Methods for the government to alert citizens in case of emergency once consisted of warning sirens and messages broadcast over the radio and TV. But the emergence of mobile technology brought with it the promise of delivering more information to targeted audiences. To read the article, please click here: http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Commercial-Mobile-Alert-System.html
Yesterday, a meeting of minds discussed the state of the insurance market and the RIMS Benchmark Survey in a webinar that was broadcast live from the RIMS offices in Manhattan. The panel of experts included: To read the article, please click here: The State of the Insurance Market
This week, U.S. Northern Command hosted the Building Resilience through Public Private Partnerships Conference. We held our latest FEMA Think Tank call on the second day of the conference and had a great conversation on how the emergency management community can develop and sustain relationships with the private sector and build these partnerships for the… Continue reading FEMA Think Tank: Building, Sustaining & Envisioning Public-Private Partnerships
TAMPA, Fla. — A month from now the city of Tampa is expecting to host one the largest events the city has ever taken on, the 2012 Republican National Convention. With the main events occurring in the downtown area, local downtown businesses are being suggested to stay out of downtown and to work at home… Continue reading Infinity Computer Solutions Offers Opportunity for Downtown Employees to Work Remotely During RNC
Dallas â DataBank Holdings, Ltd., a leading custom data center and colocation provider based in Dallas, announced the completion of their SSAE 16 audit and were provided their SOC 1 Type II (Service Organization Controls) report for the companyâs Downtown Dallas data center facilities. Â The SSAE 16 (Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements) audit,… Continue reading DataBank Completes SSAE 16 Audit
My kinda research reportâ¦I just arrived in Honolulu tonight to work for the next four days and I get an email from a friend who sends me the link to this storyâ¦I love it! Apparently MIT researchers have analyzed which airport hubs would be key to spreading a virulent disease. In a paper published July… Continue reading MIT researchers have analyzed airport hubs that will be key to spreading a virulent disease â can you guess the top three?
The argument that IT no longer matters has resurfaced. In this age of consumerization, BYOD and the cloud, IT departments are, in fact, vital to any business, able to create value and sort the wheat from the chaff as stakeholders eye new investments or money-saving ideas. To read the article, please click here: http://www.cio.com/article/711873/4_Reasons_Why_IT_Matters_More_Than_Ever
In King County, Wash., a network of health-care organizations and providers works to strengthen the areaâs emergency preparedness. Administered by the countyâs Public Health department, the Healthcare Coalition creates relationships before an emergency strikes to allow for a more effective response. To read the article, please click here: http://www.emergencymgmt.com/health/Health-Care-Coalition-Service-Disaster.html
Organizations worldwide are taking stock of their IT risk management plans. At one time, audits were the driving force behind companies examining their IT risk factors to ensure they were in compliance with industry mandates. Now, however, we are seeing a shift away from this kind of thinking. Risk management is no longer left solely… Continue reading IT and Business Working Together for Better Compliance
At the weekend, civil servants in Whitehall began a programme of flexible working that could last for up to seven weeks in order to avoid travel disruption and crowds during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. However, it seems this trend has not spread to the private sector, as businesses are not putting a continuity plan… Continue reading Itâs Good Enough For Government, So Why Arenât Businesses Remote Working?