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17 March 2017

What does the future hold for business continuity management professionals?

By Charley Newnham In the summer of 2016 the BCI and PwC came together to tackle a question that has been in the air for some time: has the emergence of interest in organisational resilience altered the career paths of those working in Business Continuity Management (BCM)? And whether it...

03 January 2017

PwC wins ‘BCM Consulting Firm of the Year’ 3 years in a row

By Martin Caddick Our multiple award-winning Business Continuity Management (BCM) team is delighted to have received another accolade for its work: being named BCM Consulting Firm of the Year from Corporate Livewire for the third year running. This is one of a string of over 20 awards our Crisis and...

21 November 2016

Musings from the conference

By Rebecca Robinson Last week was the annual BCI World Conference and, along with some colleagues from PwC and the BCI, I facilitated a debate on what the future holds for BCM. Our conversations were based on the summer survey that we conducted with the BCI, and were infused with...

16 November 2016

Crisis communications – where to start?

By Tom Wootton The opportunities to learn from the crisis leadership experience of others are few and far between, but a couple of weeks ago I was privileged to hear someone talk about their recent experience in a powerful way. Crisis communications is a subject where companies are facing greater...

11 November 2016

BCI and PwC summer survey statistics: what’s the future for BCM professionals?

By Charley Newnham and Martin Caddick Were you at BCI World Conference this week? During the conference, we shared some of the findings from the BCI and PwC summer survey on the future of Business Continuity Management (BCM). We also promised you, during our blog series before the event that...

03 November 2016

Is it time for BCM functions to expand their remit?

By Charley Newnham Follow @CharleyOrgRes Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been teasing you with some statistics from the BCI and PwC summer survey, which was on the future of BCM. Deborah Higgins and I are going to share a heap of new statistics and insights at the BCI...

28 October 2016

Our survey says, “BCM and Risk must work together”. All for one and one for all

By Jack Armstrong When I was just starting out in BCM, with all my BS25999 qualification front of mind, I worked with a company in the Middle East, trying to teach them the joys of Business Continuity - but I couldn’t work out why they kept trying to refer everything...

21 October 2016

The gender gap in BCM and Resilience (72% men, 28% women)

By Charley Newnham Follow @CharleyOrgRes A couple of weeks ago I asked my connections on LinkedIn why they thought there were more men working in the Operational Resilience and, specifically, the Business Continuity Management space. The first response didn’t provide input but questioned the statement itself. They asked; how could...

20 May 2016

Business Continuity ROI = inherent risk – residual risk. Discuss.

By James Crask for Business Continuity Awareness Week 2016 Follow @james_crask In a recent online discussion, someone posted this equation as an offering to calculate return on investment for Business Continuity Management: Business Continuity ROI = inherent risk – residual risk. I am generally distrustful of equations used in management...

19 May 2016

Return on Investment (ROI) for IT Resilience

By James Cooke for Business Continuity Awareness Week 2016 It’s still Business Continuity Awareness Week 2016 (BCAW) and in our fourth article on this week’s theme, Return on Investment, James Cooke talks about the return on investment for IT Resilience. It is astonishing that in the digital age when organisations...