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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Solution For A Disaster? House In A Box, Maybe

April 24, 2012 10:36 am | by ALAN SAYRE,AP Business Writer | News | Comments

In one of the neighborhoods hit hardest by flooding in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath, developers have built a prototype house that's aimed at providing a quick housing solution for areas leveled by disasters.

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MegaPath Safeguards SMB & Enterprise Data With New Hosted Data Backup & Storage Offering

April 24, 2012 9:56 am | News | Comments

MegaPath's Hosted Data Backup and Storage services allow businesses to remotely backup the data on their servers and PCs, and quickly restore their data after a loss.

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SDMI Announces Center For Business Preparedness

April 23, 2012 5:22 pm | News | Comments

The Center for Business Preparedness is dedicated to creating a cultural shift in the value of preparedness by creating a central point of collaboration for research, knowledge sharing, and outreach to address challenges to small businesses while working to enhance and evolve private sector resilience.

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Everbridge Introduces Industry's First Mobile GIS Emergency Notification & User-Configurable Call-Throttling Capabilities

April 23, 2012 4:51 pm | News | Comments

Everbridge has made significant advances in the solutions' mobile capabilities, integrated a number of real-time reporting features and added the industry's only client-configurable call-throttling ability.

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Half Way Through, Conference Exceeding Expectations

April 17, 2012 3:19 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Blogs | Comments

The first plenary session on Monday, What You Need To Know About PS-Prep, brought together representatives from DHS/FEMA, ASIS, BSI, NFPA and ISO. When it came to question time we heard some passionate statements that reflected frustration over the implementation of PS-Prep. One attendee was applauded when he suggested PS-Prep be administered by the private sector.

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Big Gaps Found In Nursing Homes' Disaster Plans

April 17, 2012 2:47 pm | by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press | News | Comments

Emergency plans required by the government often lack specific steps such as coordinating with local authorities, notifying relatives or even pinning name tags and medication lists to residents in an evacuation, according to the findings.

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Chemical Plant Shutdown Could Cut Auto Production

April 17, 2012 2:38 pm | by DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

The potential shortage of a key component used to make fuel lines and brake lines could force automakers in the U.S. and around the world to close car and truck plants as they run short of parts.

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Could Better Tornado Warnings Cause Complacency?

April 17, 2012 2:32 pm | by SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Forecasters who issued dire warnings ahead of last weekend's tornado outbreak in the Midwest deemed the effort a success Monday, largely because dozens of tornadoes hit yet caused only a handful of deaths. But they expressed concern about future public complacency.

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Tornado Damage Stalls Wichita Aircraft Industry

April 17, 2012 2:18 pm | by HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tornado damage in Kansas' aircraft manufacturing hub could have a ripple effect on the industry, analysts warned Monday, even as airplane makers Boeing and Hawker Beechcraft and nearby parts maker Spirit AeroSystems were still tallying losses.

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Axcient Earns CRN 2012 5-Star Partner Rating For New Partner Program

April 16, 2012 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Axcient has received CRN's 5-Star Partner rating for vendors who provide the best partnering elements in their channel programs. Axcient today rolls-out additional features to its partner program, which has already won numerous awards.

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MIR3 Reinvents Intelligent Notification With New Features & Product Configurations for Any Business

April 16, 2012 6:37 pm | News | Comments

MIR3, Inc. today announced the release of its flagship product, Intelligent Notification v3.0. This new version represents a departure from previous releases with a completely redesigned graphical user interface, a new Quick Launch feature and three new product configurations, or editions, to meet the needs of large enterprises as well as mid-sized and smaller companies.

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Choosing The Right Standard For PS-Prep Certification

April 13, 2012 12:44 pm | by Lynnda Nelson, President, ICOR | Articles | Comments

The process for obtaining PS-Prep certification is now established and companies are working to determine their readiness for a PS-Prep third-party audit. The first step in determining readiness is to identify the standard to which your organization should become certified. ICOR's Lynnda Nelson gives a side-by-side comparison of the three standards at the ehart of PS-Prep and provides background information designed to help organizations choose the most appropriate standard.

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Continuity Insights / KPMG LLP Study: Integration Can Help Business Continuity Management Maturity; Cloud & Social Media Emerge As Key Technologies

April 10, 2012 2:18 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

The 2011-2012 Continuity Insights & KPMG LLP Global Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study, which surveyed 685 executives from over 40 countries, revealed varied levels of business continuity management program maturity across organizations and identified opportunities for improvement through deeper integration with other disciplines.

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BCM Benchmarking Study: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

April 10, 2012 1:13 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

In order to tease out the most compelling — and more subtle — results from the 2011-2012 Continuity Insights & KPMG LLP Global Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study, a panel of subject-matter experts reviewed and commented on the raw data collected from 685 business continuity professionals. Reactions range from “disturbing” to “encouraging.” 

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Japanese Gov't To Draw Up New Plans For Nuclear Incident Response

April 10, 2012 12:32 pm | News | Comments

The measures, including ways to enhance thorough communication between the government and power companies, will come in addition to the technical safety measures for nuclear power plants that the government has been working on.

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