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Not Every Part of Your Business Needs A Continuity Plan

Not Every Part of Your Business Needs A Continuity Plan

We’ll say that again: not every part of your business needs a continuity plan. It is often assumed that every area of every organisation needs a business continuity plan.  We’d like to give you permission to [...]

Restaurant Business Continuity

Restaurant Business Continuity

If you run a restaurant your business continuity plans need to ensure you keep your paying clients happy and your premises available. A recent request on LinkedIn for business continuity advice for restaurants and catering outlets [...]

One-Word Maintenance Secrets!

One-Word Maintenance Secrets!

In a recent online discussion, seasoned BCM practitioners were asked to offer their one word secret to maintaining business continuity planning. The results are interesting and diverse and we thought we’d share some fo them with [...]

Search for your BCM topics!

For a while we’ve been struggling to make sure you can really search our archives well. We think we’ve fixed the search functionality on Continuity In Business so that you can find a lot with a [...]

Enter our article competition!

Enter our article competition!

We’ll publish all article entries that our judges consider robust (and that meet our house rules) – and declare one of those articles the winner in a few weeks.  Want to know more? Writing for a website like [...]

Losing Key Individuals: Talent Loss

Losing Key Individuals: Talent Loss

Forget power outages, network outages and terrorist activity.  What happens to your business when you lose key individuals?  Has your organisation got good enough knowledge management provisions covered in your contingency plans? While no one is [...]

Why business continuity?

Why business continuity?

We’re going right back to basics with a really useful 6 minute video. And we mean right back to basics.  We’re asking why we do business continuity, to ensure we can make a case for it. [...]

Measuring Preparedness – Rand’s Reliability Assessment

Measuring Preparedness – Rand’s Reliability Assessment

The saying goes that if you can’t measure it then you can’t manage it.  From a business continuity planner’s point of view, one might also argue that if you can’t measure it then you probably can’t [...]

Supplier Continuity Checker (Free Tool)

Supplier Continuity Checker (Free Tool)

In 2011, Continuity Forum asked the informal Business Continuity group known as BANG! to design a tool to help you quiz suppliers about their business continuity. BANG! created the Third Party Questionnaire Tool (3PQ). 3PQ is [...]

19 Tips for Fantastic Desktop Exercises

19 Tips for Fantastic Desktop Exercises

We’re often asked for our top tips for running really good business continuity desktop exercises. Continuity In Business believes desktop exercises are instrumental in getting staff and others involved in business continuity, especially if they’re – [...]

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