Monthly Archives: September 2011

Suppliers should be chosen on Value, not Price – Here’s why

This may seem like a strange Monday Tip for a blog focused on Business Continuity Management and Business Continuity Planning, but it actually makes a lot of sense. Here’s why. What is Value Value, or Value for Money, is a better comparative measure than price in my opinion. Value is a slightly subjective judgement in…

Why don’t people buy new IT systems the way they buy a new car?

Many companies expend more on developing their Marketing Strategy than they do on their IT Strategy How do people go about the process of buying a new car? A few will simply buy a new version of what they already have, but most will go through some sort of selection process. You know the sort…

Tip – Expect things to fail

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? I’m often intrigued by the reasons I get back from business owners and IT Managers when I ask the question: How often to you perform a test restore of your backups? Answers I’ve had include:…

Early warning – winter approaches

Sorry, but it’s true. I know it’s only September, but the way the summer has been here in the UK, I’m starting to think about winter preparations. Last year I posted on the topic of preparing for Winter. It may still be early, but you never know. Preparing for Christmas though, that’s another kettle of…

Know who can access your data

Do you outsource your IT support? Read on Are you in a regulated industry or do you hold any information that can be classed as being confidential? Have you outsourced your IT support? Then you have a critical question to answer. Has your IT support company signed a Non Disclosure Agreement that binds them to…