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From the helpdesk to the boardroom – why resilience matters. Drones used to fight the wildfire in Alberta… and more

From the helpdesk to the boardroom – why resilience matters

Business resilience is an organisation’s ability to quickly adapt to disruptions while maintaining continuous business operation, safeguarding people and assets and maintaining or even building brand equity. The concept itself is not new; but it has a name that encompasses the range of disciplines for identifying and managing business risks, change, disruption, crises and emergencies. The result is an approach that strengthens the business by reducing cost, exposure, and stress; ensures compliance and builds a constructive culture…

 

Firefighters are using drones to fight the raging wildfire in Alberta

A helicopter flies past smoke from wildfires near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, May 6, 2016.

A helicopter flies past smoke from wildfires near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, May 6, 2016.

Alberta (Reuters) – A raging Canadian wildfire grew explosively on Saturday as hot, dry winds pushed the blaze across the energy heartland of Alberta and smoke forced the shutdown of a major oil sands project. While the fire isn’t responding to conventional fire-suppression tactics, firefighters and local authorities have turned to a high-tech solution to fight the fire: drones. Elevated Robotic Services — which usually deploys drones for mining companies — has been contracted by the Alberta government to help firefighters pinpoint the cause of the…

 

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