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[18 Feb 2011 | Comments Off | 1,351 views]

Article From: Continuity Insights, Cheryl Burgess, Managing Partner from Blue Focus Marketing
Article Link: http://www.continuityinsights.com/articles/is-there-a-crisis-in-crisis-management
The risk social media brings to brand reputation is real.
Because of the Internet and globalization, social media threats have increased and so has the urgency of preparedness. Yet, most companies do an inadequate job of managing their reputations in general.

We don’t live in a world where conventional risk-management textbooks prepare us for social media’s impact on brand reputations. Because of the Internet and globalization, social media threats have increased and so has the urgency of preparedness. Yet, most companies do …

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[19 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | 33,288 views]
Is Your Incident Reporting System Putting Your Organization At Risk?

How is your incident reporting system working for you? 
Rick Shaw, CEO, Awareity
Or perhaps the question should be – Is your incident reporting system working against you?
Lessons learned continue to show that organizations find themselves in ‘reaction mode’ more than they are in ‘prevention mode’.  How can this be when most every organization claims to have an incident reporting system in place? 
Are traditional incident reporting systems obsolete?
Multiple surveys reveal that 90% of bystanders who witness a bullying incident DO NOT report the incident.  So why aren’t bystanders not reporting incidents? 
Perhaps …

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[29 Oct 2010 | Comments Off | 1,596 views]
The Reality of Emergency Notification

Since 9/11, companies of all types and sizes have diligently worked to better prepare for the “what ifs” of tomorrow. They have honed their business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) plans to include worst-case scenarios like terrorism and pandemic influenza. And, many have taken the next step, adopting emergency notification technology to carry out the increasingly complex communications strategies of their respective organizations.
While these efforts are to be commended, it is important for contingency planners to realize there are oftentimes certain unmentioned limitations that may impact the overall speed and effectiveness of …

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[15 Oct 2010 | 9 Comments | 5,802 views]
Smart Business Communications

How secure is your business data network? It’s a question that can be tough to answer when new security risks seem to emerge on a daily basis. Broadband data and voice communications are the lifeblood of business, and without a network that functions optimally all the time, the productivity, profitability and even viability of businesses in many vertical sectors are at risk.
The education sector relies on broadband data connections to deliver improved learning experiences for students through digital classroom. Financial sectors trust ultra-fast, always-on data networks to conduct timely trading …

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[28 Sep 2010 | One Comment | 3,054 views]
Harnessing the Power of Social Media in Disaster Response


Social media is transforming the Internet. Previously dominated by a handful of professional programmers pushing information, today’s Internet is ruled by social networks pulling contributions from millions of users. And while the emergency management community is utilizing this new medium to harness the collective knowledge of the public to direct response and save lives, the business continuity community remains largely on the sidelines of this movement.
Mostly, this is due to widespread lack of understanding within the continuity community about what social media is and how it has been used. Countless …

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[25 Jun 2009 | Comments Off | 1,184 views]
Europe’s communications, media and technology firms taking risk management more seriously

Senior management at 85 percent of Europe’s leading communications, media and technology (CMT) companies have indicated they are placing increased importance on risk management since the economic downturn according to new research commissioned by Marsh.
Marsh’s research indicates that the economic downturn has prompted CMT companies to re-examine their approach to customer risk, credit, cost and supply-chain risk. The research also reveals that dealing with the value chain is made more difficult by the industry’s severe competition and the threat of liquidity problems among customers.
Commenting on the research, Fredrik Motzfeldt, Marsh’s …

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[19 May 2009 | Comments Off | 1,360 views]

The results of the study exposed shortfalls in this critical area which poses potential risks of severe financial hardship and business disruption in the face of a disaster, natural or otherwise.The telemarketing survey contacted 400 companies across the country, in industries including manufacturing, shipping, electronics, general contracting and real estate. The survey found that while 381 out of the 400 companies agreed that there was a critical need for some sort of emergency plan if they lost their voice communication platform – — only six out of the 400 businesses …

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[16 Mar 2009 | Comments Off | 1,258 views]

–August 25, 2008

Federal Signal’s Campus Notification System is deployed at Duke to alert students and faculty to dangerous situations using Codespear-enabled outdoor warning sirens for both tone and voice alerts. Alerts may also be sent to cell phones, PDA’s, email addresses, and other devices.

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[16 Mar 2009 | Comments Off | 1,689 views]

AtHoc is a provider of Emergency Notification Systems http://www.athoc.com

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[16 Mar 2009 | Comments Off | 1,674 views]

http://geeks.pirillo.com – http://live.pirillo.com – When you’re looking for something, how do you know when it becomes available? You’d potentially expect some type of notification. Sometimes, it’s not easy to get these things. What if you want to be alerted if your name appears in the news, or you’re looking for a job with certain keywords? http://chris.pirillo.com.