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4C Strategies receives government funding to develop unique tool for reputational risk management

Jun 24, 2014 10:06 BST 4C Strategies Vinnova, Sweden’s innovation agency, today announced that 4C Strategies will receive a grant of approx 1,7 MSEK for the development of a new software service which will help organisations to manage reputational risk.

Education, education, education!

Jun 23, 2014 16:19 BST The Business Continuity Institute "Education, education, education!" has been the rallying cry for many politicians over the years and there is no doubting the importance education has in preparing people for their life ahead. For this reason, the BCI is hosting its first ever Education Month, in September, with the aim of raising awareness of the learning and development opportunities available to those in the industry.

NavLink US iPad app gets even better charting

Jun 19, 2014 13:45 BST Digital Yacht New charts are available for NavLink US iPad app with improved detail and coverage. Updates are free and existing users will automatically receive the new charts when they zoom in on these new and updated areas.

Responding to global risks

Jun 19, 2014 12:18 BST The Business Continuity Institute Business leaders are not doing enough to prepare for the risks that arise from our increasingly inter-connected world, such as government debt crises, extreme weather events and social instability, claims the Institute of Directors in a new report, Responding to Global Risks: A practical guide for business leaders.

“Made in Sweden” furniture available on the BIMobject® Portal

Jun 19, 2014 09:15 BST BIMobject® As a small, but exclusive and important newcomer to the market, Flädie have now decided to invest in BIM objects developed by BIMobject® in order to reach new markets in a cost efficient way.

Cyber risk oversight guidance for corporate directors

Jun 17, 2014 12:47 BST The Business Continuity Institute A new handbook on Cyber Risk Oversight, designed to provide corporate directors with expert guidelines to improve their cybersecurity oversight, has been published by the American International Group (AIG), the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), and the Internet Security Alliance (ISA). The handbook is the latest issue in NACD’s Director’s Handbook Series.

Centrum B is again approved for automotive quality certification

Jun 17, 2014 07:30 BST Lesjöfors AB Centrum B s.r.o., a company in the Lesjofors group, successfully got through recertification audit to ISO TS 16 949, the quality certificate towards the automotive industry.

Only half of employees feel their companies are prepared for a severe emergency

Jun 16, 2014 15:16 BST The Business Continuity Institute According to a recent survey conducted by Staples in the United States, only half of employees believe their workplaces are prepared for a severe emergency and nearly two-thirds of those polled stated that recent natural disasters had not led to their employers reassessing company safety plans. The survey also revealed that in the past six months nearly half of businesses had closed due to weather

Managing information while balancing security and value

Jun 12, 2014 12:05 BST The Business Continuity Institute When it comes to deciding how best to manage information, organizations on both sides of the Atlantic seem more comfortable following conventional risk-avoidance strategies than translating that information into insight and competitive advantage. That’s one of the key findings of the 2014 Information Maturity Risk Index.

Tracking your supply chain - the riskiest countries for business

Jun 11, 2014 16:58 BST The Business Continuity Institute The 2014 FM Global Resilience Index places Norway, Switzerland, Canada and Australia at the top of the list of nations most resilient to supply chain disruption, a major cause of business volatility as highlighted in the recent BCI Horizon Scan Report which revealed that 42% of respondents to the survey expressed concern or extreme concern about the possibility of this threat materialising.