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Can business continuity management effectively manage cultural diversity?
Defining the recovery time objectives Business continuity management in large organizations with many different departments and diverse personalities can be a challenge at times. John Zeppos, FBCI, looks at some of the issues.

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Business continuity management: don’t get out – get better…
Luke Bird reflects on career progression opportunities in BCM and how the profession could improve in this area.
Does business continuity manage the real risks to your organization?
Charlie Maclean-Bristol discusses the remit of a typical business continuity manager and asks whether the BIA is fit for purpose.

Dates set for Business Continuity Awareness Week 2016
The Business Continuity Institute has announced that Business Continuity Awareness Week 2016 will take place from the 16th to 20th May 2016.

Shortlist for BCI Middle East Awards published
The BCI’s Middle East business continuity and resilience Awards will take place on 11th May 2015 in Doha, Qatar.

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.

Shortlist published for the CIR Business Continuity Awards 2015
This year’s CIR Magazine Business Continuity Awards will take place on 11th June 2015 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

DRI 2015 Awards of Excellence winners
DRI International has published the list of winners of the 2015 DRI Awards of Excellence.

Why you should include geopolitical conflict risks in your business continuity plans
As conflict continues in Ukraine, and fears of an expansionist Russia throw a shadow of war over Europe, the Cambridge Risk Centre for Risk Studies has urged businesses to incorporate geopolitical conflict scenarios into their business continuity planning.

Lyndon Bird to step down as technical director of the Business Continuity Institute
In nine years as technical director, Lyndon has ensured that the BCI continues to have an effective and consistent voice on all matters of business continuity management.

Business continuity strategies for power supply load-shedding threats
ContinuitySA provides advice for organizations based in areas where power supplies are unstable.

The top 10 global software failures of 2014
Software glitches are at the root of many business continuity incidents: SQS highlights ten high profile software failures which happened in 2014.

Busting myths and building resilience
A new series of short videos looks at some of the widely held misconceptions in our industry that newcomers and long-timers alike should be wary of, as well as discussing some novel approaches to the business continuity discipline.

Flood resiliency: lessons from Calgary’s business community
The Calgary Chamber of Commerce has published a new report which captures resiliency lessons from the city’s 2013 flood.

UK business continuity remuneration in 2014
Recruitment agency, Beecher Madden has released a summary of average remuneration for business continuity jobs during 2014.

BCM Legislations, Regulations, Standards and Good Practice
The BCI has published an updated version of its guide to business continuity legislation, regulation, standards and guidance around the world.

Integrated business continuity and disaster recovery planning: towards organizational resilience
A paper published in the European Journal of Operational Research proposes a new conceptual framework for integrated business continuity and disaster recovery planning.

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BSI's top ten tips for business continuity planning
BSI, the business standards company, has published a list of tips to help those new to the business continuity profession.

CEO? Here are three key business continuity questions that you need to ask…
How business continuity management can be an important strategic tool.

Public apathy in the path of preparedness
Responses to winter storm Juno seem to show that you cannot please the public when it comes to preparedness. In this article Geary Sikich asks whether business continuity and emergency planners are missing something when it comes to communicating preparedness with the public.

Make resilience your 2015 resolution
Michael Davies, CEO of ContinuitySA, highlights seven initiatives that will enhance organizational resilience.

Business continuity and service level agreements: a perfect marriage?
Service level agreements (SLAs) and business continuity go hand-in-hand: or they should do, says Andrew Hiles.

Three challenges that business continuity managers face in 2015
As we enter a new year it’s always a good exercise to look ahead at potential changes in the coming 12 months and what these might mean for existing business continuity plans and systems. In this article David Honour highlights three areas which are likely to be the biggest generic business continuity challenges in 2015.

Will resilience replace risk and continuity?
Is the world of risk, continuity and crisis about to change as new concepts and approaches linked to resilience gain momentum or are we seeking solutions to the same old stories repacked through a different language?

Organizational resilience: the Business Continuity Institute’s view
Why the BCI sees organizational resilience as an important framework.

Making the case for business resilience
Building business resilience, which gives organizations the ability to ‘bounce back' from challenges, has become essential to minimising risk and creating success.

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.

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.

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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