Business Continuity - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • Business continuity planning - more than just disaster recovery

    As a nation, we have certainly faced our fair share of disasters lately; flooding in Queensland and Victoria, cyclones in Queensland and massive bush fires in Western Australia — just months after devastating earthquakes in Christchurch. Our hearts certainly goes out to all of the people affected by these disasters but I personally feel the pain of all the IT professionals who are, or will be, working tirelessly to bring IT systems back on-line in order to maintain some form of business continuity in these affected areas.

    Written by Allan Davies12 Feb. 11 08:00
  • Dealing with disaster

    Earthquakes? Volcanoes? Pandemics? Tsunamis? Are these the stuff of business continuity? Gartner has issued several papers covering major disasters such as the Iceland volcano eruption and its impact on business travel, admitting that “few, if any, businesses plan for a volcanic ash disruption scenario”, which is probably the understatement of the year.

    Written by Tim Mendham06 Sept. 10 10:08
  • Best Practices For IT Availability

    Forrester often gets inquiries such as, "What requirements should we keep in mind while developing our disaster recovery plans and documents?" and, "Which strategies work best for managing our disaster recovery program once it's in place?"

    Written by Stephanie Balaouras17 Dec. 09 04:40
  • DR a growing concern for A/NZ CIOs: Symantec

    CIOs in Australia and New Zealand are increasingly getting involved in the disaster recovery planning of their organisations, according to a new survey from Symantec.

    Written by Tim Lohman02 July 09 09:16
  • 10 Tips for Swine Flu Planning for CIOs and IT Leaders

    As the swine flu outbreak spreads, CIOs and other IT executives are dusting off their pandemic plans and preparing for the possibility of high levels of employee absenteeism and extended telework scenarios.

    Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan30 April 09 11:06
  • Swine Flu Prompts Aussie CIOs to Revisit Business Continuity Plans

    Australian health authorities may have given the all clear for two local suspected cases of the [[artnid:300804|swine flu virus|new]] -- which has killed more than 80 people in Mexico and infected 20 in the United States -- but concern over the spread of the potentially fatal disease has local CIOs revisiting their business continuity plans (BCP).

    Written by Tim Lohman28 April 09 10:28
  • Preparing for a Pandemic: A Primer

    With the possibility of a swine flu pandemic in mind, CIO has put this collection of preparedness articles together to help companies review their own plans.

    Written by CIO Staff30 April 09 08:00
  • A Pandemic Planner

    What you can do to prepare.

    Written by Katherine Walsh01 Nov. 06 14:22
  • You'll Sneeze If Your Suppliers Get the Flu

    A simulation at MIT of an avian flu outbreak in China underscores the need for companies to consider possible supply chain disruptions as part of their plans for handling emergencies

    Written by CSO staff01 June 06 12:49
  • Preparing Businesses for a Pandemic

    A global virus affecting more than a quarter of the world's population is an unpalatable, but increasingly likely prospect. The impact on human life could be catastrophic, but the potential economic impact to organizations across the world also cannot be ignored.

    Written by Martin Byrne and Robert Dyson02 May 06 15:51