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Not another BCM Program audit?

Another Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program audit. Again? Some organizations think of audits as tedious, and often unnecessary, accounting procedures, rather than as a powerful business tool that can be used to improve the organization’s capabilities. At its core, an audit is …

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Risk Assessment – Is it worth the time and effort?

Should your organization execute a Risk Assessment? Is it worth the time and effort? It is often a long and complicated process, which may discourage some organizations from fully committing to it. This article will address the importance of the Risk Assessment as a general…

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IT Disaster Recovery Planning – No worries, we have a backup!

When asked about their organization’s IT Disaster Recovery (ITDR) plans, some will smile and say, “Yes, we have a backup and it is fully outsourced.” This type of response will set off a few red flags with the Business Continuity Planners, but many organizations…

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Business Impact Analysis could be Challenging for some Organizations

In a Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program, there are specific professional practices that must be adhered to. The Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) outlines the first steps as Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program Initiation and Risk Assessment, with the third being the Business Impact…

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Is Your Organization’s IT Strategy in line with its Business Goals and Direction?

An IT strategy is a comprehensive plan that lays out specifically how technology will support your business strategy and help guide your organization toward its objectives over the next 3-5 years. Most organizations have some ideas about how IT can help them…

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Challenges with BCM Programs once Implemented

As outlined in our previous blog post, the development and implementation of an effective Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program is imperative to organizations of any size. Maintenance of the BCM Program is also necessary for the long-term viability of the program. While a BCM Program outlines policies, procedures and…

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