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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Supply Chain Resilience Through Freight Providers

February 20, 2012 3:49 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

If nothing else, the tragedy in Japan has taught us a valuable lesson on how badly things can go wrong. Manufacturers around the globe have been awash with new thinking on how to manage a global supply chain that is, despite better technology, still remarkably delicate.

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Intelligence-Based Business Continuity | Part 3: Social Media Guidelines

February 20, 2012 2:34 pm | Articles | Comments

If social networks are determined to be too risky a medium for the initial transmission of a message, the planner should identify alternative means that are more secure. This could include corporate alerting systems, internal email or even a phone tree. The use of these more secure media, however, does not guarantee that the content of the message will not reappear within social networks.

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Bangkok Blast Wounds Iranian Attacker, 4 Others

February 14, 2012 6:15 am | by THANYARAT DOKSONE & TODD PITMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Iranian man carrying grenades blew off his own legs and wounded four civilians in Bangkok on Tuesday after an earlier blast shook his rented house, and Israel accused Iran of being behind the violence.  The blasts came a day after an Israeli diplomatic car was bombed in India — an attack Israel also blamed on Iran.

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In Joplin, Young Professionals Hear Call To Serve

February 14, 2012 5:51 am | News | Comments

With much of their community in ruins, many young professionals abandoned secure corporate jobs to devote themselves to the town's long recovery.

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Zerto Introduces Virtual Replication 2.0

February 14, 2012 5:32 am | News | Comments

Key features of the new solution include a powerful multi-tenant architecture, deep VMware vCloud Director integration, centralized management and multi-site replication support.

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Thai Flooding Lowers Forecasts, Increases Costs

February 13, 2012 7:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Throughout October and November last year, companies with facilities and suppliers in Thailand warned of shortages resulting from the severe flooding that affected large parts of the country. Among the affected companies were Apple, Cisco, Dell and Hewlett-Packard. 

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Magnitude-5.6 Quake Strikes Northern Calif.

February 13, 2012 6:40 pm | News | Comments

Seismologists say the far-northern coast of California is the most seismically active area in the state, but the potential for damage and injuries there is smaller because it's less populated.

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4 Day Internet Email Outage Affects 30 Million Iranians

February 13, 2012 6:36 pm | News | Comments

Many Iranian web users say their access to foreign email services such as Gmail, Yahoo mail and Hotmail appears to have been restored after a four day outage.

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Hackers Claim Attack On Ala. Government Websites

February 13, 2012 6:31 pm | by ANDY BROWNFIELD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer hackers claiming to be from the loose-knit group known as Anonymous say they have broken into several Alabama law enforcement and government websites and have stolen the personal information for more than 46,000 people.

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Survey: Boards Raise Focus On Risk; Senior Execs Demand Convergence With Governance, Compliance

February 13, 2012 1:14 pm | News | Comments

As governance, risk and compliance (GRC) issues continue to make substantial progress moving up the corporate Boardroom agenda, executive management wants assurances that all three components are being integrated effectively and efficiently, according to research by KPMG International.

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Intelligence-Based Business Continuity | Part 2: Competitive Intelligence

February 13, 2012 11:10 am | Articles | Comments

The information filtering methods used within the field of competitive intelligence are particularly helpful for refining a social networking strategy and using it to generate actionable information — or “intelligence” — for business continuity planning and response activities. This intelligence contributes to the risk awareness of the continuity planning team, identifies experts that can provide guidance and information, and identifies local sources of information that can provide situational awareness in an actual disaster.

Continuity Insights Invites Readers To Provide Feedback On Draft ISO Standards

February 13, 2012 10:22 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

Continuity Insights invites its U.S. readers to review and provide feedback on two ISO standards currently under development: ISO 22398 — Societal security — Guidelines for exercises and testing and ISO 22313 — Societal security — Business continuity management systems — Guidance. This is a great way for practitioners, consultants and vendors to get involved in the development of the standards that will, in all probability, influence the maturity of our discipline.

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Radware's ADC-VX Powers KPN's Data Center Hosting & Cloud Services With Advanced ADC Virtualization Capabilities

February 13, 2012 7:34 am | News | Comments

Using Radware's ADC-VX, KPN is able to host 28 different customers on one platform with complete isolation between the customers.

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Locals Nervous After Mexico Swine Flu Spike

February 7, 2012 5:37 am | by KATHERINE CORCORAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

There have been 1,623 cases of all strains of flu in Mexico recorded so far for January, 90 percent of them H1N1.

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4 UK Men Admit London Stock Exchange Bomb Plot

February 7, 2012 5:27 am | by JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Four British men fueled by the words of a U.S.-born Muslim cleric pleaded guilty Wednesday to involvement in an al-Qaida inspired plot to spread terror and cause economic damage by bombing the London Stock Exchange at Christmas time.

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