|Is your BCP ready for action?|
If the past 10 years has taught us anything, it's that many managers are woefully underprepared for disasters of any kind. We're resilient though, and will always find a way to survive. One of the keys to a business's survival during times of hardship is the Business Continuity Plan (BCP). A vast majority of organizations have one and believe it to be effective, but is it?
Here are six key non-IT functions and processes that need to be in place to ensure your company is ready to effectively execute your BCP.
Easy to use plans
Short term and long term plans
Ensure buy-in from all levels
Update and Review
Continuity plans are only as strong as the weakest link. In an emergency, the last thing you want is an employee following the wrong process or be unsure of what they should be doing. If this happens, you could see an exponential growth in recovery time and costs. We're ready to tell you more, so please contact us if you would like to talk continuity planning.
Published with permission from TechAdvisory.org. Source.
|Six Steps to Efficient Collaboration|
With the explosion of technological devices in recent years, companies have been given a golden opportunity to foster a more collaborative environment. This has not been lost on business owners, who have adopted tools that work best with a joint effort en masse. There's a drawback to this however, many teams simply don't gel well in the first place, and this makes the tools redundant.
|Google Drives SlideRocket Presentations|
VMware is a company that has historically focused on virtualization solutions that make conducting business easier and more efficient. With the company's purchase of SlideRocket, an online presentation collaboration tool, VMware provides another valuable feature to any business. With integration with a new cloud storage app, this tool has become even more beneficial to businesses.
|Business Cards and Office 365?|
Businesses have been using Microsoft Office for years and many users, if polled, would count themselves as experts. Users in their numbers have already adopted Microsoft's cloud offering, Office 365, as their main office productivity suite. The same features from previous versions are included, not forgetting the option to include electronic business cards in your emails.
|Social Media = Friend Not Foe|
There's no doubt in the value of using social media to build your brand. But opinions differ in the use of social media by employees. It seems that companies are polarized in the issue, but are being slowly awakened to the fact that allowing employees to access social media at work has great benefits. Do you allow employees to access social media in your office?