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Why testing and exercising are essential for an effective business continuity programme

This is a tale from the mists of time; from days of yore when it was difficult to get people interested in business continuity management and even more difficult to secure their involvement in exercises and tests (OK, in fairness, that could have been this week, but just indulge me for a moment). Some of […]

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Pressure tested

A few weeks ago I took delivery of a shiny new car. So you don’t think I’m showing off, or that I’ve won the lottery, I should perhaps explain that the previous vehicle was well over four years old and had clocked up the best part of a hundred thousand miles. More to the point, […]

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Christmas competition answers

Well done to everyone who entered my Christmas competition. It was a close-run thing, but congratulations go to Penny in London, who won the first prize of a year’s subscription to Audible (audio books), and to Christine in Ashby and Denise in Birmingham, who each won a runner-up prize of a copy of my new book “Ski Boots and […]

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The long and short of it

In our family there’s a phenomenon known as the “Thomas goodbye”. Thomas is Mrs Oz’s maiden name and the Thomas goodbye pretty much applies to everyone on that side of the family, whether or not they’ve changed their surnames through marriage, as it’s a genetic, rather than a name thing. It’s what they do when […]

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Christmas competition 2013

Christmas comes but once a year, and so does my Christmas competition. This year’s fabulous prizes are a years’s subscription to Audible (giving the winner twelve free audio books) and copies of my new e-book, a compendium of my blogs to date (which you may recall was supposed to be forthcoming last Christmas and which has now finally progressed from […]

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Christmas competition – and the winner is…

A somewhat belated happy new year! The Christmas competition draw has taken place (ably assisted once again by Barney the spaniel) and the winners have been notified. A shiny new Kindle Fire is currently winging its way to the winner, Ed in Manchester and copies of Practical Business Continuity Management are on their way to Helen, Lynne, […]

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Christmas competition (the questions)

It’s competition time! The fabulous prizes this year are a Kindle Fire for the winner and one of my books each for two runners-up. Quite similar to last year, admittedly but, nevertheless, still fabulous! As you may already know if you’ve read the prelude, the competition involves a) answering some relatively simple questions on the blogs I’ve posted […]

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Christmas competition (prelude)

It’s almost that time of year again and, due to the success of last year’s Christmas competition I’ve decided to do it again this year. Interested? Excited even? Then read on… The lucky winner will receive a Kindle Fire! Runners-up will receive an equally (some might say even more!) fabulous prize in the form of one of […]

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