July, 2012 Newsletter Articles

Business Continuity

Jul 1, 2012 in Newsletter | 0 comments

The new ISO 22301:2012 standard, Societal security – Business continuity management systems – Requirements, will help organizations, regardless of their size, location, or activity, be better prepared and more confident in handling disruptions of any type. Incidents can disrupt an organization at any time and applying ISO 22301 will ensure that organizations can respond to and continue their operations. Incidents take many forms, ranging from large scale natural disasters and acts of terror, to technology-related accidents and...

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Complaints to ISO

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The ISO organization wants to positively promote its “ISO brand” by ensuring certification is performed and used in a way that builds its credibility in the market. Therefore, monitoring accredited certification is of special interest to ISO in view of the exponential growth of certificates. It is often difficult for consumers to identify with whom a complaint should be filed, and what to do when a satisfactory response is not received. As a result, ISO has established a Complaints web page. The objective is to make it easier for...

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Most Annoying Business Jargon

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The following is an edited version of a Forbes article by Max Mallet, Brett Nelson, and Chris Steiner on the Most Annoying Business Jargon. The next time you feel the need to reach out, touch base, shift a paradigm, leverage a best practice, or join a tiger team, by all means do it. Just don’t say you’re doing it. If you have to ask why, chances are you’ve fallen under the poisonous spell of business jargon. No longer solely the province of consultants, investors, and business-school types, this annoying gobbledygook has...

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New Clauses for ISO Standards

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ISO has developed Guide 83 to align the clause structure for all management system standards. Where practical, the next revision of management standards such as ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 14001 (environment) will have identical clause titles, sequence of clauses, definitions, and as much identical text as feasible. The planned clause structure is shown below. The first three clause titles are identical to current management system standards, but clause 4 through 10 are much different. 1. Scope 2. Normative references 3. Terms and...

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