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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Captain Blamed For Italian Cruise Ship Grounding

January 16, 2012 11:30 am | by FRANCES D'EMILIO & NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press | News | Comments

The jailed captain of the cruise ship that capsized off Tuscany made an unauthorized deviation from the programmed course, a blunder that led to its deadly crash against a reef.

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Apple Discloses Suppliers For The First Time

January 16, 2012 10:53 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The 2012 "Supplier Responsibility Progress Report" documents 229 audits throughout its supply chain last year by Apple Inc. That's up 80 percent from 127 audits in 2010.

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The 7 Biggest Problems With Forbes’ Article On Disaster-Ready Cities

January 16, 2012 9:47 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Blogs | Comments

As Forbes enjoys compiling lists so much, I thought it appropriate to compile a list of why the article on most- and least-prepared cities is fairly meaningless. Take a look at the CDC’s report on its Cities Readiness Initiative and it immediately becomes clear that this ranking isn’t all that Forbes makes it out to be.

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How To Identify & Update Dinosaur Processes & Technologies In Your Organization

January 16, 2012 9:33 am | by Jennie Clinton, MBCP, MBCI | Articles | Comments

Disaster recovery and business continuity plans are based on evolving technologies and, like the dinosaurs, some aspects of these plans will become extinct. We can dissect a comprehensive BC/DR program into separate categories -- process, technology and communications -- to discover those areas that have become dinosaurs and thus, to a large degree, extinct ways of thinking.

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Zappos Says Customer Database Hacked

January 16, 2012 7:54 am | News | Comments

Online shoe seller Zappos.com says a hacker may have accessed the personal information of up to 24 million customers.

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Conn. Gov Seeks Storm Exercises, Utility Standards

January 16, 2012 6:50 am | by SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Two Storm Panel was charged with reviewing the preparedness, response and recovery efforts of the state, utilities, municipalities and others following the remnants of Hurricane Irene and the October snowstorm.

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ICOR Announces Latin America Campus

January 11, 2012 5:20 am | News | Comments

ICOR has partnered with Intellity Consulting, a firm that helps companies in South America solve problems in finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and internal audit.

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UNLV’s Proposed PhD In Resilience

January 10, 2012 12:50 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

Marc Glasser, Adjunct Professor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), recently revealed the University is conducting exploratory research for a possible PhD in Resilience. According to Glasser, UNLV’s research strongly indicates the need for scholarly “resilience” pursuits. CI speaks with Glasser about his interpretation of resilience, the drivers for a PhD-level program, and possible tuition costs and starting dates.

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New Technology Trends that will Affect Business Continuity Professionals

January 10, 2012 9:25 am | by Quantivate | Webinars

This session will discuss the current technology trends of the Business Continuity industry. Andy Vanderhoff will cover topics including Data Integration and Convergence, Mobile technologies, and Cloud computing and more. In addition we will dis...

Panasonic Launches Smart Desk Phone At CES

January 10, 2012 5:13 am | News | Comments

Authorities can monitor potential emergency situations from a secure area by viewing live video on the phone from Panasonic's PTZ network video cameras.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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