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Leading Employees Through Crisis When tragedy strikes a business, all stakeholders immediately look to its leadership for direction. How leaders respond offers both tremendous opportunity and serious risk for the subsequent outcomes. Bob Vandepol tells us more. Click HERE>>



Funding for First Response Communications is Shrinking
Shrinking funds and bureaucratic red tape are making it tough for first responders to improve public safety communications. Has the government forgotten its post-9/11 promises? Click HERE>>

Improvements in Access Control Security Can Help Other Departments
Today's access control systems are so high-tech, other departments like HR and IT can use them to help their job functions. But will that compromise security? Click HERE>>

Most DR Plans Too Vague, Expert Says
If you're busy planning for large-scale disasters, your DR plan isn't worth the paper it's written on, says one expert. It's the smaller disasters that really matter. Click HERE>>

Laptops the "Final Frontier" of Data Protection
Most companies don't include employees' laptops when considering their data backup plans, says a new survey. Are you forgetting laptops in your data backup plan? Click HERE>>

Canada Not Weak on Terrorism, Ridge Says
Tom Ridge, the former head of Homeland Security, is shooting down critics of our neighbours to the north, saying Canada has done its part in border protection. Is he right? Click HERE>>

Tokyo Tightens Cybersecurity After Protest
The Japanese government is getting serious about cybersecurity after a surge in cyberattacks, bolstering its staff and creating a new agency to coordinate cybersecurity efforts. Click HERE>>

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Athena Global Earth Observation Guide reveals revolutionary changes in how we view the Earth
Montreal, QC, Canada - The Athena Global Earth Observation Guide 2005 is a comprehensive global review of the use of Earth observation satellites for environment, resources, disasters and security. The Guide is presented by UNESCO Deputy Director-General Marcio Barbosa. According to Barbosa, "...[it] should become an important resource for practitioners, users, potential users and policy makers as they grapple with some of the most important issues facing society today." For senior policy and decision makers, the Guide offers a concise overview of global issues and how space technologies address them. It documents real problems through case studies. Excerpts of actual materials can be viewed and the Guide can be ordered at http://www.athenaglobal.com/en/AGEOguide.html.

Lakeview Technology Launches Enhancements for MIMIX® dr1™ Practical Availability/Reliable Recovery Solution and New QuickStart Program for SMBs
Oakbrook Terrace, IL - Lakeview Technology announced recently enhancements to its MIMIX® dr1™ no-journaling recovery solution and the launch of its new QuickStart Program. MIMIX dr1 combines the best features of disk- and tape-based backups into one solution, and enables small and mid-sized businesses to reach data protection goals and minimize planned downtime. The QuickStart Program, free with all new installations of MIMIX dr1 and qualified trials, provides convenient, quick implementation to get users into production faster with less effort. Both are now generally available. For more information, please visit: http://www.lakeviewtech.com/pressroom/pr_2005_05_03.asp

Fiserv, Inc. Buys myCOOP Continuity Planning Software
Herndon, VA - May 14 - COOP Systems today announced that myCOOP™, its ground-breaking continuity planning software, was recently installed successfully at Fiserv Technology Services, a business unit of the largest provider of information technology services to the U.S. financial services industry. "This helps to make the case that our vision of easy-to-use, low cost, Web-enabled continuity planning software works for any size and complexity of organization," said Chris Alvord, CEO of COOP Systems. To find out more about myCOOP, go to: http://www.coop-systems.com/what/mycoop_software.htm

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