Risk Assessment

That Business Continuity Metrics Challenge Again

As the old saying goes, if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. For business continuity to get the senior management attention it deserves, hard data on your BC program progress could be a good idea. But of course, there is still the question of what to measure. And then the question of what the measurements really mean. Is your BC score good, bad or indifferent – compared to what your organisation needs? Compared to other companies? Compared to what? The first step is often to crack open a business continuity standard to get an initial reading (even if it’s “yes or no”) about whether you are doing things properly. But avid BC metricians will go further. Read more

2016-04-26T12:08:05+10:00By |Business Continuity|

Is It Time for Test-Driven Disaster Recovery?

IT disaster recovery planning needs realistic risk assessment, but it also needs to be tested. You have to know for sure that in the event of damage, loss or unavailability of any IT-related asset, your organisation can get back to normal operations as quickly as needed and limit prejudice as required. You will never know if that will happen if you do not test. Yet testing is the Achilles heel of many enterprises. From failing to check that data backups can be restored, to finding out too late that a DR plan has missed a crucial factor, shortcomings in testing can be your undoing. Is it time to change your testing perspective altogether? Read more

2015-11-02T11:54:35+11:00By |Disaster Recovery|