Databarracks expands its business continuity as-a-service team



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The growing market needs to address the specific needs of medium-sized businesses says the established disaster recovery provider.

Disaster recovery provider Databarracks has appointed Julie Goddard to its business continuity as-a-service (BCaaS) team. She has over 15 years’ experience in business continuity and resilience, having held roles at Experian and Leicestershire County Council and was most recently group business continuity manager at the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Databarracks’ managing director Peter Groucutt said of the appointment: “Business continuity as-a-service is a rapidly growing market for us, and we’re thrilled to have Julie join us. Our aim with BCaaS is to take the processes and methods of mature enterprises and deliver them as-a-service to medium-sized organisations.

“That needs two things. Firstly, the knowledge and experience of managing a business continuity programme and handling incidents. Secondly, the ability to translate those methods and make them work for our customers.”

He said: “Julie does exactly that. She has the best qualities we look for in a practitioner. She can take the sometimes complex world of BC and make it easy to understand and engaging.

“The biggest problem we all face in continuity is maintaining attention in the face of a hundred other seemingly more urgent challenges. To really improve resilience we have to embed BC within organisations and make them care. That is what Julie is fantastic at.”

He added: “We knew Julie from her role at the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). We work with a large number of the UK’s top 200 law firms so her expertise will be particularly valuable to those firms.”

Julie Goddard, who is joining as a consultant, said: “Medium-sized organisations are the ones who can struggle with business continuity. They are large enough that they have complex systems and processes, but they don’t have the scale to warrant full-time BC staff. I’ll make a difference for those customers implementing practical solutions that work.”