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Crises Control shortlisted in CIR Business Continuity Awards 2020

Crises Control has been shortlisted in the CIR Business Continuity Awards of Excellence for the fourth year in a row. The Business Continuity Awards are the definitive mark of excellence in the sector, celebrating the past year's greatest successes in business continuity, security and resilience.

Crises Control helps customers respond to pandemic crisis threat

With the novel Coronavirus COVID19 now present in more than 35 countries and more than 80,000 infections reported, the World Health Organisation is believed to be on the verge of declaring a global pandemic. The impact on the world economy is already significant, with global supply chains from China massively disrupted, and the impact on business will continue to grow for some time whatever the trajectory of the outbreak from here on.

Don’t rely on a telephone call tree, even an automated one

Way back in digital pre-history, say around 2004, before the explosion of web 2.0 and social media, the telephone call tree had its place. It was a clever way of getting a message out by telephone to a group of people using the power of the group, with each contact in the call tree calling 1 or 2 others to pass the message along. That way 1 could become 2 then 4, 8, 16, 32 and so on.

Crises Control wins title of Most Innovative Mass Notification & Security Platform 2020

Crises Control, the global mass notification, multi-channel, communications platform and crisis response solution is delighted to announce that it has won the title of Most Innovative Mass Notification & Security Platform in the Corporate Excellence Awards 2020 sponsored by Corporate Vision magazine.

Building organisational resilience - a guide for business

All businesses must navigate a rapidly changing risk environment characterised by globalisation, disruptive technologies, increasing supply chains, climate change and an accelerating rate of change in markets and society.All businesses must navigate a rapidly changing risk environment characterised by globalisation, disruptive technologies, increasing supply chains, climate change and an accelerating rate of change in markets and society.

Crises Control listed in leading EMNS software report

Crises Control has featured once more in the latest Continuity Insurance & Risk Magazine Emergency & Mass Notification Software Report for 2020, a market leading analysis of the top 11 global suppliers of EMNS software, including FACT24, Everbridge, Onsolve and AtHoc.

Crises Control shortlisted in DRI International Awards of Excellence 2020

Crises Control has been shortlisted, for the first time, in the DRI International Awards of Excellence in the category of Product/Service of the Year 2020. The Awards recognise the leaders and innovators in the fields of continuity management, technology recovery and crisis and risk management.

Don't get put out of commission like Travelex

The critical cyber event currently affecting Travelex could yet be an existential one for the company. Their operations have now been 'out of commission' as it were for more than ten days and still show no sign of being resolved. They appear to have got themselves in a stand-off with the ransomware gang holding them hostage, with the pressure on them to resolve the situation increasing every day, which surely plays directly into the hands of the hackers.

Meet the Crises Experts - Episode 7 - Legal Perspective

In the latest in our Meet the Crisis Experts series of video blogs we interview Dr Katja Samuel, Director of Global Security and Disaster Management Ltd, who is an international lawyer specialising in security, disaster and risk management.In the latest in our Meet the Crisis Experts series of video blogs we interview Dr Katja Samuel, Director of Global Security and Disaster Management Ltd, who is an international lawyer specialising in security, disaster and risk management.

Meet the Crises Experts - Episode 6 - Nuclear Energy and Security

In the latest in our Meet the Crisis Experts video series, we talk to George Foster, a risk and resilience advisor to public and private sector, with a proven track record spanning, nuclear security, national contingency planning, the protection of critical human and crisis responses.In the latest in our Meet the Crisis Experts video series, we talk to George Foster, a risk and resilience advisor to public and private sector, with a proven track record spanning, nuclear security, national contingency planning, the protection of critical human and crisis responses.

Crises Control to exhibit at BCI World Conference 2019

Crises Control is delighted to be exhibiting at the BCI World Conference on 5th and 6th November 2019 @ Novotel London West Hotel. Crises Control is delighted to be exhibiting at the BCI World Conference on 5th and 6th November 2019 @ Novotel London West Hotel.

The real test is to imagine the unpredictable

It has been a challenging year so far. Here we are in Mid-October and the autumn rains have turned into floods. A local academy secondary school, built at the bottom of the hill, had a torrent running through it and was consequently closed. As were some of the roads.

The era of always on crisis communications for the aviation industry has arrived

On 17 April 2018, a passenger on Southwest Airlines flight 1380 from New York to Dallas became the first person to live-stream commentary and video of an unfolding aviation crisis from inside the aircraft itself, using the airline's on-board wi-fi service. By doing so, passenger Marty Martinez announced that the era of "Always On" crisis communications for the aviation industry had arrived.

Crises Control scores double win in the Cloud Excellence Awards 2019

Crises Control, the global mass notification, multi-channel, communications platform and crisis response solution had a great night at the Computing Magazine Cloud Excellence Awards 2019 last night.

Free tools and critical communications don't mix

Relying on free tools for your critical communications is a risky business and is very likely to compromise, security, administration and the ability to contact your employees when you need to most.

The National Grid may only fail once a decade but power outages are a daily event

The National Grid outage that took place in early August, in which power was cut to more than one million people, has been described as a rare and unusual event with two different generators both failing at almost exactly the same time during a major lightning storm. It is still not clear whether the two failures, in remote locations, were linked or just co-incidental.

A failure of emergency planning

I despair!

At the end of August, I was just finishing lunch with a colleague in the first-floor restaurant of a five star hotel in central London when a "bell" started to ring. It was ignored by practically everyone - including the waiting staff and everyone else.

Operational resilience in a complex world

Crises that threaten the reputation and operations of an organization are becoming an everyday occurrence. As the business environment becomes more complex, resilience continues to climb the agenda of every C-suite.