Category Archives: Business Continuity

Business Continuity Lessons from 10,000 Feet in the Air

Have you ever considered what happens when essential systems for which no backup is possible then stop working?

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From Disaster Recovery to Continuity Management

Rather like the progression of the primate to primitive human and thence to homo sapiens, some industry pundits are now pushing this latest development in the disaster recovery chain of evolution: IT service continuity management. Whether this new concept adds … Continue reading

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Meet Business Continuity’s Cousin in ITIL, Availability Management

Sometimes it can be difficult to see the business forest for the IT trees. If you’ve ever pored over availability management as part of ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) best practices and wondered “why?”, here’s the answer. It’s to help … Continue reading

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Why Data Hoarding Can Hurt Your Business Continuity

Are you a hoarder? Do you compulsively hang onto things that have ceased to be useful or valid, perhaps because they might still serve some purpose? Data hoarding is all about stashing away all that “stuff” that your IT systems … Continue reading

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Business Continuity and Resilience – What’s in a Name?

“What’s in a name?” wrote William Shakespeare, centuries ago, going on to state that “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”. You might rename a rose as stinking bladderwort, for example, but the flower itself won’t change. … Continue reading

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The (In)Famous 80% Rule for Business Continuity

Is there any statistic that was ever so widely used and abused? It’s the one that says “80% of businesses affected by a major incident close within 18 months”, or any similar version. While it’s true that unplanned business disruption … Continue reading

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Is Business Continuity Tougher for Publicly Held Companies?

Publicly held companies are, naturally enough, more frequently in the public eye than private companies. Their acts, their results and their shortcomings are the subject of scrutiny by analysts and shareholders, because these items have an impact on the reputations … Continue reading

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Could You Charge Back Business Continuity to Departments in Your Organisation?

Chargeback has a certain allure. Instead of one department having to pay for all the products and services it supplies to other departments, you get users and business units to pay for what they use. Since the beginning of the … Continue reading

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Business Continuity and the Life Cycle of Change

There could be a self-contradiction in the term “business continuity”. We hear so much about the increasing pace of change in technology, organizations, and business in general. So does that mean business continuity is incompatible with the need to continually … Continue reading

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Business Continuity Management Helping to Cut Costs in Security Breaches

Sooner or later, your organisation will suffer a data security breach. This may sound like the opinion of a fatalist. However, CIOs and CSOs increasingly accept that such a breach is inevitable.

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