The website for Delta Air Lines Inc. is working again after an outage on Thursday. The outage lasted roughly four hours and took down Delta's mobile app, too. During that time passengers couldn't check in for flights or book new tickets on Delta's site.
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President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, chaired by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, has released a rebuilding strategy to serve as a model for communities across the nation facing greater risks from extreme weather and to continue helping the Sandy-affected region rebuild. The Rebuilding Strategy contains 69 policy recommendations.
Vocal Ltd, a leading provider of incident management and business continuity communication solutions, has announced that it has been shortlisted for a 2013 Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Global Award, for its work in partnership with the Cross-sector Safety & Security Communications (CSSC) partnership prior to and during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
CINY 2013 — B18:Resilience Visualization: Embracing Today’s Technologies To Enable Real-Time Decision MakingOctober 17, 2013 10:08 am | Events | Comments
B18: Wednesday, October 16, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Despite a boom in technology the past few decades, corporations’ plans for responding to disasters have not leveraged new capabilities to inform real-time decision making during events. This presentation will describe how companies can utilize the enormous amounts of data at their disposal to proactively manage crises. Data can be used to transform how companies visualize risks and the scope of events, so that, in the future, executives can make more effective resilience-related decisions.
B8: Tuesday, October 15, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Waves of new technologies, best practices, mandates and such, the global business environment continues to unleash enormous change. Business continuity professionals are often at the center of this disruption, as these developments could have a profound effect on their enterprises. During this session the presenters will review several trends which promise to impact our profession, presenting both risks and opportunities to our organizations.
Rentsys Recovery Services, a provider of comprehensive disaster recovery solutions for banks, credit unions, mortgage lenders and other organizations, announced that during the past 12 months it has doubled the number of workstation seats contracted to provide business continuity services.
A dry ice explosion occurred late Monday at Los Angeles International Airport, but there were no reports of any injuries or evacuations, authorities said. The incident was reported shortly before 8:30 p.m. at the airport's Tom Bradley International Terminal. There was no immediate word where the dry ice was found or whether there was any significant damage.
California officials knew a computer upgrade for the state's unemployment insurance program that delayed tens of thousands of benefit checks was vulnerable to problems before it was installed, according to a report from The Sacramento Bee. The newspaper reported officials underestimated how many unemployment claims would be affected by a glitch in the nearly $188 million system upgrade implemented over Labor Day weekend.
The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippines rose to 85, police said Tuesday, as more reports trickled in about toppled buildings and historic churches near the epicenter. Bohol police chief Dennis Agustin said that 69 of the deaths came from the province, where the quake hit near the town of Carmen.
It’s something that business continuity professionals lose sleep over and hope will never happen: A fire breaks out in your building or facility, halting the day-to-day operations of your company. In the case of a fire, continuity managers are required to help mitigate the impact a fire has on their business and facility to determine the quickest and safest path to restoring business continuity.
Muslims from across the world poured Sunday into a sprawling tent city in the Saudi desert before the start of the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage, but the number of the pilgrims this year has been reduced in part by concerns over a respiratory virus centered in the Arabian peninsula.
Her house in this seaside village was flattened by the cyclone that roared in from the Bay of Bengal with torrential rains and winds topping 200 kilometers (131 miles) per hour. But the fact that Agya Amma was still here to survey the pile of twisted wood and shredded thatch that had been her home proved this was a different kind of disaster for India.
B13: Tuesday, October 15, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Employees are an organization’s most valuable asset. When a disaster such as Superstorm Sandy strikes a business, employees may also be impacted. This session is a case study on how one mid-sized information services and analytics company, Neustar, determined the need for and developed an Employee Disaster Assistance Program as a component of its overall Business Continuity Management Program. The company’s program is designed to provide proper levels of support to employees affected by an emergency.
B19: Wednesday, October 16, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Globalization has created a vast network of dependencies. Crises that occur on the other side of the world can directly impact your organization. From the international organizational level down to the community level, building partnerships for preparedness is essential. How are practitioners around the globe addressing incremental and complex interdependencies between organizations — as well as emerging risks?