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[14 Jan 2010 | Comments Off | 1,639 views]

-Mike Jacobs, Director at Biscon Planning Ltd-
-Continuity Central-
There seems to be an inevitable trend of business continuity becoming more structured – more technology dependent, more regimented, more compartmentalised.
When talking about ‘people’, BS25999 uses terms like ‘defined responsibilities’, ‘accountability’, ‘authorities’ and ‘competencies’. My concern is that we are forgetting the unpredictable human element of a response to any incident, and starting to think of people as just another resource or dependency. This kind of detached planning – planning in a vacuum – misses a fundamental point: people are highly complex composites, …

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[21 Sep 2009 | Comments Off | 1,658 views]
US gets new pandemic planning guide for small businesses

–continuity continued–
US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano joined Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Karen Mills and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Influenza Division Deputy Director Daniel Jernigan to announce a preparedness guide to assist small businesses in planning for the H1N1 flu.
“Small businesses play an essential role in our national effort to prepare for all disasters and emergencies—including the H1N1 flu,” said Secretary Napolitano. “This guide will help America’s small businesses maintain continuity of operations and resiliency as the fall flu season approaches.”
“Small Business owners should …