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on average people spend between 2 to 3 hours on their phone everyday
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Mobile apps provide a much faster alternative than mobile web browsing. Web browsing requires a user to launch a web browser, enter a URL and wait for the site to load (providing there is adequate reception), whereas it only takes a second to launch a mobile app because the majority of the information is stored in the application itself making it possible to function offline.
A business under threat can be viewed like a patient on an operating table. The priorities are clear: maintain the blood supply (cash flow), oxygen (communication links) and at all costs protect the vital organs (the staff and premises). Business continuity planning starts with a thorough analysis of the business to decide which parts are vital. Is that product or service really essential to what we do?
Why do we need four of those, not two? When viewed like this, the non-critical parts reveal themselves – all the procedures and resources that have appeared over the years, but which aren't really necessary.
A business continuity plan relies upon communication – being able to give the right person (who can fix the problem), the right info, at the right time. It's also the ability to keep talking to customers, suppliers and staff even if your office is a pile of rubble or just locked up and the key missing.
Normal day-to-day business can surely benefit from better communication. Whether that's having a wider range of tools at your disposal or becoming more disciplined at sending the right information to the right people., Reduced costs - e.g. SMS and printed media.
Apps reduce staff workload by information requests and phone calls.
Keeping insurance premiums under control
Insurance is an important aspect of addressing business risks, but it costs. A robust business continuity plan will demonstrate your commitment to managing risks and your insurer should consider this when calculating how much your insurance premium will be.
A negotiation tool
Knowledge is power. Understanding the principles of business continuity means you can spot weaknesses in other businesses. If your main supplier is asking for a price increase ask about their business continuity plans. If you spot holes then ask why you should pay extra when there may be more reliable suppliers out there.
A business that will cope with whatever is thrown at it is a more valuable and reliable investment than others. Ensure this is factored in when asking your bank manager for a loan, when selling some equity or dealing with the new owner when you have decided to sell up and relax.
The demand for business continuity plans is now trickling down from big business to their smaller suppliers. The big supermarkets such as Sainsbury's are starting to vet suppliers., Ease of use: , SSO Active
Users should be be able to use the same login for mobile devices and computers)