Wednesday June 3, 2020

Planning for when disaster strikes

Getting a business back online after a disaster is all very well, but without business continuity planning the reputational damage could be so severe that there is scarcely a business left to recover, writes Jason Walsh

8th April, 2018
Francis O’Haire, group technology director at DataSolutions Picture: Maura Hickey

Ireland doesn’t have disasters — there is no tectonic faultline here, and no significant political instability. Why, then, bother to plan for business-interrupting disasters that never come? Disasters like flooding, hurricanes and consecutive freezes, not to mention global political instability and widespread, and often state-sponsored, hacking simply have no impact on these fair shores, right?

Right. Unless you’re speaking of 2018. Or 2017. Or 2016. Or . . .

The moral of the story is simple: terms...

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