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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Report Critiques State's Response To Irene

February 6, 2012 7:27 pm | News | Comments

A report examining Rhode Island's response to Tropical Storm Irene says government and utility companies must improve their coordination before and after the next storm.

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Semiconductor Sales Reflect Industry's Resilience

February 6, 2012 7:08 pm | News | Comments

Worldwide sales of semiconductors grew 0.4 percent in 2011, despite a tough time for the sector due to natural disasters and the weak economy.

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Senate Wants DHS To Regulate Cybersecurity For Critical Infrastructure

February 6, 2012 5:29 pm | by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The emerging proposal isn't sitting well with those who believe it gives Homeland Security too much power and those who think it's too watered down to achieve real security improvements.

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Europeans Struggle Under Record Cold Snap

February 6, 2012 5:17 pm | by JOVANA GEC, Associated Press | News | Comments

The big freeze has caused traffic chaos throughout Europe, blocking roads, shutting down airports, and trapping thousands in remote mountain villages in the Balkans.

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What You Wish You Knew During A Crisis

February 6, 2012 1:33 pm | by Kit Merker, Microsoft | Blogs | Comments

During a crisis, there is almost by definition a shortage of accessible information. Because of the time pressure a disaster creates, anything considered noise gets filtered out and ignored. However, if you could create a plan to track the right information and make it available during difficult times, it could mean the difference between tragedy and a close call.

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Intelligence-Based Business Continuity | Part 1: The POST Method

February 6, 2012 12:57 pm | by Erik Dierks | Articles | Comments

Social networking has provided business continuity planners with a valuable tool for communication and information gathering during a crisis. The complexity of these platforms, however, requires that they be leveraged only in conjunction with a clearly defined strategy. The POST method identifies the order of decisions that a company should make in composing its strategy for using social networking technologies.

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F24 Expands International Presence In The United States

February 6, 2012 7:48 am | News | Comments

F24 is a leading emergency notification, alerting and crisis management provider in Europe.

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Doyenz Partners With Symantec To Power Cloud-Based Recovery Service For Virtual Environments

February 6, 2012 6:15 am | News | Comments

Doyenz Inc.'s cloud-based recovery technology was selected by Symantec to power the new Cloud DR Option available as part of Backup Exec 2012, a service that enables customers to recover VMware environments in the Cloud in less than 15 minutes.

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Ala. Tornado Survivors Help Others Recover After Latest Twisters

January 31, 2012 6:34 am | by JAY REEVES, Associated Press | News | Comments

Survivors still haunted by memories of last year's tornado outbreak that killed 250 in Alabama are writing checks, donating diapers and standing over hot grills to help victims of the latest twisters to pummel the state.

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Hackers Attack Large Brazilian Bank

January 31, 2012 6:30 am | News | Comments

A group of Internet hackers says it has attacked the website of Brazil's second largest private sector bank, one day after doing the same with the country's largest private bank.

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Aftershocks From 2011 Earthquake Still Rattle Va.

January 31, 2012 6:25 am | News | Comments

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-3.2 aftershock occurred at 6:39 p.m. Monday 10 miles south-southeast of Mineral, the epicenter of the Aug. 23 earthquake.

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Officials Investigating Illinois Reactor Shutdown

January 31, 2012 6:17 am | by TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press | News | Comments

After the shutdown Monday morning at Exelon Nuclear's Byron Generating Station, operators began releasing steam to cool the reactor from the part of the plant where turbines produce electricity.

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Honda's Profit Drops 41 Percent On Thai Floods

January 31, 2012 5:44 am | News | Comments

Honda Motor Co. says its net profit in the October-December quarter tumbled 41 percent to 47.6 billion yen ($625 million) due to the strong yen and supply chain disruptions from flooding in Thailand.

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Students Charged In Utah School Bomb Plot

January 31, 2012 5:26 am | by JENNIFER DOBNER & PAUL FOY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The two teens had a detailed plot, blueprints of the school and security systems, but no explosives.

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Regional Resilience — ChicagoFIRST Style

January 30, 2012 1:46 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

Brian Tishuk, Executive Director at ChicagoFIRST, speaks with CI about the organization’s unique take on regional resilience, the work done to prioritize internet bandwidth during events such as a pandemic, credentialing and preparations for the NATO G8 summit.

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