Monthly Archives: June 2011

Is this you?

Ignoring relevant Business Continuity statistics is a high-risk strategy for long term business survival Do you recognise your business amongst these statistics? 50% of Small Medium Businesses admit to not having Business Continuity or Disaster Recovery Plans in place; 16% felt there was no business requirement to have a plan; and just 28% do have…

Tip – Don’t forget your exit strategy

Unless you can realise your investment, it is worthless For the purpose of this tip, I am assuming that you own your business and are not just a shareholder in a traded company. Small (< 25 employees) businesses are fun. They’re small enough that everybody knows each other; it’s pretty easy to keep on top…

Have you got a succession plan?

Losing a critical member of staff is upsetting enough; don’t let it become a tragedy for the business. Business Continuity covers all aspects of the operations of a business: including what to do when a critical member of staff leaves unexpectedly. The management of a business has a duty to ensure that the organisation can…

Tip – Choose your Backup system with care

Not all backup systems are created equally, make sure yours is fit for purpose Backup systems seem like pretty boring things to most people. Sure, the people understand the need to protect their data and they have taken the step of backing up their data; but why should they care about what sort of backup…

How to decide your backup requirements

Business Impact Analysis reveals the critical parts of your organisation. Use it to determine what to backup and how frequently. Backing up the data that forms the life blood of your organisation is one of the key Business Continuity Strategies, but actually deciding what to backup, where to store it and how frequently to backup…

Loss of people is often the biggest risk

What do you do if you are a small professional practice and your biggest risk is loss of one of your partners? I recently spoke with a partner in just such a situation. The practice is successful, they’ve been around for some time and they have a problem. The partners are very busy, they have…

Lost data could cost you your business, measure the impact of losing your data

Failing to protect the data that runs your business could be very costly, make sure you know how costly and take appropriate measures. Most businesses these days are entirely dependent on computer held data; in fact they are no longer able to operate effectively without access to current digital information. It could be customer orders,…

Monthly Archives: June 2011

Is this you?

Ignoring relevant Business Continuity statistics is a high-risk strategy for long term business survival Do you recognise your business amongst these statistics? 50% of Small Medium Businesses admit to not having Business Continuity or Disaster Recovery Plans in place; 16% felt there was no business requirement to have a plan; and just 28% do have…

Tip – Don’t forget your exit strategy

Unless you can realise your investment, it is worthless For the purpose of this tip, I am assuming that you own your business and are not just a shareholder in a traded company. Small (< 25 employees) businesses are fun. They’re small enough that everybody knows each other; it’s pretty easy to keep on top…

Have you got a succession plan?

Losing a critical member of staff is upsetting enough; don’t let it become a tragedy for the business. Business Continuity covers all aspects of the operations of a business: including what to do when a critical member of staff leaves unexpectedly. The management of a business has a duty to ensure that the organisation can…

Tip – Choose your Backup system with care

Not all backup systems are created equally, make sure yours is fit for purpose Backup systems seem like pretty boring things to most people. Sure, the people understand the need to protect their data and they have taken the step of backing up their data; but why should they care about what sort of backup…

How to decide your backup requirements

Business Impact Analysis reveals the critical parts of your organisation. Use it to determine what to backup and how frequently. Backing up the data that forms the life blood of your organisation is one of the key Business Continuity Strategies, but actually deciding what to backup, where to store it and how frequently to backup…

Loss of people is often the biggest risk

What do you do if you are a small professional practice and your biggest risk is loss of one of your partners? I recently spoke with a partner in just such a situation. The practice is successful, they’ve been around for some time and they have a problem. The partners are very busy, they have…

Lost data could cost you your business, measure the impact of losing your data

Failing to protect the data that runs your business could be very costly, make sure you know how costly and take appropriate measures. Most businesses these days are entirely dependent on computer held data; in fact they are no longer able to operate effectively without access to current digital information. It could be customer orders,…