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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Purchasing Priorities Are Not Always Equal

June 21, 2011 8:23 am | by David Mantey, Editor, Product Design & Development | Blogs | Comments

An interesting relationship exists between the purchasing department and those in need of a just-in-time part. The order taker is great at faxing or emailing a part order, but he/she often isn’t concerned with the dire implications of the weeks, days, and even minutes that a company lies in wait for a part.

United & US Airways Resolve Weekend Computer Outages

June 21, 2011 7:49 am | News | Comments

United was forced to cancel 16 flights on Friday and approximately 25 on Saturday because of the computer outage that also delayed about 100 flights worldwide.

Hurricane Beatriz Hits Mexico's Pacific Coast

June 21, 2011 7:14 am | by ARTURO PEREZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Beatriz's winds grew to a hurricane-force 90 mph early Tuesday and the storm was moving near or over the coast of Mexico overnight.

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UK Police Arrest Sony, CIA Hacker Suspect

June 21, 2011 7:08 am | by CASSANDRA VINOGRAD, Associated Press | News | Comments

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of hacking attacks on Sony and the CIA website, British police said.

Continuity Managers Are Now IT Risk Managers

June 21, 2011 12:15 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

CI speaks with Richard Cocchiara, Chief Technology Officer for Business Continuity and Resiliency Services at IBM Global Services, at the World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM) about how the cloud can be used to optimize technology, the origins of business resilience and why business continuity managers need to start looking at positive risks.

IBM Launches Smart Cloud For Disaster Recovery & Data Archive

June 20, 2011 11:05 pm | News | Comments

The new IBM services include SmartCloud Virtualized Server Recovery and IBM SmartCloud Archive.

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Volcanic Ash Continues To Ground Flights

June 20, 2011 10:17 pm | News | Comments

Ash from a Chilean volcano moved into Australian airspace on Tuesday, forcing airlines to cancel more flights.

Report: Pentagon Must Bolster Cybersecurity Staff

June 20, 2011 9:04 pm | by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

America's enemies recognize that cyberattacks are a low-cost way to counter U.S. military might, according to a government watchdog agency.

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Off-The-Shelf BC Software Targets Downtime

June 19, 2011 12:49 pm | News | Comments

The Neverfail V6 solution eliminates any customization or scripting required to support specific applications.

Calling All Experts: We Want You For The 2012 Management Conference

June 17, 2011 12:52 pm | News | Comments

To ensure that we maintain and improve on the attendee experience, we're looking for new, innovative and exciting presentations for the 2012 Continuity Insights Management Conference. The call for presentations in now open.

Hackers Say They Hit CIA Website

June 16, 2011 10:19 am | by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of hackers who breached the Senate computer system earlier this week claimed responsibility for problems with the CIA's website Wednesday.

Is The Cloud Safe?

June 16, 2011 9:30 am | News | Comments

With more technology companies pushing their products onto the “cloud” — the distributed network that is powered by thousands of high-performance servers in dark data centers around the country — many are getting more concerned about security.

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Supply Chain Analytics Suite

June 15, 2011 11:11 am | News | Comments

The suite contains tools for supply chain design, sales and operations planning, sustainability, transportation operations and transportation bid.

Honda: Profits To Fall 63.5 Percent Amid Shortages

June 14, 2011 7:31 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Despite slowdowns, Honda said vehicle production in Japan is expected to be back at normal levels by later this month.

Flooded Freeway

June 14, 2011 6:09 am | News | Comments

The rising Missouri River has ruptured two levees in northwest Missouri, sending torrents of floodwaters over rural farmland and roadways.

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