Using Risk Management to Approach Business Continuity

Every organization faces risks or threats that could disrupt the operation of the business. It could be the death of a key employee, fire razing the headquarters, natural disasters, or even a cyber-attack. Business continuity ensures that your organization continues running despite the prevailing circumstances. Disasters are often unpredictable, and they tend to have widespread …

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4 Keys to “Lights Out” manufacturing operations

In honor of Manufacturing Month, I thought I’d mention one of the manufacturing ideas that I heard a bit about at a summit early in the month. First, as more of a techie, I needed a quick definition of “lights out” manufacturing.  My concept includes servers in racks, serving up computer resources to companies at …

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September is National Emergency Preparedness Month

It’s National Emergency Preparedness Month Are You Prepared? By now you’ve probably held your fire drill or tornado drill or other safety preparedness drills to keep your staff safe – and if you haven’t, you should!  But in addition to that, have you considered making sure your business is kept safe and can resume operations …

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Meltdown

Yikes, it’s HOT!! Heat waves, heat warnings, power outages, lethargy.  What’s a small business owner to do? Around here we’re used to going almost straight from winter to summer and then back again – spring and fall are short seasons.  This past spring was all rain until we hit the heat warning days, with precious …

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Is thunderstorm season over yet???

Many of us have had excess rain this year, accompanied by lightning!  As I’m talking with customers this summer, it seems that this rain may never end.  You may have had several opportunities so far to practice your bad-weather emergency plans with your staff.  Hopefully you’ve noted down some of the following from those experiences: …

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3 steps to taking a real vacation!

Be honest – how many years has it been since you actually took a vacation and checked out of all work responsibilities?  How long has it been since you could be gone more than two days without paying dearly for it when you got back? We’ve been doing more with less people for decades now, …

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5 Advantages of having a Business Continuity Plan

You may have seen the statistics – only 2 out of 3 businesses have a business continuity plan, and 90% of businesses without a plan will fail following a disaster.  That’s a virtual guarantee of failure. You don’t want to be one of those businesses that failed simply because they didn’t give a little time …

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