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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Business Continuity Institute Survey Reveals The High Levels & Deep-Rooted Nature Of Supply Chain Failure

November 4, 2011 5:32 am | News | Comments

Research from across 62 countries has revealed that 85 percent of organizations surveyed recorded at least one supply chain disruption in 2011; 40 percent of disruption originated below the immediate supplier.


Security Firm: Hackers Hit 48 Chemical Companies

November 1, 2011 1:36 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Cyber attacks traced to China targeted at least 48 chemical and military-related companies in an effort to steal technical secrets, according to a U.S. computer security company.


Some Postpone Halloween Until Lights Come Back On

November 1, 2011 7:41 am | by BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press | News | Comments

Many towns asked parents to postpone or cancel Halloween revelry because of snow-clogged sidewalks, slippery surfaces and the possibility of more falling tree limbs.


Qantas Resumes Flights 48 Hours After Grounding Entire Fleet

November 1, 2011 7:34 am | by KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press | News | Comments

The airline grounded its fleet Saturday in response to months of strikes by unions representing pilots, aircraft mechanics, baggage handlers and caterers.


A State-By-State Look At Effects Of October Snowstorm

November 1, 2011 7:21 am | News | Comments

Power and services are slowly being restored across the ten states affected by the late October snowstorm that caused at least 23 deaths.


Photos: Northeast Snowstorm Wreaks Havoc

November 1, 2011 7:12 am | News | Comments

The unseasonable winter storm dumped as much as 30 inches of wet, heavy snow and snapped trees and power lines, causing widespread power failures.


Climate Change Panel Predicts Stronger Hurricanes, More Extreme Heat

November 1, 2011 6:57 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Global warming is likely to spawn more weather extremes at a huge cost, according to a draft summary of an international climate report.


Homeland Security Reviews Social Media Guidelines

November 1, 2011 6:38 am | by P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary Caryn Wagner said the department is establishing guidelines on gleaning information from sites such as Twitter and Facebook for law enforcement purposes.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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."


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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