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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Inspiring Change

January 9, 2012 6:46 pm | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

Change comes with resistance. If we are the top dog of our organization or team, we can force change by dictating it. If that isn’t your option or your style, then inspire change by addressing the emotional motivations to change. Logic alone just isn’t reason enough.

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Data Storage Corporation Partners With inFORM Decisions

January 9, 2012 6:08 pm | News | Comments

The companies will provide document automation and data protection and recovery solutions for IBM i Environments.

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SunGard Closes Syntesys Acquisition To Offer Expanded SWIFT Connectivity & Services

January 9, 2012 5:49 pm | News | Comments

The Syntesys acquisition will strengthen SunGard's AvantGard Ecosystem Communication Hub (Echos) offering by expanding service bureau delivery capacity and locations as well as adding a suite of SWIFTReady services.

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Panel: Utilities Need To Improve Storm Plans

January 9, 2012 5:37 pm | by SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Connecticut's utilities need to fix the "toxic relationship" between labor and management, and improve their worst-case planning and staffing for major storms, according to recommendations released Monday by the governor's panel.

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Using Social Media In A Crisis: Five Questions A Resilient Organization Must Answer

January 9, 2012 1:49 pm | by Gideon F. For-mukwai & Oliver S. Schmidt, C4CS, LLC | Articles | Comments

In order to deal with a myriad of stakeholders who increasingly turn to the Internet in order to be heard, every organization must understand potential and existing financial, managerial, operational, and reputational risks it faces, how its stakeholders impact and view these risks, and how social media can be utilized to interact with stakeholders in order to minimize the risks.

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Regulators Oppose Utility Buyout After Outages

January 4, 2012 7:43 am | by STEPHEN SINGER, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Regulators expressed concerns that executive leadership changes following the buyout of Boston-based NStar will make the revamped Northeast Utilities less able to solve local problems.

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Podcast 004 | Part 2: Pandemic Preparedness

January 3, 2012 5:08 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Two editorial board members with extensive experience in public health discuss vaccines such as Tamiflu, lessons learned from recent pandemics and the emergence of H5N1.

Podcast 004 | Part 1: Pandemic Preparedness

January 3, 2012 5:01 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Two editorial board members with extensive experience in public health discuss vaccines such as Tamiflu, lessons learned from recent pandemics and the emergence of H5N1.

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Strong Winds Wreak Havoc In Britain

January 3, 2012 4:49 am | News | Comments

Extremely high winds in several parts of the country led to power outages, airport delays, seaport closings and hazardous driving conditions.

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WHO Expresses Concern Over Controversial H5N1 Research

January 2, 2012 6:25 pm | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The World Health Organization is warning that dangerous scientific information could fall into the wrong hands after U.S. government-funded researchers engineered a form of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus more easily transmissible between humans.

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6 Years Later, Katrina Victims Fight FEMA Debts

January 2, 2012 6:10 pm | by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

FEMA is seeking to recover more than $385 million it says was improperly paid to victims of hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma.

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Nuclear Plant Inspection Reveals Flood Risk

January 2, 2012 6:06 pm | by EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press | News | Comments

NRC inspectors determined that a room housing fuel oil tanks serving the Brunswick nuclear plant's emergency diesel generators could have flooded in a hurricane.

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Expert: Wastewater Well In Ohio Triggered Quakes

January 2, 2012 5:52 pm | by THOMAS J. SHEERAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

After the latest and largest quake Saturday at 4.0 magnitude, state officials announced their beliefs that injecting wastewater near a fault line had created enough pressure to cause seismic activity.

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PA Businesses That Contributed To Flood Relief Efforts Will Get Tax Credit

January 2, 2012 4:37 pm | News | Comments

Official: "Businesses that contributed to the flood recovery effort are proactively helping their local communities recover from the devastation of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee"

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Skycasters Broadband Satellite Internet Company Awarded GSA Federal Contract

January 2, 2012 4:26 pm | News | Comments

Skycasters' business continuity satellite Internet service is independent of all local landline infrastructure.

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