Approaches to Business Continuity: an introduction for professional services staff


How often do you think about business continuity? For many, it can feel like a remote or highly specialist discipline – until a disruption occurs that shows there is potential for everyone in the institution to be affected.

ucisa has responded to this challenge by creating a concise, easy to read resource for professional services staff which shows why business continuity is a business issue.  Constructed using interviews with eleven experienced professionals from across the sector, the publication looks at how to create a business continuity plan, how to test it and how to embed business continuity planning into your organisation. 

Approaches to Business Continuity in Universities contains prompts to help test University departments’ readiness for significant disruptions such as denial of service attack on the academic network, severe weather or the failure to renew a contract with a major monopoly supply.

ucisa worked with representatives from SCONUL, AHUA, AMOSSHE, AUDE, ARC, BUFDG to produce a guide that will aid anyone responsible for a business-critical process within their institution and those, such as University Boards of Governors, who have oversight responsibilities for these processes.