27/03/14 How good are your business continuity plans?

27 MARCH 2014 | POSTED BY LORNA LESLIE

Charlie Maclean-Bristol lists ten areas where many business continuity plans can be improved. Charlie’s list is as follows: 1. Scope. On many of the business continuity plans that I see it is not clear what the scope of the plan is. The name of the department may be on the front of the plan but it is not always obvious whether this is the whole of the ...

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27/03/2014 Glasgow Caledonian University Workshops

27 MARCH 2014 | POSTED BY LORNA LESLIE

James, Alastair and Lorna went back to University last week. On Monday 17th March they delivered a Business Continuity Workshop for Undergraduate and Masters students of Risk Management at Glasgow Caledonian University. The workshop gave an insight into how the Business Continuity Team would work within an organisation. The students were asked to form teams,...

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14/03/14 Business Impact Analyses

14 MARCH 2014 | POSTED BY LORNA LESLIE

The following article was published on the Microsoft website and written by Nick Saalfeld of Wells Park Communications. It's been a sobering start to the year for many businesses. Much of the Somerset Levels is under water. Great swathes of lowland Britain is soggy, making travel difficult. The gorgeous town of Dawlish has had its railway washed away - i...

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11/3/14 PlanB "running" Isle of Coll 10K

11 MARCH 2014 | POSTED BY LORNA LESLIE

All the staff at PlanB Consulting are showing their commitment to the company values and signed up for a 10k run (I use that term loosely) on the Isle of Coll. PlanB believe it is or corporate responsibility to assist charities which we believe in. We are “running” for to raise money for Young Minds who are the UK’s leading charity committe...

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14/3/14 10 Items which should be in a BCP (and are often forgotten!)

10 MARCH 2014 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

1. Scope. On many of the plans I see it is not clear what the scope of the plan is. The name of the department may be on the front of the plan but it is not always obvious whether this is the whole of the department, which may cover many sites, or just the department based in one location. It should also be clear within strategic and tactical plans what part...

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Weathering the storm – Dealing with a prolonged incident

07 MARCH 2014 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

All of us here in the UK, to a greater or lesser extent, have been affected by the high winds and flooding which seem to have continued relentlessly since Christmas. The last few days seem to have brought some quieter weather but I know there are still a number of flood warnings in place. Floods are not new to the UK and it seems almost every winter a differ...

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10 questions a BCM should ask about staff travelling abroad

04 MARCH 2014 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

One of the news stories that caught my eye this week was the kidnapping in Yemen. According to witnesses, the victim was about to step into his car in the capital Sana’a, when he was hit with the butt of a gun and dragged into a waiting vehicle. The incident happened just hours after three large explosions rocked the troubled city. It has not yet been ...

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