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Be prepared

Be prepared

Blog posts   •   Dec 10, 2014 13:21 GMT

Suppose your company’s data systems were to go down unexpectedly. What would it cost your enterprise? Would you believe $212,000 for every hour you're offline, or about $3,500 per minute? That's the average figure the market intelligence firm Aberdeen Group came up with recently when it analyzed 125 organizations worldwide.

Horizon Scan 2015

Horizon Scan 2015

Blog posts   •   Dec 03, 2014 13:28 GMT

The Business Continuity Institute is 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 2015 survey and share your thoughts on what you think the biggest threats are that organizations face.

Organizational resilience: Creating more value for BC practice

Organizational resilience: Creating more value for BC practice

Blog posts   •   Dec 02, 2014 16:47 GMT

Resilience is fast becoming an industry buzzword which reveals underlying changes in the way practitioners view business continuity and other ‘protective disciplines’. From the development of clear boundaries which separate disciplines in the last decade or so, work is now underway to bring these fields together into a framework of organizational resilience.

BCI World Conference and Exhibition

BCI World Conference and Exhibition

Blog posts   •   Nov 26, 2014 16:19 GMT

Ever reacted to something quickly and soon regretted it? That is our Inner Chimp controlling us and sometimes there is nothing we can do about it. That was the message from Prof Steve Peters during his keynote speech at the BCI World Conference.

Business continuity planning according to Paddington Bear

Business continuity planning according to Paddington Bear

Blog posts   •   Nov 19, 2014 14:14 GMT

​In just a few weeks the latest blockbuster movie to hit our screens will be released at the cinema – Paddington Bear. This is the story of a well-meaning Spectacled Bear with a fondness for marmalade sandwiches who made his way over to England from Peru and was adopted by the Brown family who named him after the station he was found in. But what has this got to do with business continuity?

Business continuity importance to an integrated view when assessing critical infrastructures

Business continuity importance to an integrated view when assessing critical infrastructures

Blog posts   •   Nov 03, 2014 16:34 GMT

As result of EDP Distribuição's responsibilities, its involvement was required in Portuguese efforts to comply with the European Council Directive 2008/114/EC, on the identification and designation of National Critical Infrastructures (NCI) and the assessment of the need to improve their protection.

Resource-based contingency planning – an alternative approach to ISO22301 certification

Resource-based contingency planning – an alternative approach to ISO22301 certification

Blog posts   •   Oct 31, 2014 12:33 GMT

Business continuity is not that much a new concept. Being not new also means that it probably is due to be redesigned. Since the inception of Business Continuity Management in the late 80s and early 90s of the last century, the world has changed quite a bit. The main concepts, procedures and processes of BCM however have not changed that much in the past 25 or so years.

Becoming certified to ISO22301 - what NOT to do! (Why auditors get grumpy!)

Becoming certified to ISO22301 - what NOT to do! (Why auditors get grumpy!)

Blog posts   •   Oct 30, 2014 16:55 GMT

Tip number 1: The lack of a regular supply of good quality biscuits is the first non-conformity! I realise that there are many BC practitioners who, although practiced in the creation and maintenance of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS), have yet to seek certification to a standard.

Developing simple recovery plans for key processes

Developing simple recovery plans for key processes

Blog posts   •   Oct 29, 2014 10:59 GMT

If a major incident affected your business tomorrow, what are the processes, machinery or even suppliers that would be really hard to replace quickly – the really awkward ones, the unique machinery or equipment that perhaps there isn’t really a plan for, let alone a plan that gets you back within an acceptable recovery time?

A case study of the integration of ERM and BCM as an independent function

A case study of the integration of ERM and BCM as an independent function

Blog posts   •   Oct 28, 2014 14:50 GMT

At the 2014 BCI World Conference and Exhibition, participants will have an opportunity to listen to a real case study of the integration of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Business Continuity Management (BCM) as an independent function. This is an innovative and forefront role for the ERM and BCM function.

Business continuity: human resources as powerbrokers?

Business continuity: human resources as powerbrokers?

Blog posts   •   Oct 27, 2014 14:29 GMT

The proposition that human resources hold one of the golden keys to successful business continuity will be presented on day two of the BCI World Conference and Exhibition in the Listen Stream. David Evans and Lynne Donaldson of Corpress LLP will argue that the HR role in business continuity is often understated, possibly not understood and for many organisations undervalued.

Business continuity and information security – a good fit?

Business continuity and information security – a good fit?

Blog posts   •   Oct 24, 2014 14:02 BST

During my interaction with senior management as a business continuity/information security consultant, especially amongst IT centric organisations, I am invariably asked a question: "We come across too many ISO standards which have common themes. In your opinion, which are some of the Standards that come very close especially from an implementation perspective?"

Genoa: The city where maths kills people

Genoa: The city where maths kills people

Blog posts   •   Oct 22, 2014 12:19 BST

On October 9th, 2014 the BCI Italian Forum was launched, the first Business Continuity Institute affiliated network in Italy for business continuity professionals. In a conference held in Milan, I had the chance to point out how the culture on this topic in our country is still very low and how it is important to pursue a radical change in mentality and in the approach to crisis management.

Business continuity vs risk management

Business continuity vs risk management

Blog posts   •   Oct 20, 2014 15:02 BST

According to ISO22301, business continuity is defined as the capability of an organisation to continue the delivery of its products or services at acceptable predefined levels following a disruptive incident. Risk management on the other hand is the systematic process of understanding, evaluating and addressing the risks that an organisation faces in order to mitigate against them.

Deriving X factors to support your BCM programme

Deriving X factors to support your BCM programme

Blog posts   •   Oct 17, 2014 12:54 BST

Obtaining management commitment for resources and funding for BCM programme implementation and sustainability is always a prime challenge for most of our fellow professionals. We are continuously struggling in selecting the most effective approach to secure a dynamic business continuity programme.

Design and implementation of a business continuity management programme

Design and implementation of a business continuity management programme

Blog posts   •   Oct 16, 2014 11:51 BST

At the BCI World Conference and Exhibition Mel Gosling MBCI will be presenting a selection of the material used in the Business Continuity Institute’s five day BCM course, highlighting the main elements of the process, and exploring some of the issues that need to be understood in the Design and Implementation stages of the process.

ISO22301 certification at the UK's Houses of Parliament

ISO22301 certification at the UK's Houses of Parliament

Blog posts   •   Oct 10, 2014 10:50 BST

"If you don’t know where you are going you’ll probably end up somewhere else!” At the BCI World Conference in November I’ve been asked to run a session on two key stages of the BC Lifecycle; Policy and Programme Management and Embedding BC into the organisation. Can you imagine my excitement?!

Think you're an expert in business continuity?

Think you're an expert in business continuity?

Blog posts   •   Oct 09, 2014 16:47 BST

Jeopardy, The Weakest Link, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, or perhaps just the local pub quiz. Everyone likes a good game show to challenge the mind and to test whether you really are as knowledgeable as you think you are. This is why, to end the BCI World Conference and Exhibition on a high, the Business Continuity Institute along with Crisis Guardian, will be hosting their very own game show.

Scotland’s choice

Scotland’s choice

Blog posts   •   Sep 18, 2014 12:44 BST

The campaign leading up to the independence referendum has been impassioned with both sides presenting their competing visions of Scotland. Nationalists have framed an emotional appeal based on Scottish heritage. Unionists, equally as passionate, focused on Scotland’s unique contributions to the ‘family of nations’ in the United Kingdom.

How social media can improve organisational resilience when disaster strikes

How social media can improve organisational resilience when disaster strikes

Blog posts   •   Sep 17, 2014 12:30 BST

During the recovery phase following the devastating earthquakes that hit the South Island of New Zealand in 2010 and 2011, social media stayed an important part of people’s lives. Social media enabled people to connect with each other for emotional support, information, calls to action or organizational purposes.