Category Archives: Continuity Management

Why ‘offshore’ should not mean ‘off the radar’
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The ‘ins and outs’ about offshoring to India India remains a popular destination for European and US companies looking to offshore operations to a cost-competitive, relatively stable and scalable location. According to a new Gartner report assessing nine AsiaPac countries, … Continue reading

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Introducing Recovery-as-a-Service
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In response to customer feedback, Sungard AS’s ground-breaking Managed Recovery Programme (MRP) is being transformed to provide customers with even greater value. At the same time, it’s being renamed as Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS).   A more comprehensive offering “Seven out of … Continue reading

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Weighing up London’s risks as a corporate location
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 London Calling It’s easy to understand the lure of the capital as a location for a corporate headquarters: a prestigious address close to the UK’s government, unrivalled transport links and proximity to City investors. Yet these attractions have to be … Continue reading

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Plans and Testing Don’t Deliver Outcomes – People and Processes Do
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By Bob Bates, delivery manager, technology consultant and Murray Truman, ICT disaster recovery consultant Companies now recognise they cannot afford to be unavailable for any significant period of time – customers will simply go to a competitor – and, consequently, … Continue reading

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2013: The Year in Review
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In many ways 2013 has been a pivotal year for businesses: the UK economy entered its first truly stable period of growth in over five years and organisations are now becoming far more optimistic about the future.  Technology trends such … Continue reading

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Taking Availability to All Corners of the Organisation: Why Decentralisation is an Essential Business Tool
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Only five years ago ‘recovery’ was the key industry buzzword, and the term played a central role in how businesses developed their business continuity plans. The rise of the available enterprise has changed this, with customers now expecting to be … Continue reading

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The battle for Hearts and Minds
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Despite the formalisation of the BC industry over the last few years with the implementation of standards such as BS25999 and ISO 22301, in many cases one of the biggest obstacles to implementing a business continuity (BC) programme that follows … Continue reading

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Flood protection – how to make sure it doesn’t sink your business
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A Soggy Outlook 2012 was one of the wettest years on record. Over 52 inches of rainfall splashed down on Britain, despite the country experiencing a drought over the first three months. Over 8,000 homes and businesses were battered by … Continue reading

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Offshore risks: Attitudes and Trends
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Continuity Central and SunGard Availability Services are carrying out a joint survey into offshore risks. The trend towards near shoring and offshoring continues apace. Seven years ago a UK enterprise might have 500 staff in India. Now there are enterprises … Continue reading

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