The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Coordinating Office of Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response recently released a report, Public Health Preparedness: Strengthening CDC’s Emergency Response.
One of the most visible and essential elements of a business continuity program is exercising. Performing exercises enables the organization to validate and improve business continuity capabilities and plan documentation.
According to IDC’s recent ‘China Business Continuity and Data Recovery Solutions 2008: Opportunities and Challenges’ report (Doc Number: CN221108Q), the China disaster recovery solutions (software and service) market reached US$483.1 million in 2008, a 29.9% increase over 2007.
SunGard Availability Services recently opened a third data center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that will provide its customers with IT infrastructure and managed services to help ensure their business systems are always up and running. SunGard has invested $25 million in the new 120,000 square foot facility in Philadelphia which will help customers avoid capital and operating costs associated with building and operating their own data centers.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting individuals who are interested in serving on the National Advisory Council (NAC) to apply for appointment.
The Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) recently issued a white paper entitled: The 2008 Financial Crisis: A Wake-up Call For Enterprise Risk Management, which reports that ERM could have ”identified and mitigated losses” for many of the entities affected.
This is a whitepaper Dan Wilder wrote over the course of nearly 3 years while designing, developing and deploying a BCM program at DHL. The approach in this model is based upon BS25999 with many other standards and industry best practices referenced to establish a truly holistic approach to BCM.
The Business Continuity Institute recently released a new document which provides additional detail on its six certification standards for professional practitioners.
When it comes to contingency planning, what does an organization really have to show for its money and effort? For those sophisticated enough to realize it, the much-maligned yet ubiquitous three-inch red binder simply does not cut it any more. More and more companies are looking for tangible, quantifiable results from their business continuity efforts and expenditures.
You hear about social networking all over the place: Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, blogging. Your kids are doing it. Your neighbors are doing it. Maybe your parents are doing it.
But now even public agencies are discovering the benefits of the social networking craze to not only gather and disseminate information, but to help build trust among citizens who’ve become all too cynical in the face of government failures.
Twitter founders Biz Stone, left, and Evan Williams pose for a photo at their office in San Francisco, Jan. 29, 2009. Twitter Inc. revolves around riffing in messages limited to 140 keystrokes. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
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