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The Need For A Records Information Management Plan, Part 2

December 2, 2013 11:19 am | by Larry McDonnell II, Norwich University, Master of Science in Business Continuity | Comments

Though various people have suggested guidelines for records information management, they have failed to take into consideration historical documents and multimedia records. Most people can agree that a load balance system is the most effective method for dispersal of backed-up information and suggest that this should be part of the guidelines. 

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Crisis Communications 2014: Social Media & Notification Systems

November 26, 2013 11:16 am | Comments

There's still time to participate! Continuity Insights is putting together the third-annual Crisis Communications survey, Crisis Communications 2014: Social Media & Notification Systems, and we want to incorporate your feedback. Respondents who complete the survey will go into the running for an iPad Mini. 

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The Need For A Records Information Management Plan, Part 1

November 26, 2013 10:40 am | by Larry McDonnell II, Norwich University, Master of Science in Business Continuity | Comments

In a local government setting, a business continuity plan typically includes a section on vital records or essential records for daily functions, such as current agency policy, procedures, personnel files, financial information, employee contact information, vendor contact information and the most current documents being used for daily operations. What is not included is the protection of older records. 

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Special eReport: Critical Infrastructure

November 26, 2013 9:12 am | Comments

Click here to view Continuity Insights' exclusive November eReport on critical infrastructure, which includes expert insights on critical infrastructure protection and resilience.                       

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The Evolution Of Critical Infrastructure Protection

November 22, 2013 12:24 pm | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

Continuity Insights sat down with representatives from Argonne National Laboratory’s Infrastructure Assurance Center: Frédéric Petit, Principal Infrastructure Analyst/Operations Researcher; David Brannegan, Director; and Julia Phillips, Deputy Director, to find out more about how critical infrastructure protection has evolved, and how this evolution has opened up new opportunities to contribute to resilience.

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Continuity Q&A: Dr. Nader Mehravari On Critical Infrastructure

November 20, 2013 4:06 pm | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

In advance of this special-edition eReport on critical infrastructure, Continuity Insights sat down with Dr. Nader Mehravari, MBCP, MBCI, and Research Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute, CERT Division, to find out more about the importance of critical infrastructure and how Americans can become more involved in its maintenance, resilience and protection.

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BCM Software Acquisition

November 12, 2013 9:33 am | by Michael Keating, Vice President, Business Continuity Management, Reinsurance Group of America | Comments

Almost two years ago, our company started the process to select and deploy a new enterprise business continuity management (BCM) software tool. The intent of this article is to share some of the things we learned in our process and in talking with others who have walked the same path.

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The Fine Art Of Mobile Security In A Dangerous Age

November 5, 2013 11:02 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, Wireless Week | Comments

If you haven't heard, digital security is a big deal, and the security of information on mobile devices is of utmost concern. The bad guys are getting smarter, their attacks more complex and the sensitive data they’re after increasingly resides on that miniature computer you have in your pocket.

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October eReport: Mobile Recovery

November 5, 2013 10:09 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

This special eReport features the latest information on mobile work-area recovery that can only be found at Continuity Insights. Click here to view Continuity Insights' October eReport on mobile recovery, which includes practitioners' insights on choosing the right solution, testing and best practices, as well as interviews with leading mobile work-area recovery providers.

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Continuity Q&A: Disaster Recovery Evolves In The Cloud

October 29, 2013 10:10 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

Continuity Insights sat down with Vasu Subbiah, senior director, product management for Recovery Services at SunGard Availability Services, to learn about the latest developments in cloud services and how these developments might impact disaster recovery.

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Continuity Q&A: Vendors’ Perspectives On Mobile

October 25, 2013 9:43 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

Continuity Insights interviewed leading mobile work-area recovery vendors to get their perspectives on mobile recovery. We asked them to share their top tips in regards to needs assessment, justifying ROI, the RFP process and the training phase. They also shared their thoughts on the primary advantages of mobile recovery, as well as the trends and opportunities they foresee for the future mobile recovery. 

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A Practitioner’s View: Choosing, Testing & Utilizing Mobile Work-Area Recovery

October 25, 2013 9:41 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

Continuity Insights sat down with Tim Mathews, executive director, enterprise resiliency at ETS, an organization that develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries, at 9,000+ locations worldwide, to learn more about Mathews’ views on mobile solutions, his best-practice mobile recovery testing tips, and how mobile recovery helped ETS after a real-life disaster. 

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Cached For A Cause: Food Exchange Delivers Worldwide Disaster Relief

October 21, 2013 5:02 pm | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

Imagine: A devastating typhoon hits Laos, damaging critical infrastructure, demolishing homes and businesses, and cutting off access to food and safe water supplies, leaving half a million people in need of immediate assistance. Now imagine that the affected population sees almost no lapse in essential resources. The Global Food Exchange’s™ founder, Richard L. Lackey, believes that this dream is the future of disaster recovery.

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How To Plan On Saving Your Business From A Fire

October 15, 2013 1:14 am | by Paul Maier, CFPS, Director of Tech Electronics of Illinois – Bloomington | Comments

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.

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Continuity Q&A: David Johnson On Leveraging Crisis Communications For Reputation Resilience

October 8, 2013 9:39 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Comments

The first 72 hours of a crisis are critical for any company or organization because the media narrative is set in those first 72 hours, and as a result, so is public opinion. Many companies are just responding to the crisis when media interest is moving on and the public narrative has been set. That is why it is essential to have a crisis communications plan in place.

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