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Facebook Hack Lands UK Student In Prison

February 20, 2012 8:16 pm | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A British student who stole sensitive information from Facebook's internal network was sentenced to eight months in prison Friday in what prosecutors described as the most serious case of social media hacking ever brought before the country's courts.


Southern Snowstorm Leaves Icy Roads, Power Outages

February 20, 2012 8:11 pm | News | Comments

A day after a winter storm dumped several inches of snow on a handful of southern states, crews worked Monday to restore power to tens of thousands of customers as police responded to dozens of accidents on slippery roads.  The storm brought as much as 9 inches of snow to some areas on Sunday as it powered its way from Kentucky and Tennessee to West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. The storm system pushed off the coast early Monday.


Bird Flu Still A Menace In Asia & Beyond

February 20, 2012 8:02 pm | by MARGIE MASON, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Thought bird flu was gone? Recent human deaths in Asia and Egypt are a reminder that the H5N1 virus is still alive and dangerous, and Vietnam is grappling with a new strain that has outsmarted vaccines used to protect poultry flocks.


AltiGen Communications & ExtraTeam To Deliver MaxACD Contact Center Microsoft Lync

February 20, 2012 7:26 pm | News | Comments

AltiGen Communications, Inc. (OTCQX: ATGN) (PINKSHEETS: ATGN), the leading provider of software-based Unified Communications solutions, and ExtraTeam, a leading solutions integrator and Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, today announce a partnership to deliver AltiGen's MaxACD Contact Center for Microsoft Lync.


Ex-PM: Japan Was Unprepared For Nuke Crisis

February 20, 2012 5:59 pm | by MALCOLM FOSTER & MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

 Japan was woefully unprepared for last year's nuclear disaster, the country's former prime minister said Friday, and suggested that the crippled Fukushima plant should not have been built so close to the ocean on a tsunami-prone coast. 


Supply Chain Resilience Through Freight Providers

February 20, 2012 3:49 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, | Articles | Comments

If nothing else, the tragedy in Japan has taught us a valuable lesson on how badly things can go wrong. Manufacturers around the globe have been awash with new thinking on how to manage a global supply chain that is, despite better technology, still remarkably delicate.


Intelligence-Based Business Continuity | Part 3: Social Media Guidelines

February 20, 2012 2:34 pm | Articles | Comments

If social networks are determined to be too risky a medium for the initial transmission of a message, the planner should identify alternative means that are more secure. This could include corporate alerting systems, internal email or even a phone tree. The use of these more secure media, however, does not guarantee that the content of the message will not reappear within social networks.


Bangkok Blast Wounds Iranian Attacker, 4 Others

February 14, 2012 6:15 am | by THANYARAT DOKSONE & TODD PITMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Iranian man carrying grenades blew off his own legs and wounded four civilians in Bangkok on Tuesday after an earlier blast shook his rented house, and Israel accused Iran of being behind the violence.  The blasts came a day after an Israeli diplomatic car was bombed in India — an attack Israel also blamed on Iran.


In Joplin, Young Professionals Hear Call To Serve

February 14, 2012 5:51 am | News | Comments

With much of their community in ruins, many young professionals abandoned secure corporate jobs to devote themselves to the town's long recovery.


Zerto Introduces Virtual Replication 2.0

February 14, 2012 5:32 am | News | Comments

Key features of the new solution include a powerful multi-tenant architecture, deep VMware vCloud Director integration, centralized management and multi-site replication support.


Thai Flooding Lowers Forecasts, Increases Costs

February 13, 2012 7:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Throughout October and November last year, companies with facilities and suppliers in Thailand warned of shortages resulting from the severe flooding that affected large parts of the country. Among the affected companies were Apple, Cisco, Dell and Hewlett-Packard. 


Magnitude-5.6 Quake Strikes Northern Calif.

February 13, 2012 6:40 pm | News | Comments

Seismologists say the far-northern coast of California is the most seismically active area in the state, but the potential for damage and injuries there is smaller because it's less populated.


4 Day Internet Email Outage Affects 30 Million Iranians

February 13, 2012 6:36 pm | News | Comments

Many Iranian web users say their access to foreign email services such as Gmail, Yahoo mail and Hotmail appears to have been restored after a four day outage.

Hackers Claim Attack On Ala. Government Websites

February 13, 2012 6:31 pm | by ANDY BROWNFIELD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer hackers claiming to be from the loose-knit group known as Anonymous say they have broken into several Alabama law enforcement and government websites and have stolen the personal information for more than 46,000 people.


Survey: Boards Raise Focus On Risk; Senior Execs Demand Convergence With Governance, Compliance

February 13, 2012 1:14 pm | News | Comments

As governance, risk and compliance (GRC) issues continue to make substantial progress moving up the corporate Boardroom agenda, executive management wants assurances that all three components are being integrated effectively and efficiently, according to research by KPMG International.



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