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Here you will find articles, archive blogs and case studies that PlanB have used or created over the years. To find information please type a keyword into the search box or click on the relevant tag.

We publish weekly updates from the business continuity world, covering recent news items or reflecting on our travels and experiences with clients.

Charlie addresses topics from a Business Continuity perspective and you might be surprised how much of today’s news relates to BC! Providing valuable insight, Charlie raises critical questions which will surely encourage you to reconsider your Business Continuity plans.

When is an ISO not an ISO?

This week PlanB Consulting are celebrating passing part 2 of our audit and being certified to ISO 9001. It has been 6 months of hard work and lots of late nights for some, but we achieved it. I am a great believer in ISO standards and at PlanB Consulting we have ISO 9001 and ISO 22301. As BC

ISO 22301 and the Business Continuity Octopus

This week’s bulletin has been written by guest author, and consultant at PlanB Consulting, Gordon Brown.  Implementing a BCMS which meets and exceeds ISO 22301 is a challenging, but important undertaking for an organisation committed to Business Continuity. I have recently been leading a project for PlanB, where we helped a marketing/logistics firm achieve ISO 22301 (with one minor non-conformity!). This was achieved

Lessons learned from ISO22301 Audit

A couple of weeks ago I was in Sweden with a technology company taking part in a Stage 2 audit for ISO22301 certification. It’s a beautiful country and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. More importantly I learnt a great deal from the audit and the journey we took to ISO22301. 1.  The more I see organisations going for

To ISO22301 or not to ISO22301

As most of you know this is the new International standard for business continuity which was published in May 2012. I have had a reasonable amount of experience with the standard having taken PlanB Consulting and a client, Water Direct, through the process of being awarded the standard. We are now helping a couple of other organisations through

Departments you need to involve to achieve BS25999

Achieving BS25999 needs to be a team effort and best use should be made of the skills you have within your organisation. Why develop business continuity training when you have a training department who could help you develop the training and has the capability to develop e-learning. The following are the departments, in additional to the operational departments you are recovering,

Lessons learned from first 6 months of implementing BS25999

The following are the learning points from a ‘Structured Debrief’ of the first 6 months of working with one of our clients as we approach the first audit. As we are starting working with another part of the organisation to achieve BS25999 it was important to learn the lessons before starting up a second project. Point learned to

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