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The Business Continuity Institute

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BCI members are prolific writers throughout our industry.  While most members include their BCI certification within their article bios, the content can be difficult to track down, given the numerous industry websites out there!  As such, we’ve collected articles published by BCI US chapter members, centrally linking to them on our BCI US chapter website to make BCI thought leadership easier to find.  If you’d like to submit an article to post on this page, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (BCI Membership Support Manager) with your BCI member ID and a link to where your article is posted on another site to add it to our growing list! We're aiming to keep refreshing the list below so please check back regularly to see new content.



Sending staff home after an incident: a checklist for business continuity planners by Charlie MacLean-Bristol FBCI

Many organizations may need to send staff home following an incident, but the process needs to be well managed and prepared for. In this article Charlie Maclean-Bristol, FBCI, provides a checklist of items that should be considered. Read the full article on the Continuity Central website here.



Improving your IT resilience and disaster recovery capability by Bob Draper FBCI

In this detailed article, Bob Draper FBCI provides guidance on the effective implementation and maintenance of resilience and disaster recovery capability of IT systems, and is applicable, by scaling, to all sizes of business organization. This paper is intended for readers who are familiar with business continuity management (BCM) and disaster recovery (DR) and the processes to develop and manage related policies, standards and procedures. Read the full article on the Continuity Central website here.


Is the business continuity planners’ ‘people, premises, resources and suppliers’ list fit for purpose? by Charlie Maclean-Bristol FBCI

Accepted business continuity good practice is to focus on the impacts on an organizations' key assets rather than to plan for specific scenarios, but does the usual ‘people, premises, resources and suppliers’ impact list have limitations? By Charlie Maclean Bristol, FBCI. Read the full article on the Continuity Central website here.


The changing face of the business continuity professional

The BCI 20/20 US Group has just published a new paper on the changing face of the business continuity professional, a paper developed as a result of the Advanced Track session at DRJ Fall. At this session, delegates discussed the different roles BC professionals may play in responding to each of the top ten threats from the BCI's Horizon Scan Report. Download the free paper by clicking here