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Significant disconnect between C-Suite and disaster recovery professionals

Significant disconnect between C-Suite and disaster recovery professionals

News   •   Nov 04, 2016 15:41 GMT

When it comes to assessing an organization’s ability to recover from a disaster, a significant disconnect exists between C-Suite executives and IT professionals. While nearly 7 in 10 CEOs, CFOs or COOs feel their organization is very prepared to recover from a disaster, according to a study by Evolve IP, less than half of IT pros (44.5%) are as confident.

BSI to sponsor the BCI Gala Dinner

BSI to sponsor the BCI Gala Dinner

News   •   Nov 02, 2016 16:30 GMT

The Business Continuity Institute is delighted that BSI, the business standards company, is to be the main sponsor of the BCI Gala Dinner at the Novotel London West Hotel on the 8th November, an event that will see the presentation of the BCI's Global Awards.

​The necessity of organizational buy-in

​The necessity of organizational buy-in

Blog posts   •   Nov 02, 2016 09:37 GMT

Business continuity professionals may still need to fight for their place in an organization, though I hope that companies who are not fully invested in business continuity programmes are able to see the benefits of those who are leading their industries.

Investment in preparedness needed prior to disruptive events

Investment in preparedness needed prior to disruptive events

News   •   Oct 31, 2016 12:37 GMT

The ravages of Hurricane Matthew, the costliest Atlantic hurricane since Superstorm Sandy, are prompting businesses to rethink their natural hazards preparedness. More than one in four respondents to a survey of employees in the areas affected by the storm claimed they believe their companies will increase investment in this area.

The effect of pandemic transmission speed on business continuity

The effect of pandemic transmission speed on business continuity

News   •   Oct 28, 2016 09:51 BST

Ebola, Bird Flu, Swine Flu, SARS. There have been several times in recent years when the news headlines have been filled with stories of pandemics occurring in some part of the world, or at least are threatening to. Some never materialise into anything more substantial than a threat, but the fear of the potential impact still remains.

Customers turning away from breached organizations

Customers turning away from breached organizations

News   •   Oct 27, 2016 09:41 BST

What is the long term impact of a data breach? A study conducted by Thales e-Security has showed that the vast majority of people would reduce or eliminate the use of an organization’s products or services following a data breach, and only 16% of respondents would continue to use an organization’s products or services as usual.

​The cultural restraints on business continuity

​The cultural restraints on business continuity

Blog posts   •   Oct 26, 2016 12:15 BST

I still think the greatest challenge for continuity and resilience professionals is to broaden the scope of action to include the social components in their considerations. Indeed, we all know that an organization is as vulnerable as the weakest link in its value chain, and we are also aware of the fact that each company operates in an interconnected environment.

Disruptions proving costly to small businesses

Disruptions proving costly to small businesses

News   •   Oct 21, 2016 14:54 BST

​More than half a million small businesses in the UK have been forced to halt trading due to a disruption in the last two years, according to new research by small business insurer ​Direct Line for Business.

Half of Alberta SMEs in need of a business continuity plan

Half of Alberta SMEs in need of a business continuity plan

News   •   Oct 19, 2016 15:06 BST

When it comes to business continuity planning in Alberta, Canada, even though 78% of small to medium sized enterprises believe a continuity plan is important, less than half (47%) have actually developed one. Of those SMEs that do not have a plan, 62% said that it simply wasn’t a priority. This is according to a report published by ATB Financial.

How Regus is revolutionising workplace recovery

How Regus is revolutionising workplace recovery

News   •   Oct 14, 2016 09:42 BST

Regus Wor​kplace Recovery, provider of an award-winning Workplace Recovery solutions, are Gold Sponsors of the BCI World Conference where you can visit them on Stand 35 to find out more about their unique offer. The BCI World Conference and Exhibition takes place on the 8th and 9th November at the Novotel London West Hotel.

Resilience: saving lives today, investing for tomorrow

Resilience: saving lives today, investing for tomorrow

News   •   Oct 13, 2016 16:36 BST

Investing in resilience can yield a wide range of benefits, but the central rationale and common focus for disaster risk management and climate-change adaptation is associated with saving lives, reducing losses and supporting both individuals and communities to bounce back from disasters quickly and effectively.

How can communications technology protect a mobile workforce?

How can communications technology protect a mobile workforce?

News   •   Oct 13, 2016 11:57 BST

Everbridge are Gold Sponsors of the BCI World Conference where you can visit them on Stand 11 to find out more about their unique offer. The BCI World Conference and Exhibition takes place on the 8th and 9th November at the Novotel London West Hotel.

Stop using the 'P' word

Stop using the 'P' word

Blog posts   •   Oct 11, 2016 14:16 BST

An article was recently posted on the Business Continuity Institute's website titled 'Don't just download a business continuity plan'. It contained sage advice for those who would download a template, fill in the blanks and then believe they had actually created something of any value.

Prevent the unthinkable with Sungard Availability Services

Prevent the unthinkable with Sungard Availability Services

News   •   Oct 10, 2016 17:08 BST

The Business Continuity Institute is pleased that Sungard Availability Services, the leading provider of critical production and recovery services to global enterprise companies, is to be Platinum Sponsor at this year’s BCI World Conference and Exhibition on the 8th and 9th November at the Novotel London West Hotel.

Setting the standard for business continuity across India

Setting the standard for business continuity across India

News   •   Oct 10, 2016 09:51 BST

At an Awards Ceremony in Mumbai, to coincide with India Business and IT Resilience Summit, the Business Continuity Institute presented its annual India Awards to recognize the individuals and organizations who have excelled throughout the year.

Organizations lacking confidence when it comes to data breach preparedness

Organizations lacking confidence when it comes to data breach preparedness

News   •   Oct 07, 2016 15:34 BST

Despite most organizations having a data breach preparedness plan in place, only a quarter of organizations are confident in their ability to minimize the financial and reputational consequences of such a breach. These findings are according to a study carried out by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of Experian.

Don't just download a business continuity plan

Don't just download a business continuity plan

Blog posts   •   Oct 04, 2016 15:29 BST

Developing a business continuity capability means planning as opposed to just writing a plan. It means having a strategy and implementing solutions. And, amongst other things, it means involvement from the business, education and awareness and exercising and testing, to develop, instil and prove that capability.

Irish companies waiting too long to retrieve essential business data

Irish companies waiting too long to retrieve essential business data

News   •   Sep 30, 2016 15:14 BST

Irish businesses can expect to wait an average of 40 hours to recover mission critical data that has been lost. That is according to a new study carried out by Datapac, which looked at how organizations are managing the increasing demands placed on their technology infrastructures and business continuity systems.

Three quarters of companies feel secure from digital threats

Three quarters of companies feel secure from digital threats

News   •   Sep 29, 2016 09:47 BST

Increasingly, businesses are moving critical infrastructure online, making them more vulnerable to digital threats, but despite this, a new study by TalkTalk has shown that even though there has been an increased concern cyber security over the last year, and an increased spend on it, there is still a high degree of complacency, with few common practices in response to this threat.

SMEs waken to cyber risks and reputational damage

SMEs waken to cyber risks and reputational damage

News   •   Sep 27, 2016 16:04 BST

The risks posed by cyber attacks and reputational damage are increasingly worrying small and medium-sized enterprises according to Zurich Insurance Group’s third annual global SME survey. Among respondents, concerns about cybercrime have almost tripled since 2013 (11% vs 4%), while worries about reputational damage have also increased (14% vs 8% three years ago).