We live in an increasingly mobile world. Think about it. How often are you at your desk when a crisis occurs? Where are your other team members? Do they work in different offices and do they also support your business continuity and incident management efforts? Disasters occur at all hours of the day and night. Everyone may not be able to get to a physical location in a timely manner – or get there at [...]
What Do You Need To Go Back To Work? A Place, Staff & Utilities – Power & Phone/ISP. What Ya Got This Morning? The Long Road To Recovery
When we write business continuity plans (BCPs), we right them in a vacuum. We only know that they work if we: 1) do an exercise or 2) have a disaster. The East Coast is now experiencing a disaster like never before. Other events like Irene hit less business populated areas – now in the heart of business, New York and New Jersey, BCP’s are being put to the test. A rather chilling photo posted by [...]
With Widespread Power Outages, Work From Home May Fail – What Is Your Back Up Strategy? Sandy Could Create The Perfect BCP Trifecta!
What is the BCP Trifecta you say?!?! As we all know, most business continuity plans deal with three potential losses: loss of building, loss of people and loss of technology or data. Hurricane Sandy could result in all three! With the move towards “work from home” as the only work area recovery solution for many companies, when there are wide spread power outages, the company could find itself in a very vulnerable position. The next [...]
What are the crisis leadership and business continuity lessons from the Titanic? Here are 10 lessons we can all take to heart.
In a recent New Yorker, Daniel Mendelsohn writes, “It may not be true that “the three most written-about subjects of all time are Jesus, the Civil War, and the Titanic,” as one historian has put it, but it’s not much of an exaggeration.” Hundreds of lives were lost, many families were torn apart, and the world was in agony. Many tiny acts of carelessness caused the ship’s downfall and continue to provide us lessons today…assuming [...]