Tag Archive: business as usual

Kipling’s Guide to Business Continuity – updated

I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew) Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who. Kipling knew a thing or to about how to ask the questions that matter: after all, he was a journalist at one point in his life. In this post I’d…

Business Continuity should be “Business As Usual”

A crucial element of the Business Continuity Institute’s [BCI] methodology for introducing business continuity into organisations is that of “embedding the process”. Introducing business continuity management into an organisation can be considered as two distinct elements: a project to create the initial plans; and a process to exercise, audit and maintain the plans. For the…

Tip – Start with Business Continuity in Mind

Most of the time, I find myself talking to companies that have been in business for a while: typically more than three years. At that stage, they are receptive to thoughts about protecting the investment the owners have made in the business. However, it has to be said that thinking about Business Continuity right from…

Tip – Changed the business? Review your Business Continuity Plans

A change to your business should always be accompanied by a check of your Business Continuity Plans to assess their continued applicability The times, they are a-changing The World changes, and businesses need to change to meet the changing needs of their clients. There is also internal change as processes are improved, adapted or discontinued….

Tip – Buy a 3G Modem

Having a 3G modem lets you carry on working if your access line fails Summary Loss of Internet access is one of the most common sources of business interruption. Having a 3G modem in your desk or bag could make the difference between closing that sale and losing it to a competitor. Why you need…

One year on and £276M later

It’s one year since the flooding in Cumbria and Cumbria County Council has just released a report on the state of play one year on. It makes interesting reading but there was one statistic that needs to be considered by all businesses that operate from areas at risk of flooding or other natural disaster: and…

No comms? No problem. How about you?

When was the last time you tested your business continuity plan(s)? I am writing this on my laptop and connected to my website via my 3G modem. I mention this because currently my office has no communications, voice or data, because BT has disconnected the lines to fix a fault that has been present on…

How to improve the quality of your Business Continuity Plan

I’ve just been reading an excellent article by Kevin Howells over on Continuity Central entitled Ten easy ways to improve your business continuity plan. In it, the author bemoans the failings in some of the business continuity plans he has had the pleasure to review. I won’t repeat the article, other than to precis the…

Tag Archive: business as usual

Kipling’s Guide to Business Continuity – updated

I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew) Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who. Kipling knew a thing or to about how to ask the questions that matter: after all, he was a journalist at one point in his life. In this post I’d…

Business Continuity should be “Business As Usual”

A crucial element of the Business Continuity Institute’s [BCI] methodology for introducing business continuity into organisations is that of “embedding the process”. Introducing business continuity management into an organisation can be considered as two distinct elements: a project to create the initial plans; and a process to exercise, audit and maintain the plans. For the…

Tip – Start with Business Continuity in Mind

Most of the time, I find myself talking to companies that have been in business for a while: typically more than three years. At that stage, they are receptive to thoughts about protecting the investment the owners have made in the business. However, it has to be said that thinking about Business Continuity right from…

Tip – Changed the business? Review your Business Continuity Plans

A change to your business should always be accompanied by a check of your Business Continuity Plans to assess their continued applicability The times, they are a-changing The World changes, and businesses need to change to meet the changing needs of their clients. There is also internal change as processes are improved, adapted or discontinued….

Tip – Buy a 3G Modem

Having a 3G modem lets you carry on working if your access line fails Summary Loss of Internet access is one of the most common sources of business interruption. Having a 3G modem in your desk or bag could make the difference between closing that sale and losing it to a competitor. Why you need…

One year on and £276M later

It’s one year since the flooding in Cumbria and Cumbria County Council has just released a report on the state of play one year on. It makes interesting reading but there was one statistic that needs to be considered by all businesses that operate from areas at risk of flooding or other natural disaster: and…

No comms? No problem. How about you?

When was the last time you tested your business continuity plan(s)? I am writing this on my laptop and connected to my website via my 3G modem. I mention this because currently my office has no communications, voice or data, because BT has disconnected the lines to fix a fault that has been present on…

How to improve the quality of your Business Continuity Plan

I’ve just been reading an excellent article by Kevin Howells over on Continuity Central entitled Ten easy ways to improve your business continuity plan. In it, the author bemoans the failings in some of the business continuity plans he has had the pleasure to review. I won’t repeat the article, other than to precis the…