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Looking Forward: Business Continuity in 2015

December 16, 2014 | by CI Staff | Comments

What's in store for business continuity in the coming year? How will this continally evolving landscape change and what will be its impact on the state of resiliency and our profession? Read further as we hear from some of the industry's leading executives on how the coming year promises to bring more challenges, innovation, and disruption.

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Speaker's Soapbox: Kim Hirsch and Jill Gibbs of Target

December 11, 2014 4:54 pm | Comments

Kim Hirsch and Jill Gibbs of Target will present "Innovation and the Art of the BIA."  Their presentation will focus on conducting large scale BIAs, what organizations need to look for while conducting a BIA and how to elicit consistent feedback through a multi-stage approach.

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Speaker's Soapbox: Dick Donovan of M&T Bank

December 8, 2014 3:56 pm | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Dick Donovan, Vice President of M&T Bank, will present "Creativity & Continuity: Using Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Tools" on Wednesday, April 22 at 10:15 a.m.  The presentation will focus on various problem solving techniques and provide participants with materials and information that they can begin using in their organization immediately.

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Speaker's Soapbox: Daniel Olbur of VW Credit, Inc.

December 5, 2014 10:56 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Daniel Olbur, Business Continuity Analyst for VW Credit, Inc., will host a session called "Creating a BC Playbook: Business Continuity Planning for Sports Fans."  His presentation will focus on preparing laying the foundation for an effective BC plan and preparing like a sports team for a big game through practice, repitition, exercise and muscle memory.  

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Speaker's Soapbox: David Lindstedt of Readiness Analytics

December 2, 2014 10:48 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

David Lindstedt of Readiness Analytics will host an interactive session called "Measuring Preparedness and Predicting Recoverability: A Hands-on Workshop."  This session will introduce attendees to a proven measurement and metrics model and allow them to try it out right away.  The model focuses on measuring resources, procedures and competencies to determine how prepared your organization is. 

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Speaker's Soapbox: William Marotz of Schneider National, Inc.

November 25, 2014 11:31 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

William Marotz,  Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity Coordinator for logistics company Schneider National, Inc., will give a presentation called "Orange Trucks and Wild Tornadoes - A Case Study."  His presentation will be a case study of an April, 2012 tornado that struck Schneider's operating center in Dallas, Texas focusing on the company's actions before and after the disaster.

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Crimando Discusses Crowd, Mob Psychology at ACP Event

November 21, 2014 10:24 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

The New York City Metro Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners hosted its November meeting at Rabobank on Thursday, Nov. 20.  The event featured a presentation by Steve Crimando about crowd and mob behavior and violence and how they can have a negative effect on businesses.

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Top Five: 2014 Extreme Weather Events

November 18, 2014 10:06 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Few things can shut down business operations like an extreme weather event.  They are unpredictable, dangerous and very, very difficult to plan for.  Here are a few of the more unique and dangerous extreme weather events the world has seen in 2014. 

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Continuity Insights Reader Survey 2014

November 11, 2014 10:49 am | by CI Staff | Comments

Continuity Insights values its readers and subscribers and the countless years of business continuity experience they bring to the table.  That is why we are inviting you to take part in our 2014 Countinuity Insights Reader Survey, which can be found here.  We want to provide our readers with the best experience possible and we appreciate any and all feedback.

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Top Five: Reasons to Prepare for Winter Weather Right Now

November 11, 2014 10:41 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

As temperatures begin to drop, winter weather will soon be upon us.  Snow, ice, hail and “wintery mix” can bring a host of problems for business continuity professionals and their teams.  Here are five reasons you should begin making preparations for winter weather right now.

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Facebook Introduces 'Safety Check' Feature

November 7, 2014 10:28 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Facebook has introduced a new feature, called “Safety Check,” which will allow its users to check in with their status during a disaster.  Users who sign up will receive push notifications when disasters strike in their area and can respond by saying they are okay or not in the area.  The response would then be transmitted to their contacts. 

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Who's Who: The Ebola Outbreak

November 4, 2014 11:17 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

The Ebola outbreak that has ravaged West Africa in 2014 has been the largest in history by far.    The virus has ravaged Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone while also having reported cases in other African countries, Europe and the United States.  Here are some of the most important individuals who have been in the news as it relates to Ebola.

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'Dealing With Disasters at Dell' Available On-Demand

October 31, 2014 11:32 am | by Joe Shust, Editor Dell Comments

Continuity Insights and Dell hosted their webinar, “Dealing with Disasters at Dell,” which discussed lessons learned and disaster recovery at the computer company, on Thursday, Oct. 30.   The free webinar is available here for those who were unable to attend. 

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Planning for Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases

October 28, 2014 10:50 am | by Joe Shust, Editor Goodyear Comments

Mike Janko, Director of Global Business Continuity for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, discusses planning for infectious disease outbreaks and the importance of making your plans scalable.  He also discusses how outbreaks can effect your business regardless of where they occur.

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'Dealing With Disasters at Dell' Webinar is Thursday, Oct. 30

October 24, 2014 11:05 am | by CI Staff Dell Comments

Dell and Continuity Insights' webinar "Dealing With Disasters at Dell: Lessons Learned and Solutions Found," will take place Thursday, Oct. 30.  The webinar was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 28.  Those interested in signing up for the free webinar may do so here.

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Top Five: 2014 Data Breaches

October 24, 2014 10:26 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Comments

Data breaches, both large and small, are of great concern to business continuity professionals today.  This year saw several high profile businesses have their data – and their customer’s data – compromised by information leaks. Here are the top five data breaches we have seen so far in 2014. 

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