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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Big Gaps Found In Nursing Homes' Disaster Plans

April 17, 2012 2:47 pm | by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press | News | Comments

Emergency plans required by the government often lack specific steps such as coordinating with local authorities, notifying relatives or even pinning name tags and medication lists to residents in an evacuation, according to the findings.


Chemical Plant Shutdown Could Cut Auto Production

April 17, 2012 2:38 pm | by DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

The potential shortage of a key component used to make fuel lines and brake lines could force automakers in the U.S. and around the world to close car and truck plants as they run short of parts.


Could Better Tornado Warnings Cause Complacency?

April 17, 2012 2:32 pm | by SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Forecasters who issued dire warnings ahead of last weekend's tornado outbreak in the Midwest deemed the effort a success Monday, largely because dozens of tornadoes hit yet caused only a handful of deaths. But they expressed concern about future public complacency.


Tornado Damage Stalls Wichita Aircraft Industry

April 17, 2012 2:18 pm | by HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tornado damage in Kansas' aircraft manufacturing hub could have a ripple effect on the industry, analysts warned Monday, even as airplane makers Boeing and Hawker Beechcraft and nearby parts maker Spirit AeroSystems were still tallying losses.


Axcient Earns CRN 2012 5-Star Partner Rating For New Partner Program

April 16, 2012 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Axcient has received CRN's 5-Star Partner rating for vendors who provide the best partnering elements in their channel programs. Axcient today rolls-out additional features to its partner program, which has already won numerous awards.


MIR3 Reinvents Intelligent Notification With New Features & Product Configurations for Any Business

April 16, 2012 6:37 pm | News | Comments

MIR3, Inc. today announced the release of its flagship product, Intelligent Notification v3.0. This new version represents a departure from previous releases with a completely redesigned graphical user interface, a new Quick Launch feature and three new product configurations, or editions, to meet the needs of large enterprises as well as mid-sized and smaller companies.


Choosing The Right Standard For PS-Prep Certification

April 13, 2012 12:44 pm | by Lynnda Nelson, President, ICOR | Articles | Comments

The process for obtaining PS-Prep certification is now established and companies are working to determine their readiness for a PS-Prep third-party audit. The first step in determining readiness is to identify the standard to which your organization should become certified. ICOR's Lynnda Nelson gives a side-by-side comparison of the three standards at the ehart of PS-Prep and provides background information designed to help organizations choose the most appropriate standard.


Continuity Insights / KPMG LLP Study: Integration Can Help Business Continuity Management Maturity; Cloud & Social Media Emerge As Key Technologies

April 10, 2012 2:18 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

The 2011-2012 Continuity Insights & KPMG LLP Global Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study, which surveyed 685 executives from over 40 countries, revealed varied levels of business continuity management program maturity across organizations and identified opportunities for improvement through deeper integration with other disciplines.


BCM Benchmarking Study: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

April 10, 2012 1:13 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

In order to tease out the most compelling — and more subtle — results from the 2011-2012 Continuity Insights & KPMG LLP Global Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study, a panel of subject-matter experts reviewed and commented on the raw data collected from 685 business continuity professionals. Reactions range from “disturbing” to “encouraging.” 


Japanese Gov't To Draw Up New Plans For Nuclear Incident Response

April 10, 2012 12:32 pm | News | Comments

The measures, including ways to enhance thorough communication between the government and power companies, will come in addition to the technical safety measures for nuclear power plants that the government has been working on.


5 Ex-Cops Sentenced In Katrina Killings Case

April 10, 2012 12:23 pm | by CAIN BURDEAU, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge sentenced five former police officers to years in prison for the deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge in the chaotic days following Hurricane Katrina but not before lashing out at prosecutors for allowing others involved to serve lighter penalties for their crimes.


Coast Guard Cannon Fire Sinks Tsunami Ghost Ship

April 10, 2012 11:04 am | by MARK THIESSEN & RACHEL D'ORO, Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. Coast Guard cutter poured cannon fire into a Japanese ghost ship that had been drifting since last year's tsunami, sinking the vessel in the Gulf of Alaska and eliminating the hazard it posed to shipping and the coastline.


Towering Colombia Volcano Showing New Activity

April 10, 2012 10:49 am | News | Comments

Gas and vapor has been rising periodically from the Nevado de Ruiz volcano since February and the country's geology institute says people in some areas are reporting "strong odors of sulfur."


Study Ties Oil, Gas Production To Midwest Quakes

April 10, 2012 10:42 am | by MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The rate of earthquakes has jumped six-fold from the late 20th century through last year, the team reports, and the changes are "almost certainly man-made."


Deletion Recovery Strategy For Mac Users

April 10, 2012 10:13 am | News | Comments

EaseUS Mac Undelete lets Mac users quickly retrieve their deleted pictures, audio or video files, documents and all types of files.



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