Monthly Archives: November 2013

Why do people risk their business survival?

Survival of your business should be of paramount importance, so why do so few invest in Business Continuity? Humans are inherent risk takers. They are also optimists on the whole. It’s therefore not surprising that business owners fail to take planning for Business Continuity seriously. I was listening to The Today programme on BBC Radio…

Tip – Have your “Grab Bag” ready

Incidents and disasters are unexpected – by definition. You aren’t going to get any warning of the need to execute your emergency response and incident management plans and you won’t have time to gather together the things you need to be able to execute the plans. Therefore, it is important that you have prepared for…

Stay calm under pressure

I love the smell of lycopodium in the morning It’s probably not the case anymore, but as I understand it, Lycopodium was used as a fingerprint revealer by the Police. I mention this because I woke up this morning to find that my car had been broken into whilst parked in Manchester and it was…

Don’t lose your treasured memories

Care for your business data as if it were your treasured family memories Loss of your business information could be as painful as losing all those digital photos and videos you have of your children and family. Make sure they are safely backed up or archived. Do you take as much care over the protection…

What do the World Cup and the Olympics have in common?

There’s an interesting article over on Continuity Central about the Business Continuity lessons that were learned from holding the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. I think the same lessons serve as a timely warning for any business in the South East of England. Possibly farther afield in fact, as events are being held in…

Could your aircon take you down?

Air conditioning plant, and other pieces of electrical equipment, can occasionally cause you hassle I was chatting with a contact the other day and was told of a problem they had recently. The problem itself was trivial, the consequences were not. They work in a building that has been retro-fitted with air conditioning plant. They…

5 simple business continuity measures

Hot off the press is a new White Paper containing 5 simple measures that will improve the resilience of your business. Most businesses have come across the term Business Continuity Planning or Business Continuity Management. Unfortunately, whilst many have taken steps to follow the principles of Business Continuity Planning, many have not. Some businesses do…

Distinguish between short term backups and long term archives

Backup systems are not the right place to store data for long periods of time There is a lot of confusion in the business community when it comes to protecting data. The problem is that few businesses understand the difference between short term backups and long term archives. This confusion has arisen because backup has…

Are people really your most precious asset?

People may be important in your business: just make sure they aren’t also your greatest source of risk. It has become a bit of a cliche that people are the most precious asset in a business; but that doesn’t make it any less true. However, it is also the case that people can be the…

What is Business Continuity Management?

This is the first of a series of articles that provide an overview of the concepts behind Business Continuity Management. Future articles will cover aspects such as difference between Business Continuity Management and Disaster Recovery. So, what is Business Continuity Management? Put simply, Business Continuity Management is the process by which organisations: identity those parts…