In an article by Ann Pickren from Security Magazine on December 18, 2018 entitled, “Five Emerging Business Continuity Challenges for 2019”, she wrote that because of the increasingly complex threats to the environment such as severe weather, cyber attacks, active shooters, social media misinformation campaigns, event disruptions, etc., businesses must look ahead to the obstacles they will face for the rest of 2019 and into 2020.

In an OnSolve survey taken by more than 300 IT and disaster recovery professionals, the author indicated that their are 5 challenges emerging for businesses to consider implementing into their Business Continuity Plans.  These include the following:

  1.  Notifying workforces during a cyber breach
  2.  Reaching employees with outdated contact information
  3.  Accounting for a geographically dispersed workforce
  4.  Staying ahead of social media disinformation
  5.  Severe and extreme weather is the new normal

To lessen the gravity of risks and losses when unprecedented disasters happen, it is important for businesses to put the best possible communications channels in place, to plan with the company’s key leaders, and to properly prepare the business as a whole for the unanticipated.

Call TeamLogic IT Plano for strategic guidance and help with your company’s business continuity plans at 469.573.3743.