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Survey results: Is business continuity management morphing into organizational resilience?
business continuity and organizational resilience Continuity Central recently conducted a quick survey into whether there is a change in business terminology taking place: from business continuity management to organizational resilience.

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Company reputations at risk as social media revolutionizes breaking news
Social media is changing journalism; Jonathan Hemus discusses what this means for business continuity managers.

Two potentially devastating events for business continuity managers to ponder
The Ebola outbreak shows how esoteric threats shelved in the ‘it will never happen’ folder can erupt to cause major disruption.
News headlines

Date set for launch of organizational resilience British Standard

NIST engages expert team to help develop its new Disaster Resilience Framework for Communities

Shortlist published for the Business Continuity Institute Global Awards

Hybrid cloud is the future for most organizations

US Army National Guard activates first cyber protection team

Companies with a higher Risk Maturity Rating and greater board oversight realize superior operational financial performance

European organizations need to improve management of top risks: FERMA research

The Business Continuity Institute presents its Australasian Awards

Dubai Smart Government to develop a shared disaster recovery site for 28 Dubai government entities

Bank of England launches independent review into RTGS payment system disruption

Pivotal trends for the future of crisis management thinking

India praised by UNISDR for Cyclone Hudhud disaster management

CIOs, CISOs and CROs identify business continuity and disaster recovery as the top data security and governance priority

Lack of IT policies on devices putting companies at risk

Workplace WiFi is now business-critical say UK SMEs

Five myths about cloud HA and DR

New report from the Institute of Risk Management looks at ‘Managing risk in complex 21st century organisations’

Risk responsibility lies with the board: Financial Reporting Council

BCI North America business continuity Awards open for entries

Top business continuity risks for retailers

Workplace flexibility is key to disaster response

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Should we be planning for an Ebola pandemic?
Charlie Maclean-Bristol, FBCI, discusses whether the time has come for business continuity managers to make contingency plans for an Ebola pandemic.

Why it is sometimes better to separate voice and data systems
Unified communications is an important trend but, when it comes to business continuity planning for critical communications systems, it may not be the best approach.

Five ways to boost the impact of your business continuity presentations
Are you comfortable that you know what to do and how to effectively articulate the value of BCM to the organization?

Improving organizational resilience: the real justification for business continuity
Lyndon Bird says that there is a rapid change in business terminology taking place: from business continuity management to organizational resilience. In this article he explains why this is the case.

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BCI World 2014 updates
The BCI World Conference and Exhibition is the Business Continuity Institute's annual global event. This year it takes place on the 5th and 6th November at Olympia, London. This page will provide updates about the event, enabling you to plan your visit in advance and making sure you don't miss out if you can't attend this year.

The Business Continuity and Resiliency Journal
The Business Continuity and Resiliency Journal is Continuity Central’s quarterly peer-reviewed advanced level publication.
BC statistics and research

UK small businesses are failing when it comes to business continuity

Gartner publishes 2014 BCM and IT DRM Hype Cycle

UK-based business continuity consultants earn more than double the amount their US counterparts receive

The third annual Service Availability Benchmark Survey

IT continuity in Japanese organizations surveyed

Final survey results: How important are paper-based business continuity plans?
business continuity plans A recent Continuity Central survey has found that while the majority of business continuity professionals believe that paper based business continuity plans are essential, a significant number say that they are not important.

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The results of the 2014 Continuity Central Business Continuity Software Survey: part one
Business Continuity Software Survey Continuity Central recently conducted a wide-ranging survey into business continuity software usage. 377 people responded and the results will be published in two parts.

>> Part one of the results are now available

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