High Risks in Your Supply Chain that You May be Blind To

The benefits of outsourcing production processes or services to suppliers are many: it can provide a better product or service than you would be able to produce internally; it can increase your efficiency; it can allow you to focus on core areas; and, of course, it can reduce your overall costs. Meanwhile, it also creates additional risks companies may not

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Not just Surviving – THRIVING!

Continuity management has long been tied to disaster planning and crisis response as fundamental to emergency planning but the reality is: If you’re just practicing business continuity to survive you’re never going to get much out of it. The key to effective value creation from continuity management is a strategy that builds on how the day-to-day business is designed to

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How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things – 12 Principles

I just finished an excellent book on driving change in business: Neil Smith’s “How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things” Here’s the 12 principles that cut through the barriers: The CEO must personally lead and support and change process carried out across the entire organization and a majority of senior management must also support it. The entire organization must be engaged

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Colocation’s role in Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity

From DCS Planning’s partner CoreXchange Colocation Services: CoreXchange deeply admires companies like DCS Planning that provide well-crafted solutions that protect businesses and organizations from painful and deeply damaging data loss. Every company should have thoughtful, thorough business continuity and disaster recovery plans like the ones offered by DCS Planning. Every company needs to invest in risk assessment and a business

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