Archive for 'Issues Articles'

Is it a Plan, or Just a Document?

Is it a Plan, or Just a Document?

When is a business continuity plan not a business continuity plan? When it’s just a document. What do I mean by that? Every so often I bump into a consultant who tells me the same story [...]

Life or Death: IT Continuity In Hospitals

Life or Death: IT Continuity In Hospitals

When continuity planning is quite literally the difference between life and death, the role of the business continuity planner takes on a whole new meaning. Roger Jarvis,  Disaster Recovery Manager at Ernst & Young, offered us some of [...]

Alan Walker on… Neighbourhood Watch

Alan Walker on… Neighbourhood Watch

This week Alan Walker from AW Continuity Ltd thinks hard about Neighbourhood Watch! —- Whenever an incident occurs the focus is always on the organisation that is most impacted or the organisation that was the cause. I know it’s going back [...]

Alan Walker On…. Power Outages

Alan Walker On…. Power Outages

This week we introduce our new columnist, Alan Walker from AW Continuity Ltd, and his column “Alan Walker on…”. In his first column, Alan considers the issue of power. This might be of particular interest to you if [...]

No Time nor Money for Terror Prevention

No Time nor Money for Terror Prevention

“Security Failures are unavoidable.” “We don’t have the time or money to do everything that can be done to prevent terrorist attacks.“ “We don’t have the time or money for a new commission of enquiry every [...]

Behaviour in a Crisis

Behaviour in a Crisis

Do organisations have a psychological contract with people during a crisis?  Does it affect how they behave?  This article suggests it does. Every organisation has a ‘psychological contract’ with it’s staff.  This is the unwritten yet [...]

Nominate? Cynic’s Guide to BCM Awards 2012!

Nominate? Cynic’s Guide to BCM Awards 2012!

Nominate your colleague or boss, or leave this article out so they’ll nominate you! The BCI has launched their 2012 Global Awards. We’ve got a slightly controversial take on how to approach nominations and awards opportunities. [...]

Anti-virus: police not software

Anti-virus: police not software

A study by the world renowned Cambridge University, sponsored by the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) suggests more policing of the internet and policies and less focus on anti-virus software. “A small number of gangs lie [...]

Hidden! The Best Business Continuity Programmes

Hidden! The Best Business Continuity Programmes

Why won’t you find details on the best examples of business continuity programmes in the world? Because they are, by their very nature, confidential. This conversation on Linked In started us thinking about why it’s so [...]

Top Causes of IT Failure

Top Causes of IT Failure

What are the most common causes of IT failure? According to a survey issued in April 2012, for financial service organisations, the vast majority (nearly 70%) have experienced outages caused by human error.  Meanwhile unexpected updates [...]

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