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3 Ways to Reduce your Exposure to Disasters in your Supply Chain

Imagine this. You’re driving to work one morning, on the way to your textile business, when you hear on the radio that there’s been a natural disaster in Bangladesh. A massive flood has caused considerable material damage and disrupted the lives of millions. You pull over and call your supplier […]

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7 Ways To Make Sure Your Disaster Plan Actually Works

In a previous article, I described the top seven mistakes that organisations make when they develop a Business Continuity Plan (BCP). Here are seven ways to make sure you do it properly and that your disaster plan actually works when you need it. The right approach includes the following elements: […]


7 Mistakes That Make Your Disaster Plan a Disaster

Most Risk Management and Business Continuity ‘experts’ concentrate on documentation, not on actual implementation. There’s too much focus on ticking boxes to please auditors, too much paperwork, too much effort to maintain documents, too little implementation, too little buy-in, too little enthusiasm from staff, too little incident readiness, and too […]


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BCM & Risk Management program incl exams, May & July/August 2015 (Sydney, Melbourne)

For many reasons, your organisation needs a Business Continuity Plan and Risk Management framework, for example for regulatory requirements (e.g. direct/indirect APRA compliance), to meet customer expectations, for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), to meet industry standards (e.g. ISO) and/or to achieve a better (Business Interruption) Insurance arrangement. This program includes […]


Advanced BCP Testing & Compliance workshop – Dubai (UAE) – June 2015

Business As Usual is presenting an advanced 2-day Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery testing and compliance workshop in Dubai (UAE). Topics that will be discussed as part of the workshop include: Preparing and conducting various types of BCP tests/rehearsals Financial Industry and other BCM Compliance aspects How to understand auditors […]

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IT Disaster Recovery Masterclass & ISO31000 course/exam in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) – June 2015

For many reasons, your organisation needs a IT Disaster Recovery process and Risk Management framework, for example for regulatory requirements (e.g. direct/indirect Bank Negara compliance), to meet customer expectations, for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), to meet industry standards (e.g. ISO) and/or to achieve a better (Business Interruption) Insurance arrangement. This 2-part […]


2-week special BCM/Risk/IT/Project/Security certification training in Kampala (Uganda): next in Sep+Nov 2015

For many reasons, your institution needs a Business Continuity Plan (BCP), Risk Management framework, IT Risk/Value knowledge and Information Security policies, for example for regulatory requirements (e.g. direct/indirect financial regulator compliance), to meet customer expectations, for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), to meet industry standards (e.g. ISO) and/or to achieve a […]

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