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2020 News and Wins

The story so far….. What an amazing start to the year, more clients joined us in January and February than the whole of last year. Some tenders we were waiting for came through and we won all of the ones we entered. (See major wins 2019) “Symbiant 1 – TeamMate 0” One of the big […]

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A better way to manage risk and audit

Looking for a better way to manage your risks or audit issues?

Pay Monthly on 30 day contracts – 1st month free The Symbiant Risk and Audit management software allows you to collaborate with your colleagues over the internet and users only need a web browser. You control who has access and what they can see and do. Main Features: Risk Registers – using real time risk […]

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Suspend disbelief?

Microsoft and Amazon did it: years of losses to establish a dominant market share, and then finally make big monopoly profits. In between, investors held their belief. Uber has lost billions over the last decade (including over $5bn in one quarter) in an attempt to do something similar, or perhaps even bigger. And recently WeWork […]

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Risk inertia

Risk inertia strikes when risk mitigations don’t get delivered. Despite approval of action plans, risks just hang there waiting to happen. It may be people can’t be bothered, or it is too much hassle, or they don’t really believe the risk is that great or that likely to occur (in which case re-assess it). It […]

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Countering the Disruptors

Once you have disrupted a market and disposed of long-standing dominant players, how do you avoid being disrupted yourself? Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen died recently. He is best known for introducing the idea of disruptive innovation – how small start-ups can take on and replace big firms when you would have thought that […]

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Dependency Shock

If the entire system went down, it would cost the US $1bn a day, and worldwide, much much more. GPS (Global Positioning System), which is maintained by the US Air Force, is ingrained into daily life, being used to guide ships and planes, cranes and trucks, farming, mining and drilling – extreme dependency, you might […]

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The usefulness of Incident Reporting

Incidents are a component of any risk management methodology. This means having an approach to responding to incidents, to recording them, and to reviewing them to build future resilience. An additional part to this is to be outward looking: when something serious happens elsewhere, to another organisation, even in another sector or country, then this […]

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Indicators and Dung: how do you know your indicators are doing their job?

Indicators provide warnings that risks may be about to crystallise.  Single indicators can provide information on complex systems or scenarios if chosen correctly, but they do need to be checked for validity. Dung beetles have been monitored for years as indicators for complex eco-systems. Their numbers can provide an indicator of the impact of activities […]

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How much risk are you taking?

You take risk to get reward, and if you are dissatisfied with the reward you are getting, then you might decide to take more risk. You might decide to do something to increase your company’s profit, or to earn more money from a job or from an investment. But you have to understand the nature […]

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Risk Assessment – there’s more than one way..

The Mind Palace is an ancient memory system made popular not long ago by the UK TV series Sherlock. The idea is that you remember things by placing them along a route around a house, or villa, or any journey you regularly make e.g. a run, or a round on a golf course. Placing the […]

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