Anyone for Partial Business Continuity?

As the saying goes, half a loaf is better than no bread, and the same could be said of business continuity. Although you’d like to have an organisation that can weather any storm and survive any setback, if it’s a choice between sub-optimal performance or catastrophic failure, then naturally the first one wins. However, catastrophic…

Business continuity and football clubs

When you think of business continuity, you might think of manufacturing, financial services, public utilities and emergency services – but would you think of football clubs? Somehow the images of soccer players on a pitch and the “stop and go” of a match with goals scored, free kicks, penalties and half-time don’t immediately bring to…

Small business crisis plans few and far between

New Zealand small and medium-sized firms are highly unprepared for a future crisis similar to the Christchurch earthquakes, a study has found. Massey University’s annual BusinesSMEasure canvassed 1000 companies across the country. It found only a small proportion of the firms surveyed had a formal continuity plan in place and fewer than 10 per cent…