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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Best Practices: Records & Data Management

August 10, 2011 7:33 am | by Andrew Bailey, President, Cabinet NG | Articles | Comments

Most businesses today depend on their electronic data and records to provide the information necessary to run their businesses. In order to provide business continuity in the event of a disaster or business interruption, it is imperative these records and data be available 24/7.

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BC: It's Not Just For Disasters Anymore

August 10, 2011 7:15 am | Articles | Comments

I hope the stories out of northern Alabama inspire you to look at how business continuity tools can be used to add value to the products and/or services you deliver.

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Goodyear's Five Steps To Vendor Resilience

August 10, 2011 6:55 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

Four months after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear emergency struck Japan, the flow of components and products out of the country is nearing pre-disaster levels. But at the peak of the disaster, plant closures and product shortages were experienced around the globe by many companies that had operations or critical vendors in Japan.

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Powerless … But Still In Business

August 10, 2011 6:35 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

A focus on employee safety and customer service helped two companies recover after tornadoes devastated northern Alabama.

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A Decade Of Business Continuity Change

August 9, 2011 3:51 pm | Videos | Comments

Over the past ten years, the events of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and other major disasters have had a huge effect on the way businesses approach business continuity. Experts from Microsoft, Goodyear, Avaluation, BC Management, Reinsurance Group of America and the Emergency Mangament Academy talk about what they think are the most significant changes.

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Crisis 2.0 Emerges In London; Don’t Blame BlackBerry Or Twitter

August 9, 2011 8:26 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Adding to the unstable atmosphere is today’s recall election for six Wisconsin senators — a vote that could shift power in the Senate to the Democrats and strike a blow to Governor Scott Walker’s agenda to cut costs and reduce the deficit (not likely, though). The two parties and special interest groups have spent $31 million on the recall elections, highlighting the national interest in this race.

April Was Record-Setting Month For Tornadoes

August 9, 2011 7:06 am | by RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. set a record for the most tornadoes within a month with April's deadly storms.

9/11 Commemoration In NYC Aims To Create Unity

August 9, 2011 6:48 am | News | Comments

A Sept. 11 commemoration in New York City will include people standing hand in hand at 8:46 a.m., the time the first of two planes hit the World Trade Center.

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Verizon Adds Mobile Satellite Solutions For Backup & DR

August 9, 2011 6:33 am | News | Comments

The Mobile Satellite Solutions combine a reliable connection with portable satellite technology to provide services where they would otherwise be unavailable.

Experts: Small Targets No Match For Savvy Hackers

August 9, 2011 6:01 am | by JIM SALTER & NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press | News | Comments

An online attack against dozens of rural American law enforcement agencies has left some officials wondering how they can ward off future hacking attempts.

Enterprise Risk Mangagement Platform

August 8, 2011 1:37 pm | News | Comments

LogicERM allows users to identify critical and non-critical processes for deeper resiliency and sustainability planning using a weighted risk score based on multiple user-defined criterion.

Continuity Insights Announces New One-Day Event For A More Resilient Los Angeles

August 8, 2011 1:03 pm | News | Comments

The conference is part of Continuity Insights' new regional approach to business continuity information sharing, bringing together local stakeholders from the public and private sectors in order to promote community resilience from within.

ICOR University's 10 Disciplines: The Resiliency Framework

August 8, 2011 12:40 pm | News | Comments

ICOR's certification programs are designed to help organizations manage resilience at a senior level and across multiple disciplines.

Senate Debates Debt Limit Bill, Passage Likely

August 2, 2011 6:24 am | by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

Adding to the drama was a suprise visit from Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to cast her vote, with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi publicly saluting her courage and resiliency.

Japan Tests Radiological Decontamination Spray Gel

August 2, 2011 6:11 am | by MARK NIESSE, Associated Press | News | Comments

As the spray hardens, it absorbs radiation particles, and then the coat can be peeled from surfaces and rolled into a carpet-like cylinder for safe disposal.

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