Improve your Business Continuity Strategies tip 7 – Know your Vendors

These ten tips will hone your skills at devising business continuity strategies for your organization.

Tip# 7 Be exhaustive in checking out vendors of business continuity services

Understand any risks associated with your vendors.  Begin your research by reviewing the press releases usually readily available on their websites. Explore the financial stability, management team, focus, and technology claims of prospective vendors.

Check references and try to determine whether they have experience providing these services during an actual emergency.

Avoid the gimmicks! Select a service provider you can trust by eliminating those who use questionable sales tactics.

Return tomorrow for our next tip on Business Continuity Strategies.

(For more information on DRI’s professional practices please read Professional Practice One – Program Initiation and Management DRII Professional Practices  June 1, 2012 Version 1)

‘When planning for war, I have always found plans to be useless, but planning to be invaluable.’ General Eisenhower

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