Category: Continuity

Flood Resilience Guide for UK businesses published

The Know Your Flood Risk campaign has launched a new 'Guide to Flood Resilience' for businesses, developed by two former flood victims, Mary Dhonau OBE and Carly Rose. The supplement provides practical guidance on steps all UK businesses can take to make their premises flood resilient. Download a free copy of the A Business Guide ...

New research may explain the reduction in landfalling hurricanes in the US East Coast region

During periods of greater Atlantic hurricane activity, a protective barrier of vertical wind shear and cooler ocean temperatures forms along the US East Coast, weakening storms as they approach land, according to a new study by NCEI scientist, Jim Kossin. In his paper, "Hurricane Intensification along United States Coast Suppressed during Active Hurricane Periods", published ...

How 2017 will be an amazing year for business resilience

It's easy to complain about why all businesses do not have business continuity management (BCM); why some don't even know what it does or means. But we are where we are; it is what it is. However, for me, the really exciting part is what we do next to make 2017 the defining year for ...

Professional sports leagues have disaster plans in place

Every industry needs Plan "B". In this era, most major sport organizations, leagues and teams have crisis management and communications plans in place for specific crises, which they must execute quickly. It shouldn't be the second - or even third thought - when it comes to tragedies like the one that befell the Brazilian soccer ...

How the Internet of Things will change our lives

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the power to change our world. And while we are starting to see its incredible impact, we are still very much at the beginning of the transformational journey. Here's a look into the current state of affairs in the race to standardize IoT, along with what people are saying ...

U.S. Customs computer outage causes delays at some airports

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) computer outage lasting about four hours hit several U.S. airports on Monday, causing long lines and delays at immigration checks as thousands of travelers returned from New Year's holidays, the agency said. "At this time, there is no indication the service disruption was malicious in nature,'' a spokeswoman ...

Humanity Road is looking for volunteers

Humanity Road Volunteer Opportunities Humanity Road delivers disaster preparedness and response information to the global mobile public before, during, and after a disaster. Providing aid information helps individuals survive, sustain, and reunite with each other and with their pets. Humanity Road strives to close the disaster communications gap through process improvement, collaboration, partnerships, education and ...