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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Social Media Tabletop: The Scenario & What To Bring

April 3, 2012 11:28 am | by John Orlando, PhD, Vertek Corporation | Blogs | Comments

The fictional town of Packerville, WI will suffer a tornado to begin the exercise. Each participant will engage with others to both get what they need and provide others with help using a specially created Facebook page. Participants will also use TweetDeck to monitor twitter feeds that provide injects during the event.

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Modular DPS Announces Channel-Delivered Cloud Data Protection

April 3, 2012 11:09 am | News | Comments

Designed to speed deployment for comprehensive cloud data protection, the Modular360 Partner Program integrates best-in-class hardware with industry-leading software and business consulting expertise.

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Datto Inc. Integrates Hardware-Based On-Site & Off-Site Backup, Disaster Recovery Solutions With ConnectWise

April 3, 2012 10:43 am | News | Comments

ConnectWise partners with Datto devices will now be able to receive device alerts through ConnectWise's interface as service tickets.

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Evolution Of Emergency Notification — Part 2: Integration, Social Media & Mobile

April 3, 2012 10:13 am | by Pamela LaPine, President & CEO of HipLink Software | Articles | Comments

Imagine having a fire alarm go off in a data center in Dallas and, without anyone having to do anything, personnel are alerted all over the country in a matter of minutes. This leaves the onsite staff more bandwidth to deal with the emergency while others launch contingency plans.

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Data Lost During Disaster Exercise May Have Exposed 800,000 People

March 30, 2012 12:57 pm | by SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A disaster preparedness exercise to ensure California's child support system could be run remotely went smoothly, except for one casualty: the names, Social Security numbers and other private records of about 800,000 adults and children.

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Avalution Consulting Wins ‘Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Company Of The Year’ Award At The First Annual BCI Awards – North America

March 29, 2012 10:38 am | News | Comments

The awards recognized excellence in 13 categories, inclusive of individual achievement and enterprise/product categories, and winners were chosen by a panel of BCI-appointed judges.

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NYC-Area Air Travelers Could Face Cellphone Fines

March 27, 2012 11:08 am | by DAVE PORTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The issue of electronic devices on planes received national publicity in December when Alec Baldwin was kicked off a New York-bound flight in Los Angeles for refusing to turn off his cellphone.

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Bird Flu Kills Teen In Eastern Indonesia

March 27, 2012 10:54 am | News | Comments

A 17-year-old has died of bird flu in Indonesia. He is the country's sixth fatality from the virus so far this year.

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'Pink Slime' Maker Suspends Some Plant Operations

March 27, 2012 10:41 am | by BETSY BLANEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Beef Products Inc. has taken a "substantial" hit since social media exploded with worry over the ammonia-treated filler and an online petition seeking its ouster from schools drew hundreds of thousands of supporters.

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Senators Ask Feds To Probe Requests For Facebook Passwords

March 27, 2012 10:34 am | by MANUEL VALDES, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Facebook executive cautioned that if an employer discovers that a job applicant is a member of a protected group, the employer may be vulnerable to claims of discrimination if it doesn't hire that person.

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Strong Quake Hits Northern Japan

March 27, 2012 10:29 am | News | Comments

The Japan Meteorological Agency recorded a 6.4 preliminary magnitude. The agency said there may be a small change in sea levels but did not issue tsunami warnings.

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Gov't Report: DC Nuke Blast Wouldn't Destroy City

March 27, 2012 10:19 am | by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press | News | Comments

Thinking about the unthinkable, a U.S. government study analyzed the likely effects from terrorists setting off a 10-kiloton nuclear device a few blocks north of the White House.

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Latisys Announces National Data Center Expansion & Rolls Out the Latisys Cloud

March 26, 2012 10:49 pm | News | Comments

Latisys announced availability of the Latisys Cloud, enabling enterprises to rapidly provision on-demand, pay-as-you-go IT infrastructure services through a self-service portal.

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xMatters & Continuity Logic Integrate To Provide Innovative Platform For Governance, Risk, Compliance & Continuity

March 26, 2012 10:28 pm | News | Comments

"The notification capability provided by xMatters allows Continuity Logic customers to deliver critical two-way messages via channels that include SMS, emails, iPhone, Android devices, and other phone devices directly from our FrontLine Live Incident Manager."

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Security Fail

March 26, 2012 10:13 pm | by Mike Schmidt, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

While many businesses recognize the value of protecting themselves from potentially disastrous security incidents, many fall short in their attempts to do so. Companies need to take more aggressive steps to protect themselves from security threats –- whether it’s closely studying their cloud provider, gaining a better understanding of their business data or considering an investment in outside security services.

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