The latest business continuity news from around the world

Emerging threats: drug-resistant ‘superbugs’

Imagine the scenario: an employee comes to work sick, within days she has died from an untreatable infection and a substantial number of her work colleagues have contracted the infection and have a high risk of suffering the same fate. The business facility is empty due to official quarantine rules and production has ceased.

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Survey finds ‘major shortcomings in the management and control of companies’ mission critical systems’

Coromatic has published the results of its annual critical facilities site management survey that covers operations and maintenance of mission critical facilities. The survey, which has been conducted among site managers in 24 countries across the globe, reveals major shortcomings in the management and control of companies’ mission critical systems.

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A methodology for business continuity gap analysis

Whether as a step towards ISO 22301 certification or as a means to improve the current business continuity management program, a gap analysis is an effective method of identifying areas of the BCMS needing attention. In this article Chris Alvord, Jayne Howe and Bob Draper from Austin Risk Consultants describe a method for an external business continuity gap analysis.

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