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Don’t wait for an emergency to get your business ready

Don’t wait for an emergency to get your business ready

Last week was Business Continuity Awareness Week. Did you take any steps to make sure your business is ready to get through an Emergency?

It’s not too late. Putting time into planning for emergencies makes good business sense — it helps keep staff safe and minimises downtimes. It’s also a legal responsibility.

Being prepared for an emergency or disaster can:

·         save lives and prevent harm

·         help businesses to continue trading through hardship

·         give staff and owners confidence

·         protect equipment and premises

·         quickly get businesses running again.

No one expects you to be able to plan for every kind of emergency. But depending on your industry, you should have a good idea of risks you face at work.

To get started or update your plans, check out the Business.govt.nz website and download Shut Happens, a great resource from Resilient Orgs with simple steps to help your business get through.

Ransomware – practical tips

WannaCry is the computer malware “worm” that has been infecting computer business systems around the world in the last few days. It reportedly attacks a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows operating systems and locks users out of their own computer systems, demanding a ransom of about $300. Hence the name -“ransomware.”

New Zealand businesses have not featured widely in media accounts. But computer experts are expecting a second wave.

Drawing on suggestions from computer commentators, here are some suggested steps to protect your business in relation to this and future ransomware events, you may want to consider actioning the following practical steps, Click Here

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Airpoints™ for Business supercharges New Zealand based SMEs by making it easier to earn Airpoints Dollars™, more often. The programme rewards businesses with bonus Airpoints Dollars every time the business owner or their employees fly on an eligible flight with Air New Zealand for work. Members of the programme can also earn on everyday business expenses with the Airpoints for Business Partner Network.

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