Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Business Continuity Planning

April 17, 2019 - If you have a business continuity plan, that's terrific. Obviously, you know how important it is to have a plan. But have you updated it lately? Considered any new risks for which you should plan? Made necessary changes in personnel? And if you don't have one, perhaps it's time you got started on one. This week's articles can be helpful regardless of your situation.

Keep in mind these types of risk as you develop or refine your business continuity plan. (Item #1)   The more things change, the more they stay the same. What will 2019 bring for the world of BCM and IT/DR? (Item #2)   What will be the most efficient ways to put the pieces of your business back together, following an emergency? (Item #3)

Business disasters come in all shapes and sizes. Prepare yourself and avoid the worse. (Item #4)   The importance of business continuity planning is most strongly reflected in the 10 ways listed in this article. (Item #5)   Identifying the benefits of a business continuity program helps you define benchmarks and see the light at the end of the proverbial BCM tunnel.  (Item #6)

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Social Media

April 3, 2019 - Nearly all businesses use social media in one form or another, whether it's for marketing, customer/client communication, or other applications. We're not sure, however, if any businesses have made plans to respond to and manage a social media crisis. If you don't have a plan, these articles should convince you that you need one and also help you create one. Don't wait until it's too late to get started.

Use the tips in this article as a guide to help curb the spread of misinformation and improve your social media response to any crisis. (Item #1)   What can you do about Twitter? (Item #2)   Here's what to do if you end up with a full-blown social media crisis management situation on your hands. (Item #3)

Every company should have a social media crisis management plan in place; equipped with your crisis survival guide, you'll be prepared for even the worst situations. (Item #4)   The worst time to start planning for a crisis is when you're in the middle of one. (Item #5)   Like any other emergency strategy, a social media crisis plan is designed to offer a quick and appropriate response and funnel correct information to anyone looking to access it, including customers, employees, and the media. (Item #6)

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