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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

The Almost-Impossible BC Skill Set

October 24, 2011 9:50 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Sitting in the Brazen Head Irish Pub in Dublin, Ohio with Lynnda Nelson, President of ICOR, the conversation jumps from the day’s events at the annual Contingency Planners of Ohio (CPO) conference, to fishing salmon and perch in Lake Michigan, to the almost impossible skill set required to be a BC professional.


Tier IV Data Center With 150-Seat Hot Site

October 24, 2011 3:51 pm | News | Comments

DataCenter.BZ uses ultra-high power densities and Tier IV+ datacenter building design, and offers a 150-seat hot site for real-time workforce recovery.


FEMA Names Winners Of Community & Individual Preparedness Awards

October 24, 2011 12:31 pm | News | Comments

Winners demonstrated significant innovation and creativity in preparing their communities across 13 categories, including Preparing the Whole Community, Engagement with Faith-Based Communities, and Outstanding Drill, Exercise, or Event.


Focus on the Global Classroom

October 20, 2011 10:25 am | by Center for Continuity Leadership | Webinars

Global organizations with global clients have huge continuity challenges with maintaining program standards, ensuring a consistent message throughout an organization and to find the time to train people in their roles and responsibilities. You c...

Japanese Company Reveals Flaws In Business Continuity Plans, Focuses On Supply Chain

October 18, 2011 10:58 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

"Due to the significant scale of the disaster, the assumptions that we used to establish our BCPs failed to include ancillary factors that might prevent stable production."


Steve Jobs Describes The Cloud -- In 1997

October 18, 2011 10:22 am | News | Comments

A clip from Steve Job's famous speech at the 1997 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, in which he lays out his vision for Cloud computing.


Study Aims To Refine & Improve Crowdsourcing For Intelligence

October 18, 2011 9:52 am | by MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Statistics have long shown that large crowds of average people frequently make better predictions about unknown events, when their disparate guesses are averaged out, than any individual scholar — a phenomenon known as the wisdom of crowds.


BlackBerry Maker Apologizes For Outages, Offers Free Apps

October 18, 2011 9:00 am | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | News | Comments

Trying to make amends for massive outages last week, Research In Motion on Monday promised BlackBerry users free premium apps and a month of technical support.


After Three Disasters, No Federal Help For VA Town

October 18, 2011 8:45 am | by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal government has refused to help foot the $18 million tab for the damage from the earthquake, hurricane and tornado, leaving people to host fundraisers and help out neighbors because few homes and businesses had insurance.


'Sesame Street' YouTube Channel Resumes After Hacking

October 18, 2011 8:33 am | News | Comments

The YouTube channel for "Sesame Street" is back online after hackers forced its shutdown for a day by loading X-rated material.


AT&T Disaster Recovery Exercise Simulates Network Disaster In D.C.

October 18, 2011 7:47 am | News | Comments

The exercises simulate the loss of a network office due to disaster and are designed to test, refine and strengthen AT&T's business continuity and disaster recovery services in order to minimize network downtime.


Enterprise Data Protection Solutions

October 17, 2011 1:32 pm | News | Comments

Quest software's solutions simplify enterprise data protection, and provide scalability and broad platform support.


The Four Stages Of Highly Effective Crisis Management

October 17, 2011 12:58 pm | News | Comments

Developing a crisis communication plan that allows managers to act quickly, deliberately and strategically has never been more important.


Workplace Continuity: How To Replace Tribal Knowledge

October 17, 2011 12:00 pm | by Mike Collins, Author of Saving American Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

Have you done an assessment in your company that identifies the older workers and the valuable tribal knowledge that is about to walk out the door? I think the two most practical solutions are to do everything possible to capture the knowledge and to develop strategies to retain older workers.


Continuity Risk Management: The New 'Big Dog'

October 14, 2011 10:47 am | by By David Nolan, CEO, Fusion Risk Management, Inc. | Articles | Comments

There are compelling signals that clearly indicate continuity risk management is now front and center, with traditional continuity programs falling in line as part of a bigger risk management agenda.



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