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Backup with Business Continuity in mind

Designing backup systems after assessing Business Continuity requirements results in better data protection and shorter business interruption This case Study Shows how adopting a “Business Continuity” approach to data backup improved the data protection regime for a small professional firm Business Continuity UK examined and re-organised the firm’s backup regime having first examined the Business…

Tip – concentrate on the critical bits

The objective of business continuity planning is to protect the critical activities in your organisation from unnecessary disruption. But what is a critical activity? Criticality, for the purposes of business continuity planning, is determined by the degree to which the organisation would suffer if that activity were to be disrupted. The impact on the organisation…

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…

Avoid single points of failure in your business

 Don’t let the loss of single critical resource cause you to lose money Business Continuity Planning is the process of putting in place the necessary measures and plans to prevent disruptive incidents from damaging your business. One of the measures that needs to be taken is to remove, as far as possible, single points of…

How to decide your backup requirements

Business Impact Analysis reveals the critical parts of your organisation. Use it to determine what to backup and how frequently. Backing up the data that forms the life blood of your organisation is one of the key Business Continuity Strategies, but actually deciding what to backup, where to store it and how frequently to backup…

Lost data could cost you your business, measure the impact of losing your data

Failing to protect the data that runs your business could be very costly, make sure you know how costly and take appropriate measures. Most businesses these days are entirely dependent on computer held data; in fact they are no longer able to operate effectively without access to current digital information. It could be customer orders,…

Tip – Map your Business Processes

Knowing how your processes link together is an essential step to improving your Business Continuity The operations of the typical business consist of a number of processes. These may be physical processes, as in a manufacturing plant; or they may be information processes. In both cases, there is a logical sequence of activities that contribute…

Know you can survive without power

Knowing where the controls for your utilities are could save the day, but make sure you can continue without power. We are always told to familiarise ourselves with where the gas and water taps are in our own houses. Do you know where the utility control points are in your building? Could you turn off…

Business Continuity vs IT Service Continuity – who’s right?

Investing in IT Service Continuity without first undertaking a Business Impact Analysis risks wasting money I’ve written this post to rebuff the actions of a number of IT product and service companies who promote their wares under the banner “Business Continuity”. To my mind, and that of ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library – a UK…

How fast can you get your data back?

Base your backup strategy on your Business Continuity needs Many organisations choose their backup strategy based on technical considerations. I would like to argue that the decision should be taken with business continuity in mind. In my discussions, it is common for the person responsible for data protection and backup to be somebody from the…

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Backup with Business Continuity in mind

Designing backup systems after assessing Business Continuity requirements results in better data protection and shorter business interruption This case Study Shows how adopting a “Business Continuity” approach to data backup improved the data protection regime for a small professional firm Business Continuity UK examined and re-organised the firm’s backup regime having first examined the Business…

Tip – concentrate on the critical bits

The objective of business continuity planning is to protect the critical activities in your organisation from unnecessary disruption. But what is a critical activity? Criticality, for the purposes of business continuity planning, is determined by the degree to which the organisation would suffer if that activity were to be disrupted. The impact on the organisation…

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…

Avoid single points of failure in your business

 Don’t let the loss of single critical resource cause you to lose money Business Continuity Planning is the process of putting in place the necessary measures and plans to prevent disruptive incidents from damaging your business. One of the measures that needs to be taken is to remove, as far as possible, single points of…

How to decide your backup requirements

Business Impact Analysis reveals the critical parts of your organisation. Use it to determine what to backup and how frequently. Backing up the data that forms the life blood of your organisation is one of the key Business Continuity Strategies, but actually deciding what to backup, where to store it and how frequently to backup…

Lost data could cost you your business, measure the impact of losing your data

Failing to protect the data that runs your business could be very costly, make sure you know how costly and take appropriate measures. Most businesses these days are entirely dependent on computer held data; in fact they are no longer able to operate effectively without access to current digital information. It could be customer orders,…

Tip – Map your Business Processes

Knowing how your processes link together is an essential step to improving your Business Continuity The operations of the typical business consist of a number of processes. These may be physical processes, as in a manufacturing plant; or they may be information processes. In both cases, there is a logical sequence of activities that contribute…

Know you can survive without power

Knowing where the controls for your utilities are could save the day, but make sure you can continue without power. We are always told to familiarise ourselves with where the gas and water taps are in our own houses. Do you know where the utility control points are in your building? Could you turn off…

Business Continuity vs IT Service Continuity – who’s right?

Investing in IT Service Continuity without first undertaking a Business Impact Analysis risks wasting money I’ve written this post to rebuff the actions of a number of IT product and service companies who promote their wares under the banner “Business Continuity”. To my mind, and that of ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library – a UK…

How fast can you get your data back?

Base your backup strategy on your Business Continuity needs Many organisations choose their backup strategy based on technical considerations. I would like to argue that the decision should be taken with business continuity in mind. In my discussions, it is common for the person responsible for data protection and backup to be somebody from the…