Starting Off on the Right Foot with IT Service Continuity Management

In a certain sense, if you want to start off correctly with IT service continuity management or ITSCM, then don’t start. Or rather, don’t start your ITSCM before you start – or your organisation starts – the overall business continuity planning. The whole IT function must be driven by business requirements. Likewise, IT continuity must be architected according to the overall needs of the business. But does that mean that IT is fated to be entirely reactive? Read more

BCLE2000 – Doubly Good for Business Continuity Management and Business

If you’re considering sending your business continuity staff to this professional BCM certification course, you might also like to know about some of its wider-ranging benefits. The BCLE2000 training prepares participants for the Professional Qualifying Examination of DRI International. Success in this exam means achieving a status recognised worldwide. That’s the assurance to your organization that you have competent, knowledgeable personnel on board to reinforce and enhance business continuity. But what also counts is the route to that certification during the first four days of the training and a certain positive ‘ripple effect’ that organisations see afterwards. Read more

Business Continuity Management Overview (BCOE-000) and Cross-Training

For managers, auditors and others who want a comprehensive overview of business continuity management, the BCOE-000 course from DRI provides great foundation knowledge. The one-day course uses the 10 Industrial Best Practices for BC Practitioners defined by DRI as a framework. Terminologies, definitions and practical applications then complete this awareness training. But the BCOE-000 overview goes further than being a useful, fast-paced and fun course. It’s also an opportunity for organisations to develop some cross-training, a tactic that can have additional positive benefits. Read more

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Training and Certification with BCP501 and BCLE2000

Business continuity training at its best is adapted to different classes and different levels of BC experience. That’s how DRI International courses are organised. The two courses discussed below, BCLE 2000 and BCP 501 are part of the BCM (business continuity management) track. They enable participants to achieve different levels of internationally recognised certification. Other courses also exist for BC professionals for advanced BCM and for auditor, public sector and healthcare tracks. Read more

Business Continuity Management for the ‘Non-Business’

It may be called ‘Business Continuity Management’, but BCM goes beyond the business sector and private enterprise. How government agencies, municipal authorities and communities handle staying operational in the face of adversity varies, not only between countries but even between counties. Some entities see themselves as driving forces in getting their constituents (including commercial companies) up to speed. Others adopt the role of active participation in a greater scheme of things, and as part of a larger team. If your brief is to manage business continuity for a public body or community, you may find yourself facing the choice below. Read more

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