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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Symantec Big Data Solution Makes Apache Hadoop Enterprise Ready

August 13, 2012 4:58 pm | News | Comments

Symantec Enterprise Solution for Hadoop allows administrators to leave the data where it resides and run analytics on it without having to extract, transform and load it to a separate cluster.

Texas Pandemic Flu Toolkit

August 13, 2012 12:50 pm | Videos | Comments

The Texas Pandemic Flu Toolkit helps the state of Texas better prepare for and respond to pandemics by allowing officials to run simulations and come up with strategies to effectively stockpile and deploy resources. The deployment of antiviral medications, vaccines and public health announcments are modeled to determine the most effective strategy.

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How Business Continuity Groups Can Partner With ERM & IT Groups

August 13, 2012 11:46 am | by Jason Merante, an executive in Accenture Technology Consulting | Articles | Comments

As a consultant, I have had the opportunity to work for some of the largest and most complex corporations in the world. Based on my observations over the years, both positive and negative, I would like to share some ideas that will help bring the two disciplines of BCM and ERM together to achieve real business value and improve loss avoidance.

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Speakers' Soapbox: Donna Arobone Blurs Fiction With Reality

August 10, 2012 10:06 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

Donna Arobone, IIG Divisional Contingency Coordinator at Vanguard, speaks with Continuity Insights about why she chose the movie Contagion as a case study in pandemic preparedness, what she would name her band and why Eleanor Roosevelt would have made a good business continuity professional.

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Mass Of Volcanic Rocks Floating Off New Zealand

August 10, 2012 9:39 am | News | Comments

A mass of small volcanic rocks nearly the size of Belgium has been discovered floating off the coast of New Zealand.

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Ernesto Weakens Over Mexico, Still A Flood Threat

August 10, 2012 9:27 am | by MIGUEL ANGEL HERNANDEZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

In Tabasco state, the storm's strong winds ripped rooftops from several homes but residents refused to evacuate, fearing their possessions might be stolen.

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Egyptian Capital Hit By Rash Of Blackouts

August 9, 2012 10:44 pm | by SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press | News | Comments

Some hospitals which were unprepared for the outages have reported medicines going bad in storage. Shop owners are also complaining that perishables are rotting in fridges and private generators have become a necessity.

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Obama May Act To Stop Infrastructure Cyberattacks

August 9, 2012 10:34 pm | by KIMBERLY DOZIER & LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration is weighing plans to use its executive power to press U.S. businesses to better protect critical industries from potentially crippling computer attacks, after Congress failed to pass such legislation last week.

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AFORE Announces CloudLink 2.0 With Secure Virtual Storage Appliance

August 9, 2012 5:19 pm | News | Comments

CloudLink 2.0 allows enterprises to take advantage of the scalability and cost effectiveness of a cloud environment without exposing mission-critical and security-sensitive applications and workloads to potential third-party vulnerabilities.

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Video Collaboration Used To Combat High Traffic & Congestion In London

August 9, 2012 3:49 pm | News | Comments

The UK government has urged businesses in London to put remote working practices into place and is leading the charge with civil servants starting a flexible working programme this week.

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MLC & Associates Celebrates 25 Years, Appoints New President & CEO

August 7, 2012 12:00 pm | News | Comments

Leveraging cloud technology has broadened MLC's reach to offer smaller clients access to Fortune 500-level services by packaging its core services in a way that's affordable for smaller companies.

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Heavy Rains Submerge Philippine Capital

August 7, 2012 11:52 am | News | Comments

President Benigno Aquino III called an emergency meeting of Cabinet officials and disaster-response agencies, and the Philippine Stock Exchange in the flooded financial district of Makati was closed.

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Web Applications May Experience More Than 2,700 Attack Incidents Per Year

August 7, 2012 11:48 am | News | Comments

"The cyber battlefield looks a lot more like a border keeping mission than total war -- most of the time very little happens, but every once in a while there's an outbreak of attacks."

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Gilma Forms In Pacific; Ernesto Off Honduras Coast

August 7, 2012 11:29 am | by ALBERTO ARCE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tropical Storm Ernesto was 220 miles east of Chetumal, Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. It will become a hurricane if it reaches winds of 74 mph.

Volcano Erupts With Ash Cloud In New Zealand

August 7, 2012 11:20 am | by NICK PERRY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A volcano quiet for more than a century erupted in a New Zealand national park, spreading thick ash for several kilometers (miles) and causing some residents to evacuate their homes. Some domestic flights were canceled Tuesday.

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