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SaaS and Office 365

There’s a common misconception among SaaS and Office 365 users that backup isn’t necessary for their data because it exists in the cloud. However, this is patently untrue. SaaS applications are just as vulnerable to data loss as on-premise apps. Why? Because the #1 cause of data loss is human error.

People delete stuff, open phishing […]

By |October 5th, 2018|Friday Share|0 Comments

Why you should consider Office Recovery even if you have your data in the cloud. 

With more and more people using mobile devices, and company’s data being held in the public cloud there is a feeling that in the event of your offices being unavailable, then your staff can work from home until the situation is resolved.

In the short term this is a viable option, but once the situation lasts […]

By |September 27th, 2018|Posts|0 Comments

Top ten threats to your Business

According to the Business Continuity Institutes 2018 Horizon Scan the ten top threats to Businesses in 2018 are:

Cyber Attack
Data Breach
Unplanned IT and telecom Outages
Interruption to Utility Supply
Adverse Weather
Act of Terrorism
Security Incident
Supply Chain Disruption
Transport Network Disruption.

Over the next few weeks, The team at Adam are  going […]

By |September 19th, 2018|Posts|0 Comments

When you least expect it…

I was driving up to our Hemel Hempstead Work Area Recovery offices a few weeks ago en-route to meet a prospective client  and I found myself driving past the old Bruncefield oil terminal. It’s an interesting story from a DR point of view:
16 Years ago on the 11th December 2005 Tank 912 at the […]

By |August 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Difference between BCP and DR

The definition of BCP and DR have been changing over a period of time.

Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery (DR) are often used in a single sentence so often that people often begin to forget that there is a difference between the two.

In the simplest form, BCP refers to plans about how a business […]

By |July 16th, 2018|Advice|0 Comments

It’s not if it fails – it’s when it fails.

I have been looking at Backblaze’s disk stats recently. Backblaze are an online backup company who publish stats on the failure rates of the hard drives they use to provide their storage infrastructure. Every quarter they publish a list of the drives they have, how many days usage they have and how many failed. Every […]

By |June 20th, 2018|Posts|0 Comments

The perils of Risk Registers and Business Continuity Planning

I have been talking about risk registers a lot this week. One of the first things I push whenever a risk register is mentioned is that they are good BUT I find myself echoing an old Enterprise Architect colleague whose catchphrase was “that’s a good question but a more interesting question might be…”
A Risk Register […]

By |May 24th, 2018|Advice|0 Comments

Air-gapping as a defence against Ransomware.

What is air-gapping you cry? Put simply, it is physically isolating IT systems from network access, either internet, local network or both.

Critical government & military environments already employ air-gapping to prevent unauthorised access or worse. Of course in this world of online access, it is clearly impractical to isolate systems in this way, so we […]

By |May 23rd, 2018|Friday Share|0 Comments

The Role of the Human Resources Business Function in Business Continuity and Emergency Planning

People, not bricks and mortar, technology or machinery, are the key to an organization’s success!

Organizational readiness for emergencies is not an intuitive business practice unless it is the crux of existence such as for civil emergency response agencies. That being understood, we can then approach emergency planning as a project followed by a process and […]

By |May 17th, 2018|Friday Share|0 Comments

Why Cloud Backup isn’t Business Continuity.

One of the most common reasons I see for unacceptable recovery times is a reliance on cloud based backup. Pushing data off site every night is easy, especially in modern paradigms where we only have to send out the changed bits rather than a full copy of the local data. The problem with cloud backup […]

By |May 10th, 2018|Advice, Posts|0 Comments