Tech Valley Continuity LLC

 

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Organized in 2006, Tech Valley Continuity works with businesses, government entities and not-for-profits to help them develop business continuity / disaster recovery plans that satisfy their unique needs, budget, and time line.  Our mission is to provide practical continuity / recovery solutions that are designed to allow for an efficient recovery from almost any crisis cause by natural, human, or technological events.

 

Our clients range from the single agent insurance and/or financial management office to multinational bio-pharmaceutical manufacturers.  Government clients include multiple state and county agencies, as well as a  Board of Cooperative Educational Services organization.

 

The practice is divided into two (2) main divisions:

 

Consulting Services

Using a TVC consultant or subject matter expert (where needed), we work with clients to help them build plans that allow them to recover their Mission Essential Functions (MEF) in a timely and organized manner.  We analyze what they do, how they do it, and the resources / tools required to perform that function.  We study the threats to these functions and how those threats will impact operations over short and long durations.  We analyze the gaps between their current ability to recover their MEF and make recommendations on how to fill those gaps.  Tech Valley Continuity then documents the plans, facilitates exercises designed to test the effectiveness of those plans, and trains staff on their roles and responsibilities if an event occurs.

 

World Class Solutions

Every organization's needs are different, and one size does not fit all.  Therefore Tech Valley Continuity has aligned with multiple business continuity / disaster recover companies to provide alternate facilities, data backup and recovery, emergency telecommunications and technology replacement.  We also work with local firms to ensure the required expertise is available when needed.

 

Management

 

Geoff Turner is president of Tech Valley Continuity.  He has been a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) since 1997.  In 2006 his planning skills were put to the test when the company he worked for experienced a fire and successfully worked under his plans for six weeks.  He is the founding president and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the NY Capital Region Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners.

 

Geoff is also an accomplished speaker, and has presented at multiple trade shows and association meetings.  When you listen to one of Geoff’s presentations, you will understand why it is no longer a question of “if” you will need a continuity plan, it’s a matter of “when”.

 

"Business Continuity Plans are no longer an option, they are a sound business decision."

 

What Others Are Saying

 

"Geoff is a pleasure to work with, as he is very knowledgeable in his field and is committed to providing a high quality of service as a partner in this space. I would not hesitate to recommend Geoff to any of my colleagues looking for expertise in our field."

Emergency Notification Consultant

 

"When it comes to disaster preparedness and business continuity, I have found nobody more knowledgeable than Geoff Turner of Tech Valley Continuity. I highly recommend that you consult with Geoff to determine how prepared your company is in case of a disaster."

Business Owner

 

"I have known Geoff for several years and have been impressed with his knowledge, willingness to go the extra mile, and ability to help clients minimize potential risk. He is a true professional and I am happy to recommend his company to any business owner."

Financial Advisor

 

"It is my pleasure to recommend Mr. Turner. My connection to Geoff is two-fold: Forsythe has worked with him at Tribune and I served with Geoff on the board of the local ACP Chapter, while Geoff was President. Geoff is a professional that displayes: "Character, Competence and Chemistry". His Character clearly exhibits high moral ethics and integrity. His Competence in BC/DR and business in general is both deep and broad. It is easy to develop teamwork (Chemistry) when working with Geoff. He is a visionary leader that builds partnerships with his colleagues. I enjoy working with Geoff!!"

Business Continuity Professional

 

 

"Geoff is an excellent Consultant and Presenter on Business Continuity. He provided several seminars for staff of various agencies with thorough, thoughtful, and pertinent information. He worked with several agencies to help them develop relevant contingency plans. He is a great professional who is easy to work with. I highly recommend Geoff and look forward to working with him in the future."

Trade Association

 

"I have had the pleasure of working with Geoff on multiple occasions. I have found him to be honest, innovative, and always puts the customer’s needs before his own. It is for these reasons that I recommend Geoff to be a member of your business continuity team."

Business Continuity Professional

 

"I first met Geoff at a seminar he was giving on D/R and was impressed with his knowledge and presentation. You could tell by his presentation, and now working with him, that he has a high level of experience and competence in D/R and business. Also he works with you, not as a "consultant", but as a member of the "team". He has done a thorough job for us and we will continue to use his services"

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Tech Valley Continuity, LLC. provides business continuity and disaster recovery planning services to a wide range of public and private organizations.  Services include: Risk Analysis (RA), Business Impact Analysis (BIA), Plan Testing and Plan Audits for key vendors and customers.  We model our Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity plans against the national standard - NFPA 1600 Standard on Disaster / Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs

 

Tech Valley Continuity, LLC. promotes a full and complete business continuity planning process, performed with due diligence and conforming to industry best practices, and Tech Valley Continuity, LLC. asserts that only by employing these practices and applying them to your unique business environment can a comprehensive business continuity plan be developed.

 

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