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New ISO 22301:2012 BCM Standard Places Executive Governance Front and Center

by Roberta J. Witty  |  May 18, 2012

The new ISO business continuity management standard's heightened focus on executive governance may make it more rigorous to implement than its predecessor, but will result in BCM program improvements for...

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Tales from the Road: April/2012 Continuity Insights Conference

by Roberta J. Witty  |  April 23, 2012

The April/2012 Continuity Insights Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona was a great mix of foundational and advanced topics in business continuity management (BCM). PS-Prep even had its own track! I couldn’t...

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Gartner's Emergency/Mass Notification Market Analysis Reports Are Published!

by Roberta J. Witty  |  March 27, 2012

It took some time, but we published four new notes regarding the emergency/mass notification market. Magic Quadrant for U.S. Emergency/Mass Notification Services Published: 8 March 2012 ID:G00217610   Analyst(s): Roberta J....

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Attend Your Local ACP Tabletop Exercise! You Will Learn A Lot (and in the safety of a non-workplace environment)

by Roberta J. Witty  |  September 28, 2011

On Tuesday September 20, 2011, I attended my local CT ACP chapter’s annual tabletop exercise. Hosted at Northeast Utilities, the ACP management team in conjunction with NU’s BCM team, conducted...

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What's Changed in BCM Since 9/11: A Ten Year Review

by Roberta J. Witty  |  September 13, 2011

Anniversaries of major events - personal and public - trigger much reflection on what has changed since the event, and 9/11 is no different. I went back to my experience...

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New "Get Tech Ready" Web Resource from FEMA's Ready Campaign

by Roberta J. Witty  |  August 31, 2011

Ensuring your staff is prepared and safe before, during and after a disaster goes a long way in ensuring workforce resilience - in other words, that your workforce will be...

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Surviving Hurricane Irene: What Worked, What Didn't, What Was New?

by Roberta J. Witty  |  August 30, 2011

As most of us are now on the other side of Hurricane Irene, we want to ask everyone what recovery controls worked, which didn't and which were new for your...

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Is U.S. Homeland Security Going to be Successful with Retailing "Hometown Security"?

by Roberta J. Witty  |  December 9, 2010

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced on their web site "The Blog @ Homeland Security" that they have partnered with Wal-Mart to further promote DHS' campaign...

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Gartner's BCM Program Maturity Self-Assessment Published

by Roberta J. Witty  |  November 30, 2010

In Q3/2010, Gartner published 18 maturity self-assessment tools under the trade name of ITScore. One of the tools is for BCM: ITScore for Business Continuity Management.  This ITScore-based Maturity Assessment...

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Collaboration Tools During a Crisis? What Are You Using?

by Roberta J. Witty  |  November 30, 2010

At the end of 2010, most workers can't live without collaboration tools - at least instant messaging to communicate immediately to a group of co-workers.  But during a power outage...

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