After the ball is over
Well, the new Millennium’s finally arrived and despite all the hype the world didn’t actually come to an end. Hopefully you’ve survived the changeover unscathed.
Now that the dust has settled and things are getting back to normal, there’s a danger that all the good work done to ensure readiness will be forgotten as "business as usual" takes over. However, business as usual should include Business Continuity Planning as part of good management practice. So, if you haven’t already done so, why not start a Business Continuity project now and turn all that pre-Millennium effort into an ongoing asset.
Your Year 2000 readiness preparations will probably have included some form of business impact and risk analysis, contingency planning, formation of emergency response teams and testing, all of which are essential elements of a good Business Continuity project. So don’t waste all that effort, re-use it where applicable, update it or add to it, but most of all use it as the basis for your Business Continuity Plans.
Why not make one of your new year’s resolutions the protection of your business – you know it makes sense!