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?"

The Hidden Costs of Handling Mail and Documents Manually

Oct 22, 2014 14:00 BST Neopost Businesses need to process incoming mail so that documents or items reach the recipient as quickly as possible, with minimal damage or manual intervention. Getting it right means less manual effort and faster responses to customers or opportunities. Failure to overcome this logistical challenge however, can have an extremely detrimental impact on operations and even profitability.

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.

Learn more about the print industry’s future with Neopost at London Calling

Oct 15, 2014 13:58 BST Neopost The London Calling exhibition is now underway at The East Wintergarden Canary Wharf, today Neopost presented the first of two seminars offering a unique insight into the future of the UK print industry. The seminar, titled Future Focus: A look at the UK Printing Industry, analysed the findings of our unique report – produced in conjunction with the British Printing Industries Federation.

Waging war against rising business costs

Oct 13, 2014 16:49 BST Neopost New figures released this week by the CBI show that the financial services sector is enjoying its strongest period of growth since the 2007 crisis, with a rise in income, profits and recruitment. Despite these encouraging signs, the outlook for the UK economy as a whole remains mixed.

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.