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[12 Feb 2010 | Comments Off | 2,168 views]

-Ian Grant-
The snow storm that brought London transport to a standstill, stopped one in five from getting to work, and cost upwards of £1bn, was expected.
The Met Office warned a week earlier that it expected heavy snowfalls. No one anticipated the havoc it would cause, even though severe weather is the fifth-biggest risk in the National Risk Register (see box).
As the snow stalled transport, websites for transport firms collapsed under service demands that amounted to a distributed denial of service attack. The National Rail website took six times its normal …

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[30 Dec 2009 | Comments Off | 2,424 views]
Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Ed Wall Hopes to Bridge the Gap

–December 30, 2009–
–by Eric Holdeman–
Ed Wall recently assumed the role of Wisconsin’s emergency management administrator. State directors come in many shapes, sizes and backgrounds. Wall comes with a law enforcement background. This might suit him well as he integrates emergency management and homeland security within his department.
Wall started his public service career in 1982 while in college in Connecticut working full time as an EMT. As a college senior he was hired at the Meriden, Conn., Police Department. He worked almost four years there as a patrolman, then five as …

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[1 Oct 2009 | Comments Off | 1,704 views]
5 Keys for Full Recovery in the Cloud

–by Peter A. Laudenslager–
The cloud is a natural solution for disaster recovery, but careful consideration must be given before entrusting your data to a sky-high backup repository. Can you recover workloads from the cloud? How well does it scale? What’s the nature of its billing system? Is its infrastructure secure? And will it offer complete protection?
 While cloud computing  is a familiar term, its definitions can vary greatly. So when it comes to online backup, the cloud is an important feature that can play a large role in securing and protecting …