Tag Archive for: business continuity

Practical Resilience: Better Together!

When my kids were younger we went to one of those ‘laser tag’ venues for a friend’s birthday.  My kids and I found our way on to the same team and as the referee was getting ready to start the game, I laid out the plan for us to all stick together and work as […]

Practical Resilience: I Can’t Connect! 5 Key Steps to Restoring Comms in a Crisis

I have a confession.  I find it amusing when the WIFI stops working at the house and my teenagers immediately think the world is ending.  It usually evokes a story from me that starts with, “When I was a kid…”, which results in immediate eye-rolling and some retort about dinosaurs walking the earth. A little […]

Practical Resilience: 7 Steps to Keeping Your Power Players!

Michael. I’ll never forget him. He was the ONLY one who knew how that core application really worked or could fix it when it broke.  We used to joke about needing to get him executive protection or putting him in a bubble so that nothing would happen to him.  We also laughed about what would […]

Practical Resilience: Resilience Requires GRIT!

Umph! Drive! Go-Power! Tenacity! Determination! Ingenuity! Resourcefulness! Self-Initiation! Fortitude! Passion meeting perseverance! However you want to define it, GRIT is the X-factor in making your plans work and your organization more resilient! I had the honor of representing a former employer following Hurricane Katrina in addressing one of the US Senate Committees on why we […]

Practical Resilience: Cut Me Some Slack!

I ordered a gift for my wife from an online retailer yesterday and was thrilled to see it arrive this morning. Talk about a life saver! The speed with which goods and services move today is lightning fast compared to only a decade ago saving husbands everywhere in their last-minute gift purchasing. The crazy thing […]

An Updated Perspective on the Definition of Disaster Recovery

I was speaking to a large group of company owners at an Engineering conference on the importance of implementing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery programs. Afterwards, one of the owners of a mid-sized firm came up to thank me for the learning experience and ask why I didn’t cover backing up IT systems to tape. […]

5 Ways To Stay Prepared This Summer

It’s officially Summer! With summer comes vacation and relaxation, and work tends to slow down a bit.  We are all excited to enter this new season, especially with things opening back up, but we shouldn’t veer too far away from reality. Remember just because you are on vacation doesn’t mean incidents are on your same […]

Positivity is Contagious

Let me share a characteristic about myself. I’m a person that always strives to be positive and find a silver lining in everything. My hope with this blog is to share some positive thoughts and news surrounding COVID-19. Or if you haven’t heard it’s scientific name Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). As of April […]

Utilizing Your Pandemic Response/Plan to Include Minimizing Stakeholder Impact

Pandemic planning focuses on ensuring our companies can recover from a protracted incident and the ability to sustain most impacted/critical operations over an extended period (30, 60, 90 days+).  Considering current events, this is especially relevant.  We have been working with our customers to also look into minimizing the impact to their external stakeholders, as […]

Pandemic Planning: Being Prepared for COVID-19

With the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19, it’s time to dust off your Pandemic Plan and ensure that you follow protocol to protect your employees and customers.  How your organization responds to and recovers from COVID-19 is everyone’s responsibility. For your business to weather the storm, ensure your management team is discussing and addressing the following […]