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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Japan Marks 1 Year Since Quake, Tsunami Disaster

March 13, 2012 10:55 am | by MALCOLM FOSTER & MIKI TODA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Very little rebuilding has begun. Many towns are still finalizing reconstruction plans, some of which involve moving residential areas to higher, safer ground — ambitious, costly projects.

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The Digital Elephant In The Room

March 13, 2012 10:29 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Blogs | Comments

The launch of our new-look website is the latest of many digitally focused changes at Continuity Insights. During my first few months as editor, the issue of whether we would “kill” the print magazine hung in the air like a bad smell. But we had a choice: Get with the times or get left behind.

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No Outages From Spectacular Solar Storm, More To Come

March 13, 2012 12:02 am | News | Comments

Solar storms can disturb electric grids, GPS systems and satellites, and spread colorful Northern Lights further south than usual, as the latest storm did early Friday. And more storms are coming.

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New Orleans To Joplin: Don't Just Rebuild -- Reinvent

March 12, 2012 11:51 pm | by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Joplin and New Orleans are forging an unlikely partnership that could change the way other American cities prepare for and recover from the next unexpected blow by nature.

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MIR3 Recognized As A Leader In The 2012 Magic Quadrant For U.S. Emergency & Mass Notification Services Market

March 12, 2012 7:32 pm | News | Comments

MIR3, Inc., today announced it has been ranked among the 13 most competitive emergency and mass notification system vendors in the U.S. by Gartner, Inc.

Gartner Ranks Omnilert's Emergency Notification System In Top 5

March 12, 2012 7:24 pm | News | Comments

Omnilert@, LLC, today announced that Gartner, Inc. ranks Omnilert's emergency mass notification systems in the top five for ability to execute.

Developing An Effective Enterprise Risk Management Capability

March 10, 2012 10:15 am | by Margaret Millett, Director, Marketplace Global Business Continuity, eBay, Inc. | Articles | Comments

A risk steering committee commissions an in-depth enterprise risk assessment across the entire company to assess current key business risks and control status, as well as establish recommendations for remediation.

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2012 Continuity Insights Management Conference

March 9, 2012 5:27 pm | Events

April 16-18, 2012, Scottsdale, Arizona -- The Continuity Insights Management Conference is the premiere event for strategic business continuity discussion, offering unmatched opportunities to learn and network.

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Crisis Communications 2012: Social Media & Notification Systems

March 7, 2012 9:25 am | by Cassidian Communications & erms | Webinars

Before the rise of social media, notification systems were one of the only ways to rapidly disseminate information during a crisis. Today, social media is a vital part of any organization's crisis communication toolkit. Continuity Insights rece...

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Law Enforcement Official: LulzSec Hackers Arrested

March 6, 2012 5:38 am | by DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Top members of the computer hacking group LulzSec have been arrested and will face charges in New York.  Five people with the group were either under arrest or being sought, the official said. The details of the allegations weren't immediately available, but were expected to be made public in court documents being unsealed Tuesday morning.

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Indiana Woman Loses Legs Saving Kids From Tornado

March 6, 2012 5:36 am | by RICK CALLAHAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Indiana woman who saved her two children by binding them together with a blanket and shielding them with her body as a tornado ripped apart their house lost parts of both her legs, which were crushed by the falling debris, her husband says.

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Tornado Damage May Spell The End Of Tiny Towns

March 6, 2012 5:28 am | by JASON KEYSER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nearly every home in Marysville was destroyed or so badly damaged it will probably have to be torn down — a realization that raised an emotional question for people still gathering belongings from the debris: Is it worth rebuilding a place that has so little?

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How Many Lawyers Does It Take To Implement A Business Continuity Program?

March 5, 2012 7:19 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Blogs | Comments

The growing importance of business continuity planning was acknowledged by the American Bar Association this week in a resolution that urges all lawyers to take measures to protect client data, and encourages the formation of local committees dedicated to emergency management and response.

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Government Seeks New Review Of Easier-To-Spread Bird Flu

March 5, 2012 6:06 pm | by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Bird flu only occasionally sickens people, mostly after close contact with infected poultry, but it can be deadly when it does. Scientists have long feared it might mutate to spread more easily and thus spark a pandemic. Researchers in the Netherlands and Wisconsin were studying how that might happen when they created bird flu strains that at least some mammals — ferrets — can spread by coughing or sneezing.

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Sony Music Selects Coraid To Store Music In The Cloud

March 5, 2012 5:51 pm | News | Comments

By unifying its massive library of music onto one, easy-to-use, high-performance storage solution, Sony Music Australia can keep pace with growing demand for its music while ensuring high availability and data protection.

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