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Tropical Storm Warnings After New Depression Forms

August 21, 2012 10:49 am | News | Comments

A new tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic prompting tropical storm warnings to be issued across a swath of islands in the Caribbean. The depression has maximum sustained winds near 35 mph (55 kph) early Tuesday but is expected to strengthen and become a tropical storm later in the day.

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2012 Hurricane Forecast Updated

August 21, 2012 10:04 am | Videos | Comments

The NOAA has increased its prediction for the number of named storms expected this hurricane season, two or three of which are expected to be Category 3 or higher. These numbers are in line with averages from the the busy hurricane period of 1995-2011.

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Hitachi Data Systems & VMware Help Customers Further Scale IT Infrastructures & Accelerate Cloud Deployments

August 21, 2012 9:37 am | News | Comments

With the expanded partnership, Hitachi Data Systems will bundle VMware cloud infrastructure software and sell individual software licenses to provide organizations with complete, converged infrastructure solutions, services and support.

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Speakers’ Soapbox: Doug Weldon On Effective BIAs & Eisenhower

August 20, 2012 3:53 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

In the leadup to Continuity Insights New York, Doug Weldon, President of the BCI USA Chapter, discusses executive support, the need to have a total understanding of the business and its processes, and Dwight D. Eisenhower’s deep understanding of planning and incident response.

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Fox Networks Group Shifts To Nirvanix Enterprise Cloud Storage For Content Collaboration & Data Backup

August 20, 2012 12:47 pm | News | Comments

Fox Networks Group has selected the Nirvanix Cloud Storage NetworkT for digital content collaboration to accelerate secure access and deployment of key media assets, and will use the the Nirvanix cloud to replace multi-tier data and tape backup.

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Reuters Blog Platform Hacked For 2nd Time

August 17, 2012 11:31 am | News | Comments

The Reuters news agency says hackers have broken into one of its websites for the second time in two weeks and posted a false story saying Saudi Arabia's foreign minister had died. Reuters said Wednesday in a news story posted on its website that a fabricated piece saying Prince Saud al-Faisal had died "was illegally posted on a Reuters journalist's blog."

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Japan's Nuclear Leaks Sparked Butterfly Mutations

August 17, 2012 11:25 am | by ELAINE KURTENBACH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Radiation that leaked from the Fukushima nuclear plant following last year's tsunami caused mutations in some butterflies — including dented eyes and stunted wings — though humans seem relatively unaffected, researchers say. The mutations are the first evidence that the radiation has caused genetic changes in living organisms.

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FEMA Chooses Sprint Direct Connect For Nationwide Mass Evacuation Program

August 17, 2012 11:07 am | News | Comments

FEMA will use Sprint Direct Connect to send and receive critical information to first responders in times of national emergencies. Sprint Direct Connect also will serve a key role in updating FEMA coordinators on events and engaging help at the nation’s most critical times.

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Drought Could Be A Factor In US Anthrax Cases

August 17, 2012 11:01 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Anthrax has killed more than 100 animals on ranches in Colorado and Texas within the past two weeks, and experts say the risk of infection may be greater with drought covering much of the United States. Anthrax outbreaks happen occasionally in livestock herds and wild animals in the U.S., usually west of the Mississippi River.

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Colo. Shooting Prompts Gun Bills In Big States

August 17, 2012 10:56 am | by DON THOMPSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Democratic leaders in three big states have used this summer's Colorado mass shooting to push bills that would crack down on assault weapons and ammunition sales, rekindling a debate that has not gained much traction in Congress or the presidential campaign.

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Tropical Storm Gordon Weakens In The Atlantic

August 17, 2012 10:53 am | News | Comments

Gordon's maximum sustained winds early Friday decreased to near 65 mph (100 kph). But the U.S. National Hurricane Center says Gordon could still strengthen to a hurricane over the weekend before reaching cooler waters. The storm is expected to approach the Azores late Sunday.

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Drug Charges Dropped Because Of Too Much Digital Evidence

August 17, 2012 10:48 am | by RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A fugitive doctor charged in the nation's largest prosecution of Internet pharmacies is getting off in part because there's just too much evidence: more than 400,000 documents and two terabytes of electronic data that federal authorities say is expensive to maintain.

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5 Reasons To Submit A Presentation For CIMC 2013

August 16, 2012 3:16 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Blogs | Comments

You've seen the Call for Presentations, you know that the Continuity Insights Management Conference (CIMC) is the industry's premier event for strategic business continuity discussion, and an unmatched opportunity for networking and information sharing. Here are four reasons that I hope will convince you to submit a presentation to be considered for CIMC 2013.

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HP Delivers Innovations To Power Cloud Computing

August 16, 2012 2:55 pm | News | Comments

HP recently announced new virtualization software solutions that simplify, automate and secure the movement of virtual machines and data in cloud environments, providing clients with increased agility for addressing dynamic market opportunities.

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Police Embrace Emerging Social Media Tool

August 14, 2012 10:52 am | by TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Minutes after a shooting near the Oakland Airport this year, the gunman was on the loose. And police Sgt. Chris Bolton quickly fired off a flurry of text alerts to thousands of nearby residents through a social media tool for law enforcement agencies.

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