Business Continuity Blog

With significant experience in business continuity management consulting, John Robinson shares his insight.

Business Impact Analysis vs Risk Assessment

Posted by John Robinson on Nov 17, 2015

For any ISO-compliant organisation that seeks to protect itself against threats and hazards, both Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and Risk Assessment are imperative to business continuity management.

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Tags: Risk, Business Impact Analysis, Small Business

Compliance Box-Checking, Leadership and Risk: TBM SIG

Posted by John Robinson on Aug 25, 2015

The Total Business Metrics Special Interest Group met monthly to assist business continuity  professionals connect, share challenges and best practices and improve their work, led by business continuity consultant John Robinson.

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Tags: TBM SIG Blog, Small Business

Business Continuity Planning - Like Eating an Elephant

Posted by John Robinson on Jun 23, 2015

Business continuity management is a big animal and it’s unlikely you’ll be able to digest even one tenth of it at a single sitting. This isn’t too surprising in a discipline that aims to facilitate rebuilding the core of an organisation in just a few short days.

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Tags: Business Continuity Management, Small Business

Business Continuity - The Best Form of Defence for Small Businesses

Posted by John Robinson on Jun 23, 2015

The value placed on organisational resilience is growing.  Big business, government, institutions, professionals and insurers each strongly promote it, encouraging uptake of Business Continuity Management (BCM) across all sectors and scales of activity.  This makes sense since no organisation wants to inherit the misfortunes of another.

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Tags: Business Continuity Management, Small Business

How business continuity can help your organisation weather the storm

Posted by John Robinson on Jun 23, 2015

2008 to 2011 proved turbulent times for business and business continuity, tumbling from the realisation of sub-prime into the credit crunch and now a sustained period of global recession.  What did it mean for business continuity?  Did it become a dispensable overhead - a hygiene factor, a luxury that organisations could afford to forego, or were we missing something? 

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Tags: Small Business