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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Enforce A 12-Hour Work Limit For Disaster Response Teams

November 1, 2011 6:07 am | by Joe Flach, Consultant, Safe Harbor Consulting, LLC | Blogs | Comments

Do you have a policy in your business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency response and/or crisis management program that establishes a limit on the number of hours responders can work before requiring a mandatory break? Are you in position to enforce this policy? Do you enforce it during recovery tests?

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Telephone Interpreting Service

November 1, 2011 5:55 am | News | Comments

The LangCommLive telephone interpretation service provides fast access to interpreters during a crisis or event that involves non-English speakers.

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Storage Platform Expediates Marrow Transplants

November 1, 2011 5:20 am | News | Comments

Using NetApp storage, Be The Match®, which operates the world’s largest listing of potential marrow donors, was able to greatly accelerate the flow of data and facilitate 50 percent more transplants around the world.

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Upcoming Webinar: Protecting Your Company’s Online Reputation

October 31, 2011 10:34 am | News | Comments

In this free webinar, noted crisis management expert Jonathan Bernstein will share the secrets of online reputation management for companies.

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Practitioners' Perspective: How 9/11 Shaped Business Continuity

October 27, 2011 10:25 am | by Recovery Point | Webinars

There is no doubt that the events of September 11, 2001 helped shape the business continuity industry. To illustrate the dramatic evolution that has occurred over the past 10 years, Continuity Insights presents a webinar featuring two New York C...

Olympic Planners Hope To Avoid Atlanta's Transport Woes

October 25, 2011 7:22 am | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

"Atlanta was an unmitigated transport disaster," rail expert Christian Wolmar said. "All the other Olympics — Beijing and Sydney — have learned their lessons."

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Insurer Agrees To Pay Joplin Survivor, Hero After AP Report

October 25, 2011 7:11 am | by JIM SALTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The insurance provider initially denied the claim in June "based on the fact that there was no greater risk than the general public at the time you were involved in the Joplin tornado."

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Stuxnet-Style Infrastructure Attacks Could Be Easily Replicated

October 25, 2011 6:47 am | by JORDAN ROBERTSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Key elements of the Stuxnet worm have now been replicated in laboratory settings by security experts with little time, money or specialized skill.

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Hurricane Rina Becomes Category 2 Storm In Caribbean

October 25, 2011 5:52 am | News | Comments

Rina's forecast track shows it possibly curving toward Cuba in the next few days.

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Two-Week Old Baby & Mother Rescued After Turkish Quake

October 25, 2011 5:46 am | by SELCAN HACAOGLU, Associated Press | News | Comments

A 2-week-old baby girl and her mother were pulled alive from the rubble of an apartment building on Tuesday in a dramatic rescue, nearly 48 hours after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake toppled some 2,000 buildings in eastern Turkey.

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Property Restoration & Recovery

October 24, 2011 10:46 pm | News | Comments

BELFOR's property restoration and recovery solutions include smoke/odor removal, structural drying/desiccant dehumidification, air duct decontamination and more.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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