Power blackouts in business can range from a minor inconvenience to a major threat. Diggers slicing through power cables, extreme weather conditions bringing down power lines, or other local failures can all interrupt the supply of electricity.
There are hacks and there are business continuity hacks. Some hacks are bad news, especially when they target IT security and jeopardize business continuity, but others – the other kind of hack – could save the day in certain circumstances.
Machine learning, if you have not already met it, is the capability of a machine (a software application) to modify its rules and algorithms according to new data.
A well-known IT security solution vendor recently published a white paper about planning for business continuity, and listed typewriters as examples of equipment that should be safeguarded to prevent interruptions to an enterprise’s activities.
Investors and financial institutions like to correlate business continuity risk with business continuity reward. If risk is greater in an investment, then the potential reward should be greater too.
It’s always an editorial dilemma – Do we start with the event with the biggest business continuity impact? The event that was the most unbelievable? For the 2016 Business Continuity Review, we have some difficult choices, including the massive cyberattack of the toasters, the most powerful man in the world (soon) trying to carve up the Internet, and a smartphone threatening the health of a national economy.