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The Protection Architecture A priority for storage management is an appropriate protection architecture. We know it's important to protect the crown jewels of any business, the data. The question is, do we protect it in ways that make sense. Randy Chalfant comments Click HERE>>
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Swine Flu: What You Need to Know
The H1N1 flu has swept the news media over the past week and a half. Here are a few of the stories you may not have seen which affect our world of BC and emergency planning. Click HERE>>

DHS-Supported Fusion Centers Raise Civil Liberties Concerns
Did a Virginia Fusion Center terrorism threat assessment unfairly target academic institutions and minority groups? Critics say it did, and now the government is investigating. Click HERE>>

Louisiana Senator Blocks FEMA Nominee
Craig Fugate's future as the head of FEMA might be in jeopardy, as a senator from Louisiana is stalling the Florida emergency management director's nomination. Click HERE>>

Smart Grid Gets A Security Kick
The debate between "smart" and "secure" heats up, as a bill aims to lock down the proposed "Smart Grid" to prevent cyberattacks on the nation's critical infrastructure. Click HERE>>

Arkansas CTO Discusses State's Interoperability
Under its chief technology officer (CTO), Arkansas is progressing toward interoperability by implementing a wireless information network and eliminating stovepipes. Click HERE>>

UK Must Strengthen Cybersecurity for 2012 Olympics
Although the Summer Olympics are still more than three years away, a top UK official is warning that the country needs to get a world-class standard of cybersecurity in place. Click HERE>>

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National Disaster Reconstruction Conference & Expo June 17 - 18, 2009. New Orleans, LA. The first event working to consolidate the industries which comprise the entire Disaster Preparation, Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding cycle! Click HERE>>

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Paul Grigg Joins the eBRP Team
eBRP Solutions, the industry-leader in integrated Business Continuity Management tools and the developer of Toolkit Suite, is pleased to announce that Paul Grigg has joined its team as Business Development Director. Grigg previously spent 8 years as a Senior Account Executive at SunGard before most recently serving as Vice President of Sales at Office-Shadow, Inc. He brings with him more than 20 years of BCM and new business development experience. Click HERE>>

SunGard Announces Recovery Services Promotional Campaign at Scottsdale
Wayne, PA - SunGard Availability Services has expanded its Scottsdale, Ariz. facility, providing customers with enhanced recovery services and managed IT services to help ensure their business systems and people are always connected. Increasing SunGard's presence in the West, this expansion reinforces the company's commitment to staying ahead of the availability needs of its customers in today's always-on business environment. Click HERE>>

ParaScale Named to The First Annual InformationWeek Startup 50
Cupertino, CA. - ParaScale, Inc., a startup company developing cloud storage solutions, recently announced that it was named to the first annual listing of the InformationWeek Startup 50, revealed on April 20, 2009 in InformationWeek Magazine and on InformationWeek's Startup 50 is a list of the top 50 business technology startups selected by InformationWeek readers and editors. Click HERE>>

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