This March Europe was swept by Storm Niklas – one of the fiercest storms of the past 30 years, reaching wind speeds of up to 190 km/h. The storm caused massive disruptions to traffic and major damage to companies and private households. Power cuts hit thousands of households and companies throughout Germany.
Why Alarm Plans Are Key for Business Continuity
According to several studies from 2010 to 2014, main risks for corporations are economic risks, business interruption risks and natural catastrophes. Continue reading
“When do you want to find out your business continuity plan really works?”
With the theme of this year´s Business Continuity Awareness Week 2015 “testing and exercising business continuity plans”, which starts today, the Business Continuity Institute will raise awareness for ensuring that organisations check their business continuity plans on a regular basis. According to a UK study by Databarracks, less than a third of respondents (29%) stated that they had tested their plan during the previous twelve months. Continue reading
This year´s Business Continuity Awareness Week will be held between the 16th and 20th March 2015.
With the theme “testing and exercising business continuity plans” the Business Continuity Institute will raise awareness for ensuring that organisations check their business continuity plans on a regular basis.
We Brits love a good moan, and perhaps none more so than about the continual repeats aired on TV. Maybe this is because there’s a reluctance to invest in good quality new programming anymore? Or perhaps it’s because we just don’t make them like we used to. This could arguably be the case in relation to British television comedy. Sitcoms such as: Only Fools and Horses, Blackadder and Faulty Towers from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s are repeated continually and still draw millions of viewers.
Think the Unthinkable
The biggest challenge for a BCM Manager is not the struggle for budget, lack of internal understanding or the non-existent ROI of their programs. It is the common “We haven’t had a crisis in all these years – so why should we invest in a BCM program?” quote by managers. Continue reading
The Ebola epidemic detected in March 2014 in West Africa is the most serious Ebola epidemic ever known. Will the epidemic spread to more countries? How was this crisis detected and managed in its early stages? Continue reading
What industries require from systems for operational crisis management
Experience show that integrated and comprehensive support through all operational stages is more and more of a key factor for companies when they think of using tools in emergency or crisis management. Continue reading
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”. This Seneca quote reminds us that it is crucial for our organizations to have an efficient Business Continuity plan and to be prepared to take advantage of the opportunities that may appear from adversity. Continue reading
To most of the readers, PDCA (Plan Do Check Act) is a common tool used in a variety of processes, including compliance with norms. In many aspects, the concept was in place since long and, with different approaches applied to business continuity, but earlier in time, to good’s production in order to achieve higher quality. Continue reading