Every issue, Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) delivers how-to, in depth knowledge into business continuity planning more than any other business publication. This unique ability to take readers further inside the issues has made DRJ the #1 read business continuity publication in the world, one with a circulation and audience that consistently dominates the business continuity magazine field. Add to this strength that we have consistently higher ad recall than our competitors in every major advertising category and the DRJ advantage becomes clear. Source
When your organization isn’t risk literate, the result can often resemble a horror movie; when it is, you can save the day. In some ways, being a business continuity management consultant is a lot like watching a horror movie. How?
(TNS) - Sedgwick County, Kan., has a system for warning its residents about an impending nuclear attack. You’ve probably already heard it. Last time the county tested it in 2017, people called asking why the tornado sirens sounded weird. The warning sirens in Sedgwick County have two different modes: The alert mode, a steady tone used for tornadoes and tested most Mondays at noon, and the attack mode, a classic rise and fall sound used for air attacks.
Vertiv announced this week that it has acquired the privately owned custom air handling manufacturer Energy Labs for an undisclosed amount. Evidently, Platinum Equity -- Vertiv's owner since it bought it as Emerson Network Power about a year ago -- meant it when it said its focus would be on long-term growth for the company and not on squeezing maximum short-term profits by putting it on a starvation diet. There was room for doubt.
Companies have learned that implementing all the risk management strategies in the world will not help them recover from a disruption if they have ignored business continuity planning and exercising. But, as organizations make the shift from Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) to the more comprehensive Integrated Risk Management (IRM) platforms, many are left wondering how to incorporate Business Continuity Management (BCM) into their processes.
This is a problem for a variety of reasons: your business changes, the threat landscape changes, available solutions change, your IT infrastructure changes, personnel change – in short, you’re facing a dynamic landscape that never stands still, even if your disaster recovery plan does. The solution? Audit your disaster recovery plan thoroughly and regularly to test for performance, efficiency, cost and overall effectiveness.
Many predictions these days center upon Artificial Intelligence (AI). We are told AI will impact every aspect of society. All facets of our lives will be enriched by AI technology. And of course, AI will pervade each and every element within the data center. This may be true – eventually. But please note that Spielberg’s “AI” movie came out in 2001. Despite the AI hype, not much has changed in that time. And speaking of 2001, the Kubrick film of that title was released in 1968.
Following the news of Hawaii’s false ballistic missile alert on January 13, 2018, we sat down with crisis & emergency management expert and General Manager of Business Resilience at Resolver, Kevin Hall, to get his thoughts on what went wrong and why. To start us off, tell us what happened over the weekend in Hawaii? On the morning of Saturday, January 13th, 2018, people in the state of Hawaii received an alert message on their phones that read, “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII.
Family-owned and operated businesses hold a special place in our economy and social fabric. They occupy a large place as well, accounting for nearly 20% of all businesses. One common perception is that this distinct place is safe from employee lawsuits and the need for Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI). However, the reality told by EEOC litigation and reported settlements is far different. Family businesses are as vulnerable as any other type of organization, for a number of reasons.
(TNS) — Re-entry after a Category 4 disaster like Hurricane Irma can affect public safety in the form of homes being looted and also hinder efforts to restore utilities, said Monroe County Emergency Management Director Marty Senterfitt. Senterfitt stood his ground on the mandatory evacuation order that was in place before the Sept. 10 Category 4 storm hammered Big Pine Key and other spots in the Florida Keys. Those who survived unscathed were lucky, he suggested.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".