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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Proposed Spending Measures Contain Billions For Disaster Aid, FEMA

November 15, 2011 7:39 am | by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The measure contains $2.3 billion for disaster aid, much of it to rebuild roads and bridges destroyed by this year's floods in the Northeast and Midwest.


Northeast Storm Highlights Decades Of Repeat Issues

November 15, 2011 7:28 am | by DAVE COLLINS & SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press | News | Comments

The problems that arose after the freak October snowstorm and Tropical Storm Irene in August are similar to ones that cropped up after other major storms dating to Hurricane Gloria in 1985.


UNC Issues Alerts, Gunman At Large

November 15, 2011 7:05 am | News | Comments

The school issued alerts via email, text message, voicemail and on the university's website after a robbery at a nearby fast food restaurant.


Oil Industry To Conduct Underwater Emergency Response Training At NASA Facility

November 15, 2011 6:53 am | News | Comments

Astronauts and oil field workers will share a training facility at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston thanks to a new agreement that takes advantage of excess capacity at the agency's underwater training pool.


Missiles Could Be Used To Protect London Olympics

November 15, 2011 6:22 am | by CASSANDRA VINOGRAD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Britain's Defense Secretary Philip Hammond is ruling nothing out to protect London during the 2012 Olympics, including the possible use of surface-to-air missiles.

Carolina Panthers Draft NextVault To Protect Critical Team Data

November 15, 2011 5:40 am | News | Comments

“Sports franchises have large amounts of mission critical data and tape backup can no longer adequately protect that data.”


Single Interface For Managing Virtualization & Availability

November 15, 2011 5:24 am | News | Comments

Neverfail 6.6 introduces the Virtual Availability Director and SRMXtender for VMware, adds site level disaster recovery, simplifies business application availability and provides systems management integration.


Penn State's Lacklustre Crisis Response

November 14, 2011 11:23 am | by Joe Flach, Consultant, Safe Harbor Consulting, LLC | Blogs | Comments

First and foremost, I wish to say that my heart bleeds for those victims involved in this case. I cannot imagine the horrors that these young men and their families suffered, and will continue to suffer again through the legal process and media scrutiny (which often includes invasive and insensitive tactics).


ISO 22301 Business Continuity Standard On Track Despite ISO 22323 Compatibility Issues Raised At Beijing Meeting

November 14, 2011 9:34 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

Brian Zawada, member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 223, discusses the apparent compatibility issues between the proposed business continuity standard and ISO 22323, the proposed organizational resilience standard.


Thailand Tries To Help Companies As Floods Spread

November 10, 2011 4:41 am | by ALISA TANG, Associated Press | News | Comments

The industrial closures have had effects well beyond Thailand, since the factories supply key components for several industries, particularly automobiles and computers.


Subtropical Storm Sean Forms Southwest Of Bermuda

November 8, 2011 6:34 am | News | Comments

Subtropical Storm Sean has developed midway between Bermuda and the Bahamas, but it is not currently any threat to land.


Thai PM Cancels U.S. Visit To Deal With Flooding

November 8, 2011 6:32 am | by GRANT PECK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Thailand's prime minister canceled plans to attend a Pacific trade forum in Hawaii this weekend as she struggled to cope with her country's worst flooding in a half century.


Parts Shortages From Thai Flooding Hits Honda's U.S. Plants

November 8, 2011 6:22 am | News | Comments

Honda Motor Co. said it is tweaking production rates again at some of its North American plants because of flooding in Thailand, which has caused shortages of certain electronic parts.


National Emergency Alert System Test: What To Expect

November 8, 2011 6:02 am | News | Comments

Wednesday’s national test will help federal partners and EAS participants determine the reliability of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and its effectiveness in notifying the public of emergencies and potential dangers.


Northeast Power Outages Hit Many Businesses Hard

November 8, 2011 5:38 am | by STEPHEN SINGER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Businesses big and small have taken a beating from the power outages caused by the record-setting October snowstorm and the losses are only beginning to be tallied.



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