Oz’s Business Continuity Tip of the Month : “How normal is normal?”

When putting together our business continuity strategies and plans, a common assumption is that the ultimate objective is to return to normal following a major disruption. But what do we mean by ‘normal’? More often than not, we mean recreating the status quo. But some disruptive incidents are so significant that returning to normal may […]

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Oz’s Business Continuity Tip of the Month : “No news is bad news”

There are two common misconceptions about the media that are all-too-commonly offered by incident management teams as a reason for not talking to them. The first is that the media won’t be interested in their organisation, either because it’s not a household name or because they think that their problems wouldn’t be particularly newsworthy. The […]

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A nice cup of tea

I do like a nice cup of tea. In fact tea is pretty near the top of my all-time favourite drinks list  (see “An icy crisis” and “Open all hours” for one of the others). Five or six cups a day is the norm when I’m at home or in the office. And I have to say that Mrs […]

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Oz’s Business Continuity Tip of the Month : “A numbers game”

Most crisis or incident management plans contain lists of contact details (in fact some plans contain little else, but that’s another story). Generally speaking this is a very good idea, as communication is, almost without fail, the biggest issue that a crisis or incident management team has to deal with. So anything that supports and […]

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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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