Continuity Central provides a constantly updated one-stop resource for business continuity information. Business continuity can be defined as the processes, procedures, decisions and activities to ensure that an organisation can continue to function through an operational interruption. Continuity Central is wholly owned by Portal Publishing, a UK based company specialising in web portal design, development and management.
Business continuity involves two distinct areas. One is business continuity planning, where a plan is developed that, when implemented, will help to prevent operational interruptions, crises and disasters happening and help the organisation quickly return to a state of ``business as usual`` should any of these events occur. Once it has been prepared the business continuity plan must be tested and exercised to ensure that it will perform as anticipated.
Business continuity management is the ongoing management of the business continuity plan to ensure that it is always current and available and that of operational resilience and process availability within an organisation, with the aim of ensuring that the organisation experiences the minimum possible day-to-day disruption. Continuity Central provides informational resources, including articles and news stories on crisis communications, crisis management, emergency planning, disaster recovery, terrorism, IT continuity, IT disaster recovery, recovery facilities, salvage and restoration.
Business continuity management aims to ensure that crises don`t occur, but should the worst come to the worst, effective crisis communications can make the difference between business-as-usual and disaster.
Listed below are the articles on crisis communications we`ve hosted on our website:
Best Practice: How To Use Automated Notification Systems
Using an automated notification system to deliver crisis messages is accepted as an excellent method in crisis communications to accurately and quickly communicate with groups of responders, staff and other agencies in a crisis.
Choosing A Crisis Notification System
There are a growing number of reliable crisis communications solutions (what is known as a crisis notification system on the market). Though there are many reliable solutions that automate the crisis notification system, deciding which one to buy can be daunting.
As part of a current internal risk awareness initiative that requires communicating risk, the UK government has published a useful guide to crisis communications.
Crisis Communications Lessons
Ari Fleischer, who served as press secretary for the Bush Administration for over two years, offers a unique view of crisis communications.
Emergency Notification Methods: What Are The Risks?
Harvey Fawcett conducts a risk assessment of the crisis communications, including emergency notification methods, available to businesses.
Talking To The Media - When It`s The Last Thing You Want To Do
During difficult times, reporters are about as welcome as a root canal. You don`t have to talk to them for crisis communications. Instead you can employ ``Option Two -- Freedom from the Press.``
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