Business Continuity Tip of the Month   -  January 2001

Out with the old, in with the new

For many organisations a new year is a time of significant change, with re-organisations, new business plans and new challenges ahead. But in the midst of all this change, business continuity planning is often overlooked.

It is important to ensure that any changes to the business are reflected in your business continuity plans. It may be useful to ask the following questions :-

·         If the company’s structure changes, does the recovery plan structure need to change too?

·         If departments are re-organised, does the recovery team organisation need to change too?

·         If key members of staff move around, what information in the business continuity plans needs to be updated?

·         Are the underlying strategies still applicable or is it time to revisit them?

·         Are there any new training requirements or awareness issues which need to be addressed?

·         Have all new projects considered business continuity from the outset?

 So out with the old and in with the new – but make sure that the business continuity plans don’t get left behind.

 Happy New Year!

 


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