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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Chicago Police Get High Marks For NATO Protests

May 22, 2012 7:59 am | by DON BABWIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A day after the clash during the NATO summit played out on television, virtually no one was talking about a "police riot," as they did in 1968 when baton-wielding officers waded into crowds of demonstrators during the Democratic National Convention.


Tropical Depression Alberto Expected To Weaken

May 22, 2012 7:26 am | News | Comments

Alberto is centered about 340 miles (550 kilometers) south of Norfolk, Va., and is moving northeast near 15 mph (24 kph).


6.0 Quake Damages World Renown Cheese Producers

May 22, 2012 7:05 am | by ALBERTO ARSIE & COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Cheese producer Oriano Caretti woke up to the shaking earth, and then to the roar of some 30,000 39-kilogram (86-pound) wheels of Parmesan cheese crashing to the ground in the warehouse next to his home.


Joplin Commemorates Anniversary Of Deadly Tornado

May 22, 2012 6:28 am | by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A day of solemn remembrances and forward-looking celebrations is planned Tuesday as Joplin commemorates the anniversary of a tornado that ripped the city in half.


VirtualSharp Software Brings Disaster Recovery Assurance To VMware Environments

May 22, 2012 6:09 am | News | Comments

VirtualSharp Software announced that its ReliableDR disaster recovery assurance solution now supports customers running VMware Virtual Infrastructure with Oracle Pillar Axiom storage systems.


Virtual Business Continuity Store To Serve As Central Marketplace For Industry

May 22, 2012 4:15 am | News | Comments

The site will sell off-the-shelf plan templates, training materials, and educational activities designed exclusively for business continuity and its related industries.


Does Preparedness Have An ROI? | Part 1: An Answer

May 21, 2012 4:19 am | by David Lindstedt, PhD | Articles | Comments

Efforts to prepare to recover from physical or staffing losses will be focused on ensuring that: resources are available at time of incident, people are immediately aware of proper response and recovery procedures, and critical competencies have been internalized. 


A Business Continuity Initiative Model For Public-Private Partnerships

May 20, 2012 9:16 pm | by Daniel Hahn, MA, CEM, FPEM, Santa Rosa County Florida Emergency Management Plans Chief | Blogs | Comments

Two counties in the Panhandle of Florida recently came together to promote business continuity initiatives to all the small businesses in a two county area. So how do you organize a two county initiative across jurisdictional boundaries without upsetting anyone’s apple cart? You check your egos at the door.


Tropical Storm Aletta Forms In The Pacific

May 15, 2012 4:46 am | News | Comments

Tropical Storm Aletta has formed in the Pacific, becoming the first named storm of the year in the eastern north Pacific.


AT&T Is First Company In Nation To Earn PS-Prep Certification

May 11, 2012 4:28 pm | News | Comments

The program enables private sector organizations to enhance their capabilities for planning, responding to, and recovering from natural disasters and other threats.


Panel: Chemical Industry Needs Risk Guidance

May 11, 2012 4:08 pm | News | Comments

Use of inherently safer process strategies would reduce the number of vulnerable areas around a company's facilities, which would decrease the scope of emergency preparedness programs.


It Doesn’t Have to Be Fancy

May 11, 2012 3:44 pm | by PAUL GLOVER, Founder, The Glover Group | Blogs | Comments

Executives often think that complex communication is better, but the key to effectively getting your point across is knowing your message doesn't have to be fancy.


Virginia Stouffer, MBCP, MBCI, Launches Aforethought Consulting, LLC

May 11, 2012 3:31 pm | News | Comments

The company’s approach to business continuity consulting is “prudent preparation results in practical planning.” Stouffer has an extensive IT background and over 17 years experience in providing continuity services.


Lessons Learned From The Social Media Tabletop Exercise

May 10, 2012 4:33 pm | by John Orlando, PhD, Vertek Corporation | Articles | Comments

The goal was to give the response community a taste of public response to disasters using Facebook as a tool to coordinate response. We fed “injects” to the event via Twitter, with people downloading Twitter monitoring software before the exercise. Needless to say, the experience was new to all participants and we learned a lot.


Disasters, Competition Result In Record Annual Loss For Sony

May 10, 2012 9:11 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Sony's recent troubles were worsened by factory and supplier damage in northeastern Japan, ravaged by the earthquake and tsunami last year. Sony also suffered production disruptions from the flooding in Thailand.



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