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Road testing your recovery
Disaster recovery plans are worthless if your company doesn't test them to confirm they're effective. The article discusses business continuity and productivity, strategy for the recovery plan, and key points to consider.
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Risk and recovery
Special report on disaster planning from ICAEW's Business and Management Faculty. Contains articles on IT-related risks and real-life examples of crisis management.
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How to build a prosperous and sustainable business.
A practical guide to protecting against unplanned disasters.
The article discusses the aspects for businesses to consider in planning and preparing for disasters. Topics mentioned include coordination with other agencies to assess the damage, secure the site, and ensure the continuity of the business, the need for businesses to have a flexible incident management structure, and initiation of training to individuals who can serve as incident commander, safety officer, and operations management..
The article reports that business continuity planning (BCP) is the creation of a strategy and the recognition of threats and risks facing a company to ensure that personnel and assets are protected and able to function in the event of a disaster and emergency. Topics discussed includes Assessing the Risks and Setting of Priorities and structure of plan and testing the plan..
The article discusses the importance of a best practice plan for business continuity, disaster recovery, and compliance to protect one's reputation, brand and data. Also cited are the experience of independent global healthcare provider Healthways as example, the best practice plan prepared by Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) for Healthways, and the comment by Healthways' Andy Wyley on their operation..
Resilience in society: infrastructure, communities and businesses
A UK Cabinet Office guide to how networks and individuals can support the country's emergency planning, response and recovery and keep systems and services running.
Business continuity planning
Booklet on business continuity produced by The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) covering topics such as how to protect your staff and the information and assets vital to your business.
Business Continuity Institute (BCI)
Organisation enabling individual members to obtain guidance and support from fellow business continuity practitioners. The site includes a number of certifications standards and 'Engaging your C-Suite', a practical free toolkit on how to gain the interest and support of key influencers in your organisation. You can also download good practice guidelines.
Business Continuity Management (BSI)
Information on Business Continuity Management publications from the BSI Group, the UK's National Standards Body.
Business continuity management toolkit
The Civil Contingencies Secretariat has developed this Business Continuity Management Toolkit to help the commercial and voluntary sector implement BCM.
Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI)
Organisation with the aim of protecting national security by providing protective security advice. The site includes information on business continuity planning.
Crisis management and business continuity planning
Guide from Business Link to help you to identify potential risks, make preparations for emergencies and test how your business is likely to cope in a disaster. The Business Link website was replaced in October 2012 but no direct equivalent to this page has been included in GOV.UK. The archived guidance is now available through the UK Government Web Archive. A live version of this pages is on the Northern Ireland Business Info website
Risk management and business continuity planning
Guidance from the Scottish organisation Business Gateway.
Secure in the knowledge: building a secure business
Booklet on protecting your staff and business assets produced by The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO). Follows on from the earlier publication Expecting the unexpected.
UK Financial Sector Continuity
A central point of information about work on continuity planning relevant to the UK's financial sector, established by HM Treasury, the Bank of England and the Financial Services Authority. Access information about the authorities, firms, markets, and financial infrastructure as well as telecoms, communications and physical infrastructure.
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