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PRESS INVITE: Casual Dining 2015

Feb 05, 2015 12:43 GMT Casual Dining Reserve your press pass to Casual Dining, the award-winning trade show for the UK’s £7bn casual dining sector, taking place on 25-26 February at the Business Design Centre in London.

Exercise is good for you and for your Business Continuity Plan

Feb 05, 2015 10:00 GMT The Business Continuity Institute ​We all know there is a benefit to regular exercise. It strengthens muscles and our cardiovascular system. It helps to strengthen our skeletal system. It even helps improve our overall sense of happiness and wellbeing. And yet…

Show someone you care

Feb 04, 2015 11:53 GMT Neopost Love it or loathe it, there is no escaping Valentine's Day on February 14. Shops are already full of love hearts and chocolates, red roses and champagne. There is still nothing quite like the excitement of receiving a card. Oddly enough, it seems that a strong emotional reaction to mail is not limited to Valentine's cards but applies equally to marketing and advertising mail.

Feb 03, 2015 11:03 GMT SMT Express Hyperclean 100% SMT stencil cleaning roll Polypropylene fabric has been designed using advanced materials to provide high performance stencil cleaning to match not only today’s demands but also meet the challenges of further reductions in aperture size and finer pitch. More an more customers all over the world discover how Hyperclean can save money in the SMT assembly process.

Coping with a reduced workforce

Feb 02, 2015 10:00 GMT The Business Continuity Institute When you woke up this morning, if you just thought “that’s it, I’m going back to bed,” you can be rest assured that you’re not alone as Monday 2nd February is National Sickie Day in the UK, the day when historically organizations have suffered the most from absenteeism.

Superbowl, super crisis!

Jan 30, 2015 13:42 GMT The Business Continuity Institute On Sunday night, the eyes of the sporting world will be on the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona as the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks in Superbowl XLIX. Tens of millions of dollars are spent each year by advertisers desperate to get their name in the spotlight, and millions of dollars are spent making sure everything goes to plan.

Jan 29, 2015 11:49 GMT PublicIT Last night I attended a seminar about the UK government's Cyber Essentials scheme. After its launch in Q2 last year it now seems to be gaining some traction within the SME market in the UK. This post passes on the main points about the scheme and its progress so far.

Opposites attract

Jan 21, 2015 10:30 GMT Neopost ​In Winter the idea of curling up in a warm bed with a good book becomes irresistible. Despite inroads by e-books, most people prefer to relax with a printed book. E-books might be convenient, but there is something comforting about a paperback that can't be replicated. Christmas figures from Waterstones suggest that e-books might have reached their height with printed books outpacing e-books.

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.