Blog posts

Can we scan the horizon?

Oct 06, 2015 15:34 BST The Business Continuity Institute If we predict something out of the ordinary then we are going to look foolish when it doesn’t happen? Yet if we wait until its occurrence is certain have we left it too late to prepare to manage it? This is the quandary of risk assessment and horizon scanning!

Five ways to proactively plan for an unforeseen disaster

Oct 05, 2015 11:00 BST The Business Continuity Institute If a major operational disruption was to occur tomorrow, would you be able to respond and recover in a timely and efficient manner? For many organisations, the answer to this question is only brought to light once an incident occurs. A reactive approach to business continuity will inevitably delay your response and recovery phase.

Adaptive capacity and crisis threshold

Oct 01, 2015 12:56 BST The Business Continuity Institute At the BCI World Conference I will be presenting on the links between an organisation’s ‘crisis threshold’ and its adaptive capacity in responding to the disruptive event. It is from these events that an organisation learns how to manage the turbulence in its environment, so that in the long term it’s resilience to such turbulence / events becomes stronger.

​Putting people first – a principle for emergency communications

Sep 30, 2015 14:51 BST The Business Continuity Institute The Business Continuity Institute’s second Emergency Communications Survey with Everbridge seeks to build on this principle and uncover data that helps organizations carry out their duty of care. I highly encourage you to take some time to respond to this survey and help us give valuable insight that might save somebody’s life.

The DBCI - A students journey into business continuity management

Sep 29, 2015 11:59 BST The Business Continuity Institute If you are at the BCI World Conference which is being held at the Hilton London Metropole between 10th and 11th November, and have an interest in furthering your education in business continuity, stop by at the Bucks New University stand, have a chat with Angela, Gavin or Phil about the Diploma in Business Continuity Management, like I did two years ago. You will not regret it.

The use of information is changing

Sep 23, 2015 10:41 BST The Business Continuity Institute As most people are only too well aware, the way that we find and use information is going through a radical and fundamental change, which is being driven by the internet. What doesn’t seem to have permeated the world of business continuity though, is that this change is revolutionising the Business Continuity Plan.

The doomsday chronicles

Sep 22, 2015 14:28 BST The Business Continuity Institute When I was asked to give up my day job and write a contingency plan for protecting the port from flooding, I was a little taken aback as I've never undertaken such a task in my working career before. True, I'd seen lots of disasters. Some might say I’d maybe even created a few, but I’d never been asked to plan to avoid them.

Continuity Shop - Silver Sponsors of the BCI World Conference

Sep 21, 2015 12:39 BST The Business Continuity Institute Continuity Shop became the first company to be welcomed into the Business Continuity Institute's Hall of Fame this year, having previously been voted best Global BCM Service Provider. It has delivered training on four continents to Governments, Blue Chip companies and central Banks. Overall, its students on the BCI's GPG course have had outstanding results.

ClearView Continuity - Gold Sponsors of the BCI World Conference

Sep 17, 2015 15:24 BST The Business Continuity Institute ClearView Continuity was launched at the BCM World Conference and Exhibition in 2010, and is one of the fastest growing BCM software companies globally for one simple reason - we deliver solutions that make managing the BCM process from end to end, clear and simple for all users.

A picture paints a thousand words

Sep 09, 2015 10:25 BST The Business Continuity Institute One photograph taken during an incident can come to define that incident. The picture of Aylan Kurdi lying dead in the surf in Turkey, may come to define the refugee crisis taking place in Europe at present. Listening to some commentary on Radio 4 yesterday, they tried to explain why the picture was so powerful.