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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Intelligence-Based Business Continuity | Part 2: Competitive Intelligence

February 13, 2012 11:10 am | Articles | Comments

The information filtering methods used within the field of competitive intelligence are particularly helpful for refining a social networking strategy and using it to generate actionable information — or “intelligence” — for business continuity planning and response activities. This intelligence contributes to the risk awareness of the continuity planning team, identifies experts that can provide guidance and information, and identifies local sources of information that can provide situational awareness in an actual disaster.

Continuity Insights Invites Readers To Provide Feedback On Draft ISO Standards

February 13, 2012 10:22 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

Continuity Insights invites its U.S. readers to review and provide feedback on two ISO standards currently under development: ISO 22398 — Societal security — Guidelines for exercises and testing and ISO 22313 — Societal security — Business continuity management systems — Guidance. This is a great way for practitioners, consultants and vendors to get involved in the development of the standards that will, in all probability, influence the maturity of our discipline.

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Radware's ADC-VX Powers KPN's Data Center Hosting & Cloud Services With Advanced ADC Virtualization Capabilities

February 13, 2012 7:34 am | News | Comments

Using Radware's ADC-VX, KPN is able to host 28 different customers on one platform with complete isolation between the customers.

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Locals Nervous After Mexico Swine Flu Spike

February 7, 2012 5:37 am | by KATHERINE CORCORAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

There have been 1,623 cases of all strains of flu in Mexico recorded so far for January, 90 percent of them H1N1.

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4 UK Men Admit London Stock Exchange Bomb Plot

February 7, 2012 5:27 am | by JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Four British men fueled by the words of a U.S.-born Muslim cleric pleaded guilty Wednesday to involvement in an al-Qaida inspired plot to spread terror and cause economic damage by bombing the London Stock Exchange at Christmas time.

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Report Critiques State's Response To Irene

February 6, 2012 7:27 pm | News | Comments

A report examining Rhode Island's response to Tropical Storm Irene says government and utility companies must improve their coordination before and after the next storm.

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Semiconductor Sales Reflect Industry's Resilience

February 6, 2012 7:08 pm | News | Comments

Worldwide sales of semiconductors grew 0.4 percent in 2011, despite a tough time for the sector due to natural disasters and the weak economy.

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Senate Wants DHS To Regulate Cybersecurity For Critical Infrastructure

February 6, 2012 5:29 pm | by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The emerging proposal isn't sitting well with those who believe it gives Homeland Security too much power and those who think it's too watered down to achieve real security improvements.

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Europeans Struggle Under Record Cold Snap

February 6, 2012 5:17 pm | by JOVANA GEC, Associated Press | News | Comments

The big freeze has caused traffic chaos throughout Europe, blocking roads, shutting down airports, and trapping thousands in remote mountain villages in the Balkans.

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What You Wish You Knew During A Crisis

February 6, 2012 1:33 pm | by Kit Merker, Microsoft | Blogs | Comments

During a crisis, there is almost by definition a shortage of accessible information. Because of the time pressure a disaster creates, anything considered noise gets filtered out and ignored. However, if you could create a plan to track the right information and make it available during difficult times, it could mean the difference between tragedy and a close call.

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Intelligence-Based Business Continuity | Part 1: The POST Method

February 6, 2012 12:57 pm | by Erik Dierks | Articles | Comments

Social networking has provided business continuity planners with a valuable tool for communication and information gathering during a crisis. The complexity of these platforms, however, requires that they be leveraged only in conjunction with a clearly defined strategy. The POST method identifies the order of decisions that a company should make in composing its strategy for using social networking technologies.

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F24 Expands International Presence In The United States

February 6, 2012 7:48 am | News | Comments

F24 is a leading emergency notification, alerting and crisis management provider in Europe.

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Doyenz Partners With Symantec To Power Cloud-Based Recovery Service For Virtual Environments

February 6, 2012 6:15 am | News | Comments

Doyenz Inc.'s cloud-based recovery technology was selected by Symantec to power the new Cloud DR Option available as part of Backup Exec 2012, a service that enables customers to recover VMware environments in the Cloud in less than 15 minutes.

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Ala. Tornado Survivors Help Others Recover After Latest Twisters

January 31, 2012 6:34 am | by JAY REEVES, Associated Press | News | Comments

Survivors still haunted by memories of last year's tornado outbreak that killed 250 in Alabama are writing checks, donating diapers and standing over hot grills to help victims of the latest twisters to pummel the state.

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Hackers Attack Large Brazilian Bank

January 31, 2012 6:30 am | News | Comments

A group of Internet hackers says it has attacked the website of Brazil's second largest private sector bank, one day after doing the same with the country's largest private bank.

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