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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 [...]

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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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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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Failing To Plan Is Planning To Fail; Why You Need To Get Your Business Continuity Plan In Place

June 23rd, 2016|Business Continuity, Company News, Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

Companies today face an unprecedented number of exposures. The frequency and severity of cyber-attacks presents an ever growing threat, and reliance on a complex network of technology and supply chains is expanding. Both trends leave businesses susceptible to a variety of existing and emerging risks. Managing these risks by developing a business continuity strategy is [...]

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IT, Compliance and Business Continuity for Regulated Businesses

February 11th, 2016|Business Continuity, Compliance|

If your business is highly regulated, like in the financial services sector or legal professions, your IT requirement presents some unique challenges. Cyber security and data compliance are a priority for any organisation, but when your business activities are centered on sensitive and personal information they are imperative. The consequences of non-compliance or data breaches [...]

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The Top 3 Healthiest IT New Year Resolutions Every Business Should Make

January 22nd, 2016|Business Continuity, Productivity|

If you haven’t yet decided on any New Year resolutions for your business, can I suggest three IT related ones? No doubt you have all sorts of business goals for 2016, plans for growth; expansion into new markets, development of new products or services, staffing, marketing and finances. But what about IT? If your organisation [...]

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Exclusive webinar – How to recover your servers in less than an hour

June 4th, 2015|Business Continuity, Company News|

What would an 'IT Blackout' cost you every hour'? How many of your business functions wouldn't work without IT? Would a disaster result in lost business? Would losing data affect your ability to trade? Would this affect your reputation? Do your customers expect you to have an IT disaster recovery plan Are these questions that trouble you? If so [...]

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