DOCUMENT Magazine - Winter 2009 - (Page 21)

Disaster rules for Continuous enterprise proDuCtion People. Hire essential personnel to respond and conduct recovery operations. Don’t forget maintenance and support programs! Facilities. Utilize alternate work sites, keeping in mind space, data, electrical, water, sewer, telephone, furniture and unique work requirements. Internal Communications. Keep employees informed of the situation and what you will request of them. Record who to contact, skills/products, response times, contracts in place and 24-hour contact. Suppliers, Vendors, Contractors. External Communications. Inform the news media, customers, shareholders, community officials, suppliers and the general public. Insurance Coverage. Do a “what if” with an insurance company, and analyze the coverage to include business interruption insurance. Information Technology. Back up all software, data, systems, equipment, personnel, passwords, Internet connections and intranet capabilities. Risk Assessment. Determine the type (natural, technological, human), location, severity, business impact and frequency of potential emergencies. Equipment. Know which are critical and unique for production/operations, how to replace/repair, alternate locations, transportation, etc. Preparedness. Consider plans, procedures, training, equipment, facilities, organization and coordination with other facilities and response organizations. GreGG Beatty [] is the president of embc and has been providing consulting services in the areas of emergency management and business continuity for 40 years. DOCUMENT winter.09

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of DOCUMENT Magazine - Winter 2009

DOCUMENT Magazine - Winter 2009
Ad Index
Editor’s View
The E-Return
Research Desk
I Need Satisfaction
Brief Counsel
BPM: Improving the Way You Process
Content Connection
Talking Transactions
Heads or Tails
The Print Impression
The Hot 10
Document Re-engineering

DOCUMENT Magazine - Winter 2009