The State of Business Continuity in Today’s Economy

What is the state of business continuity in today’s economy?  We at MHA have found that there are disparate levels of effort across our clients and colleagues.

In clients where BCP is mandated, efforts continue but only to maintain the status quo.

At one government client, a solid program has been developed but funding for ongoing maintenance has been eliminated;  in no time, we will see working plans become stale.   We see too many companies relying on a small cadre of already overworked personnel with little to no time to focus on BCP efforts, requiring outside resources that cannot be budgeted.

I am happy to note that we do have clients that have integrated BCP into their culture and make budgeting and resource allocation a requirement of the organization.

Michael Herrera is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MHA. In his role, Michael provides global leadership to the entire set of industry practices and horizontal capabilities within MHA. Under his leadership, MHA has become a leading provider of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery services to organizations on a global level. He is also the founder of BCMMETRICS, a leading cloud based tool designed to assess business continuity compliance and residual risk. Michael is a well-known and sought after speaker on Business Continuity issues at local and national contingency planner chapter meetings and conferences. Prior to founding MHA, he was a Regional VP for Bank of America, where he was responsible for Business Continuity across the southwest region.

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