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What is the Value of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan?

What is the Value of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan? | Business Continuity Planning | Scoop.it

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, November 29, 2012 12:05 AM


Floods, fires, earthquakes, storms, civil unrest, criminal activity and a host of other unpredictable events, can bring a business to its knees in an instant, requiring an urgent and planned response if the business is to survive the disaster bestowed upon them.


Unfortunately, in all of the well known and lesser known disasters that have had significant impacts on the small business sector throughout the world in recent years, a large number of the effected businesses failed to ever re-open for business.


This excellent article, suggests that to ensure that your business has a chance of re-opening after a large or small disaster event, you must plan have a business continuity and disaster recovery plan and it provides some basic guidance as to how to create your own plan.

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4 Things You Should Do in Times of Crisis

4 Things You Should Do in Times of Crisis | Business Continuity Planning | Scoop.it
The secret of crisis management is not good vs.
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Elmo Safe

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The Muppets’ masters of disaster. (What The Elmo Sex Scandal Can Teach Us About Crisis Management http://t.co/dFHibCOt

Sex scandal? We miss all the news down here!
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Sandy put business continuity planning in spotlight - TechTarget

Sandy put business continuity planning in spotlightTechTargetAt 1,000 miles wide and with sustained winds up to 90mph, hurricane Sandy was a storm for the record-books.
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The Analytics of a Twitter Nightmare: Dissecting the KitchenAid Tweet | Simply Measured

The Analytics of a Twitter Nightmare: Dissecting the KitchenAid Tweet | Simply Measured | Business Continuity Planning | Scoop.it
By now, chances are you've seen the distasteful tweet posted - accidentally, we'd assume - from the KitchenAid official Twitter handle during last night's (Dissecting the KitchenAid Tweet http://t.co/BbpX27I3...
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Now is not the time to be creating your disaster recovery plans - ZDNet

Now is not the time to be creating your disaster recovery plans - ZDNet | Business Continuity Planning | Scoop.it
Now is not the time to be creating your disaster recovery plansZDNetOver the last few days I've received no fewer than five emails from various vendors of disaster recovery / business continuity services.
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The Consequences of Poor Business Continuity and Disaster ...

The Consequences of Poor Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning could be Dire. Recent incidents highlight how business continuity failure cannot only knock the bottom line but also an organisation's market share and ...
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Business Continuity Standard Looks to Ensure Trust between ...

The standard, based on the British Standard BS 25999, aims to ensure the creation, implementation and maintenance of successful business continuity plans across the globe – the essential core elements to managing ...
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After Facebook IPO, Exchange Focus Shifts to "Crisis Management"

After Facebook IPO, Exchange Focus Shifts to "Crisis Management" | Business Continuity Planning | Scoop.it
After the Facebook IPO debacle, exchanges on a SIFMA panel said there is a need for better communication and crisis management, calling for a "hotline" when they are in the heat of battle.
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Breakdown: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity | telovations

Breakdown: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity | telovations | Business Continuity Planning | Scoop.it
I was recently speaking with a CEO about her plan for business continuity should an unforeseen disaster disrupt their operations. Her response: “I have insurance and several zip drives. We are a small business, just getting ...
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Penn State University: Poor Crisis Management ... - Huffington Post

One part of the Jerry Sandusky story that did not get much attention is the social media and crisis communications aspect. How would you handle social media within an organization faced with a major crisis like this?
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Jamie Dimon failed Crisis Management 101 - CNN

Jamie Dimon failed Crisis Management 101 - CNN | Business Continuity Planning | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukJamie Dimon failed Crisis Management 101CNNHe failed Crisis Management 101. Perhaps he should have learned from J&J's handling of the Tylenol scare.
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Crisis Management During Hard Times: Lessons from the King and the Elephants

Crisis Management During Hard Times: Lessons from the King and the Elephants | Business Continuity Planning | Scoop.it
A post by an invited expert. Once upon a time there was a very happy Kingdom with a much beloved king. Everything was fine, people had money, dreams and their king was bold and young and fair. But ...
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Understanding crisis management - Shine Consulting

Understanding crisis management - Shine Consulting | Business Continuity Planning | Scoop.it
#tips: Focusing on what you can directly influence helps you feel able to deal with things http://t.co/VKsa9KLD...
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A Brand Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste…What’s Your Crisis Management Strategy? | Forrester Blogs

A Brand Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste…What’s Your Crisis Management Strategy? | Forrester Blogs | Business Continuity Planning | Scoop.it
RT @Michael_MBA: What's your brand crisis management strategy? Can you afford to wait?
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Lessons Learned in Leading During a Crisis

As Hurricane Sandy makes her exit, she highlights the challenges and pitfalls of leading through crisis.
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Business continuity – a culture, not a plan - ITWeb

Business continuity – a culture, not a plan - ITWeb | Business Continuity Planning | Scoop.it
Business continuity – a culture, not a planITWeb“In line with the requirements of our two major customers – the National Treasury and the Government Pensions Fund (GEPF), we had to implement a comprehensive business continuity plan.
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Are You Ready? 7 Challenges to Assess Your Business Continuity Program Easily | Readysmith Advisers Limited

Are You Ready? 7 Challenges to Assess Your Business Continuity Program Easily | Readysmith Advisers Limited | Business Continuity Planning | Scoop.it
In my career, I've given away assessments of business continuity programs. I've also charged $100,000 for assessments.
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Is Your Firm Prepared for a Crisis? | CPA Now

Is Your Firm Prepared for a Crisis? | CPA Now | Business Continuity Planning | Scoop.it
First, let's be clear: I don't want you to confuse crisis management with a business continuity plan. Business continuity plans are essential for minimizing an interruption of internal operations (such as a collapse of the computer ...
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AT&T Conducts First Network Disaster Recovery Exercise In State Of Ohio - MarketWatch (press release)

AT&T Conducts First Network Disaster Recovery Exercise In State Of OhioMarketWatch (press release)Meanwhile, the results of a 2012 study from AT&T indicate that business continuity planning is seen as a priority by most (82%) of local IT executives...
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Crisis plans lag even as Japan's reactors restart - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Crisis plans lag even as Japan's reactors restart - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader | Business Continuity Planning | Scoop.it
Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderCrisis plans lag even as Japan's reactors restartWilkes Barre Times-LeaderCritics note that, in addition to the required safety checks, Japan should also mandate full reviews of crisis contingency plans before allowing any...
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Top Reasons Why Business Continuity Plans (BCPs) Fail and How ...

A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is a valuable tool for being prepared in the event of an unforeseen disaster which impacts your business. Most organizations will readily agree with this fact that a BCP is needed.
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Crisisnavigator ® Crisis management, crisis communications, crisis training :: Killing Rumors: A 50-Year Old Mathematical Formula Is Key Tool in Managing Crisis Communications

Crisisnavigator (R) - crisis management, crisis communications, issues management, risk management, disaster management, business continuity management...
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Crisis Management: When Times Are Tough, Tweet

Crisis Management: When Times Are Tough, Tweet | Business Continuity Planning | Scoop.it
Hopefully for most companies it will not take an online blemish to force them into social media. If you are not so lucky Crisis Management is very important to your brand's reputation.
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