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  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act, EEOC Issues a Restatement and Clarification

    For the first time in 38 years the EEOC has put out a statement on working rules around pregnancy. As part of the statement, the reason given for the re-issue and clarification of the policy is that companies are overwhelmingly losing their cases when it comes to pregnancy in the workplace. The EEOC went on to state that this, along

  • Risk Assessment or Business Impact Analysis, Which Comes First?

    This is a topic of great debate, and is the chicken or the egg question for contingency planners everywhere. Recently, I was asked to share an infographic that placed the Business Impact Analysis before the Risk Assessment.  While there is nothing wrong with the graphic, and you can see it, Disaster Recovery infographic by Singlehop I am in some disagreement

  • So, What is Business Continuity Anyway?

    Thanks, I am glad you asked. If you are like me, you may already know what business continuity is and its purpose in your organization. However, most of the people I run into on a regular basis, still do not know what business continuity in fact is. In addition, there are many misconceptions about business continuity that I run into

  • 2013 Hurricane Season Closes Without Major Storm

    The 2013 Hurricane season has officially closed as of November 30, 2013 without a single major storm. The 2013 season became the sixth least active since 1950. Overall 13 systems formed with only two becoming hurricanes and none that reached the status of a major hurricane. A major hurricane is defined as one that reaches Category 3 or higher. The

  • Continuity Co., LLC Releases Cost of Downtime Calculator App

    Knowing the financial impacts of downtime and business disruptions can be invaluable to your organization in many ways.  While there are numerous methods for calculating downtime, many are lacking and miss important potential costs. Downtime can occur in a large number of ways. It can be caused by the outage of a single application, the outage of your network, loss