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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

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."

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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.

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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.

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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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New ICOR Course: Social Media In Crisis Management

December 5, 2011 9:01 am | News | Comments

ICOR and C4CS® announce the world's first e-learning course designed to help professionals better understand and use social media effectively during good times and times of crisis.

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Systematic Failures Of Leadership

December 5, 2011 8:05 am | by Mike Rainone, Co-Founder, PCDworks | Blogs | Comments

For some time I have been interested in the whole notion of risk. Subsumed in the concept of risk is the idea that decisions, and the behaviors that result from those decisions, have positive and negative consequences. Virtually every decision we make is a hypothesis about the future, a bet; and we place thousands of internal wagers every single day, large and small.

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Federal, State, Tribal & Local Leaders Discuss FEMA's Recovery Framework

December 5, 2011 7:30 am | News | Comments

“This meeting is a next step in providing community members with an understanding of how they can apply NDRF principals and concepts."

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Single Points of Failure: What and How?

December 1, 2011 9:25 am | by Cassidian Communications | Webinars

This highly interactive session will focus on the risk of single points of failure (SPOF) in the operational environment with a special emphasis on personnel. While having a solid recovery strategy is vital, that strategy is flawed if personnel ...

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Voicemail To Text Conversion For Instant Messaging

November 30, 2011 7:40 am | News | Comments

Mutare’s EVM Plus unified messaging application now supports voicemail notification and message conversion to IM for Microsoft Lync users.

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Feds Deny Hacking Caused City Water Pump Failure

November 29, 2011 6:26 am | News | Comments

DHS spokesman Chris Ortman says initial reports over the weekend about the failure in Springfield were based on raw and unconfirmed data.

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Critical Data: Don’t Overlook The Hardcopy

November 29, 2011 6:04 am | by Joe Flach, Safe Harbor Consulting | Blogs | Comments

I know we like to think we now work in a paperless society, but the fact is, we do not. There are still plenty of industries and processes that rely on hardcopy documentation for historical records and in support of daily operations. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery programs often overlook these vital records as they focus on technology and electronic medium — I caution you not to fall into this same trap.

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Floods, Fires & Regulations Drive Business Continuity In Australia

November 29, 2011 5:43 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

CI speaks with Craig Goldberg, Deloitte Partner & Chief Operating Officer for mobile BC application, Bamboo, about the state of the BC industry in Australia, the adoption of local and international standards, and the events that shaped the local BC landscape.

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Newspaper Achieves 50 Percent Cost Savings Through Server Virtualization & Offsite Data Center

November 29, 2011 5:26 am | News | Comments

The IT transformation included the migration from 50 outmoded physical servers housed onsite to an outsourced network of four physical and 60 virtual servers in a secure Venyu facility.

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Cyber Monday Online Sales Up 18 Percent

November 29, 2011 5:14 am | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Traffic has been up substantially since the Monday before Thanksgiving as retailers promoted online deals earlier than ever.

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Continuity Insights & KPMG LLP Launch Global Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study

November 29, 2011 4:40 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

Continuity Insights and KPMG LLP are pleased to announce the re-launch of the widely-recognized Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study.

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