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​To be, or not to be?

​To be, or not to be?

Blog posts   •   Apr 01, 2016 16:06 BST

An organisation with a clear business continuity management strategy, defined objectives, careful planning, relevant training, and inspirational leadership is more likely to succeed and survive a crisis. As John F Kennedy said: "There are risks and costs to a programme of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction".

Perfuming the pig!

Perfuming the pig!

Blog posts   •   Mar 29, 2016 16:33 BST

Anyone can write a business continuity plan. In fact that’s the easy bit. And it’s just as easy to make the plan look very convincing. A few names and contact details, a smattering of checklists and a bit of blurb at the start about how seriously we take business continuity in our organisation can work wonders.

​Business Continuity Management industry compass – where are we heading?

​Business Continuity Management industry compass – where are we heading?

Blog posts   •   Mar 11, 2016 17:03 GMT

The BCI 20/20 Think Tank was created with the view of convening thought leaders worldwide who will drive the discipline forward and fine tune it to meet the needs of the future. It performs advisory and advocacy functions for the Institute and the industry. The BCI US 20/20 Group was formed in late 2015 under the leadership of John Jackson FBCI.

Business continuity - where is the value?

Business continuity - where is the value?

Blog posts   •   Mar 11, 2016 10:02 GMT

Business continuity is more than just an overhead, it is a good investment and can make the difference to post-disruption survival. It can also make a huge difference to the attitudes of our employees, our customers and even our competitors.

​Hospital ransomware highlights the need for integrated cyber, contingency planning

​Hospital ransomware highlights the need for integrated cyber, contingency planning

Blog posts   •   Feb 24, 2016 17:17 GMT

According to media reports, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles paid a $17,000 ransom to a hacker in order to unlock email and electronic health records that had been encrypted by malware. While the Hospital affirms that patient health was never in jeopardy, the staff’s ability to share the results of X-rays, CT scans, and other medical tests was impacted.

Under cover?

Under cover?

Blog posts   •   Feb 18, 2016 16:47 GMT

“We’re insured, so why do we need a business continuity plan?” is a more common question than you might think, particularly amongst smaller businesses (and some larger ones too, actually). And it’s a reasonable question - if a tad naïve.

Down tools and everybody out - planning for strikes

Down tools and everybody out - planning for strikes

Blog posts   •   Feb 12, 2016 16:45 GMT

I have my own opinions on the current junior doctor strikes in the UK, but I will keep them to myself! For many of us, strikes are not a large part of our work experience as we were not in post during the 70’s and 80’s. As the economy picks up I think we are more likely to experience strike action due to pent up demand for better wages and work conditions.

​Balanced continuity investment

​Balanced continuity investment

Blog posts   •   Feb 03, 2016 16:23 GMT

From a ​business continuity (BC) perspective any business enterprise depends upon six essential elements working in harmony. These essential elements, or domains, utilise, contain and contribute to the cash flow, which is the common measure of success and survival. Therefore, we need to be prepared to avoid, or deal with, the absence or deterioration of any of those elements.

The Zika virus and business continuity

The Zika virus and business continuity

Blog posts   •   Feb 01, 2016 10:40 GMT

Although it is not headline news, there have been quite a few news items on the virus, its effect on pregnant women and its rapid spread through South America and the Caribbean. With a major outbreak occurring in Brazil at the moment and the Olympic games taking place in Rio later this year, this is one of the angles the news media are taking on the story.

It's likely that something unlikely will happen

It's likely that something unlikely will happen

Blog posts   •   Jan 20, 2016 16:45 GMT

Most business continuity management lifecycle diagrams include risk assessment somewhere in the process. Risks are identified and rated, based on the likelihood of each risk occurring and the impact if it does. The problem with this approach is that the risks identified are, more often than not, of the low likelihood, high impact variety.

The changing incident landscape 2016 and beyond

The changing incident landscape 2016 and beyond

Blog posts   •   Jan 08, 2016 16:26 GMT

There have been a several incidents in the UK over Christmas and New Year which point towards changes in the incident landscape and new challenges for business continuity people. I think these changes are going to affect us in 2016 and for several years to come.

The future of Business Continuity Management

The future of Business Continuity Management

Blog posts   •   Dec 24, 2015 10:59 GMT

It seems to me that BCM as we liked it has reached the end of its original lifecycle. Critical Infrastructures (CIs) ask us to consider a different picture of reality, one of complexity which is hard to handle. A map of interdependencies between CIs shows how the weakness or failure of one might impact on the entire chain.

​Horizon scanning is essential in your resilience tool kit

​Horizon scanning is essential in your resilience tool kit

Blog posts   •   Dec 03, 2015 12:37 GMT

As we gear up for the next ​BCI Horizon Scan Report, I highly encourage you to spare a few minutes of your time, share your thoughts and respond to the ​survey. As an essential part of your practitioner tool kit, responses to this global horizon scanning exercise will ultimately help your efforts in making your organizations more resilient.

Why you need a notification system!

Why you need a notification system!

Blog posts   •   Nov 27, 2015 16:49 GMT

I think use of the notification systems in ‘peacetime’ has to be limited to ensure people don’t feel they are plagued by messages. However, I do feel that they could be a very powerful tool for raising awareness of business continuity within an organisation and providing helpful information to staff.

Horizon scanning for the threats that lie ahead

Horizon scanning for the threats that lie ahead

Blog posts   •   Nov 16, 2015 16:06 GMT

The BCI is now asking business continuity professionals and those working in the wider field of organizational resilience to take just a few minutes to complete the Horizon Scan 2016 survey and share your thoughts on what you think the biggest threats are that organizations face.

Phoenix - Platinum Sponsors of the BCI World Conference

Phoenix - Platinum Sponsors of the BCI World Conference

Blog posts   •   Nov 09, 2015 13:38 GMT

Phoenix are Platinum Sponsors of the BCI World Conference where you can visit them on Stand 31 to find out more about what they can offer you. The BCI World Conference and Exhibition takes place on the 10th and 11th November at the Hilton London Metropole.

Sungard AS - Gold Sponsors of the BCI World Conference

Sungard AS - Gold Sponsors of the BCI World Conference

Blog posts   •   Nov 05, 2015 16:22 GMT

​Sungard AS are Gold Sponsors of the BCI World Conference where you can visit them on Stand 14 to find out more about what they can offer you. The BCI World Conference and Exhibition takes place on the 10th and 11th November at the Hilton London Metropole.

Damage management - are you up to speed?

Damage management - are you up to speed?

Blog posts   •   Nov 04, 2015 12:46 GMT

David Evans is a Crisis and Resilience Consultant at Corpress LLP and will be discussing damage management within the 'recovery and resilience' section at the BCI World Conference on Tuesday 10th November, starting at 14:00.

Continuity Squared - Silver Sponsors of the BCI World Conference

Continuity Squared - Silver Sponsors of the BCI World Conference

Blog posts   •   Oct 30, 2015 12:07 GMT

Continuity Squared are Silver Sponsors of the BCI World Conference where you can visit them on Stand 14 to find out more about what they can offer you. The BCI World Conference and Exhibition takes place on the 10 and 11th November at the Hilton London Metropole.

Be informed, educated, challenged and inspired at BCI World

Be informed, educated, challenged and inspired at BCI World

Blog posts   •   Oct 28, 2015 14:54 GMT

We have worked hard to design our BCI World Conference and Exhibition programme to inform, educate, challenge and inspire our delegates. If you haven’t booked your place yet, there is still time. Don’t miss out, be a part of the event everyone is talking about. We look forward to seeing you there!