IABM Launches Business-Continuity Virtual Resource for an Industry Hungry for Best Practices

In just a week, the coronavirus has upended just about everything, and broadcast manufacturers are no exception. That’s the main driving force behind IABM’s launch of a new virtual resource to provide a one-stop, central repository for business-continuity information from countries around the world to support the broadcast and media industry. The idea is to provide everyone in the broadcast and media industry with a single, central resource populated with relevant local information to support their businesses in this difficult time.

Peter White of IABM says the association is working hard to help members easily find information related to business continuity.

To launch the repository (click here to access the site), the IABM team has sourced some official information from 13 countries, with great contributions from its regional members’ councils. IABM is asking the worldwide broadcast and media community to share any official information from their country or state with IABM, which will add it to the Business Continuity Resources repository. With the community’s help, it will be a constantly growing and up-to-date resource that will be of real value to everyone in the industry — local information on a global scale.

“The whole world is facing an unprecedented challenge with the coronavirus pandemic, and history tells us that pulling together is the best way through any crisis,” says IABM CEO Peter White. “As the trade body that represents over 600 broadcast- and media-technology vendors worldwide and also maintains close links with the end-user community globally, specifically through its Global Engaged Partner program, we are ideally placed to be the fulcrum to keep the whole industry informed and up-to-date with useful knowledge and advice. I encourage everyone to contribute where they can to help their fellow broadcast and media professionals. And if they have further ideas for how IABM can support the industry, we’d love to hear them, too.”

IABM says it is fully aware that the coronavirus crisis is having wider effects than the mechanics of continuing to do business: everything from HR issues to well-being for those in isolation. IABM will publish links to useful information in these areas, too, and encourages the broadcast and media community to contribute in the same way.

IABM welcomes questions on all of the above issues. Where IABM is unable to provide an answer directly, the association will endeavor to find the correct information from its global network.