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How To Fly Into Disaster Without A Plan!

July 19th, 2017|Business Continuity|

Last month BA suffered an ‘IT problem’ that caused chaos around the world and resulted in flights being grounded. Depending on who you believe, the fallout is expected to cost BA between £80 and £100 million. Again, depending on who you believe, the problem was caused by a power outage. It is quite staggering that [...]

Antispam tools invading your digital privacy

June 20th, 2017|Business Continuity, Company News, Compliance, Productivity, Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

  I recently blogged about how we can be our own worst enemies in disclosing our online identity. And how the companies we provide this information to sell it to allow people to target you with marketing and advertising campaigns. Since writing this a colleague brought to my attention a recent story involving a popular [...]

How To Improve Your Business Continuity Strategy In Five Steps

February 16th, 2017|Business Continuity, Company News|

Business continuity plans should be regularly reviewed and updated. Changes to your business, including the introduction of new IT systems, new services or products, relocation or expansion, can all impact on whether your current business continuity plans will stand up if an incident occurs. Here we outline five steps that can improve your business continuity [...]

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Are You Really An “Always On” Organisation?

January 5th, 2017|Business Continuity, Security and Threats|

“Business hours” has become an almost meaningless expression. More now than ever, customers expect to shop, bank and engage with businesses around the clock. Time zones are also increasingly meaningless, with the Internet driving forward a new era of globalisation. With e-commerce, automation, social networks and self-service, consumers and clients can make purchases, get in [...]

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Cyber Fraud – Two of the Biggest Scams Uncovered

November 22nd, 2016|Business Continuity, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Here is the low down on two of the most common ransomware scams that you need to know about. The pay rise/redundancy scam Cyber criminals create an email that looks similar to that of a director. For example, joe.bloggs@acme.co.uk is changed to joe.bloggs@acme.com. Sometimes the email is also 'spoofed' so that it appears in your inbox as [...]

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Key People To Connect With During A Major IT Incident

November 17th, 2016|Business Continuity, Security and Threats|

When a major IT incident occurs, disaster recovery and business continuity plans come into their own.  With a cool head CEOs, CIOs, IT directors and other key people can do a lot towards limiting damage to the business, exposure to threats, and managing the outcome of the IT incident. As part of disaster planning it [...]

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Failing To Plan, Is Planning To Fail: Disaster Recovery And BCP

October 17th, 2016|Business Continuity, Security and Threats|

What kind of business protection do you have in place? Public liability insurance, business premises and assets insurance, professional indemnity insurance? No doubt your business has a host of insurance policies, but what about your information technology – what’s protecting that? When something goes wrong - whether it’s a natural disaster such as flood or [...]

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Why Your Business’ IT Is A 24/7 Operation

September 23rd, 2016|Business Continuity, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Not many businesses or organisations can turn the sign on the door to ‘closed’, switch off the lights and forget about work until the following morning. In today’s world most business need to be ‘always on’, even when their business premises are locked up for the night. Other businesses are operating 24/7 anyway, with global [...]

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Does Your Business Continuity Plan Actually Work?

August 10th, 2016|Business Continuity, Tips and Advice|

All organisations need a Business Continuity Plan to ensure that if the worst happens (or even something slightly bad) there are clear steps to take to get operations back up and running as quickly as possible. We’ve worked with a number of companies who have developed their own business continuity plans but have never tested [...]

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