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What is business continuity?
Basic business continuity articles

Business continuity professionals
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Business continuity library
Advanced BC articles

BCI World


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Quality control and measurement of business continuity management systems
business continuity and organizational resilience In 2013 Continuity Central conducted a survey to explore quality control methods that are being used within business continuity management systems. This survey is now being repeated to see how the trends in this area may have changed. The survey has also been extended to include BCMS measurement.

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Is business continuity management morphing into organizational resilience?
The results of a Continuity Central survey into whether there is a change in business terminology taking place: from BCM to organizational resilience.

The Nine Circles of Planning Hell…
In a tongue in cheek article, Geary Sikich looks at the journey that business continuity planners take through the Nine Circles of Planning Hell and the lessons that can be learned on the way.
News headlines

Have we learnt from our Heartbleed mistakes?

Hurricane Sandy remembered

The top 10 cloud myths

Culture must be considered in approaches to disaster risk reduction

NFPA announcements relating to NFPA 1600, 2016 Edition

Don't treat climate change as a ‘Doomsday’ scenario: climate scientist tells risk managers

Majority of IT security professionals are ‘naïve’ when it comes to perimeter security

California’s Seismic Safety Commission holds earthquake preparedness hearings

COSO announces Enterprise Risk Management-Integrated Framework update project

International SOS survey looks at organizational attitudes to Ebola

SIFMA conducts financial industry business continuity test

Managing Reputational Risk to Drive Strategic Performance

The 2014 VM Backup Report

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

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

Bank of England launches independent review into RTGS payment system disruption

Pivotal trends for the future of crisis management thinking

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• Ebola risk and preparedness webinar
• Everbridge completes Vocal rebranding
• Sungard AS launches new Managed Security Information and Event Management Service

• Databarracks introduces free Disaster Recovery Toolkit

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Company reputations at risk as social media revolutionizes breaking news
Following the release of Insignia Communications’s latest report ‘The effect of social media on breaking news’, managing director, Jonathan Hemus, discusses what the findings mean for business continuity managers.

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.

Witt O'Briens

Crisis Academy

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

Workplace WiFi is now business-critical say UK SMEs

Workplace flexibility is key to disaster response

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

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.

>> Read more

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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Latest business continuity jobs

Four UK business continuity roles from Barclay Simpson

Crisis Management Development Manager, UK

Business Continuity Analyst, US

Business Continuity Consultant, UK

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