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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Tornadoes Touch Down In Oaklahoma

November 8, 2011 4:53 am | News | Comments

Dramatic footage showing the tornadoes that spawned from the severe thunderstorms in Oklahoma on Monday.

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Power Generation Rental Solutions

November 8, 2011 4:16 am | News | Comments

Aggreko offers a broad range of specialized power equipment, from small, temporary site power to base load-scale megawatt power for regional power grids.

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Emergency Blackout Kit

November 8, 2011 4:00 am | News | Comments

The Emergency Blackout Survival Kit is packed using a waterproof bag and includes a Dynamo four-in-one flashlight, two hand/body warmers ...

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Business Continuity Institute Survey Reveals The High Levels & Deep-Rooted Nature Of Supply Chain Failure

November 4, 2011 5:32 am | News | Comments

Research from across 62 countries has revealed that 85 percent of organizations surveyed recorded at least one supply chain disruption in 2011; 40 percent of disruption originated below the immediate supplier.

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Security Firm: Hackers Hit 48 Chemical Companies

November 1, 2011 1:36 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Cyber attacks traced to China targeted at least 48 chemical and military-related companies in an effort to steal technical secrets, according to a U.S. computer security company.

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Some Postpone Halloween Until Lights Come Back On

November 1, 2011 7:41 am | by BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press | News | Comments

Many towns asked parents to postpone or cancel Halloween revelry because of snow-clogged sidewalks, slippery surfaces and the possibility of more falling tree limbs.

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Qantas Resumes Flights 48 Hours After Grounding Entire Fleet

November 1, 2011 7:34 am | by KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press | News | Comments

The airline grounded its fleet Saturday in response to months of strikes by unions representing pilots, aircraft mechanics, baggage handlers and caterers.

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A State-By-State Look At Effects Of October Snowstorm

November 1, 2011 7:21 am | News | Comments

Power and services are slowly being restored across the ten states affected by the late October snowstorm that caused at least 23 deaths.

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Photos: Northeast Snowstorm Wreaks Havoc

November 1, 2011 7:12 am | News | Comments

The unseasonable winter storm dumped as much as 30 inches of wet, heavy snow and snapped trees and power lines, causing widespread power failures.

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Climate Change Panel Predicts Stronger Hurricanes, More Extreme Heat

November 1, 2011 6:57 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Global warming is likely to spawn more weather extremes at a huge cost, according to a draft summary of an international climate report.

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Homeland Security Reviews Social Media Guidelines

November 1, 2011 6:38 am | by P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary Caryn Wagner said the department is establishing guidelines on gleaning information from sites such as Twitter and Facebook for law enforcement purposes.

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Enforce A 12-Hour Work Limit For Disaster Response Teams

November 1, 2011 6:07 am | by Joe Flach, Consultant, Safe Harbor Consulting, LLC | Blogs | Comments

Do you have a policy in your business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency response and/or crisis management program that establishes a limit on the number of hours responders can work before requiring a mandatory break? Are you in position to enforce this policy? Do you enforce it during recovery tests?

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Telephone Interpreting Service

November 1, 2011 5:55 am | News | Comments

The LangCommLive telephone interpretation service provides fast access to interpreters during a crisis or event that involves non-English speakers.

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Storage Platform Expediates Marrow Transplants

November 1, 2011 5:20 am | News | Comments

Using NetApp storage, Be The Match®, which operates the world’s largest listing of potential marrow donors, was able to greatly accelerate the flow of data and facilitate 50 percent more transplants around the world.

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Upcoming Webinar: Protecting Your Company’s Online Reputation

October 31, 2011 10:34 am | News | Comments

In this free webinar, noted crisis management expert Jonathan Bernstein will share the secrets of online reputation management for companies.

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