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The results of the 2014 Continuity Central Business Continuity Software Survey: part one

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.

Respondents’ profile

Survey respondents came from all around the world, with the largest groups being from the United States (33 percent), the United Kingdom (20 percent), Australia (6 percent) and Canada (6 percent).

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New report looks into ISO 22301 usage

A new report by the Business Continuity Institute, supported by certification body NQA, has shown that 6 out of 10 organizations adopt ISO 22301, the international standard for business continuity management. Organizations with strong top management commitment to standardising business continuity practice are four times more likely to adopt ISO 22301 than those who do not.

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Crisis communications and the CEO

By Jim Preen.

These days, CEOs have to be visible in an emergency. If the media feels they’re hiding, questions will be asked. Why’s she not taking responsibility? What’s he got to hide?

Part of the problem for a CEO is the huge switch that happens to their lives in a crisis: a switch that goes to the very heart of what it means to be a boss.

Over the years a chief executive rises to the top of the corporate ladder, is well remunerated, but saddled with heavy responsibilities.

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BCI North America Awards presented

The BCI’s annual North America Awards for outstanding contributions to the business continuity and resilience profession were presented on Tuesday 24th March at the DRJ Spring World Conference in Orlando.

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Hints and tips for ISO 22301 certification

Charlie Maclean-Bristol provides some practical advice for business continuity managers who are preparing for an ISO 22301 certification audit.

Recently I was in Fremont, California, supporting a business through an ISO 22301 audit. My company had been working with the business in question for a year to get it ready for the audit and we had already taken part of the organization (the part based in Sweden) to ISO 22301 certification, so we were fairly confident that we would pass this audit. However, a different auditor is always an unknown entity. This meant that the audit was, as always, approached with a little apprehension.

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