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Site Inactive

You may have notitced the site has become inactive over the past year.  That’s because we’re so terribly busy with other things.  You may still access the content, but support is no longer available (for the [...]

Enter: Business Continuity Awards 2013

Enter: Business Continuity Awards 2013

Ever fancied being able to say you’re a manager of the year? Got a colleague you fancy nominating? Every year CIR magazine run a Business Continuity Awards programme. We’ve heard some discussion in the industry about [...]

Alan Walker on… Working from Home

Alan Walker on… Working from Home

Alan Walker from AW Continuity Ltd, considers the issue of working from home.  (And please note how we resisted putting “working from home” in quote marks earlier in this sentence!) —- ‘We can work from home’ is a [...]

Climate Ready? New Urgency for Continuity Planning

Climate Ready? New Urgency for Continuity Planning

In the same week that Cambridge University (UK) predicted the final collapse of Arctic sea ice before 2016, the UK’s Department for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have announced they’re preparing a major campaign to [...]

Supply Chain Resilience Guide (Free)

Supply Chain Resilience Guide (Free)

Issued in 2012 as part of their Be Prepared series, Monitoring Supply Chains; Maximising Resilience is a 15 page offering from EEF, The Manufacturers’ Organisation. The forward states, “Supply chain resilience has been tested and re-tested [...]

Surviving An Active Shooter (video).  Your thoughts?

Surviving An Active Shooter (video). Your thoughts?

What do you think of this video, funded by the US Department of Homeland Security? In the wake of a tragic series of mass shootings in the United States, with events in Europe and South Africa [...]

4 Business Continuity Case Studies

4 Business Continuity Case Studies

Download these four free business continuity case studies from Aviva, Sainsbury’s, The Wellcome Trust and Morphy Richards. Aviva is a huge insurance group.  It’s primary customer focus is individuals and small businesses.  The case study describes [...]

Learning from Library Crises (25min training video)

Learning from Library Crises (25min training video)

“We’ve all had situations that have gotten out of hand in our libraries,” says the librarian who works in library in a mental health institution.  So they created this video, called “When Bad Things Happen to [...]

NatWest: oh dear, oh dear.

June 2012 will be remembered as ‘menses horribilis’ by the UK’s NatWest bank. A computer failure has caused millions of customers to lose access to their accounts for a number of days.  The IT-based incident is [...]

Recoverability = R x P x C

Recoverability = R x P x C

Management often calls for us to provide a measure of our preparedness and to be able to predict the likelihood of “recoverability”. Many of us think these are impossible questions to answer, since the variables are [...]

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