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Many Japan Firms Resist Telecommuting, Raising COVID-19 Risk for Call Center Staff

Almost a month after Tokyo declared a state of emergency, dozens of call center employees for telecom KDDI Corp still commute into their crowded office, where the fear of coronavirus infection has taken a back seat to data security. Call …

Pandemic Crisis Story: Moving 1000-Plus Employees in 7 Countries in Just 2 Weeks

Amit Tiwari, chief operating officer at Xceedance, the Boston-based insurance consulting, managed services, and insurtech company, explains the challenges of enabling business continuity plans in the face of a global pandemic and moving an international workforce of well over a …

Cyber Attacks Remain at Top of List of Business Continuity Worries: Survey

The threat of cyber attacks and political instability resulting from rising populism are among the biggest worries for businesses around the world, according to a study of companies in 79 countries. The number one issue for executives working in business …

Re/Insurers Must Respond to Evolving Terrorist Risk with Relevant Products: JLT

The re/insurance industry is failing to respond to the growing global terrorist threat with products that meet the needs of their clients, according to a report published by JLT Re and JLT Specialty Ltd. Indeed, evidence that insurance has absorbed …

Cyber, Reputation Risks Top List of CEO, Risk Manager Concerns: Marsh Survey

Cyber and IT-related risks top the list of what keeps CEOs and risk managers awake at night, according to the 2015 International Business Resiliency Survey, conducted by Marsh and Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII)*. “Cyber and other IT-related risks are …

Due for a Hardware Refresh?

This post is part of a series sponsored by Vertafore. A couple of new variables need to be considered when thinking about a hardware refresh at this particular moment in time. One is the market changes and market factors that …

Companies Seek Advice About How to Protect Employees After Paris Shootings

The world’s biggest security provider, G4S Plc, is fielding more inquiries from prospective clients after terrorists killed 17 people in Paris last week. Companies are seeking advice on how to protect their employees following attacks at the weekly magazine Charlie …