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Business Continuity: What The Office Really Means to Today’s Organisations

In spite of best intentions, protective measures, vigilance and forward planning, organisations will always be at risk of losing their workplace due to reasons such as fire, flooding/extreme weather conditions or structural collapse. Likewise, even if the fabric of the buildings...
Posted On 19 Aug 2019
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“Business continuity must be higher up companies’ agendas” urges Databarracks

New research from Databarracks has revealed that just a third of UK organisations (35%, in fact) have full confidence in their current disaster recovery plans. At the same time, less than half (49%) have complete confidence in their current back-up solution. The findings emanate...
Posted On 06 Aug 2019
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FCA and PRA jointly fine Raphaels Bank £1.89 million for outsourcing failures

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) have jointly fined R. Raphael & Sons plc – the retail bank providing banking and related financial services – for failing to manage its outsourcing arrangements properly between...
Posted On 05 Jun 2019
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ACT Strategic initiative introduced by National Counter-Terrorism Security Office

ACT Strategic is a new initiative brought forward by the National Counter-Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) which is designed to assist businesses in exploring ways of preventing, managing and recovering from a terrorist attack. ACT Strategic is aimed at those responsible for...
Posted On 07 May 2019
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Databarracks survey shows 60% of organisations have not evaluated continuity risks across cloud services in over 12 months

Despite sensitive data being increasingly moved to the cloud, extensive research recently carried out by business continuity and disaster recovery solutions provider Databarracks reveals that over 60% of organisations have not evaluated the continuity risks for their cloud...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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NHS WannaCry attack findings “demonstrate improving awareness” of costs of IT downtime

The decision by the Department of Health and Social Care to assign real values to the ‘lost outputs’ experienced by the NHS during the 2017 WannaCry cyber attack is indicative of how organisations are taking a much more holistic view of the financial impact of IT downtime. This...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018
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“Continuous investment and activity essential for staying ahead in cyber arms race” states Databarracks

UK organisations are concerned about their abilities to keep pace with the persistent rise of new cyber security challenges. This assertion is mirrored by new data from business continuity and disaster recovery provider Databarracks revealing that only 56% of UK firms believe...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018
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Databarracks reveals over 50% of organisations to be ‘very confident’ in IT back-up capabilities

Brand new research conducted by business continuity and disaster recovery firm Databarracks has revealed that organisational confidence in IT back-up capabilities has risen dramatically over the past decade. Over 50% of organisations feel ‘very confident’ in the state of their...
Posted On 06 Jul 2018
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“Employees pose greatest EU GDPR compliance risk” pinpoints latest Bluesource study

Six-in-ten organisations view their employees as the biggest threat to successful EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adherence, while four-in-ten believe that their current IT systems could also pose compliance risks. That’s according to a GDPR awareness survey...
Posted On 14 Aug 2017
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“Business continuity too low a priority within IT Departments” states Computer Economics study

When it comes to new spending, IT Departments have two rather clear priorities: securing their data and continuing the transition to the cloud. The lowest priority appears to be disaster recovery/business continuity. That’s according to Computer Economics’ annual IT...
Posted On 12 Jul 2017