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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Insect Cyborgs May Become First Responders

November 28, 2011 11:33 am | News | Comments

Research conducted at the University of Michigan College of Engineering may lead to the use of insects to monitor hazardous situations before sending in humans.

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Document Backup & Disaster Recovery System

November 28, 2011 11:27 am | News | Comments

LogicalDOC implements a backup and disaster recovery system — based on Amazon S3 — that allows you to store your documents in one or more geographically distant regions.

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Flood Of Government Data Fuels Rise Of City Apps

November 28, 2011 8:20 am | by MARCUS WOHLSEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The idea is to transform government from a centralized provider of services into a platform on which citizens can build their own tools to make government work better.

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Filipino Police Arrest Four Suspected AT&T Hackers

November 28, 2011 7:57 am | by DEE-ANN DURBIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The hackers, according to investigators, worked for a group that helped finance a deadly 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai, India.

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Mandatory Emergency Alerts Or Government Mind Control?

November 22, 2011 8:45 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Wireless carrier Sprint’s announcement last week that it would be the first U.S. carrier to offer Wireless Emergency Alerts quickly became fodder for conspiracy theorists, due in part to the mandatory nature of some of the notifications.

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Utility CEO Out Amid Post-Snowstorm Criticism

November 22, 2011 8:00 am | by STEPHEN SINGER & SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Northeast Utilities has hired a consulting firm to perform an evaluation of CL&P's preparedness and response to the recent storms, which created historic numbers of electricity outages.

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Facebook's Data Center & Contingency Plans

November 22, 2011 7:50 am | News | Comments

Facebook imagined a variety of potential hazards, from central Oregon wildfires to volcanoes in the Cascades.

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Modern Worksite Recovery Solution

November 22, 2011 6:35 am | News | Comments

Worksite recovery at Data Foundry’s Texas 1 facility can be rapidly deployed and offers integrated security features, workstations, wireless access, and media and conference rooms.

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How Tech Companies Are Coping With Shortages From Thai Flooding

November 22, 2011 5:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HP CEO: We set up a war room. We began pulling inventory and made strategic buys of hard drives back in early October. So I think we will get more than our fair share of drives because of the long-term relationships that we have with our suppliers.

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Cloud Management Dashboard (Beta)

November 22, 2011 5:27 am | News | Comments

CloudFloor users can manage trade-offs between cloud cost, performance, availability and regulatory compliance.

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Kenneth Becomes Major Hurricane In Pacific

November 22, 2011 4:28 am | News | Comments

Hurricane Kenneth has strengthened even more into a Category 3 storm in the eastern Pacific, although there is no current threat to land.

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AT&T Discloses "Organized" Hacking Attempt

November 22, 2011 4:24 am | News | Comments

AT&T Inc. says there appears to have been an "organized attempt" to break into mobile customers' online accounts.

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What Do You Want To Know About Pandemic Planning?

November 18, 2011 5:31 am | Articles | Comments

December’s podcast will focus on how business continuity professionals can prepare and plan for pandemics. Two Continuity Insights editorial advisory board members with extensive experience in public health will discuss the lessons learned and best practices from recent pandemics, as well as answer readers' questions.

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Survey: Critical Issues In Business Continuity

November 16, 2011 11:10 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

A look at the issues having the greatest impact on business continuity professionals and how they could, or should, impact your organization and the industry as a whole.

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Hurricane Hype

November 16, 2011 10:51 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

As Tropical Storm Irene crossed into Canadian airspace, simultaneous back slapping and criticism broke out along the East Coast in response to officials’ handling of the event. Back slapping for the widespread warnings and evacuations that took place, and criticism from some who believe the event was overhyped.

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