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Alteva & USA Datanet Add Compliance Archiving To Unified Communications Offerings

January 23, 2012 2:00 pm | News | Comments

The email and instant message archiving solution will be bundled and integrated with Alteva and USA Datanet's Hosted Microsoft Exchange platform.


BIA Best Practices: How To Compensate For Exaggerated Business Unit Valuations

January 23, 2012 1:39 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

When the total of all financial impacts from an outage exceeds the annual revenue of the organization, you know it’s time to modify your approach. Five members of Continuity Insights’ editorial advisory board discuss the techniques they use to compensate for business unit managers that overemphasize their own or their unit’s value during the business impact analysis (BIA) process. Among the recommendations are peer reviews, senior leader engagement and validation, steering committee reconciliation and, believe it or not, sarcasm.


24 New Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Job Openings

January 23, 2012 9:45 am | News | Comments

BC Management recently posted new BC and DR job openings in California, Georgia, Illinois, Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut and Minnesota.


Going 'All In' With Your Supply Chain

January 20, 2012 11:44 am | by George F. Brown, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Blue Canyon Partners | Blogs | Comments

Best practice approaches to strategic supplier relationships offer tremendous potential. One of the most effective such practices involves taking a broader view of the supplier’s impacts on the customer organization. As part of various consulting projects, we’ve systematically mapped the way a supplier’s product connects to the customer’s operations and processes, trying to identify and quantify the “adjacency costs” that are connected to the supplier’s product.


Wikipedia To Be Blacked Out Over Anti-Piracy Bill

January 17, 2012 4:07 am | by SARAH SKIDMORE, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Wikipedia will black out the English language version of its website Wednesday to protest anti-piracy legislation under consideration in Congress.


Hackers Disrupt Israel Airline, Stock Market Sites

January 16, 2012 12:10 pm | by AMY TEIBEL, Associated Press | News | Comments

A hacker network that claims to be based in Saudi Arabia paralyzed the websites of Israel's stock exchange and national airline.


SunGard Availability Services Offers Seven Key Considerations When Evaluating Emergency & Mass Notification Systems

January 16, 2012 11:51 am | News | Comments

The need to diligently evaluate vendors is critical to ensure that emergency and mass notification services will meet an organization's specific requirements.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Zappos Says Customer Database Hacked

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

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


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.


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.


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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