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The professional footpath for business continuity practitioners

Jul 18, 2014 10:12 BST The Business Continuity Institute As Business Continuity continues its growth as a profession, the idea of certification and the membership of professional bodies are more frequently discussed at all levels of the organization – from those starting out their career in the industry, right up to the Board Room.

Preparing for the Commonwealth Games

Jul 14, 2014 11:22 BST The Business Continuity Institute Two years on from the London 2012 Olympic Games, the UK is set to play host yet again to one of the largest sporting events in the world – the Commonwealth Games, hosted by the city of Glasgow in Scotland. The Commonwealth Games may not be quite the same scale as the Olympic Games but the crowds will still be high.

Why your company values matter in embedding resilience

Jun 27, 2014 08:48 BST The Business Continuity Institute Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest tropical cyclone to have ever hit land and it lashed the Philippines with such fury last year. Many of us are familiar with the scale of death and destruction it caused, but few know about the positive stories emerging out of the storm. One of these stories involves a tiny island called Tulang Diyot which was in the direct path of Typhoon Haiyan.

Practice makes perfect

Jun 11, 2014 09:56 BST The Business Continuity Institute I used to do the Telegraph crossword years ago, after my mother-in-law got me into it (one of the two things for which she is to be applauded – the other being her daughter, obviously). Whilst I wouldn’t claim to be an expert, I did go from not having the faintest idea what most of the clues meant to the point where I managed to finish it more often than not.

Football World Cup: a disruptive influence or an opportunity?

May 27, 2014 16:58 BST The Business Continuity Institute The long wait is nearly over. On June 12th Brazil take on Croatia at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Brazil to officially kick start one of the biggest, if not the biggest, sporting event in the world – the football World Cup. Over the course of 31 days, 32 countries will battle it out in 64 games for the right to be crowned world champions.

Information - friend or foe?

May 25, 2014 20:18 BST The Business Continuity Institute 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.

Is ISO27001 effective in dealing with the cyber threat?

May 23, 2014 17:21 BST The Business Continuity Institute ISO27001, the standard for information security, has recently had a face-lift. It is claimed that ISO27001 is the second largest selling management systems standard in the world and one might assume that this means there has been a significant uptake in its global implementation. The numbers of standards sold is not too surprising.

What if...?

May 07, 2014 11:11 BST The Business Continuity Institute As a futurologist of many years’ standing I am regularly confronted with requests to ‘predict’ the outcome of some activity or development in the world of tomorrow. If only my crystal ball were that magical ... but it also reveals a basic misunderstanding of what futurology is all about.

Does business continuity in the public sector work, and does it get the buy in it deserves?

Apr 25, 2014 11:11 BST The Business Continuity Institute Many larger companies which have Business Continuity Management systems produce or deliver products. Failure to deliver as a result of any interruption will very likely impact upon the business financially and could ultimately put companies out of business. Is there any wonder therefore that the management of such businesses are often quite willing to spend money on protecting their interests.

Business Continuity Flash Blog

Apr 11, 2014 12:32 BST The Business Continuity Institute On Tuesday 18th March 2014, as part of the Business Continuity Awareness Week activities, we witnessed the first ever BC Flash Blog. This is probably a new term to most readers, it is a virtual Flash Mob – but instead of a dance routine the participants wrote and published their own blog post or article.