Agile Business Resilience

Given the recent events, it is understandable that organisations are trying to improve their business resilience by expanding remote work and giving more employees secure access IT services from home or in third-party environments.
Although current circumstances may seem unusual, this is an opportunity to evaluate how your organization might respond to future disruptive events, such as natural disasters or other natural disasters.
Due to the increasing frequency of disruptive events worldwide, there are only two types: those who don’t have a business plan and should make one; and those who do and should review it.
Business continuity professionals know that a plan is not enough. Organizations must be able to adapt to rapid internal change and the unpredictable nature of adverse events.
A common expression is: In the face of such complexity, any plan survives its first contact of adversity; beyond that initial contact, the power of the plan is diminished and the flexibility of its execution is greater.
An increasing number of organisations are adopting Agile to improve their ability to handle complex and dynamic problems.
Around 78% of businesses claim that they are benefiting from using Agile methodologies outside of the traditional software development environment. This is to build a business that’s responsive and iterative, which includes business continuity.
Agile Business Continuity Planning is one that embraces change. It will reflect a dynamic environment and emphasize the value of collaboration and discussion to inform and complement written artifacts. It will deliver value at a sustainable rate using simple solutions.
Business continuity planning can help deliver the rapid business responsiveness many organisations are seeing in teams like DevOps. They often use cloud-based tools to deliver new services quickly.
Cloud computing has revolutionized the way we work. It has changed office productivity and bespoke business services. This has increased the possibility to adopt technology specifically designed for cloud services.
Cloud is a great tool for supporting distributed, mobile teams. This can pay dividends when remote working suddenly becomes a requirement for a business’s ability and success.
The maturity of cloud security today and cloud automation have also made it easier for organisations to adopt new end user services that can be deployed quickly, are secure, resilient, and cost-effective.
These are crucial requirements because IT staff are often already stretched to the limit, especially when faced with an emergency.
Becrypt is helping agile organisations scale secure remote work solutions. Cloud-hosted management makes it easy to deploy secure remote working infrastructure in days. It also eliminates IT overhead.
Our products and services were developed in collaboration with the UK Government and are used by large and small organisations to increase productivity and business resilience.
We all know that business resilience must be an integral part organisational culture and governance. It should not be rushed in because of a possible disaster. When disasters are more likely, the increased focus on resilience in business is a silver lining. It’s an opportunity to seize.
Written by Dr. Bernard Parsons CEO at Becrypt.