9 BUSINESS CONTINUITY TWITTER ACCOUNTS YOU SHOULD FOLLOW IMMEDIATELY
Twitter is a great tool to stay ahead on business continuity industry news, as well as monitor potential threats to your organization. The real-time news highlighted by Twitter is particularly beneficial before and during a crisis.
Although there are some other industries that have more enthusiastically embraced Twitter, business continuity has some great accounts to follow that can help you follow industry trends and manage your organizational risk.
Continuity Central is a website dedicated to business continuity updates and blogs. Their Twitter feed occasionally reads more like an RSS Feed and could use some more images, but their content links are consistently great reads and, thus, a must follow.
Steering an organization through its worst days is the acid test of leadership for any CEO. In this article Jonathan Hemus offers some tips to help ensure that your CEO is fully prepared for such an eventuality: https://t.co/StaMMn32Sz #crisismanagement #crisiscommunications pic.twitter.com/IZCuY1qccz
— Continuity Central (@continuitycent) October 31, 2018
The Disaster Recovery Journal is the leading publication and event covering business continuity/disaster recovery. They consistently post excellent blogs and industry news. Their website is so filled with information you can miss the highlights. Twitter solves everything.
— DRJ (@drjournal) November 18, 2018
The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) feed is filled with news and great training materials for your organization. If you aren’t one of their 737k followers, fix that today.
Cleaning up after #Michael? Keep these tips in mind for tracking your disaster-related costs.
🧾Having good records of your damage and losses will help with insurance claims as well as applying for disaster assistance. pic.twitter.com/CCdahMkq1H
— FEMA (@fema) October 18, 2018
This Twitter feed is primarily a news aggregator of the latest in supply chain news. They retweet potential supply chain threats and updates from many different news sources. Before seeing their recent tweet you might not think about how Brexit will affect your supply chain, but now you can. Let them sift through nearly 5,000 news sources and individual contributors to find relevant supply chain news, so you don’t have to.
— Supply Chain Disruption / Risk Management (@DisruptedSupply) September 26, 2018
This Twitter feed is a true RSS feed of Risk Management Magazine. The Tweets are a great reminder of the latest news and trends in business continuity and risk management. If you’re reading this, Risk Management, throw us an image or a #hashtag every once in a while.
Mini Meteorologists: How Innovations in Satellite Technology Are Reducing Weather Risks https://t.co/1lWuGx5ups
— Risk Management (@RiskMgmt) November 1, 2018
Stephanie is the Research Director at Forrester. She tweets and retweets about a big range of topics from around the industry. She’s the only individual contributor we have on the list and for good reason. You’ll enjoy the follow.
— Stephanie Balaouras (@sbalaouras) November 11, 2018
The Washington Post has the best weather reporting in the national media. Their writers are brilliant and explain complex meteorology topics in an easy to understand way. Some of their tweets are Washington D.C. specific, but they also regularly cover national weather stories.
NEW: A pattern favorable for winter storms may return to start December in the Mid-Atlantic: https://t.co/BOQFkbrmQh
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) November 19, 2018
8. Local Sources
The Capital Weather Gang is our favorite source for national weather reporting, but you’ll also want to follow your local sources for weather and disaster alerts.
Find a couple of local news sources and some specialty weather alerts for the biggest risks in your area.
Our favorite for weather imagery from high up is NOAA Satellites.
NOAA's #GOESEast satellite captured the violent eruption of Guatemala's #FuegoVolcano earlier today. The eruption spewed a cloud of ash nearly 23,000 feet into the sky and has forced thousands to evacuate. Latest imagery: https://t.co/P1F11zXUHI pic.twitter.com/2qD8z1UTFn
— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) November 19, 2018
9. Your Supply Chain
Finally, follow every the Twitter account of every organization in your supply chain. Companies often use their Twitter to report disruptions or outages so this can be a great place to learn of your potential risk before the outage happens.
For example, our operations team stocks Cradlepoint devices so we follow the company on Twitter. This allows us to keep up to date on our devices and service.
The #5G revolution is upon us, so what do you need to know as we embark on this new journey? For all of the latest on the impending rollout, head over to @qz to learn more: https://t.co/PDZ6xMMfZB pic.twitter.com/hM9uxwbQNP
— Cradlepoint (@cradlepoint) November 9, 2018
Bonus Follow: Agility Recovery
Rounding out the list is…us! In our unbiased opinion, our Twitter feed is excellent. It’s filled with both original content and retweets from industry leaders. We’d tell you more about it, but you should just follow us instead.