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What happens when telecommunications fail during a disaster?

What happens when telecommunications fail during a disaster?

News   •   Sep 22, 2017 09:00 BST

One of the problems being faced by those affected by Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean is a wide-scale loss of communications. During a crisis, what are the repercussions of limited communications?

Has exercising helped Mexico in the wake of a real-life disaster?

Has exercising helped Mexico in the wake of a real-life disaster?

News   •   Sep 20, 2017 11:28 BST

Mexico is waking up to widespread disruption and damage following a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. As this disaster becomes a reality with uncanny resemblance to their most recent exercise, how are local, state and federal authorities responding?

The importance of staff welfare during a disaster

The importance of staff welfare during a disaster

News   •   Sep 14, 2017 12:24 BST

Staff welfare is ensuring that your staff not only feel supported during a disruption, but that they understand their roles and responsibilities during a disaster. If employees and stakeholders aren’t supported and their needs not met, can an organization guarantee that they will respond proactively to a disaster?

What can we do to reduce the disruption of natural disasters?

What can we do to reduce the disruption of natural disasters?

News   •   Sep 08, 2017 12:00 BST

In the news, we see posts about terrorism, unstable financial markets and pandemics, however of late, natural disasters appear to be taking centre stage. Whilst continuing business during a disaster may seem like a low priority for communities, the reality is that the quicker businesses can start supplying products and services to the community, the quicker the area can begin to recover on a whole

 Hurricane Harvey 2017. Have lessons been learned?

Hurricane Harvey 2017. Have lessons been learned?

News   •   Aug 31, 2017 09:00 BST

​On Friday 25th August 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, in the USA. The natural disaster has brought record levels of rainfall causing widespread flooding. Could anything be done better at this stage of the crisis?

Exploring business continuity implications of smart cities

Exploring business continuity implications of smart cities

News   •   Aug 25, 2017 13:56 BST

More of us are moving to cities than ever before, especially in the developing world, and this migration to urban centres and the growth of cities results in more complex challenges in urban planning such as traffic management, sanitation and healthcare, thus requiring smarter management.

Singapore financial sector conducts physical and cyber attack simulation to test business continuity

Singapore financial sector conducts physical and cyber attack simulation to test business continuity

News   •   Aug 25, 2017 08:59 BST

The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) recently conducted a large-scale industry-wide exercise for the financial sector involving simulated terrorist and cyber attacks (code-named Exercise Raffles) to test their business continuity arrangements.

Shortlist announced for the BCI Americas Awards

Shortlist announced for the BCI Americas Awards

News   •   Aug 22, 2017 16:57 BST

The Business Continuity Institute is pleased to announce the shortlist for its Americas Awards, an annual celebration of the best, brightest and most innovative in the business continuity and resilience industry across the region. The awards are due to be presented at DRJ's Fall World in Phoenix, Arizona on the 19th September.

Have your say on the review of ISO 22301:2012 and ISO 22313:2012

Have your say on the review of ISO 22301:2012 and ISO 22313:2012

News   •   Aug 22, 2017 11:41 BST

ISO standards are reviewed every five years to ensure they are kept up-to-date and relevant to the needs of users, and the time has come for business continuity management to be put under the spotlight and examined as to whether any revisions or amendments are required.

Total eclipse could cost US employers $694 million

Total eclipse could cost US employers $694 million

News   •   Aug 21, 2017 09:12 BST

​For the first time since 1979, the United States will have a front row seat to a total solar eclipse stretching 70 miles wide and following a path from Oregon to South Carolina. While this is a hotly anticipated event that is generating plenty of excitement among prospective viewers, much to many employers’ dismay, it is taking place right in the middle of the Monday workday.

Shortlist announced for the BCI Africa Awards

Shortlist announced for the BCI Africa Awards

News   •   Aug 17, 2017 10:00 BST

The Business Continuity Institute is pleased to announce the shortlist for its Africa Awards, an annual celebration of the best, brightest and most innovative in the business continuity and resilience industry across the region. The awards are due to be presented at a ceremony at a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Johannesburg on the 12th September.

Shortlist announced for the BCI India Awards

Shortlist announced for the BCI India Awards

News   •   Aug 16, 2017 06:00 BST

​The Business Continuity Institute is pleased to announce the shortlist for its ​India Awards, an annual celebration of the best, brightest and most innovative in the business continuity and resilience industry across the region. The awards are due to be presented at a ceremony at Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Bengaluru on the 8th September.

PwC become a platinum sponsor of the BCI Netherlands and Belgium Conference

PwC become a platinum sponsor of the BCI Netherlands and Belgium Conference

News   •   Aug 15, 2017 09:15 BST

​The Business Continuity Institute is delighted that ​PwC, one of the largest professional services networks in the world, is to be a platinum sponsor of the BCI Netherlands and Belgium Conference at Miele Nederland B.V. in Vianen on the 12th September.

Shortlist announced for the BCI Australasian Awards

Shortlist announced for the BCI Australasian Awards

News   •   Aug 15, 2017 01:00 BST

The Business Continuity Institute is pleased to announce the shortlist for its Australasian Awards, an annual celebration of the best, brightest and most innovative in the business continuity and resilience industry across the region. The awards are due to be presented at a ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on the 31st August.

Sungard Availability Services become a platinum sponsor of the BCI World Conference and Exhibition

Sungard Availability Services become a platinum sponsor of the BCI World Conference and Exhibition

News   •   Aug 09, 2017 14:00 BST

​The Business Continuity Institute is delighted that ​Sungard Av​ailability Services, one the of the world's leading providers of managed IT services, information availability consulting services, business continuity management software and disaster recovery services, is to be a platinum sponsor of the BCI World Conference and Exhibition at the Novotel London West Hotel in November.

UK lags behind other countries in collaborative working adoption

UK lags behind other countries in collaborative working adoption

News   •   Aug 02, 2017 14:00 BST

​The UK lags behind many other major economies in the adoption of collaborative working technology, which could impact business productivity, according to a global study conducted by Polycom. Collaborative technologies include video and teleconferencing, instant messaging and file sharing tools.

UK SMEs under prepared to respond to rising security threats

UK SMEs under prepared to respond to rising security threats

News   •   Jul 31, 2017 15:00 BST

​UK SMEs are under prepared to respond to a crisis scenario, despite their awareness that security threats are rising and 44% expecting to face some form of attack in the near future. This is the key finding of research commissioned by ​Arthur J. Gallagher that focused on evaluating business resilience.

ClearView Continuity become a platinum sponsor of the BCI Netherlands and Belgium Conference

ClearView Continuity become a platinum sponsor of the BCI Netherlands and Belgium Conference

News   •   Jul 26, 2017 09:15 BST

The Business Continuity Institute is delighted that ClearView Continuity, a global leader in business continuity management software, with international clients in all sectors and in all regions, is to be a platinum sponsor of the BCI Netherlands and Belgium Conference at Miele Nederland B.V. in Vianen on the 12th September.

Recognising the best of business continuity across Asia

Recognising the best of business continuity across Asia

News   •   Jul 26, 2017 09:00 BST

The Business Continuity Institute is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Asia Awards, a recognition of the individuals and organizations who have excelled in the field of business continuity and resilience throughout the year.

Earthquake strikes in the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey

Earthquake strikes in the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey

News   •   Jul 21, 2017 10:03 BST

An earthquake reaching a magnitude of 6.7 on the Richter Scale has hit the Aegean Sea between the Greek island of Kos and the Turkish resort of Bodrum. The earthquake, with its epicentre at a depth of about 10k according to the US Geological Survey, struck at 01:31 local time on Friday, and has killed two people and left hundreds of others injured.