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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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