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What was the business impact analysis?

Adaptive BC, a website established to develop and promote a new approach to business continuity, has been calling for the elimination of the BIA. In this article David Lindstedt, one of the founders of Adaptive BC, explains why.

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Report captures lessons from Australian Taxation Office outages

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has released a report into systems outages that it experienced in December 2016 and February 2017. The report incorporates findings from ATO’s own internal review, as well as technical advice and a separate report prepared by independent expert reviewers.

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To BIA or not to BIA? Final survey results

One of the differentiators of the new approach to business continuity advocated by Adaptive BC is the removal of the business impact analysis and risk assessment from the business continuity process. Continuity Central conducted a survey to assess whether this is a realistic proposal. The results, based on a total of 212 responses, are now available

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A business impact analysis for organizational resilience

Business continuity professional Luke Bird is currently working on a MSc Research Thesis for Glasgow Caledonian University, looking at the BIA in an organizational resilience context. As part of this research Luke is conducting a survey and is inviting Continuity Central readers to take part.

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