Leading Milton Keynes IT services provider, Mirus IT Solutions, has joined the lead team of the Milton Keynes Business Resilience Forum (MKBRF) to provide IT support and advice as part the collaborative Business Continuity Planning services the group offers to local voluntary organisations and the wider business community.
The MKBRF is an association of people from a variety of local organisations that provides a business resilience support network for local firms and voluntary organisations - a not-for-profit forum supported by Milton Keynes Council as part of its commitment to local business under the Civil Contingencies Act. Planning for unexpected events allows business owners and managers to make plans and preparations, often quite simple, to respond efficiently to, and recover quickly from, unplanned disruption.
I.T. has become a core element to business survival in disastrous circumstances, with communications and information transfer a key element in reinstating normality. Mirus IT Solutions will be contributing their advice from experience in preventing I.T. disruption and advising methods for rapid restoration of critical services through the group forums, events and support materials as part of the service form the MKBRF.
Paul Tomlinson, Managing Director of Mirus IT Solutions, adds “The forum offers a holistic service that only a team of volunteers from a range of organisations can achieve. We all hope we never have to use such plans, but in the event of a major disaster everyone becomes our neighbours and it is essential that we have the systems in place to pull together quickly and efficiently. We have therefore joined the group to serve in our common interests to ensure Milton Keynes is working towards adequate disaster recovery and business continuity processes.”
MKBRF offers opportunities for companies that are more experienced in business continuity, as well as those who want to develop their business continuity management skills from scratch, to share their concerns, knowledge and expertise and to form closer relationships to support each other during critical events.
For more information on membership that provides basic to more in-depth advice on best-practice BCP process, please visit http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/business-resilience/ or contact the MKBRF Membership Secretary: Natasha.Alsop@digitalk.com.