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BCI partners with Fortress Availability Services on latest pandemic research
24 April 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread around the globe, many countries, industries and individual organisations are busily trying to determine what the 'new normal' will look like. The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) is partnering with Fortress Availability Services on the BCI’s latest research project entitled ‘Post-Pandemic: The ‘NEW’ Resilience Industry’.
The special report will seek to determine how the latest pandemic will impact and shape business continuity and business resilience disciplines and find answers to some of the most talked about questions.
Is there more need for agility within the business continuity and resilience industry? How can we better protect supply chains and ensure that they can cope with uncertain situations, even for long periods of time? Will business continuity become more of a priority within C-Suite agendas? Will organisations increase their budgets and spending for planning and embedding business continuity within their operations and staff training?
When it comes to sustainability: and given the length of the latest pandemic crisis, will business continuity professionals focus more on making business continuity plans sustainable for longer periods?
Going forward, will business continuity and business resilience professionals be working more remotely? What will be the role of technology in this ‘new reality’ and how will it support business continuity plans?
This report will take the form of a series of focus groups with some of the industry’s leading professionals, followed by a comprehensive survey among the entire community. This latest research project will begin in May with publication of the final report scheduled in July.
Andrew Lawton (CEO at Fortress Availability Services) commented: “As resilience professionals, we've all learned lessons from this pandemic. This research will be hugely valuable in drawing these lessons together and presenting them for the benefit of all.”
Rachael Elliott, head of thought leadership at the BCI, noted: “One of the primary concerns for resilience professionals at this time is the lack of certainty about what the future resilience industry will look like post-pandemic. Our research will allow us to explore ideas, themes and trends and then build a reliable picture of the future of our industry and the threats and opportunities that will arise.”