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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


A Guide To PS-Prep Certification

November 16, 2011 10:06 am | by Lynnda Nelson, President, The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (ICOR) | Articles | Comments

ICOR's Lynnda Nelson explains the benefits of PS-Prep certification and the steps organizations should follow to achieve certification.


Police Evict NYC 'Occupy' Protesters In Nighttime Sweep

November 15, 2011 7:52 am | by COLLEEN LONG & VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hundreds of police officers in riot gear raided the Occupy Wall Street encampment in New York City in the pre-dawn darkness Tuesday, evicted hundreds of demonstrators and demolished the tent city.


Proposed Spending Measures Contain Billions For Disaster Aid, FEMA

November 15, 2011 7:39 am | by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The measure contains $2.3 billion for disaster aid, much of it to rebuild roads and bridges destroyed by this year's floods in the Northeast and Midwest.


Northeast Storm Highlights Decades Of Repeat Issues

November 15, 2011 7:28 am | by DAVE COLLINS & SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press | News | Comments

The problems that arose after the freak October snowstorm and Tropical Storm Irene in August are similar to ones that cropped up after other major storms dating to Hurricane Gloria in 1985.



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