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FEATURE ARTICLES

Effective, real-world business continuity management tips: part two
Following on from his previous Continuity Central article, Andy Osborne shares further business continuity advice from the 101 tips included in his new book 'Practical Business Continuity Management 2'. Here he chooses his favourite three tips from the book...
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• UK / World

How IoT and the use of data can help in the return to the new normal
Nick Sacke discusses how Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and the use of data can boost and support industries and the wider economy to unlock more efficient and sustainable production cycles, to help businesses survive in the short term and thrive in the future.
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• UK / World

Why DRaaS usage is expected to grow in 2021
Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is a particularly fast-growing sector of the business continuity and disaster recovery market. Here, Ginger Woolridge explains why this is, looks at the benefits that DraaS brings, and discusses how it is likely to develop in 2021.
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• World

LATEST NEWS

The need for resilience is forcing organizations to become ‘Masters of Change’
As companies shift from reacting to the pandemic crisis, to reinventing what comes next, the boldest, most visionary leaders - those who use technology to master change - will define the future, says the 21st annual Accenture Technology Vision report.
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• World

Scientists develop self-healing concrete to protect buildings in seismic areas
Preparing regular concrete scientists replaced ordinary water with water concentrate of bacteria Bacillus cohnii, which survived in the pores of cement stone. The cured concrete was tested for compression until it cracked, then researchers observed how the bacteria fixed the gaps restoring the strength of the concrete.
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• World

ISO publishes new standard to help organizations assess climate change risks and impacts
ISO has released ISO 14091:2021 ‘Adaptation to climate change - Guidelines on vulnerability, impacts and risk assessment’. The new standard gives guidelines for assessing the risks related to the potential impacts of climate change.
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• World

Most organizations will encourage but not require employee COVID-19 vaccination: Gartner
A survey conducted in December 2020 and January 2021 has found that 71 percent of organizations plan to encourage employees to get vaccinated before returning to the workplace, but will not require it, according to Gartner.
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• World

Majority of UK organizations expect up to half their employees to keep working from home through 2021
When the first COVID-19 lockdown hit, many UK organizations rapidly ramped up home working as a business continuity strategy. A new survey report from Daisy Corporate Services has found that the majority expect to maintain this stance through 2021.
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• UK

UK manufacturers must step-up energy resilience planning says Siemens
All industries require access to reliable, uninterrupted power as well as robust dependable contingency measures to fall back on in the event of a failure. Yet despite the importance placed on maintaining the supply of energy, Siemens says UK manufacturers are failing to recognise the risks posed by critical ageing electrical energy assets.
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• UK

Report highlights how cybercriminals have shifted tactics in response to pandemic induced changes to working practices
Malwarebytes has announced the findings of its annual ‘State of Malware’ report. This highlights how cybercriminals ditched many of their old tactics in response to the global pandemic forcing many employees to quickly become a remote workforce.
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• World

New Ebola outbreak declared in southern Guinea
The World Health Organization has reported that Guinean health authorities have declared an outbreak of Ebola in a rural community in the south of the country, with at least seven people infected, two of whom died.
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• Africa

NIST publishes guidance on cyber supply chain risk management
The US NIST has announced the publication of NISTIR 8276, ‘Key Practices in Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM): Observations from Industry’. This aims to provide digital businesses with a set of Key Practices that can be used to manage cyber security risks associated with their supply chains.
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• US / World

87 percent of supply chain pros plan to invest in resilience within the next two years
A global Gartner survey of more than 1,300 supply chain professionals has found that 87 percent of respondents plan investments in supply chain resiliency within the next two years. The survey, conducted from September 2020 through November 2020, showed that even more supply chain professionals (89 percent) want to invest in agility.
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• World

COVID sparking a resurgence of ISIL says UN counter-terrorism chief
The United Nations Security Council has been told by Vladimir Voronkov, head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), that the threat to international peace and security posed by ISIL terrorist fighters is ‘on the rise again’.
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• Middle East / World

Risks and benefits of 5G technology outlined in ISACA paper
A new white paper by ISACA, ‘5G Security: Addressing Risk and Threats of Mobile Network Technologies’, has been published which aims to help organizations understand the risks associated with the new technology.
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• US / World

NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Amazon launches new failover options with Aurora Global Database
Amazon has announced that the Amazon Aurora Global Database offers organizations new failover options. The Aurora Global Database is a single database that can span up to six AWS Regions, enabling disaster recovery from region-wide outages and low latency global reads.
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• World

COMPANY AND MARKETS NEWS

OnSolve launches new brand identity and a new platform integration engine
OnSolve has announced that it has launched a new brand identity and the roll out of a new platform integration engine, which adds more than 450 out-of-the-box integrations to customers' existing physical security, business continuity, and IT management ecosystems.
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• US / World

CMAC Group announces partnership with F24
CMAC Group, a UK based provider of specialist business continuity transport and accommodation services, has agreed to integrate F24’s crisis management and notification system with its service offerings.
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• UK / World

Accenture and VMware partner to help organizations move to the cloud faster
Accenture and VMware have announced an expanded partnership and the launch of a dedicated business group that will help organizations adopt a ‘cloud first’ strategy. The two companies have launched the Accenture VMware Business Group, which represents a new multi-year, multi-million-dollar investment from the two companies.
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• World

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