Maintaining your business continuity plan (BCP) can be challenging, but it needs to be done. How often should a business continuity plan be updated? Well, each BC plan is different. Most require a review once a year, others require a review each time a product or the environment it’s in changes. Each organisation must decide […]
Many people think that business continuity planning is a well-defined process that can be followed with a “tick the box” approach. The reality is very different. Although there are several key steps involved in the development of a business continuity plan, the development process should be thought of as a framework for creating capabilities rather […]
A common misconception of Cloud Backup is that it’s expensive and for early adopters, this may have been the case.
In its infancy, to move your backups to the cloud you could be looking at a hefty upfront cost to scope and install the solution along with a considerable £ per Gb cost just to store […]
Our Business Continuity Planning Consultant recently brought our attention to the Cooper Colour Code, for companies to gauge their Risk Awareness levels when identifying and building their Business Continuity (BC) frameworks.
The Cooper Colour Code consists of 4 conditions; white, yellow, orange and red.
In condition white, you are relaxed and unaware of what is […]
Without a reliable backup and replication solution, if confronted with a disaster, whether that be human error or a natural disaster organisations are at risk of downtime, data loss and lack of productivity. It is therefore crucial, to have a solution in place for critical data and applications to ensure that they are secure, safe […]
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 […]
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 […]
According to the Business Continuity Institutes 2018 Horizon Scan the ten top threats to Businesses in 2018 are:
Unplanned IT and telecom Outages
Interruption to Utility Supply
Act of Terrorism
Supply Chain Disruption
Transport Network Disruption.
Over the next few weeks, The team at Adam are going […]
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 […]
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 […]