Blog posts

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.

Learning from experience by blogging

Sep 12, 2014 15:02 BST The Business Continuity Institute During my time studying business continuity, we were forced by our lecturers to take an additional module on reflective writing (as part of our personal development) and I really didn’t want to do it. I just couldn’t get my head around the value of exploring my thoughts retrospectively. Why should I use my valuable time in completing what is essentially a diary?

Improving organisational resilience – the real justification for business continuity

Sep 10, 2014 10:43 BST The Business Continuity Institute Although the term resiliency is widely used in setting corporate goals, it is rarely defined in a way in which it can be meaningfully assessed. Traditionally business continuity has provided a proven means of reducing the severity of disruptions by understanding the priorities of the business, the infrastructure that supports them and the acceptable timescales for response and recovery.

Sep 09, 2014 14:49 BST Dischromatics Limited Dischromatics the well-known CD Duplication & DVD Duplication company has a long history supplying products & services to a high standard & is proud to again have achieved ISO 9001 Quality Standard & has a list of clients that have remained loyal over many years. The company was formed in 1989 and is currently a Sony DADC partner for CD, DVD and Blu-ray Replication, delivering product worldwide

Rules of crisis management: don't let lightning strike twice

Sep 09, 2014 10:09 BST The Business Continuity Institute The great Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw famously once said of success, that it “does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same mistake a second time”. In much the same way this rule can be applied to crisis management. To suffer a crisis once is unfortunate; to suffer a crisis a second time is careless.

The CPD merry-go-round: Why individuals struggle to stay on for the ride

Sep 05, 2014 10:13 BST The Business Continuity Institute Ever groaned at the thought of undertaking more CPD, to add to another yearly record? You are not alone: The CPD Research Project found that thousands of professionals in the UK have a great deal of apathy, and negativity, towards their CPD. Many struggle to keep motivated and focused on its true purpose - upholding best practice and ensuring professional qualifications don't become obsolete.

The development of organisational resilience

Sep 04, 2014 08:23 BST The Business Continuity Institute With the search for the comprehension and understanding of the meaning of organisational resilience gathering pace with each passing month, the Business Continuity Institute is now well embedded, perhaps even pivotal, in this latest quest to push forward the boundaries of the thinking and theories that relate to protecting and maintaining the value of organisations.

Seven deadly sins of business continuity plans

Sep 03, 2014 10:03 BST The Business Continuity Institute Recently I gave a talk at the beginning of a workshop entitled 'The Seven Deadly Sins of Business Continuity Plans' and I thought I would share the main points with you.

USM. More than it SIEMs

Aug 28, 2014 12:02 BST InfosecPartners In a report titled "The Real Cost of Security", 451 Research highlighted the challenges CFOs face when weighing up investments in Security Technology and Staff. With many traditional point products typically overpriced, overly complex and difficult to integrate, the concept of Unified Security Management makes a lot of sense for anyone concerned with ROI as well as effective security.