Keeping Business Continuity Plans Up to Date – Say “Aah”!

It’s kind of like going to the dentist. You might not want to make the appointment, because you don’t know how it might turn out. However, you know down inside that regular care and attention will mean you’ll stay in better shape than if you let things slide. If visits to the dentist annually are […]

Preventing Policy and Employee Disconnects in Business Continuity Plans

Recent information about IT security, a particular aspect of business continuity plans, highlights the high risk behaviour of people in using computer passwords. The data comes from passwords uncovered by hacktivists group Anonymous, who then exposed them online. The more general question is then whether such a gap between stated rules and real life behaviour […]

Business Continuity Plans of 2012 – a Mayan Point of View?

Case histories and past experience are material for building the business case for business continuity plans. So what have the last twelve months contributed? Since the Mayan prophecies on December 21st provoked no major upsets in the world, 2012 was quiet compared to 2011. There were events like the Olympic Games and Hurricane Sandy, but […]

Business Continuity Plans that Accentuate the Positive

If the names of Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen don’t immediately strike a chord, at least in business continuity, you could be forgiven. Yet their sage advice has been around for some time. It dates from 1944, when they wrote the lyrics and the music for the song “Accentuate the Positive”. How does it go? […]

Production Pressure that Prevents Proper Business Continuity Plans

“Do it now”, “do it faster”, “do more”,… While these may all be justifiable goals on their own, the problem comes when production pressure like this has a negative impact on business continuity plans and actions. BC planning is preventive and its objective is the absence of disruption to a business. However, it can therefore […]

Going Deeper than just a Dashboard in Your Business Continuity Plan

Production has them. So does supply chain, and finance; for sales, it’s practically a no-brainer. Yes, it’s the departmental dashboard – that one page summary of key performance data, typically in a graphical format with pie charts, bar charts and the like. You get at-a-glance information on how well an operation is doing. Most company […]