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Continuity Insights New York Mobile Guide Now Available

October 24, 2012 11:00 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

The Continuity Insights New York mobile guide puts everything you need to get around the conference at your fingertips. We strongly encourage you to download the guide in order to enhance your experience at the conference. You'll be able to plan your day with a personalized schedule and browse exhibitors, maps and general show info.


Domestic Violence, Standoff Preceeded Wisc. Spa Shooting

October 23, 2012 1:07 pm | News | Comments

The shooting spree that happened about 11 a.m. Sunday triggered chaos in the commercial area around the spa. Believing Haughton had fled, police began a massive, six-hour search that locked down a nearby mall, country club and hospital.


Jamaica Braces For Tropical Storm Sandy

October 23, 2012 12:37 pm | by DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sandy is expected to become a hurricane as it nears Jamaica on Wednesday. One weather model shows a slight possibility for Sandy to combine with another weather feature and form a major New England storm system early next week.


Scientists Link Deep Wells To Deadly Spain Quake

October 23, 2012 12:23 pm | by FRANK JORDANS & JORGE SAINZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

Farmers drilling ever deeper wells over decades to water their crops likely contributed to a deadly earthquake in southern Spain last year, a new study suggests. The findings may add to concerns about the effects of new energy extraction and waste disposal technologies.


Tervela Turbo Blasts Into The Big Data Marketplace

October 23, 2012 12:19 pm | News | Comments

Tervela Turbo, based on Tervela's proven data fabric platform, is a high-performance data movement engine that feeds mission-critical applications on the front-line of business with large-scale, streamed data. The product was built for real-time business intelligence and operational analytics.


Feds Dump BlackBerry For iPhone

October 23, 2012 12:05 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had considered Android smartphones, but eventually selected iOS because "Apple's strict control of the hardware platform and operating system, independent of telecommunication vendor, provides ICD with the greatest degree of control and management."


7 Experts Convicted For Not Warning Of Quake Risk

October 23, 2012 12:01 pm | by ANNALISA CAMILLI & FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press | News | Comments

In a verdict that sent shock waves through the scientific community, an Italian court convicted seven experts of manslaughter on Monday for failing to adequately warn residents of the risk before an earthquake struck central Italy in 2009, killing more than 300 people.


Openwave Messaging Announces New Executive Team Members

October 23, 2012 11:35 am | News | Comments

Openwave Messaging, Inc., the leading global provider of innovative messaging software solutions, today announced the addition of two executives: Tracy Allard as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Farooq Ali as Senior Vice President of Products.


The Solar Storm Threat | Part 2: Basic Steps You Can Take To Protect Your Business

October 23, 2012 10:42 am | by Keith Erwood, Vice President & Principal Consultant, Continuity Co., LLC | Articles | Comments

Any electronic equipment left in the open is considered unshielded and vulnerable to the effects of a geomagnetic storm. Studies have shown that you can offer some protection by simply turning off and unplugging unshielded pieces of equipment. The most effective way to protect equipment is by shielding it with a Faraday cage.


TD Bank Says 260K Customers Exposed In Data Breach

October 19, 2012 11:17 am | News | Comments

Company spokeswoman Rebecca Acevedo confirmed in emails to The Associated Press that unencrypted backup data tapes were misplaced in transport in March. She said the tapes contained personal information, including account information and Social Security numbers, but the company is not aware of any misuse of customer information.


Conflicting Images Emerge Of NY Terror Suspect

October 19, 2012 10:43 am | by COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal investigators, often accused by defense attorneys of entrapping and leading would-be terrorists along, said the 21-year-old Nafis made the first move over the summer, reaching out for accomplices and eventually contacting a government informant, who then went to federal authorities.


Carbonite To Acquire Zmanda

October 19, 2012 10:12 am | News | Comments

This acquisition will enhance Carbonite's SMB offering with the ability to backup databases and file systems to the cloud, and will enable SMBs to obtain all the backup solutions they need from one vendor. Zmanda customers will now also have access to the industry-leading Carbonite Business cloud backup solution for their computers.


Tornadoes, Severe Storms Belt Southeast; 7 Hurt

October 19, 2012 9:45 am | by JACK ELLIOTT JR., Associated Press | News | Comments

The biggest of the four storms was a twister that traveled 16 miles through several counties east of Jackson. With a half-mile-wide damage path, it was rated EF-3 on the Fujita scale, with peak winds estimated at 140 mph, the weather service said.


Calif., Other States Take Part In Earthquake Drill

October 19, 2012 9:35 am | News | Comments

Millions of Americans preparing to survive an earthquake ducked under tables and covered their heads Thursday as part of the annual "Great Shake Out" drill. "Hope doesn't save lives. Preparation does," Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said.


American Enterprise Bank Implements Multiple Hosted Solutions From Safe Systems

October 19, 2012 9:26 am | News | Comments

American Enterprise Bank operates a total of two branches with approximately $199 million in assets. The bank made the strategic decision to outsource critical components of its IT infrastructure and began gradually moving systems into a hosted environment.



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