Skip to main content
Scottish Continuity
Our Blog
Friday, April 08 2011

While working in Bangalore this week, the newspapers had a lot of stories about population growth - national, regional and by city. Projected growth for Karnakata State was to around 79  million and all will need power and water.

I was interested to note that Karnakata (the state Bangalore is in) has over 61 million people and Bangalore has well over 5 million inhabitants but is not classed as a big city.

In Edinburgh, we work within our parameters of geographical area and population, Glasgow being classed as the Scottish Gotham City and the population of Scotland is seen as an interesting statistic but irrelevant to our local plans.

Out here, power is supplied to a city larger than London which is growing at a fast pace. The weather is extreme, so air conditioning causes spikes and the city barely sleeps.

It brought home to me that while we have challenges when coping with city wide events, Mumbai with 19 million inhabitants (and monsoon floods that can lead to chest deep water in the streets) poses a different scale of risk and threat which has to be dealt with by practitioners like ourselves faced with BC planning for offshore operations.

I may pull together a workshop for people to talk about the challenges they have had to overcome when offshore locations have been added to their IT Service Continuity and Work Area Recovery resposibilities.

I was amazed by the "getting to work today" stories that I heard every morning. In the UK, they would have had a BBC News crew out interviewing them!

Cheers - Gordon

Posted by: Gordon Mackie AT 08:49 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, 01 September 2021
Dind out what you could do for us, and what we could do for you if you join the Board of Scottish Continuity
Tuesday, 16 February 2021
An overview of upcoming events hosted by Scottish Continuity through 2021, and news about membership fees.
Tuesday, 09 July 2019
A welcome from the new Chair
Tuesday, 04 June 2019
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Scottish Continuity Group AGM Find out where and when
Sustaining a Resilient Community

Scottish Continuity

Site Powered By
    WebKeeper WebSite Builder
    Online web site design