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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Oprah Winfrey Visits Haiti Under Tight Security

December 13, 2011 4:35 am | by EVENS SANON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Oprah Winfrey toured an encampment for Haitians displaced by a massive 2010 earthquake, part of her new mission to see "profound examples of what can be done to make a difference in the world."


Virginia Tech Shooter Alerts Show Progress Since 2007

December 13, 2011 4:19 am | by ALLEN G. BREED & ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

When the campus website crashed Thursday, students were still able to send and receive tweets -- particularly on a feed maintained by The Collegiate Times.


Power Outage Causes Sewage Spill

December 12, 2011 2:14 pm | News | Comments

Frederick City officials say 3.5 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into Carroll Creek after a waste water treatment plant lost power for about nine hours.


Utility: October Snowstorm Cost Nearly $203 Million

December 12, 2011 2:11 pm | by STEPHEN SINGER, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The cost to restore power after the October snowstorm will be more than $200 million, double the initial estimate.


Help With Your Integrated Business Resilience Strategy

December 12, 2011 2:02 pm | News | Comments

Business continuity and resiliency services from IBM can offer the insight and expertise you need to manage the risks your business faces today and in the future.


Notification System With Dedicated 1-800 Number

December 12, 2011 1:43 pm | News | Comments

The Rapid Notify web-based mass notification system includes a dedicated 1-800 number with recordable message.


Corporate Sandbox For Employee Devices Is A BC Tool

December 12, 2011 1:28 pm | by Ron Lapidis, Seacliff Partners International | Blogs | Comments

At VMWorld and at Open Mobile Summit this year, VMware showed off a new product currently code-named Horizon. While some websites are calling Horizon a mobile platform that creates a “phone within a phone,” Horizon is much more than that. Think of whatever computing device you have in your hands as a window to your applications and data.


Protesters Halt Operations At West Coast Ports

December 12, 2011 1:01 pm | by TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Occupy movement is focusing on the ports as the "economic engines for the elite."


Japan Funding Whale Hunt With Tsunami Recovery Budget

December 12, 2011 11:39 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Japan is spending $29 million from its supplementary budget for tsunami reconstruction to fund the country's annual whaling hunt.


Tornadoes In Alabama: A Private Company’s Response

December 6, 2011 9:25 am | by Verizon Wireless | Webinars

The severe tornado outbreaks in Mississippi and Alabama in April 2011 clearly tested the response programs of many businesses, with significant damage to infrastructure, the need for additional recovery resources and widespread destruction. This...

Disaster Strikes Japanese Ferrari Enthusiasts

December 5, 2011 12:51 pm | News | Comments

An outing of luxury sportscar enthusiasts in Japan ended in an expensive freeway pileup — smashing a stunning eight Ferraris, a Lamborghini and two Mercedes.


Bank Of England Planning For Financial Crisis

December 5, 2011 12:31 pm | by ROBERT BARR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The goal of the bank's Financial Policy Committee "is to insure as far as possible we make the U.K. financial system resilient."


Claims Of Cyberattack On Utlility Stem From Contractor Logging On From Russia

December 5, 2011 12:12 pm | by CARLA K. JOHNSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

A reported cyberattack on a water district in central Illinois turned out to be a false alarm set off when an American contractor logged onto the system remotely while vacationing in Russia.


Volcanic Eruption Closes Indonesian Airport

December 5, 2011 11:44 am | News | Comments

State volcanologist Surono says Mount Gamalama spewed clouds of thick gray ash into the air late Sunday.


Report: Utility Not Prepared For October Snowstorm

December 5, 2011 11:38 am | by DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press | News | Comments

In response to the report, Northeast Utilities has named a new senior vice president for emergency preparedness.



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