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Research shows SMEs are not as BC ready as they believe

Crises Control - SME Research

 

Research carried out by Crises Control and the Continuity Forum has revealed that while almost all SMEs agree business continuity planning is a vital protection for their business a majority are not in fact ready to effectively handle a business disruption incident. 

 

Crises Control, the award-winning mass notification platform teamed up with the Continuity Forum, the leading business continuity advice and research organisation in the UK, to research the SME market. The research was carried out using a mixture of in depth phone calls and an online survey.

 

Improving the Business Continuity capabilities of SME companies

Better engagement and services are needed for the SME sector

Small and Medium Sized business | business continuity and resilience Despite the progress made on the implementation of BCM within organizations over nearly two decades, the depth and breadth of planning in smaller firms remains a cause of concern.

These businesses are the backbone of the economy employing more people and delivering the essential ingredients of modern life in all its flavours.

National Occupation Standards for Business Continuity - your feedback needed

National Occupation Standards for Business Continuity
 
Since 2011 the Continuity Forum has been working with Skills CFA to develop Business Continuity skills and qualifications for use in the workplace. 
 
We are now conducting a review of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) suite of National Occupational Standards (NOS).
 

The future for ISO 31000 | TC 262 Risk Management Survey | Standards

 
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The future of ISO 31000
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HAVE YOUR SAY

 
We would really like your contribution to the future developemnt of ISO 31000 – Risk management - Principles and guidance and ISO Guide 73 - Risk management- Terminology.  These important ISO guidance documents are currently being considered for revision and the ISO technical committee, TC/262 – Risk Management –responsible for this work and the BSI has established a group to obtain feedback from risk professionals, users of the standards, and other relevant stakeholders.  
 
Your input into this review is very important and will be fed directly into ISO TC/262.
 
We are looking for your thoughts and use of Risk Management standards to help us develop a better understanding of how ISO 31000 can evolve and what aspects could be developed further. 
 
For more details please contact the Continuity Forum here or call Sara McKenna on +44 (0) 208 993 1599
 

Food Security and Supply Chain Risks - SPECIAL PROJECT

 

Business Continuity Forum - Securing the Food Supply Chain The Continuity Forum is part of a government working group researching short to medium term emergency issues relating to risk and the UK's food supply and its security. We are inviting interested parties to contact us to assist in the development of our formal report to the committees involved. We are particularly keen to gather information from Business Continuity, Resilience and Risk Professionals active in sectors relevant to the topic on the wider scope of issues being addressed.

 

The broad principles of the project are to identify how risks and disruptions may develop and how well the country is currently prepared to cope if they occurred.

 

Risk & BCM Salary Survey

 
Global Salary Survey | 2014
 
Welcome to our Salary Survey page over the past 15 years the Continuity Forum has 
Business Continuity Global Salary Survey been measuring the pay and compensation of Business Continuity professionals working in the field and we are now launching our 2014 Global Survey.
 
Are you being paid what you are worth? Help us find out by completing the 2011 BCM Global Salary Survey 
 
All responses are of course completely confidentially and can be made anonymously if you wish and the Survey results are made available to all participants at no charge. 
 

Extreme Weather and Technology failure top the BCM event list

 
 
This years CMI Business Continuity Survey is available for download below and this year shows just how challenging 2011 was for organisations.
 
Overall the report details some interesting changes and reflects on the effects of the more social disruption and its effects than previous years surveys. 
 
Heading the list of incidents again was the winter weather That stuck hard nearly 30% of respondents  causing major disruption and impact of the snow and cold weather affected an additional 52% of the sample who report minor impacts on operations (82% total). This is the second year in a row that weather has been more problematic than IT issues that still hit 39% of organisations over the year up 5% on the previous survey.
 

ICM shares data on the causes of BCM plan invocation

ICM Business Continuity has released figures showing the causes of customer invocations from January through to June 2011. 
 
Out of 58 events 42 where related to hardware with 15 attributed to other causes including seven down to power issues and two instances each of Flooding, Fire and Data Corruption. There was even one denial of Access event.
 

*** Survey on BS25999 Usage ***

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This Business Continuity Survey is now closed.

The summary report will be issued in the 1st Qtr of 2011. If you would like more information please contact us directly.

Survey on BS25999 Usage

Some working in the field of Business Continuity may not remember a time before standards, but for many of us in the field for longer, the work of the BCM Committee of the BSI to create the world's first BCM standard was instrumental in developing much-needed consistency and credibility across the sector. The outcome of this work, BS25999, has been at the heart of much of the subsequent development in the discipline, and the BSI has one of the most successful Management Standards ever issued.

As BS25999 approaches its fourth birthday, the BSI BCM/1 committee, is looking to assess the experience and opinions of hundreds of practitioners and BCM managers all around the world on how they are applying BS25999 and its family of related standards and Published Documents in their organisations.

Consequently, the BCM/1 committee has developed the BS25999 2010 Survey, in conjunction with the Business Continuity Institute and the Continuity Forum, which they hope you will find the time to contribute to.

What does the UK Spending Review mean to you! - Survey

With the biggest review of UK PLC public finances for decades and cutbacks predicted across the whole of the Sector, we ask what does this mean for those working in governments  Business Continuity and Emergency Planning areas?

The Continuity Forum is asking those with frontline responsibility for Emergency Planning and Business Continuity what they think the future holds?

Continuity Forum UK Public Sector Spending Review Survey

 

 

Click on the link above to contribute your thoughts and views on the impact of the changes.

All contributions are confidential and the report of findings will be available for download in the next few weeks.

We also have a number of other Research studies underway that can be accessed by clicking Research on the Headline Tab above.

 


BS25999 under the microscope

The BSI, BCI and Continuity Forum are coming together to undertake an industry-wide survey on how the worlds most successful Business Continuity Standard, BS25999, is being used by organisations around the world.

Chris Green, Chairman of the BSI BCM/1 Committee that is responsible for the standard, comments “This survey will really help guide our thoughts on how the profession has responded to BS25999, and what we should be considering in the future.”

Continuity Forum Chairman, Russell Price said "BS25999 has been remarkably successful and is well established in the field ... but as the BCM sector evolves and experience grows we should regularly review the fit between standards and organisational needs."

BS25999 survey can be accessed by clicking the link below:

BS25999 Survey Link

 

 

All contributions are made in confidence and a report on the findings will be available on completion of the project.

 


A mixed report card for European BCM planning - Marsh 2010 EMEA research

Business Continuity Forum research news

Marsh publish new 2010 research on European wide BCM attitudes and opinion.

 

Two years ago Marsh published its first in-house survey into Business Continuity attitudes, this year's update gives us considerable food for thought in how the industry is developing and where priorities should lie. 

 

Encouragingly many of the underlying attitudes to business continuity appear to be positive, although there is clear evidence of different countries and industries progressing at markedly different rates. In the most established markets BCM has clearly become a core topic generally aligning well with the goals and objectives of the organisation. Integration across the business has also been seen to improve.

CMI report charts an interesting year for the BCM profession

Disruption and resilience, 2010 from the CMI

 

Over the course of the past 10 years the annual Business Continuity study by the Chartered Management institute has plotted the progress and expansion of the profession. 2010 is no exception.  Over the past 12 months the country has faced widespread disruption through extreme weather events, recession and the potential posed by the swine flu pandemic ... it has been a year to challenge most working in the field.

 

Marsh Finds UK Firms lacking Knowledge of Overseas Risks

Research by Marsh has determined that "British organizations are more concerned during the recession by overseas risks affecting their supply chains and business rather than by threats closer to home."

In its new Business Continuity Management (BCM) survey, "Facing an Uncertain Future," Marsh polled 109 UK firms and public sector organizations to establish their attitudes towards and levels of preparedness for key BCM risks such as terrorism, supply chain disruption and economic conditions.

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