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We publish weekly updates from the business continuity world, covering recent news items or reflecting on our travels and experiences with clients.

Charlie addresses topics from a Business Continuity perspective and you might be surprised how much of today’s news relates to BC! Providing valuable insight, Charlie raises critical questions which will surely encourage you to reconsider your Business Continuity plans.

The Future of Incident & Crisis Management Rooms Post COVID – In a Hybrid Working World

Need a more effective way of conducting video meetings in this new hybrid world? Charlie discusses the pros, cons and solutions for utilising Microsoft Teams within your team and company. With most organisations adopting hybrid working, it is becoming more likely that incidents will be managed by a combination of people in the office and those at home.

Is Business Continuity One of the Victims of COVID?

In today’s bulletin, Charlie discusses his thoughts on the industry that is business continuity and how he believes COVID has negatively impacted it. Nothing particular in the news piqued my interest this week, therefore, I decided to give my thoughts on ‘Is Business Continuity One of the Victims of COVID?’. I think in a number of areas, business

A Checklist for the Loss of People

This week, Charlie discusses the NHS COVID-19 tracking app, getting ‘pinged’ and the consequences of self-isolation on businesses. I’ve been seeking inspiration for this week’s bulletin, and it came to me about 20 minutes ago while listening to the news this morning. The news piece in question discussed how many businesses were struggling due to the loss of

Failing to plan is… The importance of contingency planning – The quarantine

This week I discuss the importance of contingency planning. I try not to criticise the government In this bulletin I try not to criticise the government, firstly, as they are doing a difficult job under challenging circumstances and secondly, it is easy for commentators like myself to carp from the slide lines when I am not involved in

Is the response to COVID-19 a business continuity issue?

Is it time for Business Continuity Managers to step away from the COVID-19 response? I share by thoughts on how organisations should move forward in dealing with the virus. I have been thinking about the response to COVID-19 for a while, especially as we have been conducting a number of debriefs on the incident for different organisations. The initial

The future of business continuity, post COVID-19

This is my last bulletin of the year so I thought I would share some ideas with you about a subject I have been thinking about a lot. In line with last week’s bulletin, ‘Is the response to COVID-19 a business continuity issue’ I have stopped thinking about our response to the existing pandemic and have moved my

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