U.S. forecasters say Miriam is currently a Category 2 hurricane churning well off Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Miriam is packing top sustained winds near 105 mph (165 kph). At 5 a.m. EDT Tuesday, the hurricane was centered about 405 miles (655 kms) southwest of the southern tip of the Baja peninsula.
Logicalis can now offer its clients cloud storage solutions designed from the ground up for five nines of data availability with built-in data consistency and self-healing software for continuous data integrity. Nirvanix's secure, highly granular multi-tenancy capabilities enable Logicalis' customers to create a subaccount for each branch office.
At Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, just outside the Carmageddon Zone, officials plan to house as many as 300 doctors, nurses and other staff members in dorms at nearby hotels so nobody will have trouble getting to work. The UCLA campus, with about 41,000 students, has emergency traffic diversion plans in place.
Data Assure performs backups automatically and continuously, down to fifteen-minute increments, so data is protected nearly as fast as it's being created. Mirrored data centers are secured using stringent procedures, protocols, and standards.
The company that makes Apple's iPhones suspended production at a factory in China on Monday after a brawl by as many as 2,000 employees at a dormitory injured 40 people. A police statement reported by the official Xinhua News Agency said 5,000 officers were dispatched to the scene.
Notification systems are vital for crisis communications and a big investment for business continuity departments. Editorial board member Mike Keating, Vice President of Business Continuity Management at Reinsurance Group of America, recently upgraded his organization’s notification system and learnt a lot about the latest features in the process.
Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said he thinks the transition to the BlackBerry 10 software intended to run their new line of smartphones, could be a cause of the outage. RIM is preparing to launch the new phones early next year, after a series of delays.
Continuity Insights speaks with Mark Haimowitz, Director of Business Continuity Planning at Disney ABC Television Network, about how technology affects BC plans, event-agnostic disaster planning and what business continuity professionals can learn from Paul McCartney.
IT-Lifeline, a provider of comprehensive disaster recovery and testing solutions for the financial services industry, today announced the addition of its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to its comprehensive disaster recovery solution for organizations that need to speed up their ability to recover workstations in the event of a natural disaster or power outage.
Despite several years of escalating diplomacy and warnings, the U.S. is making little headway in its efforts to tamp down aggressive Chinese cyberattacks against American companies and the government. Chinese officials have steadfastly denied the cyberattacks, saying they also are victims of computer hackers and breaches.
Entergy Corp. says its estimated damages from Hurricane Isaac range from $400 million to $500 million, and the storm is expected to reduce the utility's third-quarter revenue. In a news release on Tuesday, Entergy said it will pursue all reasonable avenues to recover storm costs, including using its storm reserves, borrowing, additional charges for customers, and insurance.
The Eurozone debt crisis and U.S. political uncertainty, combined with extreme and unexpected events, are continuing to create external risks that companies are grappling to overcome, according to a new PwC US Risk in Review paper.
The EScreenz internal communication solution uses desktops, laptops and digital displays to communicate to everyone in your organization. Effectively and securely communicate throughout the enterprise or by departments. Messages can relate to emergencies, evacuations, safety, HR policies, compliance protocols, departmental procedures, training reinforcement, for example.
In October we launch Continuity Insights New York, a business continuity conference designed to bring together the brightest minds in the northeast for two days of innovative and practical business continuity discussions. Sessions are delivered by seasoned professionals from leading organizations. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and network with colleagues and officials.
MegaPath Corporation announces new enterprise, private and hybrid cloud hosting solutions that provide customers with a cost-effective virtualization environment for hosting applications, data and storage. Powered by VMware's vCloud platform, MegaPath's behind-the-firewall Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering provides enterprises and SMBs reliable and redundant cloud solution.