Business Continuity: Dead or Alive?

Business Continuity: Dead or Alive?

It is not 2021, and life is certainly not ‘normal’. But we are settling into a new rhythm that is likely to stay with us for the foreseeable future. So what does this mean for business continuity and crisis management – our BCM programmes? When you are asked the question in the future about your […]

Critical thinking in critical situations

Critical thinking in critical situations

Survival of the fittest has always considered intelligence to be an evolutionary advantage amongst humans. In more recent times, studies have shown that critical thinking skills can be more predictive of positive outcomes than raw intelligence. In a growing global marketplace of multi-culture companies and corporates, can critical thinking skills operate as a common denominator […]

APRA’s information security standards – a timely uplift.

APRA’s information security standards – a timely uplift.

A new wave of responsibility has recently surged. As of 1 July 2019, the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) introduced CPS 234. This new cyber security standard recognises that companies’ Boards and senior management are responsible for not only IT departments, but also information security and incident management. CPS 234 is a mechanism for increasing […]

2018 Thought Leadership

2018 Thought Leadership

All good things come in series: Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe, even Banksy’s Girls. This year’s series of Thought Leadership is no exception, except instead of punctuating an era with iconic artwork, 2018 is overwhelmingly about data and reputation. This series is about sharing News and Views on these unavoidable topics. It’s […]

Anatomy of a Superhero

Anatomy of a Superhero

Anatomy of a Super Hero Holy Bruce Wayne, Batman. In the last 75 years there have been 14 Batman movies. That’s almost as frequent as the Olympic Games! Don’t forget Superman, Spiderman, other individual superheroes, the Avengers and Justice League franchises, and the list goes on. There are spin-offs of spin-offs, and characters unite in […]

Cyber Crisis Ready?

Cyber Crisis Ready?

Over the past 6 months, we have been running a number of crisis and incident management scenarios based on cyber attacks and data theft. Do you think your Exec Team or Crisis Management Team could cope? Gavin and I have been fascinated by the different reactions of our clients to the scenario – from banks […]


National Retailer

One of Australia’s largest retailers across the outdoor, sports and auto sectors is currently using Battleground to manage their business impact analyses and resilience planning. This is being extended to the mobile application and incident management in late 2020 and through 2021.

Given the large reach of the company, Battleground was selected for their BIAs given the ability to run workshops virtually, quickly and online. Participants leave with a business continuity plan after only a one hour workshop – complete and ready to use.

As the system is rolled out, this will translate to a mobile application with the participant’s plans ready to use.

Electricity Infrastructure Company

A State-wide manager of electricity infrastructure in Australia uses Battleground for all of their business continuity management needs: Business Impact analyses, BCP and crisis plans, incident management and simulations – online and via the Battleground Response Mobile Application.

Using the full potential of Battleground, this client has used the system to manage incidents ranging from the death of a contractor through to cyber security incidents and COVID-19.

The company’s crisis team is initiated via the automatic conference calling where they then follow the checklists provided in the mobile application. All activity logs for the team are captured online in Battleground.

For business continuity, the company’s BIAs are performed in Battleground, with paper-based plans automatically populated after each one – before being translated into an online, app-based version.

Global Co-Working Company

A global co-working company uses Battleground for all of their simulations globally.

Using the Battleground Simulations module, all of the company’s exercises and simulations for security, emergency and crisis management are run online via in-person and virtual meetings. Participants login to Battleground and are delivered all their simulation materials in real-time via their own secure portal and set of inboxes.

Battleground is being extended to include the company’s BCPs, crisis and emergency plans and for use as the company’s incident management system globally.

The system has been used online and in person in the USA, South America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia and Asia.