Business Continuity and Common Risks for Small Businesses

What makes small businesses different to bigger ones when it comes to business continuity? Common risks for small businesses are linked to their operations being confined to one specific sector and one geographical location. They don’t have the possibilities of mitigation available to larger, more diverse, distributed companies. Disaster can strike all of their resources…

Preparing for an exceptional event that happens every year

If the city where your business runs is hosting the Olympic Games or similar, then you’ll be facing a one-off exceptional event. As such, you may need to take exceptional measures in order to ensure business continuity. For events of this magnitude, organisers or municipal agencies often produce continuity guidelines to help avoid the worst…

How do you get the organisation to recognise the importance of Business Continuity?

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Sure, people in an organisation want business to go on successfully. Their jobs, families and futures depend on it. If you ask them what would happen if systems suddenly crashed, if access to their workspace was blocked, they’ll probably agree it would be a disaster.

CIOs warned to prioritise governance and business continuity

Recent natural disasters have spurred warnings to forgo a reactive approach to governance. In this Computerworld article, HopgoodGanim’s IT lawyers are reminded of the importance of  prioritising ICT governance and business continuity to minimise risk to the business, in the wake of the recent natural disasters plaguing the nation and indeed the world. Click here…