7 Habits of Highly Effective Business Continuity

1. The Senior Executive actively supports Business Continuity The CEODirectorGeneral Manager that believes in and wants a functional Business Continuity program in place is a critical success factor. To have a senior Executive that is responsible for setting the priorities and vision for the organisation to stand behind BCP and communicate this to the staff is a powerful change…

Are your service providers the weak link in your business continuity strategy?

Business functions, systems or processes to be outsourced locally or internationally should comply with the organisation’s Business Continuity Management Policy and Outsourcing Policy.  It is the responsibility of business owners, in conjunction with the sourcing department, to conduct adequate due diligence on the business recovery capability of the outsourced partner, however the relevant Business Continuity…

Business Continuity Terminology – What’s the difference between MTO, RTO and RPO?

A common query that we come across in business continuity consulting is, ‘what is the difference between MTO, RTO and RPO?’ MTO is the Maximum Tolerable Outage The Maximum Tolerable Outage for a critical business process represents the maximum amount of time that an organization can survive without the business process in any form (manual or automated).…

OpsCentre offers Recession Buster ‘Quick Start’ Business Continuity Planning

This program is ideal for the small to medium enterprise.  It is a fixed fee, fixed scope project that provides a complete solution in the fastest possible timeframe. It can usually be completed within a 1-2 week period. We utilize our consulting experience and best-practice materials to adapt a business continuity strategy to suit your…

What is the difference between disaster recovery and business continuity planning?

Persons new to recovery planning often find it difficult to differentiate between Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. In its simplest form, Business Continuity differs from Disaster Recovery in that its focus is on people and the continuation of business processes and objectives rather than the availability of IT systems and infrastructure. Business Continuity Planning deals…

Business Continuity Software Benefits

Many organisations utilise software to create, support, maintain, distribute and test their Business Continuity Plans and ensure business survival in any emergency. Regardless of size, most companies can benefit greatly from the use of Business Continuity software and many options exist for its implementation and plan maintenance strategies. Some of the direct benefits that Business…