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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.

Daisy become a platinum sponsor of the BCI World Conference and Exhibition

Daisy become a platinum sponsor of the BCI World Conference and Exhibition

News   •   Jul 19, 2017 12:12 BST

The Business Continuity Institute is delighted that Daisy Group, a leading UK business continuity, business communications and IT service provider, is to be a platinum sponsor of the BCI World Conference and Exhibition at the Novotel London West Hotel on the 7th and 8th November.

Nearly a third of travel managers are unsure how long it would take to locate employees in a crisis

Nearly a third of travel managers are unsure how long it would take to locate employees in a crisis

News   •   Jul 17, 2017 17:06 BST

3 in 10 (29%) travel managers report they do not know how long it would take to locate affected employees in a crisis, according to a new study by the GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association, in partnership with Concur.

A third of security professionals under-prepared to defend against cyber threats

A third of security professionals under-prepared to defend against cyber threats

News   •   Jul 14, 2017 11:36 BST

One in three (32%) security professionals lack effective intelligence to detect and action cyber threats, according to a new study from Anomali, which also revealed that almost a quarter (24%) believe they are at least one year behind the average threat actor. Half of this sample admitted they are trailing by two to five years.

Organizations leaving themselves vulnerable to data breaches by former employees

Organizations leaving themselves vulnerable to data breaches by former employees

News   •   Jul 13, 2017 15:43 BST

​A large proportion of businesses fail to adequately protect their networks from the potential threat posed by ex-employees, with IT decision makers surveyed as part of a study by OneLogin claiming that over half (58%) of former employees can still access the corporate network. The study also found that nearly a quarter (24%) of UK businesses have experienced data breaches by ex-employees.

ClearView Continuity become a platinum sponsor of the BCI World Conference and Exhibition

ClearView Continuity become a platinum sponsor of the BCI World Conference and Exhibition

News   •   Jul 12, 2017 08:43 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 World Conference and Exhibition at the Novotel London West Hotel on the 7th and 8th November.

Business continuity too low a priority within IT departments

Business continuity too low a priority within IT departments

News   •   Jul 11, 2017 17:12 BST

When it comes to new spending, IT departments have two rather clear priorities - secure their data and continue the transition to the cloud, according to the Computer Economics annual IT spending and staffing benchmarks study 2017/2018.

Executives not planning for increased global risks

Executives not planning for increased global risks

News   •   Jul 11, 2017 09:30 BST

A global survey of executives found that most view the world as increasingly risky, with many reporting a “significant operational surprise” over the past five years. However, the majority of executives also report that their organizations are not developing more robust risk management processes to help counter this increasing risk.

Internet outage costing Somalia $10 million each day

Internet outage costing Somalia $10 million each day

News   •   Jul 10, 2017 16:17 BST

​An ongoing internet outage in Somalia is costing the country $10m (£7.7m) each day, and sparking anger across the affected central and southern parts of the country, including the capital, Mogadishu. The outage is reported to have been caused by a commercial ship cutting an undersea fibre-optic cable more than two weeks ago, and is expected to go on for at least another week.

Crackdown on fake holiday sickness claims

Crackdown on fake holiday sickness claims

News   •   Jul 10, 2017 12:52 BST

​Plans to clamp down on bogus holiday sickness claims have been announced by the UK’s ​Ministry of Justice following concerns from the travel industry that more and more suspected false insurance claims for gastric illnesses like food poisoning are being brought by British holidaymakers, partly fuelled by touts operating in European resorts.

When the circus comes to town

When the circus comes to town

News   •   Jul 07, 2017 10:05 BST

​There's a lot of prestige that comes with hosting a large international event such as the G20 Summit - it puts the city firmly on the map and can position it as a major player on the international scene. That's not to mention the investment it brings in as leaders from the world's 20 most prosperous countries descend on it along with their various entourages.

Unprecedented levels of rain causes severe flooding in Japan

Unprecedented levels of rain causes severe flooding in Japan

News   •   Jul 06, 2017 17:09 BST

​Almost half a million people on the south western Japanese island of Kyushu have been advised to evacuate their homes after several days of torrential rain, brought on by a series of storms that followed Tropical Cyclone Nanmadol across the region. What was described as unprecedented levels of rain has resulted in mudslides, overflowing rivers and flooding.