Widespread disruption to business readiness has been a semi-regular occurrence over the last few years. Whether it was threats of illness or disruptions to travel, SARS, bird flu, swine flu, volcanic ash, snow, gales, striking and terror alerts have all taken their toll. Of course, disruption needn’t be that dramatic to cause serious problems - an outbreak of flu, or even the increased congestion of the Olympics later this year could stop your employees getting into work altogether and bring your critical business processes to a grinding halt.

Setting aside the time and resources to invest in a robust and comprehensive Business Continuity Plan can be the difference between paralysis and survival during sudden and unpredictable disruption.

A good plan will have a lot of moving parts. From remote working initiatives, to staff training, to ensuring data security and compliance, there’s a lot to think about. To make things easier, we’ve broken down the main problems into three broad topics: the Anywhere Office, Business Planning and Change Management.

To get a better idea of the major issues (and to get to grips with the strategies to overcome them) take a look at some of the pieces on each page.

For the opinion piece Avoiding a Winter of Discontent: Business Continuity Planning, please click here.