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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Philippine Forecasters Protest, Track New Storm

August 14, 2012 10:45 am | News | Comments

As another storm threatened to cause more flooding, hundreds of Philippines' weather agency employees protested over their pay Tuesday and warned that forecasting services could deteriorate.

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Indiana Fair Remembers Stage Collapse 1 Year Later

August 14, 2012 10:42 am | by KEN KUSMER & TOM LoBIANCO, Associated Press | News | Comments

The collapse spurred key changes at the fair after two investigations found that the stage rigging wasn't strong enough to meet state building codes and that the fair lacked a fully developed emergency plan.

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Veteran Officer, Gunman Die In Texas A&M Shootout

August 14, 2012 9:47 am | by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press | News | Comments

For nearly 30 minutes police exchanged shots with the gunman as a neighbor, a former Army medic, waited with frustration for the all-clear so he could tend to the injured constable.

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Tropical Storm Hector Moving Away From Mexico Coast

August 14, 2012 9:33 am | News | Comments

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm is expected to weaken and could become a tropical depression by Wednesday night.

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Iran Says Foreign Help For Quake Area Now Welcome

August 14, 2012 9:21 am | News | Comments

Lawmaker Masoud Pezeshkian said that when a 6.4 quake causes "such a big loss, the main problem is mismanagement."

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Host Ventura Launches Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) Based On VirtualSharp Software

August 13, 2012 5:02 pm | News | Comments

Using VirtualSharp's ReliableDR, Host Ventura can now offer companies a safe infrastructure within their data centers and ensure a fully automated Disaster Recovery process from the infrastructure components all the way up to the application stack.

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Symantec Big Data Solution Makes Apache Hadoop Enterprise Ready

August 13, 2012 4:58 pm | News | Comments

Symantec Enterprise Solution for Hadoop allows administrators to leave the data where it resides and run analytics on it without having to extract, transform and load it to a separate cluster.

Texas Pandemic Flu Toolkit

August 13, 2012 12:50 pm | Videos | Comments

The Texas Pandemic Flu Toolkit helps the state of Texas better prepare for and respond to pandemics by allowing officials to run simulations and come up with strategies to effectively stockpile and deploy resources. The deployment of antiviral medications, vaccines and public health announcments are modeled to determine the most effective strategy.

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How Business Continuity Groups Can Partner With ERM & IT Groups

August 13, 2012 11:46 am | by Jason Merante, an executive in Accenture Technology Consulting | Articles | Comments

As a consultant, I have had the opportunity to work for some of the largest and most complex corporations in the world. Based on my observations over the years, both positive and negative, I would like to share some ideas that will help bring the two disciplines of BCM and ERM together to achieve real business value and improve loss avoidance.

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Speakers' Soapbox: Donna Arobone Blurs Fiction With Reality

August 10, 2012 10:06 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

Donna Arobone, IIG Divisional Contingency Coordinator at Vanguard, speaks with Continuity Insights about why she chose the movie Contagion as a case study in pandemic preparedness, what she would name her band and why Eleanor Roosevelt would have made a good business continuity professional.

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Mass Of Volcanic Rocks Floating Off New Zealand

August 10, 2012 9:39 am | News | Comments

A mass of small volcanic rocks nearly the size of Belgium has been discovered floating off the coast of New Zealand.

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Ernesto Weakens Over Mexico, Still A Flood Threat

August 10, 2012 9:27 am | by MIGUEL ANGEL HERNANDEZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

In Tabasco state, the storm's strong winds ripped rooftops from several homes but residents refused to evacuate, fearing their possessions might be stolen.

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Egyptian Capital Hit By Rash Of Blackouts

August 9, 2012 10:44 pm | by SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press | News | Comments

Some hospitals which were unprepared for the outages have reported medicines going bad in storage. Shop owners are also complaining that perishables are rotting in fridges and private generators have become a necessity.

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Obama May Act To Stop Infrastructure Cyberattacks

August 9, 2012 10:34 pm | by KIMBERLY DOZIER & LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration is weighing plans to use its executive power to press U.S. businesses to better protect critical industries from potentially crippling computer attacks, after Congress failed to pass such legislation last week.

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AFORE Announces CloudLink 2.0 With Secure Virtual Storage Appliance

August 9, 2012 5:19 pm | News | Comments

CloudLink 2.0 allows enterprises to take advantage of the scalability and cost effectiveness of a cloud environment without exposing mission-critical and security-sensitive applications and workloads to potential third-party vulnerabilities.

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