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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

TVA Says Power Grid Not Fragile, Despite Storms

June 28, 2011 6:57 am | News | Comments

TVA said that the recent storms and tornadoes cost the utility and its customers about $200 million, including the expense of buying replacement power.

DHS Rolls Out Plan To Protect Business Websites

June 28, 2011 6:40 am | News | Comments

The Department of Homeland Security will help small companies and nonprofit groups avoid programming problems that allow hackers to get into the businesses' websites.

Inspired, Connected & Not Offended

June 28, 2011 5:58 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Blogs | Comments

The feedback we received was mostly very positive, with one reader expressing some regret over the loss of a print edition. I certainly understand where this reader is coming from, but I think you will all find that the digital format offers an experience that simply cannot be matched in print.

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From BCP To Continuity Risk Management

June 27, 2011 1:39 pm | by David Nolan, President & CEO, Fusion Risk Management, Inc. | News | Comments

One challenge for business continuity professionals is to bring together multiple areas of risk management into a cohesive and meaningful program, and make it relevant to executives. It needs to be done well, quickly and with everyone’s buy in — without speding a lot of money

Data Center Profile: One Communications

June 27, 2011 1:12 pm | News | Comments

One Communications' Data Center Collocation service provides FM-200 fire suppression and an OC-3 connection with two hops to the backbone.

Help Avert A TeleCrisis

June 27, 2011 12:45 pm | News | Comments

TeleCrisis™ threat management software supports and guides any staff member handling a high-risk contact.

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Bankers Agree On Plan To Increase Resiliency

June 27, 2011 12:16 pm | by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The capital buffers are designed to help mitigate the wider spill-over risks of global systemically important banks.

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.

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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.

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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