When family and friends ask me what I do for a living, I’m almost always greeted by the same blank, confused stare when I respond with “Business Continuity.” To me and others in our profession, the words seem to fit the job. However, even business-minded individuals do not always understand what business continuity means, let […]
The Business Impact Analysis (BIA) Survey has evolved over time into an often massive undertaking. Organizations devote 6 months or more to determining the Survey questions, distribution, collection, collation, analysis – and the inevitable follow-ups to resolve discrepancies, anomalies and misconceptions. Upon completion, not only are the results suspect (see my original article) but during […]
Here is a vote for OUT to the BIA. Linstedt represents the new BC practices in claiming the BIA is more easily accomplished and hasgreater relevancy using non-traditional methods. In a recent Continuity Central article Dr. Alberto G. Alexander set out nine methodological steps for developing a business impact analysis (BIA). David Lindstedt has submitted a […]
The BIA battle carries on with fresh perspectives; this post and the next take sides in whether or not the Business Impact Analysis is IN or OUT. Dr. Alexander is a classical practitioner; he votes IN! While business impact analysis (BIA) is seen by many as the backbone of any business continuity management system (BCMS) […]
ResilientBCM Associates Pat Curran and Tor Fosnaes led an information session on Business Continuity for a group of interested St. John’s Board of Trade members in the summer of 2017. The title of the presentation was Building Resilience through Business
While business impact analysis (BIA) is seen by many as the backbone of any business continuity management system (BCMS) it is lacking a formal methodology. Here, Alberto G. Alexander, Ph.D, MBCI, details nine methodological steps for developing a BIA and discusses information gathering methods and BIA project management aspects.
Undertaken in the wake of recent high profile cyber attacks, the survey of the UK’s biggest 350 companies found more than two thirds of boards had not received training to deal with a cyber incident (68 percent) despite more than half saying cyber threats were a top risk to their business (54 percent). Wonder what […]
The Sri Lankan government is considering encouraging public and private sector organizations to collaborate on ‘area business continuity management plans’ in areas of the country at high risk of natural disasters.
Business as usual does not commence once an incident is over and business processes are running normally: the impacts on employees may just be starting. Dr Liz Royle provides some guidance on this difficult area… Following a potentially traumatic incident in the workplace such as a sudden death, serious accident, violence or ‘near-miss’, the responsibility […]
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