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Disaster Recovery and When “Back to Normal” Isn’t Enough

When IT systems go down, operations grind to a halt. Hence the importance of good disaster recovery planning to be sure that business critical applications can be restarted as soon as possible, with any data loss remaining within acceptable limits. … Continue reading

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If You Can’t Measure Supply Chain Risk, Talk to Your Insurer

Supply chain optimisation is the reason why companies like Walmart dominate their sectors. Supply chain continuity is essentially business continuity in this case. That should mean risk assessment and mitigation to make sure everything keeps working. However, supply chain risk … Continue reading

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Why DRaaS is Getting Both Customers and Vendors Excited

If your enterprise is of small to medium size, effective disaster recovery solutions may have seemed out of reach. While you could back up your data (and your configuration files, mailboxes and what have you) and send everything off to … Continue reading

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7 Basic Ways to Ensure Good Business Continuity Planning

Smart business continuity planners regularly return to the basics. Although BCP can be complex if a particular situation makes it so, good plans are still built on solid and simple foundations. By keeping these in mind, BC planners can avoid … Continue reading

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October 2014 e-Newsletter

October 2014 e-Newsletter

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BCOE-PF1 1-Day Pandemic Influenza Continuity Plan: the Importance of the 2 Weeks After

The 1-Day course for Building a Business Continuity Plan to deal with Pandemic Influenza packs vital information into an action-oriented format to help organisations prepare for possible outbreaks of influenza. It’s a risk that is always present to a greater … Continue reading

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‘Selling’ Your Business Continuity Plan to Your Organisation

You know the business continuity theory, you’ve made the BC plan, but have you thought about how your target audience will receive your message? Dry documents tend to get filed in dusty places, never to be looked at again. So … Continue reading

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And the Winner for Overall IT Security is… Linux?

Windows and Mac OS, watch out. A UK government agency tested different IT platforms to see which would be the most secure, and found that Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 in particular) was significantly better than Windows 8 and Mac OS X. … Continue reading

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Business Continuity Management for the ‘Non-Business’

It may be called ‘Business Continuity Management’, but BCM goes beyond the business sector and private enterprise. How government agencies, municipal authorities and communities handle staying operational in the face of adversity varies, not only between countries but even between … Continue reading

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Building In Business Continuity from the Beginning

The bolt-on approach has been tried in many contexts and discarded after problems of compatibility, quality and efficiency. In product marketing and development, functions are now designed in from the start. In organisational supply chains, the pressure is on to … Continue reading

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