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Issue Date: March 2008

Useful business continuity websites

1 March 2008

In the world of competitive business, keeping the engines turning after an emergency or disaster, such as power outages or flooding, is as difficult as it is a necessity.
Businesses must have contingency plans and resilience systems in place to survive and stay ahead of the game. In essence business continuity is all about good business practice, creating a strong framework with the right IT infrastructures and procedures in place so that when a disaster of any kind does hit the business can continue to operate successfully.
As businesses are fast expanding it is proving imperative for businesses to implement an effective business continuity strategy in order to minimise business interruption and maintain operation continuity in the face of any adverse situation. Richard Fitzhugh, content director for Business Continuity Expo 2008 cherry picks the top business continuity websites for 2008, surf over to them to discover how to maintain your business throughout a disaster.
Continuity Central provides a constantly updated one-stop resource of business continuity news, jobs and information.
BS25999.COM has been created by a team of industry specialists with the intention of providing both experienced practitioners and industry newcomers relevant information, useful content and a number of interactive capabilities concerning BS25999.
The National Computing Centre (NCC) is the single largest and most diverse corporate membership body in the UK IT sector. NCC champions the effective deployment of IT to maximise the competitiveness of its members' business, and serves the corporate, vendor and government communities.
The Business Continuity Institute's (BCI) mission is to promote the art and science of business continuity management worldwide. The BCI promotes the highest standards of professional competence and commercial ethics in the provision, maintenance and services for business continuity management (BCM).
Institute of Risk Management is risk management's professional education body. Established as a not-for-profit organisation, the Institute is governed by practising risk professionals and has strong links to leading universities and business schools across the world.
Contingency Today is a Web-based magazine and the only publication, online or print, dedicated to the challenges and opportunities of Critical National Infrastructure protection. Critical National Infrastructure can be defined as those assets, services or systems which, if destroyed or damaged, threaten the social or economic well-being of the nation, including by the infliction of mass casualties. Contingency Today covers all significant threats to the Critical National Infrastructure, including electronic attack and the sophisticated misuse of computer systems; physical attacks by terrorist organisations and other criminals; the effects of climate change; and other natural disasters, including pandemics, fire and flood.
Continuity Insurance & Risk is the UK's leading bi-monthly risk management and insurance journal. The magazine has rapidly established itself as a key weapon in the risk and insurance professional's armoury. Continuity Insurance & Risk offers a unique combination of editorial elements to provide an essential, practical tool in today's business environment.
Magazine aimed at people who have to deal with risk at a strategic level and with the necessary responsibility for corporate governance. It covers all the aspects of risk management that confront large organisations of all types.
Business Continuity Expo is the only event dedicated to managing operational risk, resilience and recovery. Business Continuity Expo is an opportunity to explore best practice, identify industry trends and cement vital relationships to help ensure operational continuity before, during and after an incident.
The event will be held on 2-3 April 2008 at the ExCel, London.

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