• Practical Tips for Continual Improvement

    29th September, 2017 | by Andrew Barham
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    Continually improving an organisation is easy… you just have your people do things a little bit better each day, you celebrate and reward good behaviour, you investigate when things don’t go as they should, and you amend processes to ensure issues do not recur. And what possibly could be hard about that?

    Lots of things! You’re dealing with people, your measures aren’t robust, you don’t know if things are actually getting better, you don’t have the time to investigate properly, and you certainly do not have the time to celebrate. And of course, nobody wants to amend the process as we all operate using the PDCA method –Please Don’t Change Anything!

    In this article, we highlight simple things that an organisation might try, some practical tips for continual improvement. And this can be applied across the organisation as a whole or to single departments or individual processes.

  • Global cyber hack – A growing concern for Information Security

    16th May, 2017 | by PwC Digital Trust
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    You are likely to have seen or read the widely reported press that there has been a significant wave of ransomware affected a large number of global health bodies and their access to data held on computer systems.

  • ISO 22301 Business Continuity – Isn’t it already covered by the other standards?

    31st March, 2017 | by Andrew Barham
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    Disruptive events to businesses are becoming increasingly frequent, and the ability for businesses to plan and implement strategies to deal with this events is important, not only from viability of their business, but for their employees, their supply chain and the role that organisation has within the community. In this article, we talk about the importance of business continuity, and the requirements of the standard for it; ISO 22301.

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