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FEATURE ARTICLES

ClearView

Are compliance issues holding back multi-cloud environments?
Multi-cloud environments provide substantial business continuity and disaster recovery benefits but recent research suggests that compliance issues may be holding some companies back from establishing them. Mark Hickman looks at the issue…
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Five business continuity predictions for 2019
Charlie Maclean Bristol offers five predictions for areas that will have an impact on business continuity during 2019…
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The top fifteen features articles published by Continuity Central in 2018
During 2018 Continuity Central published more than 600 business continuity, enterprise risk management, and resilience articles; but which were the most popular? Here are the top fifteen…
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Daisy

Assessing the impact of 5G on corporate networks and the workplace of the future
Is 5G the next disruptive technology which will radically change the way organizations structure corporate networks and workplaces? Dr Andrew Muir looks at what organizational leaders and business continuity managers need to consider when assessing its potential impacts.
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Why exploring DRaaS should be one of your business continuity New Year’s resolutions
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is becoming more popular as a business continuity technology. Mick Bradley looks at what is currently possible using DRaaS and how the technology will develop in the future.
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Business continuity trends and challenges 2019
Our annual survey asking business continuity professionals about their expectations for the year ahead closes in a few days: if you could take a few minutes to take part it would be very much appreciated...
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LATEST NEWS

eBRP

Isolated recovery and air gaps: new ways of using the cloud for critical data protection identified
Archive360 has identified two related areas where enterprises will change the way that the cloud is used for protecting critical data during 2019...
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CFOs may be held accountable for natural disaster losses in the year ahead
In the company’s latest white paper, 'Master the disaster - Why CFOs must initiate natural catastrophe preparedness in 2019 and beyond', FM Global argues that a failure to prepare for natural hazards leaves CFOs in the hot seat when it comes to financial losses due to disasters.
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Survey examines the need for active shooter training in the US workplace
A new poll commissioned by Cintas Corporation has found that 35 percent of employed Americans are not confident they would know what to do if an active shooter enters a building they are in.
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Capital Continuity

Survey looks at cyber security in the manufacturing industry
ISACA and the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) recently partnered to conduct a survey that explored the cyber security challenges faced by the global manufacturing industry.
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Three trends that will impact disaster recovery in 2019
Disaster recovery methods for protecting organizational systems and data are going through a period of substantial change. Three key areas in particular will impact how disaster recovery develops in 2019, according to Arcserve...
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Report identifies ways that company boards need to be involved in cyber risk management
The Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) has published findings from a new report, ‘Leveraging Board Governance for Cybersecurity, The CISO / CIO Perspective’, which calls for boards to be active governance partners in ‘collaborative cyber defense’.
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Risk Logic

DRI publishes 2019 resilience predictions report
DRI International’s Future Vision Committee has published its 4th Annual Predictions Report, which makes predictions for developments and events that may impact organizations in the year ahead.
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Study looks at IT security practices and concerns related to container technology
Tripwire, Inc., has released the results of a study examining container technology security practices and concerns. The study, conducted in partnership with Dimensional Research in November 2018, surveyed 311 IT security professionals who manage environments with containers at companies with over 100 employees.
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Report looks at the role of accountants in effective enterprise risk management
Professional accountants have a meaningful opportunity to enable more effective enterprise risk management within the organizations that they work for, according to a report published by IFAC (the International Federation of Accountants).
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Cloud will become more suitable for critical applications in 2019
The cloud has a rich history of continual improvements, and 2019 will usher in some fairly significant ones that enhance capabilities, simplify operations and reduce costs says SIOS Technology Corp.’s President and CEO Jerry Melnick.
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Study looks at the state of business-critical mobility across enterprises
According to a new study commissioned by SOTI, and conducted by VDC Research, access to increasingly powerful mobile and other Internet-connected devices, intuitive and immersive applications and robust networks has significantly changed the way we work and has become business-critical. The study found that just one failure incident can result in up to 100 minutes in lost productivity.
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Total economic losses from disasters significantly decrease in 2018; but insured losses are high
According to preliminary estimates, total worldwide economic losses from natural and man-made catastrophes in 2018 declined to USD 155 billion from USD 350 billion in 2017, says the Swiss Re Group.
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COMPANY AND MARKETS NEWS

BDO USA acquires the Lootok business continuity and crisis management company
BDO USA, LLP, one of the United States’ leading accounting and advisory firms, has announced the asset acquisition of Lootok, a business continuity and crisis management consulting and technology firm headquartered in New York.
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Assurance Software and ClearView Continuity announce merger
Assurance Software, Inc. has announced a merger with ClearView Continuity in a transaction that expands the company’s global reach to over 800 customers, with consulting and support services provided on six continents and primary development, sales and support centers / centres in the US and UK.
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Sword GRC acquires Magique Galileo to expand GRC solutions
Sword GRC, supplier of specialist risk management software and services, has acquired Magique Galileo. The move will enable Sword GRC to offer an expanded range of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software and services.
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NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Preparis adds bi-directional desktop notifications to emergency messaging platform for incident management
Emergency messaging and incident management software and services provider, Preparis, has announced a software release that includes the option to send notifications to a user’s desktop.
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