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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Officials Plan To Avoid Super Bowl Power Failure

November 15, 2013 11:52 am | by DAVID PORTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of New Jersey's largest utility company and other officials involved in planning for February's Super Bowl said Thursday they have taken numerous measures to ensure there will be no repeat of the power failure that caused a delay at this year's game in New Orleans.

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Typhoon Highlights Weak Philippine Infrastructure

November 15, 2013 11:20 am | by KELVIN CHAN & TERESA CEROJANO, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Philippines is the country that's most at risk to natural hazards, according to UK-based risk analysis firm Maplecroft. The country loses $1.6 billion dollars a year on average because of such disasters. It also had the worst scores in other key indicators such as fixed phone lines, households with power and electricity lost in transmission.

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10 Ideas Chosen For Coastal Shields In NY, NJ

November 15, 2013 9:46 am | by DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press | News | Comments

The winning ideas include an array of strategies for making the coastline more resilient, including natural breakwaters that could take the punch out of storm surf headed for Staten Island, a ring of water-trapping canals and parks for Hoboken, N.J., and channels in Long Beach, N.Y., that would help drain Long Island's coastal bays. 

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Critical Infrastructure Protection

November 14, 2013 4:48 pm | Videos | Comments

Protecting and ensuring the continuity of the critical infrastructure and key resources of the United States are essential to the nation's security, public health and safety, economic vitality, and way of life. For more information, visit www.dhs.gov/criticalinfrastructure.

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November 14, 2013 11:53 am | News | Comments

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'If You See Something, Say Something™' Campaign

November 14, 2013 11:33 am | Videos | Comments

The nationwide "If You See Something, Say Something™" public awareness campaign is a program to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper local law enforcement authorities. 

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To Help Typhoon Victims, Send Money, Not Stuff

November 14, 2013 10:06 am | by SHARON COHEN, AP National Writer | News | Comments

In the aftermath of mega-disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan, experts say there are some basic rules for those eager to do good: Forget the rummage sale clothes, the old toys and the kind of supplies that will only stack up undistributed or damage an already weakened economy. Do send a cash donation to a respected charity.

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Tons Of Aid In Philippines, But Not Where Needed

November 12, 2013 10:57 am | by JIM GOMEZ & TODD PITMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Aid is coming to Tacloban: medical supplies, pallets of water and food piled on trucks, planes and ferries, sent by the Philippine government and countries around the world. But the scale of the disaster and challenges of delivering the assistance means few in this city, strewn with debris and corpses, have received any help.

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COOP Special Smart Phone Offer

November 12, 2013 9:59 am | News | Comments

COOP Systems, the developer of the most advanced Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) software in the world, is making a special smart phone offer to new customers. Any new customer signing a contract by December 31st will receive free smart phone service for a year, a value of $10,000.

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BCM Software Acquisition

November 12, 2013 9:33 am | by Michael Keating, Vice President, Business Continuity Management, Reinsurance Group of America | Articles | Comments

Almost two years ago, our company started the process to select and deploy a new enterprise business continuity management (BCM) software tool. The intent of this article is to share some of the things we learned in our process and in talking with others who have walked the same path.

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MERS Virus Match Found In Saudi Arabian Camel

November 12, 2013 7:36 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

The ministry said a sample from the camel was tested near the home of a patient infected with the virus. An international research team in August found the mysterious virus that is related to SARS in a bat in Saudi Arabia. They suspected it was perhaps another animal that was spreading the virus directly to humans.

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Judge: NYC Doesn't Protect Disabled In Emergencies

November 11, 2013 11:31 pm | by LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A judge cited disabled Superstorm Sandy victims stranded in high-rise towers to illustrate his conclusion that New York City violated laws designed to protect the disabled — about 11 percent of the city's more than 8 million residents — as it created evacuation plans for emergencies ranging from storms to terrorist attacks.

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Redwood Software Celebrates 20 Years Of Automation With A Look To The Future

November 11, 2013 5:23 pm | News | Comments

Redwood Software Inc., the global leader of Enterprise Process AutomationTM, celebrates 20 years of success. Since 1993, Redwood has partnered with more than 3,000 of the world’s most prominent brands, including Roche Diagnostics GmbH and Freudenberg. 

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Guyana & Suriname Lose Internet, Overseas Calls

November 7, 2013 10:16 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

People in both South American countries were unable to connect to the Internet or make overseas calls for several hours. The disruption occurred the day before Guyana's parliament is expected to debate a proposal that would end its monopoly on communication services and allow competitors to enter the market.

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Wal-Mart Blames Price Errors On Technical Glitch

November 7, 2013 10:09 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Treadmills for $33? Computer monitors for $9? The deals are too good to be true — even at Wal-Mart. It turns out they're not. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says a "technical error" caused certain products to be priced absurdly low or high on its website.

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