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FEMA Chooses Sprint Direct Connect For Nationwide Mass Evacuation Program

August 17, 2012 11:07 am | News | Comments

FEMA will use Sprint Direct Connect to send and receive critical information to first responders in times of national emergencies. Sprint Direct Connect also will serve a key role in updating FEMA coordinators on events and engaging help at the nation’s most critical times.


Drought Could Be A Factor In US Anthrax Cases

August 17, 2012 11:01 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Anthrax has killed more than 100 animals on ranches in Colorado and Texas within the past two weeks, and experts say the risk of infection may be greater with drought covering much of the United States. Anthrax outbreaks happen occasionally in livestock herds and wild animals in the U.S., usually west of the Mississippi River.


Colo. Shooting Prompts Gun Bills In Big States

August 17, 2012 10:56 am | by DON THOMPSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Democratic leaders in three big states have used this summer's Colorado mass shooting to push bills that would crack down on assault weapons and ammunition sales, rekindling a debate that has not gained much traction in Congress or the presidential campaign.


Tropical Storm Gordon Weakens In The Atlantic

August 17, 2012 10:53 am | News | Comments

Gordon's maximum sustained winds early Friday decreased to near 65 mph (100 kph). But the U.S. National Hurricane Center says Gordon could still strengthen to a hurricane over the weekend before reaching cooler waters. The storm is expected to approach the Azores late Sunday.


Drug Charges Dropped Because Of Too Much Digital Evidence

August 17, 2012 10:48 am | by RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A fugitive doctor charged in the nation's largest prosecution of Internet pharmacies is getting off in part because there's just too much evidence: more than 400,000 documents and two terabytes of electronic data that federal authorities say is expensive to maintain.


5 Reasons To Submit A Presentation For CIMC 2013

August 16, 2012 3:16 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Blogs | Comments

You've seen the Call for Presentations, you know that the Continuity Insights Management Conference (CIMC) is the industry's premier event for strategic business continuity discussion, and an unmatched opportunity for networking and information sharing. Here are four reasons that I hope will convince you to submit a presentation to be considered for CIMC 2013.


HP Delivers Innovations To Power Cloud Computing

August 16, 2012 2:55 pm | News | Comments

HP recently announced new virtualization software solutions that simplify, automate and secure the movement of virtual machines and data in cloud environments, providing clients with increased agility for addressing dynamic market opportunities.


Police Embrace Emerging Social Media Tool

August 14, 2012 10:52 am | by TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Minutes after a shooting near the Oakland Airport this year, the gunman was on the loose. And police Sgt. Chris Bolton quickly fired off a flurry of text alerts to thousands of nearby residents through a social media tool for law enforcement agencies.


Philippine Forecasters Protest, Track New Storm

August 14, 2012 10:45 am | News | Comments

As another storm threatened to cause more flooding, hundreds of Philippines' weather agency employees protested over their pay Tuesday and warned that forecasting services could deteriorate.


Indiana Fair Remembers Stage Collapse 1 Year Later

August 14, 2012 10:42 am | by KEN KUSMER & TOM LoBIANCO, Associated Press | News | Comments

The collapse spurred key changes at the fair after two investigations found that the stage rigging wasn't strong enough to meet state building codes and that the fair lacked a fully developed emergency plan.


Veteran Officer, Gunman Die In Texas A&M Shootout

August 14, 2012 9:47 am | by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press | News | Comments

For nearly 30 minutes police exchanged shots with the gunman as a neighbor, a former Army medic, waited with frustration for the all-clear so he could tend to the injured constable.


Tropical Storm Hector Moving Away From Mexico Coast

August 14, 2012 9:33 am | News | Comments

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm is expected to weaken and could become a tropical depression by Wednesday night.


Iran Says Foreign Help For Quake Area Now Welcome

August 14, 2012 9:21 am | News | Comments

Lawmaker Masoud Pezeshkian said that when a 6.4 quake causes "such a big loss, the main problem is mismanagement."


Host Ventura Launches Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) Based On VirtualSharp Software

August 13, 2012 5:02 pm | News | Comments

Using VirtualSharp's ReliableDR, Host Ventura can now offer companies a safe infrastructure within their data centers and ensure a fully automated Disaster Recovery process from the infrastructure components all the way up to the application stack.


Symantec Big Data Solution Makes Apache Hadoop Enterprise Ready

August 13, 2012 4:58 pm | News | Comments

Symantec Enterprise Solution for Hadoop allows administrators to leave the data where it resides and run analytics on it without having to extract, transform and load it to a separate cluster.


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