Tag Archive: embedding the process

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…

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…

Planning is a process not an event

I’ve been watching some videos on YouTube today as part of a project to re-focus my business on the needs of my clients. The process isn’t complete so I can’t report back on the results of the process but I just want to share something I came across because it’s an absolute piece of magic….

Make Business Continuity Planning part of Business As Usual

Planning for the continuity of your business after a disaster should be part of your day job Business As Usual is a term that is used to describe activities that form part of your normal day-to-day operations. This contrasts from those activities that change the way the business runs: such as enhancement projects, infrastructure upgrades,…

Do you take these risks in your business?

Accepting risks unknowingly and without understanding the possible consequences is a mug’s game Most businesses, apart from some social enterprises, exist to make a return for their investors by delivering something of value to its clients and customers. Unfortunately, to make the return, too many businesses accept what should be an untenable level of risk….

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: embedding the process

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…

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…

Planning is a process not an event

I’ve been watching some videos on YouTube today as part of a project to re-focus my business on the needs of my clients. The process isn’t complete so I can’t report back on the results of the process but I just want to share something I came across because it’s an absolute piece of magic….

Make Business Continuity Planning part of Business As Usual

Planning for the continuity of your business after a disaster should be part of your day job Business As Usual is a term that is used to describe activities that form part of your normal day-to-day operations. This contrasts from those activities that change the way the business runs: such as enhancement projects, infrastructure upgrades,…

Do you take these risks in your business?

Accepting risks unknowingly and without understanding the possible consequences is a mug’s game Most businesses, apart from some social enterprises, exist to make a return for their investors by delivering something of value to its clients and customers. Unfortunately, to make the return, too many businesses accept what should be an untenable level of risk….

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…