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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Avalution Releases Catalyst Business Continuity Software

May 31, 2012 5:25 pm | News | Comments

Catalyst is web-based business continuity software that combines a simple user interface and on-screen guides with Avalution’s industry-leading methodology to make continuity planning easy and repeatable for every organization, regardless of size.

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SunGard Availability Services Consulting Introduces New Practice & Focus On Operational Resilience

May 30, 2012 4:16 pm | News | Comments

SunGard has also established a partnership with The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute to use their Resilience Management Model CERT-RMM, a management model for operational resilience.

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Remnants Of Beryl Head Back Toward Atlantic

May 30, 2012 10:49 am | by BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Beryl could regain tropical storm strength off the coast late Wednesday, but tropical storm-force winds were expected to stay offshore so no coastal warnings had been posted.

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A Year After Rare Twister, Mass. Residents Rebound

May 29, 2012 3:57 pm | by BRIDGET MURPHY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Four tornadoes touched down in Massachusetts, destroying or damaging 1,400 houses and 78 businesses. Three people died because of the storm, the state's first tornado deaths in 16 years.

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New Cyberweapon Discovered; Iranian Computers Hit

May 29, 2012 3:51 pm | by AMY TEIBEL & RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A massive, data-slurping cyberweapon is circulating in the Middle East, and computers in Iran appear to have been particularly affected, according to a Russian Internet security firm.

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Japan's Ex-PM: I Was Frightened By Nuclear Crisis

May 29, 2012 3:42 pm | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Kan also said the country's nuclear emergency preparedness law, set up in 1999 after a fatal accident at a nuclear fuel processing plant, did not address a severe accident that would require hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate, as in Fukushima.

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Slow, Wet Beryl Dumps Rain On US Southeast Coast

May 29, 2012 3:34 pm | by BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Residents along the Southeast coast were warned of possible flooding Tuesday from former Tropical Storm Beryl that left up to 10 inches of rain in northern Florida and was moving northeastward.

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17 Dead In Latest Killer Quake In Northern Italy

May 29, 2012 3:26 pm | by COLLEEN BARRY & LUCA BRUNO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Some 200 people were injured and thousands left homeless in Italy's second fatal quake in nine days in the agricultural and industrial area north of Bologna.

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Ex-Disaster Recovery Executive Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud

May 29, 2012 2:42 pm | News | Comments

An indictment unsealed this month alleges wrongdoing when Brian Marshall was a vice president and on the board of now-defunct Home Solutions of America.

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Downtime Protection & Business Continuance Solution To Be Installed At 15 Hospital Sites

May 29, 2012 2:13 pm | News | Comments

By enabling 24/7 access to critical patient information, NetSafe ensures that CHE hospitals maintain uninterrupted patient care during a system or network downtime.

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QuorumLabs Offers Drag-&-Drop File-Level Restore & Email Recovery

May 29, 2012 1:30 pm | News | Comments

Version 3.2SP1 of the QuorumLabs disaster recovery solution features Windows Share Restore for the point-in-time recovery of shared network files in a familiar Windows folder interface as well as the ability to restore email in minutes from a Microsoft Exchange mail store or data from a SharePoint database.

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Study: IT Taps Mobile To Fend Against The Unpredictable

May 29, 2012 1:03 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The complexities of maintaining mobility and wireless capabilities during the event of a disaster or security threat has become an increasing aspect of importance for businesses as they consider business continuity planning. Fully 67 percent of executives surveyed have included wireless network capabilities as part of their business continuity plans, while 52 percent will be investing in new telecom technologies to support their IT infrastructures. 

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Does Preparedness Have An ROI? | Part 2: Implications

May 29, 2012 12:02 pm | by David Lindstedt, PhD | Articles | Comments

Recoverability ought to be about one thing: Preparing an organization to recover services.This scope focuses on increasing the ability of an organization to recover its services following a significant incident. Should it provide an ROI along the way, so much the better, but such added benefits are based on the individual practitioner and the culture of the organization.

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Northeast Utilities CEO Seeks To Overcome Storms

May 22, 2012 8:44 am | by STEPHEN SINGER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The new CEO said recently enacted Connecticut legislation requiring performance standards for emergency preparation and service restoration will have costs, but it's too early to know what they are.

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Organizers: Don't Mess With The Olympic Brand

May 22, 2012 8:14 am | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Protecting the Olympic brand is always a big job, and never more so than this year. Olympic organizers say the increasing sophistication of guerrilla marketers and the rise of social media are putting the five rings under assault in ways barely envisioned a decade ago.

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