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A fork in the road
business continuity and organizational resilience Continuity Central's 2014 Business Continuity Paper of the Year competition is open to entries and to mark this we are publishing the winning entry from the 2013 competition. This was first published in the Q1 2013 issue of the Business Continuity and Resiliency Journal. The paper, entitled 'A fork in the road' was submitted by Ken Simpson. >> Read more
Managing availability in an app-centric environment
Companies are increasingly seeing application availability as business critical but ensuring the consistent availability and top performance of applications is far from a simple task.

The 2014 Business Continuity Paper of the Year competition
Continuity Central is inviting entries for a competition which seeks to discover the best new business continuity articles and papers. A £500 or $800 prize will be presented to the winner.
News headlines

Crisis Management Survey 2014 results

SolarWinds survey points to a false sense of security in UK organizations

SaaS deployments are now mission critical

BSI announces that BS 65000, the new organizational resilience standard, is now available

You can't always stop a breach: but you should always be able to spot one

Integrated business continuity and disaster recovery planning: towards organizational resilience

Plan B survey looks at IT disaster recovery trends

RBS, NatWest and Ulster Bank fined for IT resilience failures

SEC adopts new technology infrastructure resiliency rules

Houses of Parliament achieves business continuity management certification

Business Continuity Institute publishes a ‘Working Paper’ about organizational resilience

IBHS Business Continuity Planning Toolkit now available as an app

Security Executive Council survey looks at which business continuity standard is the most popular

Despite the hype ‘encrypted’ does not equal ‘safe’

Research report looks at cloud growth and risks

Disaster recovery as a service market report

CIR magazine’s Business Continuity Awards 2015 open for entries

OSHA issues guidance for retailers to help keep workers safe during major sales events

Defending the firewall

Less than half of critical business data in UK organizations is secure: survey

Buildings need improved cyber security practices to safeguard against hackers

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• Phoenix IT Group publishes interim results
• Hosted Network launches Desktop DR
• Plague outbreak in Madagascar

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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.

Backup is broken: and here’s the fix
Fast, secure and reliable backup is a business-critical function so why do many organizations struggle to get it right? Alistair Forbes looks at the issues.

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

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.

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

Survey results: Is business continuity management morphing into organizational resilience?
business continuity and organizational resilience Continuity Central recently conducted a quick survey into whether there is a change in business terminology taking place: from business continuity management to organizational resilience.

>> 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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