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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Ala. Family Lives Amid Rubble From April Tornado

January 10, 2012 5:03 am | by JAY REEVES, Associated Press | News | Comments

Geraldine Horton steps out of her apartment into a broken world that looks much as it did the day after a killer tornado plowed through town last spring.


Saudi Denies Bank Info Breach By Israeli Hackers

January 10, 2012 4:54 am | by TAREK EL-TABLAWY, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A top Saudi banking official on Tuesday denied an Israeli media report that hackers from Israel obtained credit card and bank account details of thousands of Saudi citizens, retaliating for an attack on Israeli accounts.


Coach: Crimson Tide Victory Gives Hope To Those Still Rebuilding

January 10, 2012 4:44 am | by DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Alabama coach Nick Saban believes the Crimson Tide's victory over LSU on Monday night will give hope to those still rebuilding their lives after a tornado ripped through Tuscaloosa in April.


Judge Postpones Sentence For Underwear Bomber

January 9, 2012 7:05 pm | by ED WHITE, Associated Press | News | Comments

A judge postponed the sentencing of a Nigerian who tried to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas 2009.


Ohio Well Owner Undertakes Study After Earthquakes

January 9, 2012 6:53 pm | by JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press | News | Comments

An energy company that shut down a northeastern Ohio brine injection well last week after earthquakes in the area has commissioned a geologic study.


Inspiring Change

January 9, 2012 6:46 pm | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

Change comes with resistance. If we are the top dog of our organization or team, we can force change by dictating it. If that isn’t your option or your style, then inspire change by addressing the emotional motivations to change. Logic alone just isn’t reason enough.


Data Storage Corporation Partners With inFORM Decisions

January 9, 2012 6:08 pm | News | Comments

The companies will provide document automation and data protection and recovery solutions for IBM i Environments.


SunGard Closes Syntesys Acquisition To Offer Expanded SWIFT Connectivity & Services

January 9, 2012 5:49 pm | News | Comments

The Syntesys acquisition will strengthen SunGard's AvantGard Ecosystem Communication Hub (Echos) offering by expanding service bureau delivery capacity and locations as well as adding a suite of SWIFTReady services.


Panel: Utilities Need To Improve Storm Plans

January 9, 2012 5:37 pm | by SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Connecticut's utilities need to fix the "toxic relationship" between labor and management, and improve their worst-case planning and staffing for major storms, according to recommendations released Monday by the governor's panel.


Using Social Media In A Crisis: Five Questions A Resilient Organization Must Answer

January 9, 2012 1:49 pm | by Gideon F. For-mukwai & Oliver S. Schmidt, C4CS, LLC | Articles | Comments

In order to deal with a myriad of stakeholders who increasingly turn to the Internet in order to be heard, every organization must understand potential and existing financial, managerial, operational, and reputational risks it faces, how its stakeholders impact and view these risks, and how social media can be utilized to interact with stakeholders in order to minimize the risks.


Regulators Oppose Utility Buyout After Outages

January 4, 2012 7:43 am | by STEPHEN SINGER, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Regulators expressed concerns that executive leadership changes following the buyout of Boston-based NStar will make the revamped Northeast Utilities less able to solve local problems.


Podcast 004 | Part 2: Pandemic Preparedness

January 3, 2012 5:08 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Two editorial board members with extensive experience in public health discuss vaccines such as Tamiflu, lessons learned from recent pandemics and the emergence of H5N1.

Podcast 004 | Part 1: Pandemic Preparedness

January 3, 2012 5:01 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Two editorial board members with extensive experience in public health discuss vaccines such as Tamiflu, lessons learned from recent pandemics and the emergence of H5N1.

Strong Winds Wreak Havoc In Britain

January 3, 2012 4:49 am | News | Comments

Extremely high winds in several parts of the country led to power outages, airport delays, seaport closings and hazardous driving conditions.


WHO Expresses Concern Over Controversial H5N1 Research

January 2, 2012 6:25 pm | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The World Health Organization is warning that dangerous scientific information could fall into the wrong hands after U.S. government-funded researchers engineered a form of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus more easily transmissible between humans.



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