Plan-A-ware

Collaborative Business Continuity Plan Development and Management

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Tabletop Exercises

From custom designed and delivered to "off the shelf"

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Disaster Experiences

Tabletop Exercises delivered as mock disaster simulations

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Attainium

Streamlining the Process of Business Continuity Planning


Attainium delivers the expertise and services to develop your Business Continuity Plan and ensure that it stays current and relevant.


 

Attainium assesses an organization's ability to cope with and recover from a wide variety of disruptive events.  This is established by performing our readiness assessments, risk and business impact analysis, the development of a complete business continuity plan ("Plan-A-ware"), ongoing plan testing and plan maintenance.

Attainium also produces seminars and workshops designed to educate and enlighten including our interactive “Disaster Experience” simulations, BCP workshops, speeches on business continuity, emergency preparedness, and crisis management. Custom programs can be developed to meet any specific time or content requirements.

To ensure that your BCP will work when disaster strikes, Attainium develops and delivers innovative BCP exercises and drills. Our Tabletop Exercises target the threats, hazards, and vulnerabilities that concern you and focus on the response and recovery skills you want to improve. Exercises can be conducted on-site by our facilitators or purchased on our website as a Conduct It Yourself™ Tabletop Exercise.

While all the services that Attainium provides are unique to our clients, companies may request additional strategic consulting services in the area of organizational design and development, crisis and risk management, and other crisis management related areas such as communications and infrastructure review.

Latest Articles & NewsBriefs

Testing and Training

April 26, 2017 - How often do you exercise your business continuity plan? Have you ever done so? Most experts recommend testing and exercising (if you read Item #5 you'll see what the difference is) at least once per year for the entire plan. If you're not doing that, here's a question for you: What will you do if any part of the plan doesn't work as conceived? Will your people have the ability and confidence to go with the flow and work their way past the broken parts? The only way to know is to try out the plan and see what happens. You'll find help in this issue. 

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Getting Management Buy-In

April 19, 2017 - The buy-in and support of executive leadership is critical to the success of every effort. Whether you're just establishing a business continuity or disaster recovery plan or changing or adding to it, you know that you have to convince top management to support it. How do you do that? This issue discusses the many aspects of getting management buy-in. 

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Social Media and Business Continuity

April 12, 2017 - Social media has been around quite a while now, and its use continues to grow. How does your company handle social media? Is it an important part of your business continuity plan? Do you encourage employees to use it or worry about the risks? Since it's not going away anytime soon, the time is definitely here to determine where social media fits into your BC strategy and how you're going to use it to best advantage. And don't forget that there are benefits AND risks of using social media in your business. 

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Communication in the Digital Post-Truth Era

April 5, 2017 - The Oxford Dictionaries recently named "post-truth" as their international word of the year. What does this mean for communication, crisis communication and reputation in this post-truth era? How has crisis communication changed and, interestingly, how has it not? While there are challenges, most experts agree that the basic principles of communicating in a crisis are still important. Read on and see what you think... have you changed the way you're handling crisis communication today? 

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Workplace Violence

March 29, 2017 - April is Workplace Violence Month, a good time to think about our own violence risks. Workplace violence is often in the news, usually in the form of shootings, but workplace violence runs the gamut from bullying to physical violence of all types. It usually underreported for one reason or another. It can be caused by almost anything... an argument at home, a reprimand from a boss, a restraining order, etc. Awareness and alertness on the part of management are two ways to spot potential violence, but employee training can also help identify the risk. This week’s articles look at various strategies to identify and deal with this ever-escalating problem.  

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