Blog posts

Business continuity and information security – a good fit?

Oct 24, 2014 14:02 BST The Business Continuity Institute 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

Oct 22, 2014 12:19 BST The Business Continuity Institute 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

Oct 20, 2014 15:02 BST The Business Continuity Institute 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

Oct 17, 2014 12:54 BST The Business Continuity Institute 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

Oct 16, 2014 11:51 BST The Business Continuity Institute 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

Oct 10, 2014 10:50 BST The Business Continuity Institute "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?

Oct 09, 2014 16:47 BST The Business Continuity Institute 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.

Stop evaluating the past – start predicting the future!

Sep 26, 2014 08:01 BST Netigate What does it take to be able to call your company a customer-centric company? Is it enough to put words like “We think customer first” on your website or in a fancy PowerPoint presentation? Of course not; you have to deliver a great product, in a great way, and you need to provide the customer with great service all the way, even after the point of purchase.

Scotland’s choice

Sep 18, 2014 12:44 BST The Business Continuity Institute 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

Sep 17, 2014 12:30 BST The Business Continuity Institute 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.