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Any Crisis Can Ruin a Business – If There’s No Plan

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Any Crisis Can Ruin a Business – If There’s No Plan

December 16, 2021 Posted by in Business Continuity, Crisis Communications

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” Warren Buffet No one likes to think about disaster, but being unprepared can impact businesses on many critical levels. Taking the time to craft a careful crisis plan, monitor for smoldering issues, and executing thoughtful communication can …

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Winter is Coming – Is Your Crisis Communication Plan Ready?

November 4, 2021 Posted by in Business Continuity, Crisis Communications, Mass Notification

After extreme drought and fires this summer, the freeze in Texas this past February from winter storm Uri seems like the distant past. However, there have already been some major storms on both coasts this fall and it’s likely we will see more. The weather pattern known as El Nina will continue for the second year in a row. While …

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Not if, But When: Best Practices for Creating a Cyber Security Plan

October 21, 2021 Posted by in Business Continuity, Crisis Communications

Whether you’re a Fortune 50 company or a small business, cyber criminals are attacking companies of all sizes and becoming more brazen and destructive as a result. The stats bare this out: Cybercrime is up 600% year-over-year due to the COVID-19 pandemic – even small businesses saw a 424% increase in cyberattacks last year The average cost of an attack …

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Business Owners: How Effective is Your Evacuation Drill?

October 15, 2021 Posted by in Business Continuity, Crisis Communications, Mass Notification

One rule of thumb to ensure that your evacuation drill meets your criteria: practice makes perfect. Evacuation drills should be scheduled throughout the year in order to make sure your staff and other building occupants respond to the crisis in an effective (read: life-saving) manner. Emergencies happen without clear warning, and chaos and confusion can often occur as a result, …

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How To Get Ready To Manage A Cyber Attack

September 28, 2020 Posted by in Business Continuity

Cybercrime has quickly become today’s fastest-growing form of criminal activity. Accenture has forecast it will cost businesses $5.2 trillion worldwide within five years.

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Is Your Business Prepared: Getting A Plan Together in Case of A Fire

September 14, 2020 Posted by in Business Continuity, Crisis Communications

First know this: you can never be too prepared when it comes to emergencies like fires. Unpreparedness brings panic and chaos. Planning helps bring organization and solutions to a dangerous situation.

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Is Your Business Prepared? Getting a Plan Together in Case of An Earthquake

September 3, 2020 Posted by in Business Continuity, Crisis Communications

The COVID-19 crisis is showing us the importance of having an emergency plan in place. Natural disasters begs us to be prepared, but also that each situation is unique and sometimes unpredictable. Ultimately, though, your organization having an emergency plan can possibly save lives and keep those around you from giving in to panic.

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6 Tips for Business Continuity Planning for a Pandemic

March 26, 2020 Posted by in Business Continuity, Mass Notification

Pandemics have the power to disrupt life across the globe. The raging COVID-19 pandemic has claimed more than 15,000 lives in a span of a few months. It has also taken a toll on the global economy forcing many organizations to shut down temporarily. Several small businesses have had to lay off their employees and now face the threat of permanent …

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If Your Business is Hit by Ransomware, How can You Communicate?

January 17, 2020 Posted by in Business Continuity, Mass Notification

The advent of modern technology has made businesses increasingly dependent on computers and the internet. From storing confidential data to making sales pitches – your business requires computer systems for almost every task. Moreover, you likely use internet-based communication systems to communicate with your employees, clients, and other stakeholders. Unfortunately, the growing dependence on technology also puts you at the …

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5 Ways To Recover From An IT Outage

November 20, 2019 Posted by in Business Continuity, Mass Notification

Whether you’ve got your services hosted on a local or cloud server, IT outages can occur at anytime. While cloud servers are safer bets as they usually encounter little downtime incidents, they may falter still go down when you least expect it. For all you know, a massive DDoS attack can cripple multiple cloud servers at a time and lead …

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