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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

ISO 22301 Approved; What It Means For The Business Continuity Industry & BS25999

April 3, 2012 1:54 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

Brian Zawada, member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 223, discusses the ramifications for the business continuity industry, when the standard will be available and how ISO 22301 affects those already certified to BS25999.

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6 Dead In Calif. School Shooting

April 3, 2012 1:36 pm | by TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press | News | Comments

A nursing student expelled from a small Christian university and upset about being teased over his poor English skills opened fire at the school, going from room to room in a rampage that left six students and a secretary dead.

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'UNSURVIVABLE!' New Tornado Warnings Aim To Scare

April 3, 2012 1:11 pm | by BILL DRAPER, Associated Press | News | Comments

In a test that starts Monday, five weather service offices in Kansas and Missouri will use words such as "mass devastation," ''unsurvivable" and "catastrophic" in a new kind of warning that's based on the severity of a storm's expected impact.

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Japan Experts Warn Of Future Risk Of Giant Tsunami

April 3, 2012 1:02 pm | by ELAINE KURTENBACH, Associated Press | News | Comments

The latest forecast shows a tsunami of up to 69 feet could strike near the Hamaoka nuclear plant. Its operator, Chubu Electric Power Co., is building an 59-foot high sea wall to counter tsunamis.

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Coast Guard Monitors Ghost Ship Drifting Toward Alaska

April 3, 2012 12:15 pm | by RACHEL D'ORO, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States needs to hurry up and prepare for debris from the tsunami, U.S. Senators Mark Begich of Alaska and Maria Cantwell of Washington state said last week.

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Social Media Tabletop: The Scenario & What To Bring

April 3, 2012 11:28 am | by John Orlando, PhD, Vertek Corporation | Blogs | Comments

The fictional town of Packerville, WI will suffer a tornado to begin the exercise. Each participant will engage with others to both get what they need and provide others with help using a specially created Facebook page. Participants will also use TweetDeck to monitor twitter feeds that provide injects during the event.

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Modular DPS Announces Channel-Delivered Cloud Data Protection

April 3, 2012 11:09 am | News | Comments

Designed to speed deployment for comprehensive cloud data protection, the Modular360 Partner Program integrates best-in-class hardware with industry-leading software and business consulting expertise.

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Datto Inc. Integrates Hardware-Based On-Site & Off-Site Backup, Disaster Recovery Solutions With ConnectWise

April 3, 2012 10:43 am | News | Comments

ConnectWise partners with Datto devices will now be able to receive device alerts through ConnectWise's interface as service tickets.

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Evolution Of Emergency Notification — Part 2: Integration, Social Media & Mobile

April 3, 2012 10:13 am | by Pamela LaPine, President & CEO of HipLink Software | Articles | Comments

Imagine having a fire alarm go off in a data center in Dallas and, without anyone having to do anything, personnel are alerted all over the country in a matter of minutes. This leaves the onsite staff more bandwidth to deal with the emergency while others launch contingency plans.

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Data Lost During Disaster Exercise May Have Exposed 800,000 People

March 30, 2012 12:57 pm | by SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A disaster preparedness exercise to ensure California's child support system could be run remotely went smoothly, except for one casualty: the names, Social Security numbers and other private records of about 800,000 adults and children.

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Avalution Consulting Wins ‘Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Company Of The Year’ Award At The First Annual BCI Awards – North America

March 29, 2012 10:38 am | News | Comments

The awards recognized excellence in 13 categories, inclusive of individual achievement and enterprise/product categories, and winners were chosen by a panel of BCI-appointed judges.

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NYC-Area Air Travelers Could Face Cellphone Fines

March 27, 2012 11:08 am | by DAVE PORTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The issue of electronic devices on planes received national publicity in December when Alec Baldwin was kicked off a New York-bound flight in Los Angeles for refusing to turn off his cellphone.

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Bird Flu Kills Teen In Eastern Indonesia

March 27, 2012 10:54 am | News | Comments

A 17-year-old has died of bird flu in Indonesia. He is the country's sixth fatality from the virus so far this year.

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'Pink Slime' Maker Suspends Some Plant Operations

March 27, 2012 10:41 am | by BETSY BLANEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Beef Products Inc. has taken a "substantial" hit since social media exploded with worry over the ammonia-treated filler and an online petition seeking its ouster from schools drew hundreds of thousands of supporters.

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Senators Ask Feds To Probe Requests For Facebook Passwords

March 27, 2012 10:34 am | by MANUEL VALDES, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Facebook executive cautioned that if an employer discovers that a job applicant is a member of a protected group, the employer may be vulnerable to claims of discrimination if it doesn't hire that person.

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