Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Facility Safety and Security

There are so many aspects of business continuity planning, sometimes one gets overlooked. Business continuity teams sometimes forget that ensuring the organization's continuity of operations should include the safety of the facility itself. This week's articles talk about the importance of coordinating with facility managers to support your BC plan.

How can your company ensure that it will have priority response following an incident? (Item #1) Internal partnerships help achieve a comprehensive business continuity program. (Item #2) Implementing a comprehensive contingency management plan may seem daunting, but it is simply an exercise in commitment—with continuous assessment and revision. (Item #3)

The best course of action is to start with a multi-hazard facility risk assessment performed by a qualified security professional. (Item #4) Knowledge, speed, and flexibility are valuable tools for emergency response. (Item #5) The job of the Facility Security Officer is challenging. (Item #6)

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Online Reputation Management

Most organizations understand the importance reputation has on their bottom line and do their utmost – through marketing, member/customer relations, and other methods – to protect the value of that reputation. But what about their online reputation? This is a critical component of reputation that often is not given the same amount of attention as off-line reputation. This week’s articles can help you put the focus online to ensure your reputation is protected there as well.

When prospective customers, clients or employees search for you online, what do they see? (Item #1) Favorable search engine results are no accident. (Item #2) Online brand reputation management is complex business. (Item #3)

Here are some good tips for ways smaller organizations can manage their online reputations. (Item #4) It's important to understand the ways your business reputation is fostered or attacked online – and to know what to do about it. (Item #5) Use these tools to help you manage your online reputation. (Item #6)

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Risk potential is everywhere around us... do you know the potential risks to your organization? Identifying risk is the first step in mitigating it, and it should be the first step you take in your business continuity efforts. If you haven’t done so, you can still assess your organizational risks and adjust your plan accordingly. This week’s articles should help.

One of the most prevalent risks in the 21st century is reputation risk. (Item #1) How secure is your IT and, therefore, your ability to function as an organization? (Item #2) If you haven’t done a thorough risk assessment, there are some techniques to help you through this process. (Item #3)

Here are some steps in identifying business risk. (Item #4) If you’re at a loss as to where to begin, these top 10 methods for identifying business risk should help put you on the right track. (Item #5) Determining your risk from natural disasters can be tricky, but this article can help you out with this. (Item #6) 

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