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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Phone Carriers Aim to Improve Emergency Dispatch

May 19, 2014 8:27 pm | by Wilson Ring, Associated Press | News | Comments

The four major U.S. wireless phone companies are providing emergency texting 911 service as of this month to any local government that wants it and has the capability to use it, a big step toward moving the nation's emergency dispatch system out of the voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s.

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Snow in Rockies but Western Drought Continues

May 13, 2014 11:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Much of the West remains in some stage of drought, with the worst conditions in Southern California and the Southern Plains and Texas Panhandle. Gusty Santa Ana winds are raising the fire danger in California, where temperatures are expected to top 100 degrees in drought-stricken inland areas this week.

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SanDisk Unveils Enterprise Security Software Providers for SanDisk X300s SSD Deployments

May 13, 2014 11:13 am | by SanDisk | News | Comments

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK ), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the inaugural members of its broad ecosystem of independent software vendors (ISV) for security management. This unique ecosystem provides SanDisk customers with fully certified solutions to ease the deployment...

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The Roles of the Cloud Provider and the Customer

May 13, 2014 10:43 am | Videos | Comments

In the first installment of this series, Mark Carroll, senior vice president of business risk, with Income Research+ Management, talks to "The Roles of the Cloud Provider and the Customer." Stay tuned for next week's episode, when we speak with Kathy Lee Patterson, business continuity project manager with Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia on engaging senior management. 

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White House Tackles Climate Change with Solar Panels

May 13, 2014 10:24 am | by Josh Lederman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Technicians have finished installing solar panels on the White House roof, capping a project that President Barack Obama hopes will send a signal that renewable energy is feasible and environmentally shrewd. Obama said in 2010 that he would retrofit his family's new home with solar panels starting in 2011...

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Officials: 2nd US Case of MERS reported

May 13, 2014 10:18 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Overall, 538 people have been reported to have the respiratory illness, including 145 people who have died. So far, all had ties to the Middle East region or to people who traveled there. As many as one-fifth of cases have been in health-care workers, Schuchat said. 

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CEAP Certificate – 29 Credits

May 13, 2014 10:06 am | News | Comments

For the CEAP Certificate – This should say: Continuity Insights Management Conference, was held in New Orleans on April 28-30, 2014 at the Sheraton New Orleans. Earn 29 Continuing Education Points for attending the 2014 Continuity Insights Management Conference – Click here to learn how to obtain your certificate. 

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Continuity Cares Returns To Its Roots

May 8, 2014 3:37 pm | Events

Continuity Cares was founded in 2007 by the Continuity Insights team along with a group of attendees and exhibitors from its annual conference. Some past projects have included fence-building in New Orleans, building a community garden for an inner-city neighborhood in Atlanta, landscaping and working with the children at Sunshine Acres children's home in Scottsdale...

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Federal Report: Warming Disrupts Americans' Lives

May 6, 2014 11:02 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Climate change's assorted harms "are expected to become increasingly disruptive across the nation throughout this century and beyond," the National Climate Assessment concluded Tuesday. The report emphasizes how warming and its all-too-wild weather are changing daily lives, even using the phrase "climate disruption" as another way of saying global warming.

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Despite Progress, Survey Reveals Common Obstacles for IT Leaders Remain

May 6, 2014 10:52 am | by Red Hat | News | Comments

The survey, commissioned by Red Hat through CIO Strategic Marketing Services /IDG Research Services polled 100 respondents at the IT director level and above at organizations with 1,000 or more employees about the current and future roles of CIOs. 

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Target's CEO Out in Wake of Security Breach

May 6, 2014 10:41 am | by Anne D'innocenzio, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Gregg Steinhafel, who was also president and chairman, stepped down nearly five months after Target disclosed a huge pre-Christmas breach in which hackers stole millions of customers' credit- and debit-card records. The theft badly damaged the store chain's reputation and profits.

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UN: Spread of Polio Now a World Health Emergency

May 6, 2014 10:33 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease.

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Louisiana 1927: The Great Mississippi River Flood

May 6, 2014 10:22 am | Videos | Comments

At last week's Continuity Insights Management Conference in New Orleans, during one of the general sessions, we featured a video which was originally produced and aired for our 2007 conference, two years after Hurricane Katrina.  At the request of many attendees, they have asked that we post this video for additional viewing.

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Employee Opens Fire at FedEx Sorting Center

April 29, 2014 1:17 pm | by Kate Brumback, Associated Press | News | Comments

A FedEx employee wearing bullets draped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday at a package-sorting center outside Atlanta, wounding six people before apparently committing suicide, police and witnesses said. Three of the wounded were hospitalized in critical condition, including two who were in surgery with life-threatening injuries.

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ARAG Offers Free Disaster Prep Advice Amid Tornado Outbreak

April 29, 2014 12:57 pm | by ARAG | News | Comments

More than 75 million Americans are under the threat of severe weather today – that's about a third of the country – according to the National Weather Service. From the Great Lakes to the Deep South and from the Midwest to the East Coast, Americans have been warned to stay alert. ARAG...

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