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Aurora Shooting Theater Sued Over Lack Of Alarms, Security

September 25, 2012 12:26 pm | by P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press | News | Comments

In addition to failing to have alarmed exit doors, the lawsuits claim Cinemark was negligent in failing to hire extra security for the midnight showing or generally protect patrons who were sitting in a darkened theater. They also say Cinemark failed to help evacuate the theater even after the shooting ended.


Hurricane Miriam Churns In Pacific Off Mexico

September 25, 2012 11:43 am | News | Comments

U.S. forecasters say Miriam is currently a Category 2 hurricane churning well off Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Miriam is packing top sustained winds near 105 mph (165 kph). At 5 a.m. EDT Tuesday, the hurricane was centered about 405 miles (655 kms) southwest of the southern tip of the Baja peninsula.


Logicalis Selects Nirvanix For Enterprise Cloud Storage Services

September 24, 2012 5:42 pm | News | Comments

Logicalis can now offer its clients cloud storage solutions designed from the ground up for five nines of data availability with built-in data consistency and self-healing software for continuous data integrity. Nirvanix's secure, highly granular multi-tenancy capabilities enable Logicalis' customers to create a subaccount for each branch office.


LA Preps For Freeway Closure & Carmageddon II

September 24, 2012 5:27 pm | by JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press | News | Comments

At Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, just outside the Carmageddon Zone, officials plan to house as many as 300 doctors, nurses and other staff members in dorms at nearby hotels so nobody will have trouble getting to work. The UCLA campus, with about 41,000 students, has emergency traffic diversion plans in place.


Tenzing Launches Data Assure Service To Ease The Burden Of Data Protection

September 24, 2012 5:10 pm | News | Comments

Data Assure performs backups automatically and continuously, down to fifteen-minute increments, so data is protected nearly as fast as it's being created. Mirrored data centers are secured using stringent procedures, protocols, and standards.


Violence Halts Operations At Apple Supplier Foxconn

September 24, 2012 5:05 pm | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The company that makes Apple's iPhones suspended production at a factory in China on Monday after a brawl by as many as 2,000 employees at a dormitory injured 40 people. A police statement reported by the official Xinhua News Agency said 5,000 officers were dispatched to the scene.


Notification System Selection: A Case Study

September 24, 2012 4:40 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

Notification systems are vital for crisis communications and a big investment for business continuity departments. Editorial board member Mike Keating, Vice President of Business Continuity Management at Reinsurance Group of America, recently upgraded his organization’s notification system and learnt a lot about the latest features in the process.


BlackBerry Service Outage Hit 3 Continents

September 21, 2012 11:43 am | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | News | Comments

Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said he thinks the transition to the BlackBerry 10 software intended to run their new line of smartphones, could be a cause of the outage. RIM is preparing to launch the new phones early next year, after a series of delays.


Speakers' Soapbox: Mark Haimowitz On Large-Scale Disasters, Staying Relevant & Paul McCartney

September 21, 2012 11:17 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

Continuity Insights speaks with Mark Haimowitz, Director of Business Continuity Planning at Disney ABC Television Network, about how technology affects BC plans, event-agnostic disaster planning and what business continuity professionals can learn from Paul McCartney.


IT-Lifeline Launches Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Solution

September 21, 2012 10:58 am | News | Comments

IT-Lifeline, a provider of comprehensive disaster recovery and testing solutions for the financial services industry, today announced the addition of its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to its comprehensive disaster recovery solution for organizations that need to speed up their ability to recover workstations in the event of a natural disaster or power outage.


Panetta Talks Computer Hacking Issues With Chinese

September 21, 2012 10:43 am | by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

Despite several years of escalating diplomacy and warnings, the U.S. is making little headway in its efforts to tamp down aggressive Chinese cyberattacks against American companies and the government. Chinese officials have steadfastly denied the cyberattacks, saying they also are victims of computer hackers and breaches.


Isaac Costs Entergy At Least $400 Million

September 21, 2012 10:19 am | News | Comments

Entergy Corp. says its estimated damages from Hurricane Isaac range from $400 million to $500 million, and the storm is expected to reduce the utility's third-quarter revenue. In a news release on Tuesday, Entergy said it will pursue all reasonable avenues to recover storm costs, including using its storm reserves, borrowing, additional charges for customers, and insurance.


Survey: Intensifying Economic & Political Volatility Ushers In Barrage Of Corporate External Risks

September 21, 2012 9:47 am | News | Comments

The Eurozone debt crisis and U.S. political uncertainty, combined with extreme and unexpected events, are continuing to create external risks that companies are grappling to overcome, according to a new PwC US Risk in Review paper.


Visual Notification System

September 20, 2012 4:57 pm | News | Comments

The EScreenz internal communication solution uses desktops, laptops and digital displays to communicate to everyone in your organization. Effectively and securely communicate throughout the enterprise or by departments. Messages can relate to emergencies, evacuations, safety, HR policies, compliance protocols, departmental procedures, training reinforcement, for example.


Keynotes Announced For Continuity Insights New York

September 17, 2012 5:25 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Videos | Comments

In October we launch Continuity Insights New York, a business continuity conference designed to bring together the brightest minds in the northeast for two days of innovative and practical business continuity discussions. Sessions are delivered by seasoned professionals from leading organizations. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and network with colleagues and officials.



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