The ten hottest topics in business continuity
Business continuity is evolving and as a result the marketplace is changing. Teon Rosandic identifies ten key areas where this is the case.
Organisational resilience and BCM
In a follow up to a paper published by Continuity Central earlier in 2013, Dr David J. Smith asks “In recognising there is a link between organisational resilience and being competitive – How do you measure up?”
Fire and water: the importance of water
Not that many organizations have standby or alternative sources of water as part of their business continuity strategies. Charlie Maclean-Bristol explains why this is an oversight.
Organisation resilience: business continuity, incident and corporate crisis management
Various considerations, issues and approaches that can help organisations prepare within the context of ISO 22313’s Elements of BCM model.
Choosing a business continuity consultant (and avoiding being sold snake oil)
An updated version of an article first published in 2010. By Charlie Maclean-Bristol.
Risk modeling and business continuity: how far to go?
Risk modeling is a useful tool for business continuity managers, but over-reliance and flawed approaches can create difficulties.
Enhancing organizations’ adaptive capacity and resilience through effective decision-making in the recovery phase
A paper by Dr Dean Myburgh, Chris Webb and Dr Erica Seville.
Bridging the business continuity and IT disaster recovery gap
How can business continuity managers increase coordination between the business and IT in preparedness activities?
Cultural implications of multi-stakeholder resilience building initiatives
Culture impacts on resilience initiatives in both negative and positive ways. In this article Mark Clegg explains what these impacts can be and how culture can be used as a key enabler in devising and implementing robust resilience initiatives.
The tragedy of business continuity
This article looks at five ‘tragedies of business continuity’: ways that organizations fail to get the most from business continuity programmes; and suggests changes that could be made which would allow the full benefits of business continuity to be unlocked. By Alan Walker, MBCI.
Business continuity: certification and experience in the field
Organizations should seek to expose business continuity planners to real disasters says Scott Sanderson.
BCM in the United States: where is it heading?
Have changes in the risks faced by both the public and private sectors increased the importance given to BCM?
Complexity underpins the top business continuity issues facing African organizations
What the coming year might hold for Africa-based business continuity managers.
Contingency planning to become fashionable again…
According to the Business Continuity Institute’s technical development director, Lyndon Bird.
Is your organization’s planning brittle?
Geary Sikich provides five questions that you can work through to assess whether your organization’s planning is resulting in brittleness.
Embedding business continuity management
Ian Charters, FBCI, explores what an embedding programme could look like in the brave new world of ISO 22301.
Business continuity initiatives: when to involve senior management
What the ISO 22301 standard and COBIT 5 expect from senior management in BCM programs.
Back-up generators: how to avoid problems
The impacts of Hurricane Sandy have focussed many people’s mind on the importance of having access to back-up generators for business continuity; but ensuring that generators work when needed requires careful planning.
Business continuity and the smaller business
Practical advice for small and medium sized businesses from an SME owner.
The L'Aquila earthquake convictions: food for thought for all business continuity professionals?
How protected are you if your risk decisions go wrong?
Resilience and the importance of failure
By striving to eliminate all failures or interruptions could we actually be damaging our organization’s ability to react to an unexpected crisis?
People as single points of failure
All too often we allow people to become single points of failure in our organizations. How should business continuity managers identify and manage such people? By Alan Walker, MBCI.
Quality metrics: business continuity program performance versus recoverability
Business continuity professionals should be reporting on much more than the planning activities that they perform or manage
Tips for business continuity beginners
Doug Kavanagh offers some advice to those new to the subject of business continuity.
The benefits of business continuity: a summary
Continuity Central recently asked readers to help build a list of the benefits that business continuity brings. This article provides a summary of these.