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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

17 Dead In Latest Killer Quake In Northern Italy

May 29, 2012 3:26 pm | by COLLEEN BARRY & LUCA BRUNO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Some 200 people were injured and thousands left homeless in Italy's second fatal quake in nine days in the agricultural and industrial area north of Bologna.


Ex-Disaster Recovery Executive Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud

May 29, 2012 2:42 pm | News | Comments

An indictment unsealed this month alleges wrongdoing when Brian Marshall was a vice president and on the board of now-defunct Home Solutions of America.


Downtime Protection & Business Continuance Solution To Be Installed At 15 Hospital Sites

May 29, 2012 2:13 pm | News | Comments

By enabling 24/7 access to critical patient information, NetSafe ensures that CHE hospitals maintain uninterrupted patient care during a system or network downtime.


QuorumLabs Offers Drag-&-Drop File-Level Restore & Email Recovery

May 29, 2012 1:30 pm | News | Comments

Version 3.2SP1 of the QuorumLabs disaster recovery solution features Windows Share Restore for the point-in-time recovery of shared network files in a familiar Windows folder interface as well as the ability to restore email in minutes from a Microsoft Exchange mail store or data from a SharePoint database.


Study: IT Taps Mobile To Fend Against The Unpredictable

May 29, 2012 1:03 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The complexities of maintaining mobility and wireless capabilities during the event of a disaster or security threat has become an increasing aspect of importance for businesses as they consider business continuity planning. Fully 67 percent of executives surveyed have included wireless network capabilities as part of their business continuity plans, while 52 percent will be investing in new telecom technologies to support their IT infrastructures. 


Does Preparedness Have An ROI? | Part 2: Implications

May 29, 2012 12:02 pm | by David Lindstedt, PhD | Articles | Comments

Recoverability ought to be about one thing: Preparing an organization to recover services.This scope focuses on increasing the ability of an organization to recover its services following a significant incident. Should it provide an ROI along the way, so much the better, but such added benefits are based on the individual practitioner and the culture of the organization.


Northeast Utilities CEO Seeks To Overcome Storms

May 22, 2012 8:44 am | by STEPHEN SINGER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The new CEO said recently enacted Connecticut legislation requiring performance standards for emergency preparation and service restoration will have costs, but it's too early to know what they are.


Organizers: Don't Mess With The Olympic Brand

May 22, 2012 8:14 am | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Protecting the Olympic brand is always a big job, and never more so than this year. Olympic organizers say the increasing sophistication of guerrilla marketers and the rise of social media are putting the five rings under assault in ways barely envisioned a decade ago.


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. 



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