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Business continuity briefs:
17th December 2014

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

The future of business continuity
This Business Continuity Institute publication contains the thoughts of twenty young professionals about the challenges that the business continuity industry will be facing in the future. Some relate to the particular industry they work in and some relate to the region that they are based in, however they all give an idea of what may lie ahead.
Read the document.

Nasuni receives patent for instant data recovery and restore
Nasuni, a provider of enterprise storage to global organizations, has announced that the US Patent Office has issued a patent to Nasuni that covers its ability to restore terabytes of data in seconds with just a simple mouse click.

Nasuni is able to accomplish this feat because all customer data lives not in an on-premises hardware appliance, but in the Nasuni Service, which takes a snapshot of the entire data set as frequently as every 60 seconds. If files or even large folders of data are accidentally deleted, Nasuni need only bring back a portion of the metadata – which is very small in size, even for a very large volume – into the namespace and the data is immediately accessible thanks to the technology in this patent and the power of Nasuni's patented UniFS file system.

The Patent, US 20120054156 A1 – ‘Versioned File System with Fast Restore,’ can be viewed here.


FERMA secures leadership succession
The board of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) has made three high level appointments to secure its leadership succession. The appointments took effect from 11th December 2014, the date on which the FERMA Board met and approved them:

Jo Willaert has been named Deputy President, a newly created position, and will become the next President of FERMA when the current President, Julia Graham, completes her two year term of office in October 2015. Currently one of three FERMA Vice Presidents, Jo is Corporate Risk Manager for Agfa-Gevaert based in Belgium. He is also a board member of the Belgian risk management association BELRIM.

Edwin V Meyer, FERMA board member and General Manager Risk and Insurance Management for ArcelorMittal based in Luxembourg, will become Secretary General. He is also a board member of the German risk management association DVS. He takes over from Pierre Sonigo who has served FERMA in this role since 2004.

Anders Esbjörnsson, FERMA board member and Group Risk Manager NCC based in Sweden, will become Treasurer. He is a member of the Swedish risk management association SWERMA. Anders takes over from Fernand De Winter who has served FERMA in this role since 2007.

Edwin and Anders will become members of the FERMA Executive Committee, together with President Julia Graham, Deputy President Jo Willaert, the two Vice Presidents, Michel Dennery and Alessandro De Felice, and FERMA Executive Director Florence Bindelle.


'Restructuring Risk - How to Manage Risks during Organisational Change'
This new report from Alarm details the outcomes of the Alarm Wales Seminar held 22nd May 14, which explored the risk and insurance implications of organizational restructuring, either internally or involving two or more organizations via voluntary or compulsory mergers.

The report reflects on the following presentations delivered at the seminar:

  • How to manage risks during change – Simon Davis, formerly Dyfed Powys Police;
  • The governance of risk within the change environment – Eric Alter, Marsh Risk Consulting;
  • Insurance considerations workshop – Andy Millard and Bill Sulman, Aon;
  • Information risks – Paul Veysey, Dolmans Solicitors.

Restructuring Risk - How To Manage Risks During Organisational Change is an Alarm Member benefit which is available to download from the Alarm website.

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Date: 17th December 2014 • Region: Various

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