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Many of us woke up in the UK this morning to the story that, unbelievably, 150 000 records had been erroneously deleted from the Police National Computer.  The data loss, which occurred during a regular weekly purge of data, has been attributed to a coding error which has now been rectified.  Reassuring as this may [...]

Thousands of air passengers around the world were left stranded last Monday after a power cut in Atlanta caused Delta to suspend flights across the US, Japan, Italy and the UK.  Flights resumed six hours later but more than 740 flights had been cancelled and delays persisted as the backlog of passengers was cleared.  Had it [...]

As I’ m sure you’re aware, this is the annual ‘Business Continuity Awareness Week’.  As in previous years, the Business Continuity Institute have laid on a wide range of on-line events to promote Business Continuity (details on the BCI website).  Meanwhile in Wales yesterday, there was real-life drama as a power surge halted rail traffic [...]

Friday’s earthquake off the coast of Japan is, first and foremost, a human tragedy.  It is a poignant reminder of how fortunate we are here in the UK where natural disasters are so rare.  However, two important points for Business Continuity, even as practised in the benign environment of Western Europe, have emerged already from this tragedy. Firstly, it is reported that the [...]