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London 2012
Credit: London 2012 This section will be updated with London 2012 related business continuity information through to the end of the Paralympics on 9th September.
Paralympic Games related disruption could be at the same levels as during the Olympic Games
Local businesses are warned that there is no room for complacency.
Gold medal for Olympic business continuity plans
Peter Hendy, London’s Commissioner of Transport, has praised businesses for their role in keeping London moving during the Olympic Games.

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Boosting business resilience through the Olympics and beyond
Why the benefits of planning for Olympic-related disruptions don’t stop when the Games finish.

Cross Sector Security and Communication Group providing London 2012 impact notifications
Will ensure that businesses are kept abreast of any relevant safety and security activities.

CBI surveys London businesses about London 2012 preparedness
Businesses ‘nervous’ about transport and logistics continuity.

London 2012 publishes stress test results and case studies
To help businesses who are still in the planning process, London 2012 has published a number of preparedness case studies.

London 2012 business continuity plans must include protecting information from new risks: Iron Mountain
The number of employees working from home will affect how data is accessed and destroyed; and disrupted road networks will impact the collection of documents that are securely stored off-site.

London Assembly Transport Committee discusses London 2012 transport issues
Committee seeks to understand what lessons for London 2012 can be learned from the Diamond Jubilee weekend.

‘Get Ready for 2012’ guide
Vocal has published new business continuity planning guidance to help UK businesses prepare for London 2012.

London 2012 related power surge risks highlighted
London-based data centre operators are being advised to prepare for impacts on power supply during London 2012.

Research looks into business preparedness for London 2012
Only 22 percent of workers think that their organization is prepared for disruption brought about by the London 2012 Games.

New tool to help hauliers and logistics companies manage London 2012 business continuity issues
‘Get Set for 2012’ Freight Planning Conference warns that London Lorry Control Scheme compliance will still be required despite changes to the Excluded Road Network (ERN) during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Research finds employer and employee disconnect on London 2012 business continuity plans
Is your business prepared for the Olympics? Your employees don’t think so…

Local Government Association provides UK authorities with London 2012 advice
The Local Government Association (LGA) has issued advice for local authorities on how to prepare for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

‘Your Ten Step Guide to Becoming Games Ready’
A business continuity planning guide has been published by SunGard to help UK businesses prepare for London 2012.

UK businesses urged to plan for network traffic load during the Olympics
Intergence offers five tips for protecting mission critical applications.

Official resources

Preparing your business for the games

Preparing for London 2012Download London 2012's business continuity guidance document (PDF)




Travel advice for busineses
London 2012 has provided a page of information and planning tools to help businesses plan for London 2012 related travel disruption. Go there

Transport for London resources
TfL transport impact planning maps, travel advice and advice for delivery services. Go there

London Assembly information
London 2012 advice and information from the London Assembly. Go there

Olympics security
CPNI guidance on protective and personnel security issues which organizations should consider when drawing up their business continuity plans during the Olympics in 2012.
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Are you prepared for the UK’s special summer?
Thomas Puschnik, Zurich UK’s Head of Business Continuity Management Europe, believes it is still not too late to get your organization in shape.

Major UK recovery centre suppliers publish joint ‘Recovery Site Providers' Statement of Intent’
Provides information on service provision during the London 2012 Olympics Games.

A ten point plan for preparing your organization for London 2012 disruptions
Fundamental changes in attitudes to business travel can have long term as well as short term advantages.

Related information:

Managing remote working risks
A new good practice guide has been published by the UK Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure.

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Survey highlights inability of companies to test London 2012 business continuity plans
Organizations don’t feel that they have enough information to properly test plans.

Many organizations lack confidence in London 2012 business continuity plans
Voice continuity revealed as weak spot in contingency planning.

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