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Bring it Zombies!

Take deep breaths. I can see you shaking after listening to the forecast of events which may in fact, threaten our very human existence. The world is ending this afternoon. And if by some miracle we make it through that rapturous event, we’re surely going to be gobbled up during the Zombie Apocalypse. This is … Continued

Could Advance Data Protection Save Japan’s Core Businesses?

The devastation in Japan of this week has been beyond comprehension for most Americans. The events of the earthquake, followed by the tsunami and now the nuclear meltdown have conjured images of disaster and loss that are difficult for us to wrap our head around. As a company that insures business continuity, we can’t help … Continued

H1N1 Virus and Continuity Planning

H1N1 Virus and Continuity Planning

The New England Journal of Medicine has provided a map which shows confirmed cases of Swine Flu, as well as confirmed deaths from the virus from both formal and informal sources. The map below shows the reported confirmed deaths from official sources in the United States from April 1 – September 9. Now compare that … Continued

Business Pandemic Plan – Are You Prepared?

On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) raised the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 6 due to the spread of the H1N1 virus.  The virus, also known as Swine Flu, has rapidly established itself and will continue to persist in the coming months as the virus continues to move through susceptible populations. … Continued

Tropical Storm Tests Business Continuity Plans

New England residents are being warned to prepare for the possibility of heavy rains and flooding this weekend as Tropical Storm Danny is forecasted to strengthen over the next couple of days.  The five-day forecast shows Danny passing near the Carolinas late Friday and New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts the day after.  The … Continued

Natural Disaster Threats, Data Protection

Natural Disaster Threats, Data Protection

Wouldn’t it be nice to know about the previous weather-related events that have taken place in your area?  This might spark another question of how susceptible the area where you and/or your business reside is to disasters such as earthquakes and intense storms.  With help from the Pacific Disaster Center, Global Data Vault created the Natural … Continued

Pandemic and Business Continuity

Schools across the nation have started closing their doors in hopes of minimizing the spread of swine flu.  Roberta Witty, research VP for Gartner, said that it is reasonable for managers to expect absenteeism rates of 40 percent or higher in their own companies or among suppliers and partners, resulting in severe operational disruptions. Not … Continued