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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Inside Google's Data Center

October 18, 2012 10:27 am | News | Comments

Google's infrastructure czar gives a rare tour of the company's highly secure data center in North Carolina. With 55,200 servers the facility consumes huge amounts of energy, prompting a shift to a more efficient water-based cooling system and a dramatic increase in the server floor temperature from 68°F to 80°F. 

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Virginia Tech Massacre At Center Of 2 Court Appeals

October 15, 2012 10:54 pm | by STEVE SZKOTAK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The state moved Thursday to reverse a wrongful death verdict in the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech while the parents of two students killed want the university's president to stand trial for failing to alert the campus when the first gunshots rang out.

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Everbridge Announces Expansion Of International Presence & Product Capabilities With New UK-Based Office Serving the EMEA Region

October 15, 2012 10:43 pm | News | Comments

Everbridge today announced the expansion of its international presence with a London, UK-based office serving the European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) regions of the globe. The Everbridge solutions suite with Globally Local technology provides industry-leading interactive communication and mass notification solutions to organizations while meeting the specific needs of multinational users.

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Paul Becomes Major Hurricane In Pacific Off Mexico

October 15, 2012 5:18 pm | by IGNACIO MARTINEZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

Forecasters say Paul has become a major Category 3 hurricane in the Pacific off Mexico and a hurricane warning has been issued for a swath of Baja California's western coastline. Paul's maximum sustained winds have increased to 120 mph.

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Iran Denies Role In Gulf Cyberattacks

October 15, 2012 5:13 pm | by NASSER KARIMI, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Iranian officials denied any role in recent cyberattacks against oil and gas companies in the Persian Gulf and said they welcomed a probe of the case, a semiofficial news agency reported Sunday. Mahdi Akhavan Bahabadi, secretary of the National Center of Cyberspace, denounced as "politically motivated" American allegations of an Iranian link to the Shamoon virus.

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The Solar Storm Threat | Part 1: How Solar Flares & CMEs Can Impact Your Business

October 15, 2012 4:34 pm | by Keith Erwood, Vice President & Principal Consultant, Continuity Co., LLC | Articles | Comments

Solar activity has picked up in recent years; we are headed into what is known as the solar maximum of the solar cycle. The solar maximum is expected to occur in May 2013 and NASA has predicted this will be “the most intense solar maximum in fifty years.”

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iQ Solutions Group Announces Acquisition Of Fidelis Communications

October 15, 2012 2:43 pm | News | Comments

iQ Solutions Group, a leader in converged communications, data center solutions, managed services and cloud based solutions, announced today that it has acquired Fidelis Communications, Inc., a provider of solutions including Avaya, ShoreTel, Samsung and Polycom.

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Catalyst Business Continuity Software Named 'Business Continuity Innovation Of The Year'

October 15, 2012 10:56 am | News | Comments

According to a press release issued by the BCI, the way Catalyst captures and utilizes essential business continuity management tools and templates, and presents them to the planner via an easy-to-use interface, was a contributing factor that led to Catalyst being awarded Business Continuity Innovation of the Year.

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American Airlines Stumbles On Path To Recovery

October 12, 2012 11:53 am | by DAVID KOENIG & SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airline Writers | News | Comments

Just weeks ago, American Airlines was working its way through bankruptcy court, on schedule for one of the fastest turnarounds in aviation history. Planes were full. Revenue was pouring in. Then seemingly overnight, American became the butt of jokes from Facebook to late-night TV.

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Japan Utility Agrees Nuclear Crisis Was Avoidable

October 12, 2012 11:39 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said in a statement that it had known safety improvements were needed before last year's tsunami triggered three meltdowns, but it had feared the political, economic and legal consequences of implementing them.

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Tropical Storm Patty Is Weakening In Atlantic

October 12, 2012 11:30 am | News | Comments

Tropical Storm Patty is weakening as it drifts in the Atlantic. The storm is centered about 230 miles (375 kilometers) east-northeast of the central Bahamas and is moving south-southwest near 3 mph (6 kph). The storm's maximum sustained winds decreased early Friday to near 40 mph (65 kph).

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US: Hackers In Iran Responsible For Cyberattacks

October 12, 2012 11:21 am | by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The cyberattacks hit the Saudi Arabian state oil company Aramco and Qatari natural gas producer RasGas using a virus, known as Shamoon, which can spread through networked computers and ultimately wipes out files by overwriting them.

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Jack Henry Banking Announces Hosted High Availability Service

October 12, 2012 10:46 am | News | Comments

The Centurion Hosted High Availability service is operated from a secure facility in Branson, Mo., dubbed the "Mountain." Previously a dolomite rock mine, this hardened two million square foot facility is located 175 feet below ground and virtually impervious to natural disasters including hurricanes, floods, and tornados.

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Notification Industry Leader Send Word Now Shortlisted For 2 BCI Middle East Awards

October 12, 2012 10:38 am | News | Comments

Send Word Now announced that the company has been shortlisted for two Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Middle East Awards under the category of Business Continuity Innovation of the Year and Business Continuity Provider of the Year.

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Speakers' Soapbox: David Nolan On The Evolution Of BC & Michael Andretti

October 12, 2012 10:12 am | Articles | Comments

In the leadup to Continuity Insights New York, October 29-30, 2012 at The Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City, David Nolan, CEO of Fusion Risk Management, discusses the concept of continuity risk management, game changing technology and Michael Andretti's measured risks.

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