New Mobile App Improves Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) has introduced the ‘Act with Assurance’ mobile app, which coordinates with the Assurance Software platform to provide a more interactive, efficient way to manage business continuity. It delivers individualized playbooks to recovery team members for each test exercise or actual event, right to their mobile

Physical Security, Employee Safety Growing Concern for Operational Resilience

Findings from the latest Emergency Communication Report, published by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), indicate that preserving physical security and safety of employees is the greatest concern for business continuity and resilience professionals, especially, when it comes to producing emergency communications plans. The report also showed that one third (34%)

Event Impact Management Assessment Report Now Open

International recruitment and research company BC Management has launched its 7th Edition Event Impact Management Assessment, which focuses on how organizations prepare for events. In addition, this year’s study will gauge how specific events (accident, human disaster, natural, and technical) have impacted organizations by highlighting what was activated in times

It’s Almost 2018 – Is Your Crisis Plan in Shape?

A new ebook, 'Is Your Crisis Plan in Shape for 2018?' is available to organizations interested in building state-of-the-art crisis plans. The new volume from from RockDove Solutions presents an overview of five threats that still pack a punch, five emerging threats to watch out for, and three crucial resources

Refining Hurricane-Response Plans in the Wake of Irma

By Bob Alsan, Sr. Business Continuity Program Manager, Ultimate Software: In September 2017, Hurricane Irma impacted Florida with major damage to the state. Overall, the 185-mph-wind-packing, destructive hurricane caused 134 fatalities and damages estimated at $64.66 billion. It was one of those rare hurricanes that cut right up from South

Updated Template for Comprehensive Business Continuity Management Available

The latest edition of The Template for Comprehensive Business Continuity Management to Enhance Your Organization’s Resilience is designed to assist with the development of comprehensive Business Continuity Management programs. The templates will enable you to collect information and evaluate the business environment, identify and reduce risks, analyze business operations, analyze

DR in the Cloud: Guide to Choosing the Right DR Solution

By Zeb Ahmed, CLOUD, XaaS & BCDR Leader - IBM: Although Service Providers have been providing offsite Disaster Recovery solutions for a while now, “Disaster Recovery in the Cloud” is still a relatively new term for some of us. What does it actually mean? In most scenarios, it’s a hosting or

The Risk of Data Breach in Global Organizations

Pulled straight from today’s headlines. It’s no secret that failure on the part of organizations to take cyber security and data breach seriously can lead to financial and reputational damage. According to the BCI’s 2017 Horizon Scan Report, these threats are among the highest rated risks to any organization. Uber is

World Cares Center (WCC) “Supporting Puerto Rico” Fundraiser Scheduled

The World Cares Center (WCC), founded in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, has scheduled a “Supporting Puerto Rico” fundraiser for December 7, 2017 at the Brooklyn Brewery. WCC is leading efforts and will open 13 Volunteer Reception and Resiliency Centers (VRC) in partnership with local community and faith