your business? If you’re feeling on shaky ground with regard to how to control the situation, this week’s articles could be of assistance, covering everything from the dangers of social media to developing a social media policy.

The major problem that businesses face with social media is control. (Item #1) Whether employees use social media the right way or the wrong way is in no small part up to the executives who lead them. (Item #2) New legal issues with social media arise daily. (Item #3)

If you’re developing a social media policy, these 10 tips should help. (Item #4) You have to control social media usage, but you also need to know how to create value with it. (Item #5) Make sure your social media activities don’t violate federal and state securities laws. (Item #6)

For the entire issue, go to http://www.attainium.net/newsbriefs