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A white Christmas

To quote a certain Mr Crosby, I’m dreaming of  a white Christmas – specifically, the one I’ve recently returned from. The Oz family spent a fantastic week, up to and including Christmas day, skiing with our friends in a place called Pila in the Val d’Aosta in Italy. And I have to say it was the dog’s wotsits (for those of […]

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Oz’s Business Continuity Tip of the Month : “Ring the changes”

It’s that time of year again. A new year, with new challenges to be met. So it’s the time of year when many organisations decide to reorganise or restructure the business, in order to meet those new challenges. Which is all well and good, but it could mean that the business continuity strategies, solutions and […]

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Oz’s Business Continuity Tip of the Month : “Perfuming the Pig!”

Anyone can write a business continuity plan. In fact that’s the easy bit. And it’s just as easy to make the plan look very convincing. A few names and contact details, a smattering of checklists and a bit of blurb at the start about how seriously we take business continuity in our organisation can work […]

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Boys’ toys

At the weekend I bought a new toy and I’ve spent the last couple of days playing with it. The ‘toy’ in question is a chainsaw. Unlike other midlife crisis sufferers, I have no desire to buy a motorbike or a sports car or a speedboat, or to go bungee jumping or white-water rafting. In fact one […]

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Oz’s Business Continuity Blog : “A toe-curling tale”

Today’s schedule went something like this: 09:00 write post-exercise report; 10:30 call client to discuss forthcoming business impact analysis workshop; 11:00 write proposal; 12:30 conference call with client to discuss business continuity strategy; 13:30 deal with today’s e-mail mountain; 14:00 prepare for forthcoming incident management exercise; 16:00 visit to minor injuries unit at the local […]

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Oz’s Business Continuity Tip : “Fortune favours the prepared”

Have you ever noticed how some football teams (no names!) seem to be luckier than others? The thing is, more often than not, it’s the teams who are on top of their game that seem to get the breaks – those that are well prepared; those that think about their strategy and tactics in advance; […]

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Practice makes perfect

In recent months I’ve rediscovered the Telegraph crossword – that’s the daily cryptic crossword, not the fiendishly difficult “Toughie” which is just impossible for a mere mortal like me. I used to do the Telegraph crossword years ago, after my mother-in-law got me into it (one of the two things for which she is to […]

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