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Training and Awareness in Business Continuity

Written by  TIM BONNO, CBCP Thursday, 19 April 2012 00:37

Benjamin Franklin said, “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”I’m certain if the business continuity and emergency management fields were in place during Franklin’s time, he would have found them to be both interesting and worthwhile. And it’s in these fields that we can find great relevance to his quote. After all, in a crisis or disaster, we turn not only to our plans but our people to improve the situation we are in. We expect that they will achieve the recovery time and recovery point objectives (RTO/RPO) that are defined in our plans, and that in the end, we will be successful in recovering our (critical) business functions. It’s in these times of crisis that our employees must be the most knowledgeable and possess the skills necessary to perform their response and recovery functions flawlessly.Best PracticesLooking at “best practices” within the