Category Archive: Archived Articles

The Yanks & The Brits: Some Conference Observations

A lot has been written about the differences and similarities between the Brits and the Americans, but whilst visiting San Diego for the 2013 Continuity Insights Management Conference, one or two more things struck me.

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Ensuring disruptions do not turn into crises.

There are two things that link mining companies the world over – their safety record and their profit levels. Given that the manner in which a mine continues business during any form of disruption is one of the connecting factors … Read the rest

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Standards in the Mining Sector

On 16 August, 34 miners died at a mine in the North West Province of South Africa, shot by policemen after days of violence that had already seen a number of other deaths. The incident was a culmination of a … Read the rest

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Speakers Soapbox: an interview with Chris Needham-Bennett

Speakers’ Soapbox: Chris Needham-Bennett On Britain’s Tsunami & The Fun Side Of ISO22301

Authored by Luke Simpson, Editor.

In the leadup to the 11th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference, April 22-24, 2013 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel

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A preoccupation with management processes not managers?

Caveat and Background

To limit the scope of this debate the focus of the examination is on the professionalism of the Business Continuity discipline in the UK.

An academically critical view is taken of the protagonists in the professionalism debate. … Read the rest

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Fact or Fiction

Andrew MacLeod considers whether it is better to use real or fictitious characters and companies when conducting continuity exercises.

If you were asked, in the context of a business continuity or crisis management exercise, to think of a large imaginary … Read the rest

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Case Study: Needhams ISO 22301:2012

LRQA: Helping ensure business as usual.

“Organisations that chose not to certify to BS 25999 – for whatever reason – should look at ISO 22301.”

Andrew Macleod, BCM Consultant.

Business continuity consultancy, Needhams 1834 became the first in the UK Read the rest

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Certification to ISO 22301:2012

In May 2012, ISO 22301:2012 Societal security – Business continuity management systems – Requirements was finally released. This international standard will replace BS 25999-2:2007 Business Continuity Management Specifications in November 2012. On 26 July 2012, we became the first UK … Read the rest

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Stop consenting to infrastructure failure and business disruption

With Britain’s organisations facing more snow-based business continuity problems, Chris Needham-Bennett says it’s time to show some snow intolerance.

Some of you will appreciate that a diligent forensic psychiatrist in the ‘Great Snow’ felt it important to attend work. Indeed … Read the rest

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BC Marketing Maturity

Business Continuity Marketing 2010: BC Market Maturity and Direct Correlations with the Promulgation Of Brobdingnagian Lexicons

If our market is mature or, if like oil exploration, there is always another field deeper, further, higher etc. Perhaps one measure of maturity, … Read the rest

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