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

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

Dell and Continuity Insights' webinar "Dealing With Disasters at Dell: Lessons Learned and Solutions Found," has been moved to 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.

Apple Posts Security Warnings for Chinese Users

October 24, 2014 9:49 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

 Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service...

Former Federal Official: Attack Was Terrorism

February 6, 2014 9:30 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman Jon Wellinghoff said Wednesday an April...

Guyana & Suriname Lose Internet, Overseas Calls

November 7, 2013 10:16 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

People in both South American countries were unable to connect to the Internet or make overseas...

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Continuity Q&A: On The Move

August 27, 2013 9:23 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Articles | Comments

Continuity Insights sat down with Cindy Auten, general manager, Mobile Work Exchange, formerly known as Telework Exchange, to learn more about mobility best practices, and how telework and business continuity can work hand-in-hand. 

Yosemite Fire Brings U.S. Utility Emergency

August 26, 2013 9:38 am | by GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

A giant wildfire raging out of control grew to nearly 200 square miles (518 sq. kilometers) and spread into Yosemite National Park on Friday, as California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for the city of San Francisco 150 miles (240 kilometers) away because of the threat to the city's utilities.

Brave New World: OTTs Address Security, Privacy Concerns

July 10, 2013 12:17 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, Wireless Week | Articles | Comments

Participants in the current debate over the NSA's surveillance programs seek a balance between security and privacy. While some argue that the government has overstepped its bounds, others say that the monitoring of communications is an essential tool for keeping the country’s citizens safe. 

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Short-Term Price Tag Per IT Failure Averages $10.8M

July 9, 2013 9:15 am | News | Comments

Compuware Corp. today announced the results of a global survey measuring the financial impact on businesses when technology fails. The results quantify the significant long- and short-term costs to businesses when an IT failure occurs and identify secondary costs in productivity, production waste, customer satisfaction and more.

NYC To Offer Free Phone-Charging Stations In Parks

June 20, 2013 1:45 pm | by BETHAN MCKERNAN,Associated Press | News | Comments

New York City has teamed up with AT&T to install 25 solar-powered charging stations for public use, available for free in parks and beaches across the five boroughs over the summer. The program launched at Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn on Tuesday.

Sprint Deal Could Open Up U.S. Networks To Hacking

May 28, 2013 8:00 am | by PETER SVENSSON,AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Sen. Charles Schumer urged regulators to "use extreme caution" when reviewing the proposed acquisition of No. 3 cell carrier Sprint Nextel by Japan's Softbank, saying the Japanese company's use of Chinese networking equipment could open up U.S. networks to snooping and hacking.

Feds Dump BlackBerry For iPhone

October 23, 2012 12:05 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had considered Android smartphones, but eventually selected iOS because "Apple's strict control of the hardware platform and operating system, independent of telecommunication vendor, provides ICD with the greatest degree of control and management."

Telecom Recovery Provides Continuity When Phone Outage Threatens Utah Hospital

August 2, 2012 12:04 pm | News | Comments

Telecom Recovery is an industry pioneer in the rapid recovery of communications after a telecommunications outage, with a unique focus on the restoration of incoming calls to existing phone numbers.

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Lost Calls Mean Lost Business: Avoiding Communications Downtime

July 16, 2012 5:05 pm | by James Whitemore, Executive Vice President, West IP Communications | Articles | Comments

Louisiana 211 and the United Way are two organizations that are literally in the eye of the storm during natural disasters. Their business continuity plans look to the cloud to quickly scale up their communications and network connectivity to handle the increased volume of callers requesting assistance.

Powerless … But Still In Business

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

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

Telecommunication Services: Setting expectations during a disaster

April 26, 2009 8:00 pm | by Bob Klemme | Articles | Comments

When you pick up the phone to make a call, you expect it to work. But what about during a disaster, when the power is out all around you, do you still expect your phone to work? Have you ever received a fast busy signal when trying to complete...

Wireless Services: Should they be part of your BC/DR plan?

May 4, 2008 8:00 pm | by Bob Klemme | Articles | Comments

Discussion of how wireless services work (wireless 101), the capability of wireless handsets (basic and advanced), and other wireless devices such as the broadband data cards, and sharing ideas for how companies use these devices as part of thei...

Voice Communications:

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Mike Bemis | Articles | Comments

Telecommunications breakdowns make business interruptions even worse. Employees and their families, customers, partners, supply chain members, even the press, rely on effective communications during the initial minutes and hours after an event. ...

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What Do You Get When You Mix IP and BCP?

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Michael Croy Director Business Continuity Solutions | Articles | Comments

With 95 percent of large- and mid-sized U.S. companies anticipating the convergence of voice/data networks by 2010, business leaders must understand the future implications of IP communications and adjust their business continuity and disaster r...

IP Communications Is Transforming Business Continuity Planning

February 28, 2006 7:00 pm | by Michael Croy and Richard Zimmerman | Articles | Comments

Frequent news headlines are increasing awareness about the need for disaster recovery and business continuity planning. However, the idea of investing today to protect against potential business interruptions in the future can still be a hard sell in the face of tight budgets and the demand for concrete, short-term results.

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