Monthly Archives: July 2012

You are the weakest link, Goodbye!

What’s the problem? When I conduct a Business Impact Analysis for my clients I am always looking for parts of business processes that depend on a single individual. In small businesses, it’s quite common to find that there is only one person who knows how to operate a particular piece of equipment or undertake some…

Exercise your plans to ensure they work or they may not on the day

If you haven’t tested your Disaster Recovery Plan, you probably don’t have a plan! I’m back on a regular theme throughout this blog: the need to test your Business Continuity Plans and Disaster Recovery Plans. Summary Plans can look fantastic on paper: they cover all the bases; ensure required Recovery Time Objectives are achieved; and…

Will your plan survive first Olympic contact?

How a Prussian general still has relevance to today’s Business Continuity Planning Background Much has been made over the years of von Moltke’s famous dictum that: no plan of operations extends with any certainty beyond the first contact with the main hostile force Often simplified as: No plan survives first contact with the enemy Many…

Do you stand out from the crowd?

Show that you care about your customer by taking Business Continuity Planning seriously Buying a product or service for your business When you are buying a product or service, particularly one that is going to become a core part of your own offering, I bet you’re interested in how well the supplier performs. You’ll look at…

Have you got what it takes?

Proper Business Continuity Planning is a pre-requisite to join the big boys Do you want to supply your goods or services to the “Big Boys“? Then you need to be serious about your Business Continuity Planning. Being serious about Business Continuity Planning Big companies take Business Continuity seriously. They understand that their long term success depends on them…

Does the O2 failure affect your Business Continuity Plan?

Should the widespread failure of the O2 network cause Business Continuity professionals some thought? The role of mobile communications in Business Continuity plans The role of the Business Continuity professional is to identify and manage risks that could disrupt the business’s operation and threaten its revenue streams. Inevitably, one of the risks that needs to…

Can you buy peace of mind?

A decent Business Continuity Management Plan should help you sleep better at night Peace of mind – What does it mean? Put simply, it means being able to sleep soundly at night. Not waking up at 3AM worrying about the business. Not hyperventilating every time the ‘phone rings early in the morning. What has Business…

Monthly Archives: July 2012

You are the weakest link, Goodbye!

What’s the problem? When I conduct a Business Impact Analysis for my clients I am always looking for parts of business processes that depend on a single individual. In small businesses, it’s quite common to find that there is only one person who knows how to operate a particular piece of equipment or undertake some…

Exercise your plans to ensure they work or they may not on the day

If you haven’t tested your Disaster Recovery Plan, you probably don’t have a plan! I’m back on a regular theme throughout this blog: the need to test your Business Continuity Plans and Disaster Recovery Plans. Summary Plans can look fantastic on paper: they cover all the bases; ensure required Recovery Time Objectives are achieved; and…

Will your plan survive first Olympic contact?

How a Prussian general still has relevance to today’s Business Continuity Planning Background Much has been made over the years of von Moltke’s famous dictum that: no plan of operations extends with any certainty beyond the first contact with the main hostile force Often simplified as: No plan survives first contact with the enemy Many…

Do you stand out from the crowd?

Show that you care about your customer by taking Business Continuity Planning seriously Buying a product or service for your business When you are buying a product or service, particularly one that is going to become a core part of your own offering, I bet you’re interested in how well the supplier performs. You’ll look at…

Have you got what it takes?

Proper Business Continuity Planning is a pre-requisite to join the big boys Do you want to supply your goods or services to the “Big Boys“? Then you need to be serious about your Business Continuity Planning. Being serious about Business Continuity Planning Big companies take Business Continuity seriously. They understand that their long term success depends on them…

Does the O2 failure affect your Business Continuity Plan?

Should the widespread failure of the O2 network cause Business Continuity professionals some thought? The role of mobile communications in Business Continuity plans The role of the Business Continuity professional is to identify and manage risks that could disrupt the business’s operation and threaten its revenue streams. Inevitably, one of the risks that needs to…

Can you buy peace of mind?

A decent Business Continuity Management Plan should help you sleep better at night Peace of mind – What does it mean? Put simply, it means being able to sleep soundly at night. Not waking up at 3AM worrying about the business. Not hyperventilating every time the ‘phone rings early in the morning. What has Business…