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The role of business continuity professionals is expanding: survey report

The Business Continuity Institute has published a joint report with PwC which looks at how business continuity professionals are taking advantage of organizational resilience to expand their own remit and improve their career opportunities.

The report is based on the results of a survey carried out by the BCI and the outcomes of a breakout session held at 2016’s BCI World Conference.

The survey findings showed that nearly two-thirds of respondents (62 percent) reported that their remit is expanding beyond traditional business continuity management, with over half (53 percent) noting that they’re working more closely with information security, just less than half (45 percent) with risk management and four out of ten (42 percent) with IT.

The vast majority of survey respondents (90 percent) agreed that resilience is greater when the management disciplines are more joined up.

The report concludes that business continuity management continues to present an interesting and varied career that gives post holders a "spectacular understanding of their organization" and a "brilliant network of contacts within it."

Read the Business Continuity Management Futures Report 2017 (registration required).



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