Business Continuity NewsBriefs - April 17, 2019
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Business Continuity Planning

April 17, 2019 - If you have a business continuity plan, that's terrific. Obviously you know how important it is to have a plan. But have you updated it lately? Considered any new risks for which you should plan? Made necessary changes in personnel? And if you don't have one, perhaps it's time you got started on one. This issue can be helpful regardless of your situation.

"Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now." 
-- Alan Lakein, Personal Time Management author --

1. Business continuity planning: are you ready for 2019?

As digital, social, and geographical relationships become more complex, it's more important than ever to stay on top of the risks your business faces, and build (or adjust) your business continuity plan to suit your needs. As you put that plan together, keep in mind these four types of business risk in the year ahead.

2. CEO's Crystal Ball: Business Continuity Trends for 2019

2019 promises to be an exciting year in business continuity and IT/disaster recovery. Below is this CEO's take on the new developments we are likely to see in management, budgeting, threats, software, and other key areas.

3. Four Reasons You Need Business Continuity Planning

What happens if a natural disaster keeps all of our employees at home for days --- or weeks. Meanwhile, your key services are hampered due to damage sustained at your office. How are you going to contact all of your employees --- not to mention customers? Business continuity describes a complete solution for backup and disaster recovery.

4. Discover the Anatomy of a Business Continuity Plan

A business continuity plan can minimize revenue losses and damage to a business's reputation, prevent security breaches and ensure customers and shareholders remain confident in the face of an emergency. One in four businesses forced to shut down because of a disaster never reopens.

5. 10 Benefits of Business Continuity Planning

If you think the benefits of business continuity (BC) planning revolve solely around emerging unscathed from a seemingly unlikely, could-happen-but-might-never-happen disaster sometime down the road, think again. Companies that have a strong continuity program in place realize a number of benefits---many of which spring from the survival mindset required to plan, maintain, and carry out BC activities on a regular basis.

6. The Benefits of a Business Continuity Program

Implementing a BCM program can be challenging and at times painful. No one likes to point out their business's vulnerabilities. Many times the investment of time and dollars to do just that can feel like a burden. We've seen our clients struggle with this during the implementation and maintenance of their programs. Many times the ongoing investment can be even more difficult. It helps to identify and assess both the tangible and intangible benefits of your initial and continuing investment in the BCM program.

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