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The Cost of Disruptions

How much could an operational disruption cost your organisation?  This article summarises the findings of various research studies on this topic.

Getting Your House in Order

The Business Impact Analysis is a vital part of the Business Continuity Lifecycle but is still poorly understood.  This article provides a simple, practical explanation of the process.

Effective Crisis Management requires a significant amount of preparation. This article suggests some reasons why organisations tend not to do this.

One of the key diffiuclties in Business Continuity Planning is working out which threats to pay attention to. This article discusses why some people get this wrong and suggests an elegant solution to the problem.

Update on Delta Airlines IT Outage

We blogged last month about the IT outage at Delta Airlines which led to the suspension of flights across the US, Japan and Europe.  Although the actual IT outage only lasted for 5 hours, disruption to flights persisted for several days and, in a briefing to investors on Wednesday, Delta estimated the cost of the [...]

There was an interesting postscript today to the story of the data breach at TalkTalk last October.  You will recall that the at first it was feared that personal details of all 4 million of the company's customers could have been compromised, although the breach ultimately turned out to be much less serious.  The company [...]

BCAW 2016 continues, and today's blog concerns a long-running and very important story that has been going on for nearly a year now.  It was announced today that the President of Mitsubishi Motors, Tetsuro Aikawa, will stand down following the revelation last month that the company had been falsifying fuel emission tests for decades.  The [...]

Few organisations give much thought in their Business Continuity Planning to how they will finance their business recovery. Whilst insurance is clearly critical, this article suggests that companies should also look at other sources of funding.

The human impact of the earthquakes on Thursday and Saturday in Japan's Kumamoto Region was immediately obvious with at least 41 people dead, homes destroyed and public services severely disrupted. It is only now though, as we move into the next working week, that the business impact begins to become apparent. Sony, Honda and Toyota [...]