Category: Project Management

How automation will affect you – the experts’ view

More companies are turning to smart machines to save money on slow, expensive human employees. Here’s what automation means for your job.

Could Estonia be the first digital country?

Estonia has been pursuing a grand idea since 1997: putting their entire government online. But is the idea a grand one, or a complicated one?

Ryanair, a fragile complex giant

Jacek Marczyk explains why ''Too Big To Fail'' no longer works. Today it is ''Too Complex to Survive''.

How Coca-Cola Hellenic and Credit Suisse are optimising internal audit using data analytics

The impact of data analytics on businesses across multiple sectors continues to grow, as innovative technology and workforce skills develop to ensure organisations are making the most of the information they hold. Internal audit is no exception, and professionals are increasingly expected to leverage the latest advanced analytics techniques to deliver greater efficiency and effectiveness ...

Five tips on how Business Continuity principles can protect your YouTube channel

''Your video isn't monetised because it contains content that might not be appropriate for advertising'' Since the recent update of YouTube's Rules and Community Guidelines, many Youtubers wake up in the morning with the fear of seeing this notification on one or many of their videos. As Youtube is now granting itself the right to ...

BCM Policy: the King Kong and Skull Island of Continuity

Ships log: Monday An ancient, lever-arched folder has been discovered in the arms of a body which has been drifting in a life boat for weeks out on the ocean. The outer layer of the big black, 2 ring folder has been badly beaten by the sea water and the sun; but it has been ...

Better business together – the next step in collaborative working

Together we can do more, so the saying goes. Collaboration with other organizations or people can be a powerful tool to achieve great things in business. A new standard has just been published to help businesses do just that. The benefits of collaboration, in business like in any context, are well known, resulting in more ...

A Game of Continuity: how we can play and win in 2017

A few weeks ago, I published an article entitled The Business of Continuity: why it's not unusual to be loved by anyone and I described my love and passion for the subject. My everlasting love for it and why I'm not afraid to tell BC how much I care. I care enough, to tell the ...

Behind the scenes of the global film industry

ISO standards keep films rolling so you can enjoy your favorite movies It is a small world – well, thanks to standardization it is – and the film industry is an excellent example of a global industry that has managed to keep its world very small indeed. Standards play a crucial part throughout the numerous ...

Date and time: the new draft of ISO 8601 explained by Klaus-Dieter Naujok

Standardization is a truly international activity, and I've been lucky to have worked with more nationalities than I can remember. But, that said, my first business meeting with a German remains etched in my memory. It was in fact nothing more than a working breakfast, a chance to meet face-to-face after a good number of ...

BCM The Movie – Licensed to BIA

If they made a movie of BCM, I wonder what the plot would be? Who would be the heroes and villains? And what type of movie would it actually be? Would it be an all-action packed thriller? A sci-fi or a romcom perhaps? I know all BC and resilience professionals have a great sense of ...

ISO celebrates 70 years

2017 is ISO's 70th anniversary! The ISO story began in 1946 when delegates from 25 countries gathered in London to discuss the future of standardization. A year later, on 23 February 1947, ISO officially came into existence. In this post-war era, the founding members saw International Standards as a key to the world's reconstruction efforts. ...