Tag Archive: business continuity planning

Who has access to your systems?

Do you change system passwords when an IT person leaves? If not, why not? An article in today’s Register highlights the need to have a Leavers’ policy within all organisations and for that policy to be enforced. The article relates a recent court case where an ex-employee logged into his previous employer’s computer network and…

Does your Business Continuity Plan have one of these?

A Risk Matrix should form the core of your Business Continuity Plan The image above shows an extract from Suffolk County Council’s Community Risk Register (CRR) in the form of a matrix. (Click to see a larger version)  It shows the probability and impact of a number of potential events that might create an adverse…

Why you need to engage a telephone answering service

I just received a well-timed email from the excellent people at telephone-answering.biz who answer my ‘phone if I’m not around or busy. The salient paragraph reads: When bad weather is predicted remember that by diverting your lines to us before you leave the office, if you are unable to get in then we can still…

Would you know what to do if…

Business Continuity Planning is about knowing what to do when something bad happens   There are many definitions of Business Continuity Planning, 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…

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…

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…

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…

Could GPS be the downfall of your business?

Does our increasing dependence on GPS expose our businesses to unnecessary risks? Does your Business Continuity Plan cover this risk? In a recent report, the Royal Academy of Engineering warned that the UK is becoming dangerously over-reliant on GPS satellite navigation. It goes on to recommend that businesses should have Contingency Plans for dealing with…

Hackers, volcanoes, and The Snowman – they’re all out to get you

Survey shows that small businesses need to take Business Continuity more seriously than they currently do The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) recently published its annual survey of disaster preparedness in the UK, and it doesn’t make good reading if you are a small business. Produced in association with AON, the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), The…

Tag Archive: business continuity planning

Who has access to your systems?

Do you change system passwords when an IT person leaves? If not, why not? An article in today’s Register highlights the need to have a Leavers’ policy within all organisations and for that policy to be enforced. The article relates a recent court case where an ex-employee logged into his previous employer’s computer network and…

Does your Business Continuity Plan have one of these?

A Risk Matrix should form the core of your Business Continuity Plan The image above shows an extract from Suffolk County Council’s Community Risk Register (CRR) in the form of a matrix. (Click to see a larger version)  It shows the probability and impact of a number of potential events that might create an adverse…

Why you need to engage a telephone answering service

I just received a well-timed email from the excellent people at telephone-answering.biz who answer my ‘phone if I’m not around or busy. The salient paragraph reads: When bad weather is predicted remember that by diverting your lines to us before you leave the office, if you are unable to get in then we can still…

Would you know what to do if…

Business Continuity Planning is about knowing what to do when something bad happens   There are many definitions of Business Continuity Planning, 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…

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…

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…

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…

Could GPS be the downfall of your business?

Does our increasing dependence on GPS expose our businesses to unnecessary risks? Does your Business Continuity Plan cover this risk? In a recent report, the Royal Academy of Engineering warned that the UK is becoming dangerously over-reliant on GPS satellite navigation. It goes on to recommend that businesses should have Contingency Plans for dealing with…

Hackers, volcanoes, and The Snowman – they’re all out to get you

Survey shows that small businesses need to take Business Continuity more seriously than they currently do The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) recently published its annual survey of disaster preparedness in the UK, and it doesn’t make good reading if you are a small business. Produced in association with AON, the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), The…

Tag Archive: business continuity planning

Who has access to your systems?

Do you change system passwords when an IT person leaves? If not, why not? An article in today’s Register highlights the need to have a Leavers’ policy within all organisations and for that policy to be enforced. The article relates a recent court case where an ex-employee logged into his previous employer’s computer network and…

Does your Business Continuity Plan have one of these?

A Risk Matrix should form the core of your Business Continuity Plan The image above shows an extract from Suffolk County Council’s Community Risk Register (CRR) in the form of a matrix. (Click to see a larger version)  It shows the probability and impact of a number of potential events that might create an adverse…

Why you need to engage a telephone answering service

I just received a well-timed email from the excellent people at telephone-answering.biz who answer my ‘phone if I’m not around or busy. The salient paragraph reads: When bad weather is predicted remember that by diverting your lines to us before you leave the office, if you are unable to get in then we can still…

Would you know what to do if…

Business Continuity Planning is about knowing what to do when something bad happens   There are many definitions of Business Continuity Planning, 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…

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…

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…

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…

Could GPS be the downfall of your business?

Does our increasing dependence on GPS expose our businesses to unnecessary risks? Does your Business Continuity Plan cover this risk? In a recent report, the Royal Academy of Engineering warned that the UK is becoming dangerously over-reliant on GPS satellite navigation. It goes on to recommend that businesses should have Contingency Plans for dealing with…

Hackers, volcanoes, and The Snowman – they’re all out to get you

Survey shows that small businesses need to take Business Continuity more seriously than they currently do The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) recently published its annual survey of disaster preparedness in the UK, and it doesn’t make good reading if you are a small business. Produced in association with AON, the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), The…