Category Archives: Business Continuity

The Role of Microservices in Business Continuity

In IT, the days of monolithic computer applications are numbered. The new approach is to develop microservices, smaller applications that can be linked together to build a larger entity, these smaller apps being swapped in and out as required. Those … Continue reading

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Business Continuity Awareness Week, May 16, 2016 – More than Just Happy Returns?

For Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) aficionados, the first piece of news is that BCAW 2016 won’t be happening in March, as in previous years, but in May. To be precise, BCAW 2016 will run from the 16th to the … Continue reading

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Starting Off on the Right Foot with IT Service Continuity Management

In a certain sense, if you want to start off correctly with IT service continuity management or ITSCM, then don’t start. Or rather, don’t start your ITSCM before you start – or your organisation starts – the overall business continuity … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Business Continuity in the Cloud

For many, the cloud represents business continuity. After all, it’s reputed to be scalable, secure and resilient, as well as being affordable, allowing organisations to start and stop systems and store and delete data at will. But what if your … Continue reading

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Is Business Continuity Ready for Machine Learning?

Russian author Tolstoy wrote that every happy family looks alike, yet every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Translated into a business continuity context, the message is that enterprises and organisations that experience no disruptions to business have … Continue reading

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Why You Need a Backup Solution for Your Cloud Backup Solution

Is the cloud the answer to your backup problems? Will it automatically let you put your disaster recovery plan into action in the blink of an eye and get your systems running again after a crash?” Despite the reputation the … Continue reading

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Hiring in DR and BC from the Start

If your organization has asked you to hire people to plan and manage its disaster recovery and business continuity, how should you set about it? The natural reaction of many hiring managers is to look for relevant skills and experience. … Continue reading

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“Selling” Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery to Your Suppliers

How many enterprises or organisations produce everything they need in order to do business? The answer today is very few, if any. Practically all companies rely on third party suppliers, somewhere, somehow. With this reliance comes risk, and the question … Continue reading

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Your Business Continuity as Your Customers See It

It’s not always easy to look at things from somebody else’s point of view. Sales and marketing people have to do so if they want to build products that customers want and get the customer’s order. Successful supply chains rely … Continue reading

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Reversing the Vicious Spiral of Poor Compliance

A major banking organisation was recently in the news for its failure to prevent money laundering and criminal activity. A statement from prosecutors indicated that the bank’s procedures had deficiencies to such a level that making them public would incite … Continue reading

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