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The Business Continuity Institute Supply Chain Resilience 2014 report was released earlier this week. Rather unsurprisingly, given the CMI survey results over the past 5 years, the main two causes of disruption were IT/telephony and extreme weather. The report highlights a ‘worrying finding’ in the low management commitment to this issue. However, given that almost [...]

Ebola: Is your business ready?

Ebola currently appears to be unstoppable, with the Daily Telegraph reporting that 'The number of people infected with Ebola is doubling every 20 to 30 days, and the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention has forecast that there could be as many as 1.4m cases of Ebola by January, in the worst case scenario. [...]

Will the earth move for you?

Following more earthquakes in the region of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, it is looking more and more likely that there will be an eruption, although scientists are still undecided as to what form this will take, and whether it is likely to produce the same ash clouds that were caused by the Eyjafjallajokull eruption in 2010.  [...]

On a weekend of great sporting events, including the Grand National and the Boat Race, one of the most notable events was the cancellation of the Sheffield Half Marathon after organisers said that they had been "let down" by their water supplier. Following an initial delay in the start of the event whilst the organisers [...]

Something a little closer to home

Our local nursery had a problem with water on Thursday and Friday last week.  The nursery is located on hospital grounds, and has a significant intake of hospital staff children.  On Thursday afternoon, hospital building contractors cut through the water main and, as a result, the nursery water was diverted to the hospital.  A limited [...]

Sony Freeview Fiasco

Thousands of people across Britain have been unable to watch any Freeview channels on their Sony HXD digital video recorders since Friday evening.  Affected customers are complaining that they have wasted hours trying to retune their units and there are even claims that some people have bought replacement recorders.  The problem has been variously attributed [...]

One of the hot topics in this year's Business Continuity Awareness Week is supply chain continuity and, given the ongoing  problems with contamination of processed meat products, product recalls have been very much centre stage.  However, whilst the food industry is under the spotlight, an ITV investigation last week highlighted an equally worrying situation in [...]

It was announced last night that Manchester Airport had lost its fuel supply from the Essar refinery and passengers were advised to check with their airlines in case of delays and cancellations.  The fuel supply has now been restored, and it appears that no major disruption occurred, but the incident is another highly visible reminder of [...]

Legoland in Windsor was closed today due to an electrical fault.  Whilst this was clearly not the fault of the park, there has been criticism of Legoland's failure to communicate effectively with customers: visitors are quoted on the BBC website saying that they sat in a queue of traffic for an hour before being told [...]

There has been extensive coverage this week of the ongoing power cuts at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary; including an incident in March when a patient was under general anaesthetic when the power failed and the operation had to be finished by torchlight.  Intriguingly, in the course of commending the staff involved for completing the operation in [...]