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Don't live in the stone age, exercise your business continuity plan

Mar 05, 2015 13:56 GMT The Business Continuity Institute I would like to think that Senior Management throughout the land do not accept that the plans they have are fit for purpose until they have been fully exercised with everyone involved. A tough task I know but it still beats living in the Stone Age for 7 weeks.

10 Morning Rituals of Successful Entrepreneurs [Infographic]

Mar 04, 2015 09:00 GMT Dreams How do the world’s most successful people start the day? Find out in this ​Dreams '10 Morning Rituals of Successful Entrepreneurs' infographic.

Disaster recovery testing for SMEs: What you need to know

Mar 02, 2015 12:38 GMT The Business Continuity Institute ​Testing is the biggest concern we hear around business continuity, and particularly IT disaster recovery. Lack of time is the most common reason given for the lack of DR testing in the UK. In fact, well over a third of the 400 IT professionals in our 2014 ​Data Health Check listed lack of time as the main reason they hadn’t tested their DR system in the last 12 months.

Avoid hiring poor performing sales staff - Insider Secrets in Sales Recruitment

Feb 24, 2015 15:38 GMT CN Sales Recruitment Ltd. Want to get better quality from your suppliers? Here are 5 tips to use when you brief your Recruiters.

​Failing your compliance audits and don't know why?

Feb 24, 2015 14:53 GMT The Business Continuity Institute In business, a dress rehearsal is the equivalent of a full disaster recovery exercise for a compliance audit. And just as actors don’t have scripts during a dress rehearsal, people should not need to refer to that 500-page binder called your business continuity plan during this exercise. In this exercise, everything had better go according to plan.

​Do you have a disaster recovery solution that’s 80% successful? How to improve your odds

Feb 23, 2015 14:33 GMT The Business Continuity Institute The success rates of IT recovery following a disaster are not where they should be. For 96% of us, we have to face the truth that we stand a 1 in 5 chance that when we really need our disaster recovery solution to work, it won’t. The good news is that there’s a simple solution to this big problem, yet so few of us are doing it properly.

Business Continuity - It’s just like changing a wheel

Feb 19, 2015 12:50 GMT The Business Continuity Institute I have helped countless organisations with their metaphorical flat tyres over the years and what I have found is that planning ahead, practicing a response to common problems and having experts to call for assistance in a crisis situation invariably gets you to your destination far quicker!

A challenging exercise in crisis

Feb 18, 2015 12:03 GMT The Business Continuity Institute ​Everybody knows the age-old saying “practice makes perfect”. The idea being that you can become progressively better at something the more times you do it. This certainly is the case with Business Continuity. If we anticipate an issue or problem before it occurs and we practice how to fix it in advance of it happening then we can reduce the overall impact.

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