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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

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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Nasdaq Options Market Halted, Closed After 'Technical Problem'

November 5, 2013 11:05 am | by KEN SWEET, AP Markets Writer | News | Comments

The Nasdaq shut down trading on one of its options markets Friday, the latest technical problem to hit the exchange. Nasdaq OMX said it halted trading at 10:36 a.m. Eastern Time and announced at 2:10 p.m. that it would shut down options trading for the rest of the day. Regular stock trading on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange was not affected.

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The Fine Art Of Mobile Security In A Dangerous Age

November 5, 2013 11:02 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, Wireless Week | Articles | Comments

If you haven't heard, digital security is a big deal, and the security of information on mobile devices is of utmost concern. The bad guys are getting smarter, their attacks more complex and the sensitive data they’re after increasingly resides on that miniature computer you have in your pocket.

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Vietnam Releases Dengue-Blocking Mosquito

November 5, 2013 10:21 am | by MARGIE MASON, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

New research suggests some 390 million people are infected with the virus each year, most of them in Asia. That's about one in every 18 people on Earth, and more than three times higher than the World Health Organization's previous estimates. Known as "breakbone fever" because of the excruciating joint pain and hammer-pounding headaches it causes, the disease has no vaccine, cure or specific treatment.

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October eReport: Mobile Recovery

November 5, 2013 10:09 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Articles | Comments

This special eReport features the latest information on mobile work-area recovery that can only be found at Continuity Insights. Click here to view Continuity Insights' October eReport on mobile recovery, which includes practitioners' insights on choosing the right solution, testing and best practices, as well as interviews with leading mobile work-area recovery providers.

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Authorities: Suspect In NJ Mall Shooting Is Dead

November 5, 2013 9:54 am | by SAMANTHA HENRY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A 20-year-old gunman intent on dying fired multiple shots inside New Jersey's largest shopping mall, trapping hundreds of customers and employees for hours as police scoured stores for the shooter, who was found dead early Tuesday of a self-inflicted wound, authorities said. There were no other injuries.

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U.S. Proving Internet-Adept & Inept At The Same Time

November 5, 2013 9:42 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

When it comes to computers, the Obama administration appears simultaneously to be an amateur and a wizard. The same government that reportedly intercepted the communications of leading U.S. consumer technology firms, Google and Yahoo, without leaving a trace is criticized because it can't build a working federal website for health insurance.

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Critical Infrastructure Security & Resilience Month

November 5, 2013 9:26 am | News | Comments

November 2013 has been declared as Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, a month dedicated to recognizing the importance of protecting our nation's resources. FEMA, in partnership with DHS National Protection and Program Directorate’s Office of Infrastructure Protection, encourages everyone to learn more about critical infrastructure and its potential impacts throughout supply chains.

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Newspaper Blog Site Hacked By Anonymous

November 5, 2013 9:07 am | by SATISH CHENEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A purported member of the Internet hacking group Anonymous breached a blog linked to Singapore's leading newspaper Friday, heightening concerns about cybersecurity among the city-state's government agencies. The Straits Times said it removed a page on a website that features blog posts by the newspaper's writers after it was defaced by the hacker. 

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