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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Feds Deny Hacking Caused City Water Pump Failure

November 29, 2011 6:26 am | News | Comments

DHS spokesman Chris Ortman says initial reports over the weekend about the failure in Springfield were based on raw and unconfirmed data.

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Critical Data: Don’t Overlook The Hardcopy

November 29, 2011 6:04 am | by Joe Flach, Safe Harbor Consulting | Blogs | Comments

I know we like to think we now work in a paperless society, but the fact is, we do not. There are still plenty of industries and processes that rely on hardcopy documentation for historical records and in support of daily operations. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery programs often overlook these vital records as they focus on technology and electronic medium — I caution you not to fall into this same trap.

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Floods, Fires & Regulations Drive Business Continuity In Australia

November 29, 2011 5:43 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

CI speaks with Craig Goldberg, Deloitte Partner & Chief Operating Officer for mobile BC application, Bamboo, about the state of the BC industry in Australia, the adoption of local and international standards, and the events that shaped the local BC landscape.

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Newspaper Achieves 50 Percent Cost Savings Through Server Virtualization & Offsite Data Center

November 29, 2011 5:26 am | News | Comments

The IT transformation included the migration from 50 outmoded physical servers housed onsite to an outsourced network of four physical and 60 virtual servers in a secure Venyu facility.

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Cyber Monday Online Sales Up 18 Percent

November 29, 2011 5:14 am | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Traffic has been up substantially since the Monday before Thanksgiving as retailers promoted online deals earlier than ever.

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Continuity Insights & KPMG LLP Launch Global Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study

November 29, 2011 4:40 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

Continuity Insights and KPMG LLP are pleased to announce the re-launch of the widely-recognized Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study.

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Insect Cyborgs May Become First Responders

November 28, 2011 11:33 am | News | Comments

Research conducted at the University of Michigan College of Engineering may lead to the use of insects to monitor hazardous situations before sending in humans.

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Document Backup & Disaster Recovery System

November 28, 2011 11:27 am | News | Comments

LogicalDOC implements a backup and disaster recovery system — based on Amazon S3 — that allows you to store your documents in one or more geographically distant regions.

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Flood Of Government Data Fuels Rise Of City Apps

November 28, 2011 8:20 am | by MARCUS WOHLSEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The idea is to transform government from a centralized provider of services into a platform on which citizens can build their own tools to make government work better.

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Filipino Police Arrest Four Suspected AT&T Hackers

November 28, 2011 7:57 am | by DEE-ANN DURBIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The hackers, according to investigators, worked for a group that helped finance a deadly 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai, India.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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