Monthly Archives: October 2011

Why you practice evacuating your building

If you don’t practice your Business Continuity Plan, how do you know it will work for real? One of the few statutory Emergency Response Plans that an employer must have is a Fire Evacuation Plan. This plan details: how to alert staff to the existence of a fire; how staff should react and leave the…

Would you know what to do if…

Business Continuity is about knowing what to do when something bad happens There are many definitions of Business Continuity, but the essence is that people must know how to react when something untoward happens in the business. That way, they can take immediate action to: ensure everybody and everything is safe; prevent matters getting worse;…

Does Chaos Theory apply to Business Continuity Planning?

How flooding in Thailand can affect a business in the UK A news item on Channel Pro  leaves me wondering if Chaos Theory really does apply to Business Continuity Planning.  Chaos Theory deals with situations in which a very slight change in the initial conditions can have a dramatic effect on the outcome of a…

Business Continuity mustn’t depend on technology

The recent extended outage of RIM’s BBM Instant Messaging service and its email service has highlighted the need for organisations to avoid putting all their eggs in one basket. A lot of companies have built the use of BBM into their Emergency Response Plans as a key part of their Business Continuity planning. Typically, BBM…

Monthly Archives: October 2011

Why you practice evacuating your building

If you don’t practice your Business Continuity Plan, how do you know it will work for real? One of the few statutory Emergency Response Plans that an employer must have is a Fire Evacuation Plan. This plan details: how to alert staff to the existence of a fire; how staff should react and leave the…

Would you know what to do if…

Business Continuity is about knowing what to do when something bad happens There are many definitions of Business Continuity, but the essence is that people must know how to react when something untoward happens in the business. That way, they can take immediate action to: ensure everybody and everything is safe; prevent matters getting worse;…

Does Chaos Theory apply to Business Continuity Planning?

How flooding in Thailand can affect a business in the UK A news item on Channel Pro  leaves me wondering if Chaos Theory really does apply to Business Continuity Planning.  Chaos Theory deals with situations in which a very slight change in the initial conditions can have a dramatic effect on the outcome of a…

Business Continuity mustn’t depend on technology

The recent extended outage of RIM’s BBM Instant Messaging service and its email service has highlighted the need for organisations to avoid putting all their eggs in one basket. A lot of companies have built the use of BBM into their Emergency Response Plans as a key part of their Business Continuity planning. Typically, BBM…

Monthly Archives: October 2011

Why you practice evacuating your building

If you don’t practice your Business Continuity Plan, how do you know it will work for real? One of the few statutory Emergency Response Plans that an employer must have is a Fire Evacuation Plan. This plan details: how to alert staff to the existence of a fire; how staff should react and leave the…

Would you know what to do if…

Business Continuity is about knowing what to do when something bad happens There are many definitions of Business Continuity, but the essence is that people must know how to react when something untoward happens in the business. That way, they can take immediate action to: ensure everybody and everything is safe; prevent matters getting worse;…

Does Chaos Theory apply to Business Continuity Planning?

How flooding in Thailand can affect a business in the UK A news item on Channel Pro  leaves me wondering if Chaos Theory really does apply to Business Continuity Planning.  Chaos Theory deals with situations in which a very slight change in the initial conditions can have a dramatic effect on the outcome of a…

Business Continuity mustn’t depend on technology

The recent extended outage of RIM’s BBM Instant Messaging service and its email service has highlighted the need for organisations to avoid putting all their eggs in one basket. A lot of companies have built the use of BBM into their Emergency Response Plans as a key part of their Business Continuity planning. Typically, BBM…