Follow The BCI

News

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?

BCI Continuity Planning for Climate Change

BCI Continuity Planning for Climate Change

News   •   Sep 21, 2017 11:38 BST

The BCI Long-Term Planning Report, sponsored by Siemens, explores the attitudes and behaviours linked to long-term planning in the Benelux region and beyond, and considers how organizations prepare for future challenges related to climate change as well as how to they perceive their impact.

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?

BCI Emergency Communications Survey 2017

BCI Emergency Communications Survey 2017

News   •   Sep 18, 2017 09:00 BST

Our annual emergency communications survey, sponsored by Everbridge, aims to benchmark the emergency communication arrangements of organizations in different sectors worldwide. Please do support the valuable research work of the BCI by completing the survey which you can find by clicking here.

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

BCI India Conference Sponsors

BCI India Conference Sponsors

News   •   Sep 07, 2017 13:55 BST

The BCI would like to thank ​Sungard Availability Services who are headline sponsor, ​Send Word Now from OnSolve who are gold sponsor, and ​Emreach and ​Regus who are silver sponsor, ​NASSCOM who are ecosystem partner, and ​BSI who are knowledge partner.

 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.