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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Aftershocks From 2011 Earthquake Still Rattle Va.

January 31, 2012 6:25 am | News | Comments

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-3.2 aftershock occurred at 6:39 p.m. Monday 10 miles south-southeast of Mineral, the epicenter of the Aug. 23 earthquake.


Officials Investigating Illinois Reactor Shutdown

January 31, 2012 6:17 am | by TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press | News | Comments

After the shutdown Monday morning at Exelon Nuclear's Byron Generating Station, operators began releasing steam to cool the reactor from the part of the plant where turbines produce electricity.


Honda's Profit Drops 41 Percent On Thai Floods

January 31, 2012 5:44 am | News | Comments

Honda Motor Co. says its net profit in the October-December quarter tumbled 41 percent to 47.6 billion yen ($625 million) due to the strong yen and supply chain disruptions from flooding in Thailand.


Students Charged In Utah School Bomb Plot

January 31, 2012 5:26 am | by JENNIFER DOBNER & PAUL FOY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The two teens had a detailed plot, blueprints of the school and security systems, but no explosives.


Regional Resilience — ChicagoFIRST Style

January 30, 2012 1:46 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

Brian Tishuk, Executive Director at ChicagoFIRST, speaks with CI about the organization’s unique take on regional resilience, the work done to prioritize internet bandwidth during events such as a pandemic, credentialing and preparations for the NATO G8 summit.


MasterBrand Cabinets' Private Cloud Optimized By Riverbed IT

January 30, 2012 11:37 am | News | Comments

As a result of deploying a Riverbed wide area network (WAN) optimization solution, MBCI reduced data traffic by 82 percent and increased bandwidth capacity by four times in its private cloud environment.


xMatters Launches Highly Anticipated Version 5.0

January 30, 2012 11:15 am | News | Comments

The latest version includes updates to the user interface to increase end user adoption and enhancements to scheduling to improve the targeting of alerts.


Is It Time To Shred Your Contact List?

January 30, 2012 10:54 am | by Scott Owens, PMP, CBCP, founder and Managing Director of BluTinuity LLC | Blogs | Comments

With the explosive growth of social media in the last several years, a new paradigm in contact management has emerged. Each major platform has tools to segment or categorize your contacts into groups as a means to filter and manage specific content that is useful for those members. They also allow for document sharing and real-time status updates on team recovery activities. This is a business continuity manager’s dream.


Study: Another Major Quake Could Hit Tokyo Within Years

January 24, 2012 5:11 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

A new study is warning that the Tokyo region has a 70 percent chance of being hit directly by a powerful magnitude-7 earthquake within four years.


Nine Deaths In Mexico H1N1 Outbreak

January 24, 2012 5:03 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

Mexican officials report the number of detected A(H1N1) cases at 573, with nine deaths from the strain, also known as swine flu.


Alabama Hit Again By Tornadoes; 2 Dead, 100 Hurt

January 24, 2012 4:35 am | by JAY REEVES, Associated Press | News | Comments

At least two tornadoes roared across the heart of Alabama on Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 100 others during the middle of the night.


Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom Denies Piracy

January 23, 2012 8:14 pm | News | Comments

Dotcom, 37, appeared at a bail hearing Monday at an Auckland court after police raided his mansion Friday and removed him from a safe room where they say he barricaded himself.


Enron Attorney To Represent Megaupload

January 23, 2012 8:06 pm | by MATTHEW BARAKAT, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

When Megaupload executives arrive in court to answer charges that they orchestrated a massive online piracy scheme, they'll be backed by a prominent lawyer who has defended Bill Clinton against sexual harassment charges.


Network Outage Hampers Va. State Police

January 23, 2012 7:42 pm | by DENA POTTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Virginia State Police say a computer network outage left them unable for several hours to perform such routine tasks as running fingerprints, conducting background checks and registering sex offenders.


Strongest Solar Storm Since 2005 Hitting Earth

January 23, 2012 6:05 pm | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

It's the plasma that causes much of the noticeable problems on Earth, such as electrical grid outages. In 1989, a solar storm caused a massive blackout in Quebec.



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