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What does winning an industry award really mean to me?

Jan 20, 2015 16:29 GMT The Business Continuity Institute Our profession focused on Business Continuity Management is one that involves prolonged specialized training, relevant formal qualifications, real world experience, and industry certifications, to provide services to others. If we do our job really well; most people will never know what we did.

Could Sony Pictures have been better prepared?

Jan 16, 2015 14:19 GMT The Business Continuity Institute No one ever thinks they will suffer a crisis, yet history is littered with examples of excellently run companies which have been brought down by poor crisis preparation. Last month, entertainment giant Sony Pictures found itself on the receiving end of a coordinated attack on its servers in what the FBI has concluded was the responsibility of North Korea.

Business Continuity Institute 2014: the story of the year

Jan 05, 2015 10:57 GMT The Business Continuity Institute The dawn of the new year in 2014 was welcomed in with what the Business Continuity Institute’s Chairman – Steve Mellish FBCI – referred to as his 2020 Vision, a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the BCI. This was not to be a reflection on the previous two decades, but rather a look at what lies ahead in what he termed a new horizon for the industry and those working within it.

Be prepared

Dec 10, 2014 13:21 GMT The Business Continuity Institute 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

Dec 03, 2014 13:28 GMT The Business Continuity Institute 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

Dec 02, 2014 16:47 GMT The Business Continuity Institute 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

Nov 26, 2014 16:19 GMT The Business Continuity Institute 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

Nov 19, 2014 14:14 GMT The Business Continuity Institute ​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

Nov 03, 2014 16:34 GMT The Business Continuity Institute 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

Oct 31, 2014 12:33 GMT The Business Continuity Institute 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.