This coming week (March 16-20) is Business Continuity Awareness Week! Business continuity planning is an important part of emergency planning as it focuses on how to resume vital services quickly in the event of an emergency. The theme for this week is exercising and testing plans. The Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI) awareness week includes some interesting events and resources that may be of interest to archival institutions:
- Webinars on various aspects of business continuity
- Case studies to help individuals think critically about business continuity
- Flashblog live March 17, 2015. Individuals write a blog on the same topic and post it at the same time. This year’s topic is: Why testing and exercising are essential for an effective business continuity programme.
BCI is an international organization established in 1994 to support individuals and organizations with business continuity through resources and certification programs. Their Business Continuity Awareness Week is a great opportunity for archival institutions to review and test their business continuity plan!