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Business continuity briefs:
23rd March 2011

'Business continuity briefs' provides a summary of new product and services press releases and other useful resources published recently:

Oil producing Middle East and North African countries dominate Maplecroft water security risk list
Extreme water security risks exist across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), according to a new study, which rates the region as having the least secure water supplies in the world. The Water Security Risk Index and map, developed by risk analysis and mapping firm Maplecroft, rates 18 countries at ‘extreme risk’ with 15 located in the troubled MENA region. These include: Mauritania (1), Kuwait (2), Jordan (3), Egypt (4), Israel (5), Niger (6), Iraq (7),Oman (8), United Arab Emirates (9), Syria (10), Saudi Arabia (11), Libya (14), Djibouti (16),Tunisia (17) and Algeria (18).

Data leakage incidents strike 1 in 10 large UK businesses
No business is immune to damaging data leakage incidents: 1 in 10 large UK businesses has experienced a data leak, and 1 in 20 has been harmed by this event. These businesses have suffered from reputation damage (affecting 91 percent), loss of competitive edge (27 percent), loss of suppliers/partners (18 percent) and customers (9 percent), and fines for non-compliance (9 percent). That’s according to an independent study on data security conducted on behalf of Dimension Data.

BCI Annual Lecture 2011
14th April 2011
Professor Verity Brown, Professor of Psychology at University of St Andrew’s will be delivering the 2011 BCI Annual Lecture in Edinburgh. The topic for the evening will be ‘Resilience: the new buzzword. What can organizations learn from biology?’ Hosted by Edinburgh City Council, the evening will begin at 6pm with registration and the Lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. www.thebci.org

ERM and BCM web based multi-user solutions for sale
Global Magnitude, established in 1991, is gracefully riding off into the sunset. Complete source code with licensing program is now available for its product(s). Effective retirement date is 30 April 2011.

Global Magnitude products have been successfully installed in the financial, insurance, manufacturing, medical and telecommunications industries, as well as, federal and local government agencies.

recoverEASE products represent over 15 years of research, development and enhancements. The products are compatible with Windows & Linux and developed with PHP and MySQL.

All inquiries and bids will be responded to promptly. Optional services are available for private labeling and support. Terms negotiable. Product demos are available at www.bcprm.com/products.html.

Please, submit inquires or bids to David B. Bledsoe at bledsoe.david@gmail.com.


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Date: 23rd March 2011 • Region: Various

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