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​The value of business continuity: upside risk

​The value of business continuity: upside risk

Blog posts   •   May 05, 2016 11:29 BST

As we take a look at our organizations during ​Business Continuity Awareness Week, perhaps one of the most consistent challenges has been the business case. The definition of value is the cornerstone for clear communication with senior management, and continues to be a quandary. The struggle for definitions in BC, must have us ask: “What is the value of ​business continuity?”

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.

Information - friend or foe?

Information - friend or foe?

Blog posts   •   May 25, 2014 20:18 BST

Information is both a risk and a resource when thinking about organisational resilience, including business continuity. There are plenty of examples of information losses that have caused major embarrassment, cost a considerable amount of money to resolve and resulted in a loss of trust as well as clients.

A vision of the future

A vision of the future

Blog posts   •   Feb 13, 2014 11:13 GMT

I’m relatively new to business continuity management, with only a little over ten years’ experience in this industry that is said to be made up of the 'Men in Grey'. Someone said this to me at last year’s BCI World Conference, I then looked in the mirror and sure enough that was me already. So what incenses me and what gives me hope that as an Institute we are making progress?

Vision Therapy - helping you to see more risks

Vision Therapy - helping you to see more risks

Blog posts   •   Apr 01, 2013 10:26 BST

Ken Simpson argued in his recent BCAW 2013 webinar that there are risks we see and ones we don't see (because we are not looking or we refuse to recognise them) and then there are those that you cannot see - the Black Swan events. Ken argued that there are less Black Swans than we think and more of the events we don't see because we don't look and recognize the threats and vulnerabilities.

Cyber Threats and Cyber Security – are they real and can they be managed?

Cyber Threats and Cyber Security – are they real and can they be managed?

Blog posts   •   Mar 22, 2013 08:50 GMT

According to a recent IBM survey, the biggest threat perceived by Business Continuity professionals is cyber-security. Some of the challenges faced include BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) which is on the increase; the widespread use of social media with its pros and cons; workforce mobility and the increasing use of cloud-based solutions.

How well are you weathering the storm? Lorraine Darke, Executive Director of the BCI provides the insider view on the official launch of the CMI’s annual BCM Survey Report

How well are you weathering the storm? Lorraine Darke, Executive Director of the BCI provides the insider view on the official launch of the CMI’s annual BCM Survey Report

Blog posts   •   Mar 20, 2013 14:00 GMT

Tuesday of Business Continuity Awareness Week saw the launch of the Chartered Management Institute’s annual Business Continuity Management Survey which is supported by the BCI, the BSI and the UK’s Civil Contingencies Secretariat. The setting for this year’s launch was the rather imposing setting of the Grand Committee Room, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster....

Big picture – long picture: the value of horizon scanning

Big picture – long picture: the value of horizon scanning

Blog posts   •   Jan 14, 2013 12:42 GMT

How can you ensure that your BCM programme and resources are allocated in a way proportionate to the current and potential threats that the company is and will be facing? That’s a real question one of our members faced last year from her senior management team.

Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) 2013 – BC for the risks you can see and the ones you can’t

Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) 2013 – BC for the risks you can see and the ones you can’t

Blog posts   •   Jan 14, 2013 12:00 GMT

In today’s world of economic, social and political uncertainty, organizations are confronted with an ever-increasing range of risks to deal with. But there are risks we can see and then there are those we can’t. Now more than ever, organizations are looking for a solution to help them manage both types of risk. That solution is Business Continuity (BC).

Black Swans – something for senior managers to hide behind or to action?

Black Swans – something for senior managers to hide behind or to action?

Blog posts   •   Jan 11, 2013 15:26 GMT

Some BC practitioners have argued that Risk Management techniques provide a tried and tested approach to dealing with conventional threats, but have limited effectiveness in identifying or evaluating rare but potentially catastrophic issues. There has even been a host of terms that have entered our common lexicon simply to try and define these types of high impact situations.

10 Business Continuity Predictions for 2013 - getting to grips with Business Reslience

10 Business Continuity Predictions for 2013 - getting to grips with Business Reslience

Blog posts   •   Jan 08, 2013 15:02 GMT

At the start of the year it is always tempting to forward and make some predictions. Like New Year resolutions, however, they are generally much modified as soon as they come into contact with reality. Nevertheless at the BCI we asked our experts what they thought might be important Business Continuity trends in 2013 and got some interesting responses.