Business continuity Posts

Tuesday July 1, 2014 at 7:00pm
How would your business operate if a fire broke out at your premises, you were affected by flood damage, a cyber attack on your systems or theft of key data or materials?For many organisations the subject of business continuity arises infrequently, perhaps prompted by particular circumstances or advice from outside. Of course, when I visit small to medium sized organisations, whether for ISO9001 or ISO27001, I tend to be the one raising the issue. In the case of ISO27001 business continuity and ....
Tuesday June 18, 2013 at 9:00am
Many SME’s rely heavily on their ‘e-commerce’ websites to drive their business models. Indeed traditional forms of sales and marketing can be ‘semi-redundant’ with today’s fast, on-line search functions and retrieval methods. In the digital age business continuity is all about having robust IT systems and secure online operations. However, SME’s appear to be somewhat behind the game in considering the ‘risks’ associated with their online acti....
Tuesday March 19, 2013 at 11:09am
Whilst many business owners may develop a business continuity plan at some point, maybe to satisfy a customer, meet the needs of a lender or as part of a business planning exercise, few seem committed to keeping the plans up to date, which is really the important bit. Having worked with many clients over the years on developing an initial business continuity plan or framework, I am often surprised that once the initial hard work on the plan has been completed the maintenance or upkeep of the pla....
Tuesday November 6, 2012 at 9:00am
Whilst a new Business Continuity Standard - ISO22301 - was launched earlier this year (replacing BS25999, which has been officially withdrawn) many SME’s seem to pay very little attention to business continuity and most we speak to via our accountancy practice have no business continuity plan in place.Why does this matter? Owner managers may think that business continuity is vague ‘management speak’, with little relevance for their business or working lives. Often I am advised;....

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