Monthly Archives: July 2010

How long do you need to plan for?

Part of the planning phase of any project to develop a business continuity plan for your organisation involves establishing the scope of the plan. The scope comprises two dimensions usually: what parts of the business are covered by the plan, and how long a period does the plan have to cover. At least in the…

Got a business continuity plan? If not, why not?

Business Continuity is relevant to organisations of all sizes No matter how small your business is, it is important that you put in place a credible Business Continuity Plan. All organisations hit the occasional bump in the road as they motor along. Having in place a tested plan detailing what you should do when something…

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How to improve the quality of your Business Continuity Plan

I’ve just been reading an excellent article by Kevin Howells over on Continuity Central entitled Ten easy ways to improve your business continuity plan. In it, the author bemoans the failings in some of the business continuity plans he has had the pleasure to review. I won’t repeat the article, other than to precis the…

Welcome to the Business Continuity UK Blog

This announcement is a bit later, but better late than never. After a year of content creation on http://agdon.co.uk , I have decided to move to this WordPress platform. The decision was driven primarily by the fact that most of my content is in the form of blog messages, and Drupal (the previous platform) is…

A Business Continuity Plan is like a car’s shock absorbers

Imagine you are driving along a nice smooth road in your car. It’s a very comfortable ride and there’s nothing to disturb your peace. Then you hit a bump. What happens? If you’re lucky, the car absorbs the bump and you continue serenely on your way. Just supposing however, that your car wasn’t fitted with…

New blog / web site coming soon

My new WordPress based blog and web site will be going live in the next couple of days, once I have shaken it down. Watch this space.

The older you are, the higher the risk

The importance of business continuity rises as your organisation matures. Ignore it at your peril. Too many people tend to think of business continuity as being a field in its own right, when in fact it is merely one aspect of the wider management process of risk management. Taking this view, BC deals with the…