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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Structured Networks & Self-Coordinated Disaster Response

August 3, 2012 11:00 am | by John Orlando, PhD, Vertek Corporation | Articles | Comments

Social media has radically transformed communication. Now anyone can communicate to a group at almost no cost. More importantly, the group can communicate directly to each other at almost no cost. There are no longer the barriers to communication that drove the command and control model, and as a result new forms of coordination have emerged.


Lightning Eliminators & Consultants

August 3, 2012 10:21 am | News | Comments

Lighning Eliminators helps companies around the world reduce their costs and increase reliability using a unique and highly effective approach to lightning protection.


Telecom Recovery Provides Continuity When Phone Outage Threatens Utah Hospital

August 2, 2012 12:04 pm | News | Comments

Telecom Recovery is an industry pioneer in the rapid recovery of communications after a telecommunications outage, with a unique focus on the restoration of incoming calls to existing phone numbers.


SunGard Announces Second Quarter 2012 Results

July 31, 2012 11:52 am | News | Comments

Availability Services revenue was $351 million in the second quarter, down 4% year over year (down 2% adjusting for currency).


Honda's Profit Quadruples On Disaster Recovery

July 31, 2012 11:47 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan and the flooding in Thailand last year disrupted parts supplies and production for all Japanese automakers. But the Japanese automakers are making a comeback.


NY, NJ Lawmakers Want Ammunition Sales Restricted

July 31, 2012 11:37 am | by VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ten days after the Colorado movie theater massacre, federal lawmakers introduced a bill that would effectively ban people like suspect James Holmes from buying thousands of rounds of ammunition by mail or online.


Wal-Mart Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat

July 31, 2012 10:41 am | News | Comments

Authorities say a bomb threat prompted the evacuation of a northern N.J. Wal-Mart store, but no explosive devices were found there. Authorities believe it is related to numerous similar threats at other U.S. Wal-Mart stores in recent days.


New ProducTrak For Automated Data Collection & Task Management Processes

July 31, 2012 10:21 am | News | Comments

Acsis ProducTrak applications run on an independent full-time server, Acsis VisiTrak®, that can provide continuity for mission critical applications in the event of an ERP or wide area network outage.


Zerto Virtual Replication 2.0 General Availability Announced

July 31, 2012 9:57 am | News | Comments

The new version of Zerto's award-winning software boasts several advanced features, including enhanced scalability, management and automation as well as the ability to replicate to and from multiple data centers.


Wells Fargo Names New Information Security Chief

July 31, 2012 9:49 am | News | Comments

Wells Fargo & Co. said Monday that it has named Rich Baich, a former executive at Deloitte and Touche LLP, to the post of chief information security officer.


Electricity Grids Fail Across Half Of India, Creates World's Biggest Blackout

July 31, 2012 9:42 am | by RAVI NESSMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The massive failure has raised serious concerns about India's outdated infrastructure and the government's inability to meet its huge appetite for energy as the country aspires to become a regional economic superpower.


DHS Protective Security Advisors: Creating Resiliency Through Outreach & Security Assessments

July 30, 2012 5:40 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

Continuity Insights speaks with Ed Gleason, Regional Director with the Department of Homeland Security's Protective Security Advisor program, about the security products and services available to private businesses, the "very real" cyber threat, critical infrastructure and the shift from "protection" to "resiliency."


Remote Infrastructure Management For Business Continuity

July 27, 2012 10:36 am | by John Bedrick, CMO & VP of Product Management, Opengear | Articles | Comments

Many times, infrastructure devices are located in remote locations that are either staffed with non-IT people or totally unstaffed. Remote infrastructure management is a technology-driven method for secure access, control, monitoring and management of a variety of devices installed throughout a communications network.


White House: Obama Not Seeking New Gun Laws

July 27, 2012 10:08 am | by JULIE PACE, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Obama acknowledged that not enough had been done to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals and pledged to work with lawmakers from both parties to move forward on the matter.


Senate Advances Measure To Improve Cybersecurity

July 27, 2012 10:00 am | by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The new version of the bill offers incentives, such as liability protection and technical assistance, to businesses that voluntarily participate in a government-run cybersecurity program.



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