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  • EU harmonisation of Data Protection Law

    By Dave Lloyd on February 20, 2015
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    High-speed internet, Smartphones, WI-Fi, IP-connected devices such as printers along with networks and flash storage has changed the business landscape significantly in the last 10 years. This evolution continues to alter the way we work and do business but in doing so we collect, process, store and access vast amounts of data, whether in the office or via a third […]
  • Why Business executives need to pay more attention to Supply Chain risks

    By Dave Lloyd on February 12, 2014
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    Business executives are not evolving to keep ahead of the complex and increasing risks across their global supply chains, a Zurich survey finds. In its fifth annual Supply Chain Resilience Survey released this month, Zurich polled 519 members of the Business Continuity Institute—including risk and supply-chain managers, and business continuity, security and emergency-planning professionals—about their response to the challenge of running smooth global business operations.
  • What is Business Resilience?

    By Dave Lloyd on November 4, 2013
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    What is Business Resilience? Resilience as a lexicon is fast entering the business world and at this stage much debate is abound as to what it is really is. The defensive strategies that are employed by business can range from good integrated “target hardening” tactics such as Cyber / Information and Physical Security, done properly and led from the top […]
  • Social media, the Internet and staff misuse

    By Dave Lloyd on June 27, 2013
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    Social media, the Internet and staff misuse. Using social media and the internet effectively and appropriately can bring huge business benefits to small to medium enterprises – these benefits can include improved communications with customers, clients, and suppliers, almost immediate access to data and information, and via social media, it also offers the potential to find new business opportunities.  However, […]
  • G4S – Damage to an Olympic Reputation?

    By Dave Lloyd on July 26, 2012
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    Every bad news story presents all business owners and company executives with an opportunity to do a bit of soul searching to ensure that similar mistakes do not crop up on their watch. In a moment I will provide “4 Key Steps to Avoiding Reputational Damage” that all smart owners and executives should have in place. This week saw the […]
  • 3 Key things that all independent business owners and company directors can learn from the RBS fiasco

    By Dave Lloyd on June 30, 2012
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    A bank has two obligations on behalf of its customers 1) to hold money securely and 2) provide customers with access to it. In the days that followed the RBS/NatWest/Ulster Bank debacle RBS failed on the second obligation, Robert Peston (BBC News Business Editor) stated that this incident could potentially cause RBS what is known as a “prudential problem”, meaning […]
  • A good Resilient Communication Plan

    By Dave Lloyd on November 17, 2011
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    In my last post we talked about Blackberry and how this huge company made such a hash of communicating with its’ stakeholders – by that I mean customers, investors, staff. When a crisis of any nature happens the most important aspect outwith the recovery is how the company is perceived when dealing with the crisis. Some might say that perception […]
  • How Blackberry have eroded our Trust

    By Dave Lloyd on October 12, 2011
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    I own a Blackberry and I have to say that up and until Monday I was delighted with it. I have 3 main email accounts on tap, all my texts and also my main twitter account @BCIDave but how quickly things change. I was out and about a bit on Monday so I did not realise at first that I […]
  • The Plasma Screen Riots – BCM for small business?

    By Dave Lloyd on August 9, 2011
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    London and other major cities have suffered really serious civil unrest over recent days. The main impact being felt by mostly small and medium sized businesses ranging from Betting Shops, Jewellers to TV and Hi-Fi stores. It would seem that those stores that hold cash and valuables have attracted thieves while other stores such as furniture and carpet warehouses have […]
  • Murdochs – a case of passive corporate governance?

    By Dave Lloyd on July 19, 2011
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    Watching the evidence provided by the Murdochs today to the House of Commons Culture Media and Sports Committee highlights how a company can be perceived over corporate governance. It seems clear that News Corp has a governance message / values in place as the evidence provided suggests a form of booklet or pamphlet, these types of medium have their place […]