The 'Business Continuity in Focus 2020 ' special report comprises four separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

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The ultimate litmus test for manager BCPs

The ultimate litmus test for manager BCPs

By A Paris – Business continuity plans are not generally lauded and many are often relegated to a proverbial dusty shelf while still remaining an important element of a business. The Covid-19 crisis has however thrown fund manager BCPs into the foreground and put them to the ultimate test. This baptism of fire has also caused some to re-evaluate their mode of working, with flexible working options, less travel and more video conferencing likely to form part of firms’ modus operandi going forward.

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Automation enriches security

Automation enriches security

The flexibility of a digital platform is its single biggest advantage, but it also represents its greatest risk because if not configured correctly, it can be a huge security concern. Automating the configuration of a cloud platform can help mitigate this and strengthen the security posture of a firm’s digital roadmap.

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Changing BCPs to include work from home

Changing BCPs to include work from home

The idea that everyone would be working from home for an extended period of time was never truly contemplated in business continuity plans. But this is now expected to change in reaction to the current crisis. The experience over the past two months has taught the investment management business that, with the right tools, working from home can be an essential, and perhaps more practical and cost effective, element of BCPs going forward.