There's that inevitable point when meeting someone for the first time... Usually it's immediately following the first awkward pause, where whatever you were initially chatting about reaches a natural end, and you find yourself staring down at the drink in your hand. At these moments, there are a few go-to topics: a) the weather, b) [insert local sports team] and c) "what do you do for a living?"
When I mention that I work for a disaster recovery company, most people aren't exactly sure what that means (or if you're like my grandmother, you envision your grandson dangling precariously out of helicopter, rescuing small animals post-Katrina). And for the sake of casual banter, the best way in my experience to explain disaster recovery is to equate it to insurance. There are natural parallels - especially given how Agility structures our services into memberships - you pay us a small monthly fee, and if you ever need us, we're there. No matter what.
Of course, having a business continuity plan and having insurance are not the same things. But they are complimentary to each other, and when used effectively, together they can be the glue that holds your business together during an interruption. In addition, there are also many misconceptions about the roles and interactions of business continuity plans and insurance. Complex policies and coverages can lead to equally daunting questions, such as:
- Is building a continuity plan enough?
- Do we carry enough coverage on our building?
- What costs would be incurred during a recovery?
This Wednesday, December 16th at 2pm, Agility Recovery Solutions will be hosting another installment of our free webinar program, featuring Donald Long, Manager of Business Risk and Continuity Planner with Kingsway America, Inc. Don has more than twenty years experience on the subject, and the program will be an incredibly valuable experience, as he discusses how to address these questions and more.
Listen in, watch and learn. At the very least, there won't be any awkward pauses.
- Matt Spada
Agility Recovery Solutions
Agility Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Solutions
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