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BCP – Stage 4 – Building the Business Continuity Organisation

This blog provides more detail on Stage 4 of the five stages of a Business Continuity Plan.

By |April 21st, 2021|Advice|0 Comments

BCP – Stage 3 – Develop Response & Recovery Plans

BCP – Stage 3 – Develop Response & Recovery Plans

In this, the third of five articles giving a detailed view into each step of the ‘5 Key Stages to Business Continuity Planning’ we are now focusing on the Response and Recovery Plans of a BCP. These relate to the priority functions, and the specific steps […]

By |April 13th, 2021|Advice|0 Comments

BCP – Stage 2 – Understand Current Capabilities & Core Resources

Building a BCP is important, and in this stage we discuss about understanding what's required to help mitigate the risk of an interruption to an organisation, and what the current capabilities and gaps are to meet these needs.

By |March 30th, 2021|Advice|0 Comments

BCP – Stage 1 – Understand your organisation’s priorities

Understanding your Organisation’s Priorities By Undertaking a Business Impact Analysis (BIA)

This post is the first in a series of posts that provide a deep dive into each step covered in our earlier Blog, “The 5 Key Stages to Business Continuity Planning”. In this article, we are going discuss the Business Impact Analysis (BIA) process. We […]

By |March 24th, 2021|Advice|0 Comments

The 5 Key Stages to Business Continuity Planning

To many people a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is a ‘tick the box’ process following a well-defined formal structure, but is this the right way to do it? The answer is ‘no’. The reality is that there are several key steps involved in the development of a BCP, and it ought to be defined as […]

By |March 15th, 2021|Advice|1 Comment

Cyber Security Implications of Working from Home

Cyber Security Implications of Working from Home

Companies are seeing dozens of different cyber attacks each week, and with staff working from home, the risk is exacerbated.  For example, here are just a few of the current trends that you may recognise. Your staff may receive:

emails supposedly from their Helpdesk asking them to change their […]

By |February 3rd, 2021|Advice|0 Comments

Hybrid Cloud needs a Ship-to-Site Solution

Organisations, like yours, have probably made cloud strategy a more important priority in the past 12 months and this has probably been expedited due to increased reliance on remote working due to the Coronavirus. It is common knowledge though that there isn’t a ‘one shoe fits all’ approach when it comes to migrating to the […]

By |December 4th, 2020|Advice|0 Comments

The importance of Business Continuity

As the current uncertainty of the world attests to, the number of potential dangers to businesses seems to be on the rise, whether it be global pandemics, civil unrest, or cyber-terrorists. The ever-growing reliance on detailed networks of technology exposes organisations to the full range of hazards.

By carrying out comprehensive Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and […]

By |July 8th, 2020|Advice|0 Comments

Designing a Back-Up and Recovery Procedure

A back-up and recovery procedure reduces the time taken to recover lost data. Servers, storage area networks (SANs) and network-attached storage (NAS) topologies, are just a few storage methods that make a successful backup and restore management a tough task for even the most experienced specialists.
Read on for a step-by-step breakdown on creating the perfect […]

By |July 7th, 2020|Advice|0 Comments

How to design your backup and recovery procedure

Having a backup and recovery procedure can help to minimise the effects of unplanned downtime and maximise data availability and recoverability. And, with a myriad of storage methods available such as servers, disk and tape storage subsystems, storage area networks (SANs) and network-attached storage (NAS) topologies, successful backup and restore management can be a daunting […]

By |April 20th, 2020|Advice|0 Comments