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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

The Business of Saving Lives

September 20, 2011 10:25 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Comments

By reducing downtime and minimizing business interruptions, World Vision U.S. keeps money flowing to communities in need.

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Dereliction Of Data Protection – By A Law Enforcement Union

September 13, 2011 9:55 am | Comments

If you are not from the San Francisco Bay Area, you may not know that hackers gained access to the website operated by The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Officers’ Association, then stole and posted personal information on more than 100 officers.

Selling BCM To Law Firm Leadership

August 22, 2011 12:30 pm | Comments

Presenting the case for business continuity management to a legal audience entails speaking their language and delivering the message in a manner that appeals to those in the legal profession.

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Best Practices: Records & Data Management

August 10, 2011 7:33 am | by Andrew Bailey, President, Cabinet NG | Comments

Most businesses today depend on their electronic data and records to provide the information necessary to run their businesses. In order to provide business continuity in the event of a disaster or business interruption, it is imperative these records and data be available 24/7.

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BC: It's Not Just For Disasters Anymore

August 10, 2011 7:15 am | Comments

I hope the stories out of northern Alabama inspire you to look at how business continuity tools can be used to add value to the products and/or services you deliver.

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Goodyear's Five Steps To Vendor Resilience

August 10, 2011 6:55 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Comments

Four months after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear emergency struck Japan, the flow of components and products out of the country is nearing pre-disaster levels. But at the peak of the disaster, plant closures and product shortages were experienced around the globe by many companies that had operations or critical vendors in Japan.

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Powerless … But Still In Business

August 10, 2011 6:35 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Comments

A focus on employee safety and customer service helped two companies recover after tornadoes devastated northern Alabama.

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2011 Continuity Insights e-Conference

July 8, 2011 5:37 am | Comments

The e-Conference is a live event, featuring industry  experts, complemented  by interactive Q&A at the  conclusion of each session – no pre-recorded  sessions or one-way dialogue. The faculty includes the industry’s best and  brightest practitioners and authorities. 

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We Can Work It Out

May 5, 2011 5:17 am | by Daniel Hahn | Comments

Late last year, a group of experts from the United States and Britain came together to give a presentation at the London Workshop of the Multinational Community Resilience Policy Group. The title of the presentation was “Policy Challenges in Supporting Community Resilience.”

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Have You Heard The Word?

May 5, 2011 4:49 am | by John A. Jackson | Comments

We’ve gathered a ton of data to help us respond to and recover from outages. However, we have very little information that we can use to manage our programs and illustrate value to executive management. The tools we choose have a dramatic impact on the programs we are able to build.

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Ask the EAB- May/June 2011

May 4, 2011 12:47 pm | by Buffy Rojas Editor-in-Chief | Comments

How do you measure the effectiveness of your program?  How do you know that what you’re doing is really working and that your organization (and those upon whom you are dependent) is truly prepared?

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The Emergency Response Paradox

May 4, 2011 11:55 am | by Mike Jennings Director of Disaster Readiness | Comments

How can something so important still be in a state of flux?

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Supply Chain Resilience: What Needs to Change?

May 4, 2011 11:24 am | by Luke Simpson Editor, Continuity Insights | Comments

During the Continuity Insights 2011 Management Conference, CI asked industry experts about how the recent events in Japan would affect the way organizations approach business continuity and supply chain resilience.

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Japan: BCP Meets OMG!

May 4, 2011 11:15 am | by Buffy Rojas Editor-in-Chief | Comments

On March 11, 2011, a massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the northeastern coast of Japan; resulting tsunami waves hit the coast just minutes later. The tag-team tragedy has left much of Northeastern Japan extensively damaged, thousands of people dead, injured or missing, and millions lacking electricity, water, transportation, and food.

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Growth, Change, and Growing Pains In Business Continuity Management

May 4, 2011 10:16 am | by Michael Keating Vice President, Client Services | Comments

Business Continuity Management (BCM) has changed rapidly in recent years. Today, many BCM programs are a byproduct of enterprise risk management programs or part of customer-driven service level agreements. But BCM is still looking for a place to call home in many organizations, with BCM ownership all over the map.

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