Factoring in Human Error in Your Business Continuity Planning

Good business continuity training helps managers and enterprises prepare business continuity plans. However, they’ll also need to deal with a further factor – human error. This element is a cause of anything from small business failure to nuclear power plant meltdowns. A little information on the subject can help make business continuity that much more…

Risk, Business Continuity and IT DR – the Year of 2013 in Review

Risk certainly marked the year of 2013, with knock-on effects on business continuity thinking. However, in a year picking up the pieces after different disasters, the real message was a reminder that while we collectively now know a great deal about risk, we don’t always prepare or take action appropriately. The devastation caused by rainfall…

Accelerated Business Continuity – Are Real-Time Analytics the Future?

How do you view Business Continuity? Is it all about avoiding business outages for a given speed of business, or should it also contribute to increasing that speed? After all, if business continuity is designed to move an enterprise away from slowdowns, then logically it should be moving the enterprise towards picking up the pace…

How Technology Smooths the Way for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

While good planning and processes are at the heart of business continuity and disaster recovery, technology can accelerate the benefits as well. We live in an age of cloud computing and smartphones. Both can be used to help an organisation get back on its feet after incidents, or simply ride them out without severe or…

Business Continuity Management for the Masses

Henry Ford would have appreciated the Wiley publishing company’s approach to business continuity management. In keeping with the rest of its “For Dummies” books, Wiley will (September 2012) be bringing out the “Business Continuity for Dummies” edition, mass-produced BCM in something of a one-size-fits-all approach. Not that there’s anything wrong with that – BCM deserves…