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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Practitioners' Perspective: How 9/11 Shaped Business Continuity

October 27, 2011 10:25 am | by Recovery Point | Webinars

There is no doubt that the events of September 11, 2001 helped shape the business continuity industry. To illustrate the dramatic evolution that has occurred over the past 10 years, Continuity Insights presents a webinar featuring two New York C...

Olympic Planners Hope To Avoid Atlanta's Transport Woes

October 25, 2011 7:22 am | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

"Atlanta was an unmitigated transport disaster," rail expert Christian Wolmar said. "All the other Olympics — Beijing and Sydney — have learned their lessons."

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Insurer Agrees To Pay Joplin Survivor, Hero After AP Report

October 25, 2011 7:11 am | by JIM SALTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The insurance provider initially denied the claim in June "based on the fact that there was no greater risk than the general public at the time you were involved in the Joplin tornado."

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Stuxnet-Style Infrastructure Attacks Could Be Easily Replicated

October 25, 2011 6:47 am | by JORDAN ROBERTSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Key elements of the Stuxnet worm have now been replicated in laboratory settings by security experts with little time, money or specialized skill.

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Hurricane Rina Becomes Category 2 Storm In Caribbean

October 25, 2011 5:52 am | News | Comments

Rina's forecast track shows it possibly curving toward Cuba in the next few days.

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Two-Week Old Baby & Mother Rescued After Turkish Quake

October 25, 2011 5:46 am | by SELCAN HACAOGLU, Associated Press | News | Comments

A 2-week-old baby girl and her mother were pulled alive from the rubble of an apartment building on Tuesday in a dramatic rescue, nearly 48 hours after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake toppled some 2,000 buildings in eastern Turkey.

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Property Restoration & Recovery

October 24, 2011 10:46 pm | News | Comments

BELFOR's property restoration and recovery solutions include smoke/odor removal, structural drying/desiccant dehumidification, air duct decontamination and more.

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The Almost-Impossible BC Skill Set

October 24, 2011 9:50 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Sitting in the Brazen Head Irish Pub in Dublin, Ohio with Lynnda Nelson, President of ICOR, the conversation jumps from the day’s events at the annual Contingency Planners of Ohio (CPO) conference, to fishing salmon and perch in Lake Michigan, to the almost impossible skill set required to be a BC professional.

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Tier IV Data Center With 150-Seat Hot Site

October 24, 2011 3:51 pm | News | Comments

DataCenter.BZ uses ultra-high power densities and Tier IV+ datacenter building design, and offers a 150-seat hot site for real-time workforce recovery.

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FEMA Names Winners Of Community & Individual Preparedness Awards

October 24, 2011 12:31 pm | News | Comments

Winners demonstrated significant innovation and creativity in preparing their communities across 13 categories, including Preparing the Whole Community, Engagement with Faith-Based Communities, and Outstanding Drill, Exercise, or Event.

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Focus on the Global Classroom

October 20, 2011 10:25 am | by Center for Continuity Leadership | Webinars

Global organizations with global clients have huge continuity challenges with maintaining program standards, ensuring a consistent message throughout an organization and to find the time to train people in their roles and responsibilities. You c...

Japanese Company Reveals Flaws In Business Continuity Plans, Focuses On Supply Chain

October 18, 2011 10:58 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

"Due to the significant scale of the disaster, the assumptions that we used to establish our BCPs failed to include ancillary factors that might prevent stable production."

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Steve Jobs Describes The Cloud -- In 1997

October 18, 2011 10:22 am | News | Comments

A clip from Steve Job's famous speech at the 1997 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, in which he lays out his vision for Cloud computing.

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Study Aims To Refine & Improve Crowdsourcing For Intelligence

October 18, 2011 9:52 am | by MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Statistics have long shown that large crowds of average people frequently make better predictions about unknown events, when their disparate guesses are averaged out, than any individual scholar — a phenomenon known as the wisdom of crowds.

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BlackBerry Maker Apologizes For Outages, Offers Free Apps

October 18, 2011 9:00 am | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | News | Comments

Trying to make amends for massive outages last week, Research In Motion on Monday promised BlackBerry users free premium apps and a month of technical support.

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