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Five ways to boost the impact of your business continuity presentations
business continuity presentations Need to update your executive committee about BCM? Are you comfortable that you know what to do and how to effectively articulate the value of BCM to the organization? Chris MacArthur offers some helpful advice.

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100 percent availability SLAs don't always add up
Cloud service providers who over-promise when it comes to availability levels are putting customers at risk and risking the reputation of the industry as a whole, says Oscar Arean.

Plan-Do-Check-Act: what’s it all about?
Hilary Estall looks at the Plan-Do-Check-Act model found in management system standards, such as ISO 22301. What does the PDCA model add for those involved in implementing a BCMS?
News headlines

Awareness of information security threats growing; but organizations struggle to manage the risks

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ebola crisis

Cloud Industry Forum research shows that cloud fears are over stated

Australian terrorism alert level raised from Medium to High

Quick survey: is business continuity management morphing into organizational resilience?

Internet of Things security must be fixed for the long term: Beecham report

Increasing complexity of cyber attacks leaves many organizations exposed

SANS updates information security policy templates library

Institute of Internal Auditors publishes guide to business continuity management

August's natural disasters roundup

BATS Global Markets runs another successful business continuity test

Small Island Developing States agree disaster risk support measures

DHS announces expansion of the Securing the Cities program

Airmic to work with Reputation Institute to ‘tackle the complex subject of reputational risk’

Researchers look into improving the availability of complex systems by better understanding inter-dependencies

Deadline extended for Australasian business continuity awards

US and Australian governments respond to change in UK terrorism threat level

WHO identifies six countries at high risk for spread of Ebola

UK threat-level from international terrorism increased

How to communicate about information security and technology risks to executive management

WHO calls for a realistic assessment of Ebola business risks

IFMA publishes business continuity and emergency preparedness guidance

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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.

Organizational resilience: yet another buzz word?
Is organizational resilience just another buzz word being bandied around or is this the direction we should be focusing on to ensure we can continually drive our business forward and improve the way in which we operate?

The top ten business continuity and disaster recovery trends
Dr. Steven Goldman identifies ten business continuity and disaster recovery trends that are emerging, highlighting actions that business continuity managers can take in response to each item.

Views on the business continuity software market
Continuity Central asked some of the key suppliers of business continuity software to answer a standard set of questions about trends in the market.

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Resilience in the era of enterprise cloud computing
This paper addresses the resiliency challenges facing organizations by examining the elements essential to enabling an effective resiliency program in the era of enterprise cloud computing.

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

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

Witt O'Briens

Crisis Academy

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.

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Latest business continuity jobs

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