Business Resilience and Agility

We are increasingly hearing about the word resilience. When speaking scientifically it refers the physical property of a material to ‘bounce back’ to its original position after deformation that does not broaden elastic limitations. Irregular change is nothing new to modern enterprises: witness the colossal changes in technology and economies as well as social and…

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…

Does your Business Continuity Plan rely on teleworking?

CSO Online article highlights the results from a recent Telework Exchange research report, finding organization’s expect staff to work from home in a pandemic but do not provide adequate resources for them to be able to do this. Full article at CSO Online http://www.csoonline.com/article/510552/Lack_of_Telework_Preparedness_Puts_Business_Continuity_in_Danger_ The teleworking provisions in your Business Continuity Plans must be included…

Is an outdated business continuity plan worse than none at all?

This is a debatable point but possibly acting upon an outdated strategy will be time, money and energy misspent in recovering something that is incorrect or no longer needed. Change is inevitable … A plan can easily get out of date as staff turnover, new business units are created or decommissioned,  IT systems are changed,…