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Special Features of this Blog

Recovery Diva

(1) If you are new to the field of emergency management, or new to teaching a related topic, be sure to check out the page marked Book Reviews. There are more than 20 reviews of significant books in the field. (2) 2) The site is an archive of 12 years of postings. Using the search function to find past postings. The entire site was reviewed recently and URLS checked to provide you with useful source material. Thanks go to Amy Sebring.

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A Blog Post on Winter Weather and Emergency Managers--That AI Wrote

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A Backward Glance: Revisiting Our Key Blog Posts from 2021

MHA Consulting

With 2021 winding down, the time is ripe to revisit some of our key blog posts from the past year. It’s also a good time to thank everyone for reading … The post A Backward Glance: Revisiting Our Key Blog Posts from 2021 appeared first on MHA Consulting.

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Unitrends Blog: The Best of 2021

Unitrends

2021 was a busy year for our Backup & Recovery blog channel. The traffic and readership for our blogs increased tremendously compared to previous years. The post Unitrends Blog: The Best of 2021 appeared first on Unitrends.

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Highlights from the Citrix blog 2021

Citrix

From new technologies to accelerate your cloud transition and support hybrid work to solutions that helped to power a championship F1 season, the Citrix blog gave readers insights into how we can help organizations thrive in the new world of … The post Highlights from the Citrix blog 2021 first appeared on Citrix Blogs.

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Hindsight: Our favorite blog posts from 2020

FEI

The post Hindsight: Our favorite blog posts from 2020 appeared first on FEI Behavioral Health. What does it all mean? Perhaps the greatest lesson from 2020 is that we need to reach out and support each other. This ebook offers more insights from the experts on workforce resilience.

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Extrication blog: Managing risk 

Crisis Response Journal

Ian Dunbar, Rescue Consultant with Holmatro, shares his thoughts on managing risk in an extrication context. This video clip is 21 years old. The incident happened in Dayton, Ohio, USA in 1994. Thankfully everyone involved made a full recovery By Ian Dunbar

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Highlights from the Citrix blog 2021

Citrix

From new technologies to accelerate your cloud transition and support hybrid work to solutions that helped to power a championship F1 season, the Citrix blog gave readers insights into how we can help organizations thrive in the new world of … The post Highlights from the Citrix blog 2021 first appeared on Citrix Blogs.

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Introducing the CRJ Search + Rescue blog 

Crisis Response Journal

This new Search and Rescue blog series will take a critical look at some of the innovative developments and new technology in the SAR sphere, explore trends and case studies, review events, and report on burning issues, says the blog’s Editor, Martin Boyl By Martin Boyle

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The Best of 2021: A Baker’s Dozen of Our Most Popular Blog Posts

Chisel AI

In case you missed these articles the first time around, we’ve pulled together our “Best of 2021” list. These articles, interviews, executive outlooks, and podcast episodes are well worth revisiting as we look to a new year. Here, in no particular order, are our most-read articles of 2021….

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Climate blog: May 2015 worldwide weather extremes 

Crisis Response Journal

Here, in his monthly blog, he looks back on a variety of record setting weather phenomena all across the globe. In CRJ 10:4 Editorial Advisory Panel Member William Peterson reports on the continued drought in Calfornia, USA. By William Peterson

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Building and Life Safety and Fire Protection Systems Technical Blogs: A Year in Review

National Fire Protection Association

Over the course of 2021, members of NFPA’s Technical Services team developed a collection of blogs on unique subjects related to emerging technologies, the application of common but challenging codes and standards concepts, and the basics of protecting people and buildings from fire and fire protection systems design.

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Solutions Review’s Third Annual BUDR Insight Jam: Event Live Blog

Solutions Review

Our editors will live blog all the news, tips, and insights in this space. The post Solutions Review’s Third Annual BUDR Insight Jam: Event Live Blog appeared first on Best Backup and Disaster Recovery Tools, Software, Solutions & Vendors.

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USAR Blog: Learning the lessons from Australia's worst landslide 

Crisis Response Journal

Australia’s worst landslide disaster took place at 23:30hrs on Wednesday 30th July 1997, in Thredbo, an alpine village and ski resort in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales (NSW), writes Blog Editor Martin Boyle. For most Australians, the name ‘Thredbo By Martin Boyle

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Welcome to the Crisis Response Journal Blog 

Crisis Response Journal

Welcome to the Crisis Response Journal blog, which we’ll be using to update you with news, event launches, event reviews and emerging themes and topics. We’ll also be giving you updates on our editorial board members and partners. By Christo Motz

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SAR Blog: Lost in the Wilderness? Your mobile phone could save your life 

Crisis Response Journal

A new life-saving technology called the ‘Search and Rescue Network’ was recently tested by Vodafone and Police Search and Rescue in the Hunua Ranges near South Auckland in New Zealand. By Martin Boyle

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SAR Blog: Trouble in Paradise? Report highlights islands' search + rescue capability 

Crisis Response Journal

When you think of the Cayman Islands you picture a tropical Caribbean paradise famous for its beaches, azure seas and watersports. Most tourists wouldn’t think twice about the islands’ search and rescue capability, writes Martin Boyle. By Martin Boyle

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SAR Blog: Look for the robots, they're coming to the rescue 

Crisis Response Journal

“Look for the robots, because robots are coming to the rescue,” said Dr Robin Murphy, Director for the Texas based Centre for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) in her enlightening TED Talk. It is entirely possible that in the near future you could By Martin Boyle

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Omicron Is Not the Last Variant

Disaster Zone

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Dogged determination

Oz's Business Continuity Blog

Business continuity plans Communication Crisis communications Crisis/incident management Oz's Blog Planning Business continuity Business continuity management Crisis management Incident managementBarney has a new friend. When I say friend, it’s more of an enforced acquaintance.

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Aligning IT During a Merger or Acquisition

NexusTek

READ TIME: 4 MIN January 25, 2023 Aligning IT During a Merger or Acquisition Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are as promising and exciting as they are intimidating.

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Chicken food

Oz's Business Continuity Blog

Caution – this blog contains scenes of gratuitous violence and may be unsuitable for children and vegans. It’s also my longest blog yet, overtaking the previous record-holder, ‘(Bitten to) death in Venice‘ by over 600 words, so if you decide […].

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Near-Evacuation Reveals Dangerous Gaps in Communications for Senior Community

DisasterDoc

A special guest blog from emergency preparedness and disaster survival author, Virginia Nicols. Featured Special Guest Blog communication elderly evacuation fire disasters seniors wildfireMake sure it doesn’t happen this way in your community. On October 26, 2020, over a period of.

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The skiing bug

Oz's Business Continuity Blog

Seasoned readers of my blog will know that the Osbornes are keen skiers (see ‘A white Christmas‘, ‘Ski boots and celery‘, ‘Piste again‘ and ‘Snow bother‘).

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Bantam wait

Oz's Business Continuity Blog

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Tech Trends for 2023: Don’t Fall Behind

NexusTek

No technology blog would be complete without its annual “Tech Trends” article, so we’ve looked into our crystal ball to discover what we predict will be some of the most impactful trends in technology in the coming year. READ TIME: 4 MIN. January 4, 2023.

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The bantam menace

Oz's Business Continuity Blog

Crisis/incident management Oz's Blog Planning Project/programme mangementOur recent bank holiday weekend didn’t go entirely to plan. It started off well enough.

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Understanding the Impacts of a Ransomware Attack

NexusTek

READ TIME: 4 MIN. January 11, 2023. Understanding the Impacts of a Ransomware Attack. Ransomware attacks continue to plague businesses of all sizes, with 82% of attacks hitting small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) 1.

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Be prepared

Oz's Business Continuity Blog

These days pretty much every news item, blog, tweet, report, article, paper, marketing email and blatant sales pitch seems to have a COVID-19 slant. Business continuity plans Exercising and testing Oz's Blog Planning Risk management

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Introducing Our Basic Risk Assessment Tool

Erwood Group

Blog Business Impact Analysis Free Risk Assessment Free Risk Assessment Tool free tool Impact Analysis Risk Assessment Tool ToolWe are Excited to Announce and introduce our new and Free Basic Risk Assessment Tool.

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A short story

Oz's Business Continuity Blog

Communication Crisis communications Crisis/incident management Oz's Blog Planning Risk management Business continuity Business continuity management Business continuity plans Crisis managementAs you may know (I think I might have mentioned it a couple of times!),

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It’s Data Privacy Week, How Are You Helping Your Clients Stay Secure?

Prism International

Blog Sales & MarketingThe 22-28 of January is Data Privacy week. In honor of this week, i-SIGMA has put together this article that you can share with clients to help them secure data in everyday life. The business world may be shifting its focus to the digital realm, but vigilant cybersecurity is only one aspect of data protection.

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Introducing Our Downtime Calculator Tool

Erwood Group

Blog Basic Downtime Calculator Cost of Downtime Down Time Calculator Downtime Downtime Calculator Downtime Costs Free Downtime CalculatorWe are excited to announce and introduce our new and Free Basic Downtime Calculator Tool.

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The ramblings of a travelling consultant, episode 9

Oz's Business Continuity Blog

Business continuity plans Communication Crisis/incident management Oz's Blog Planning Business continuity Business continuity management Crisis management Incident managementI don’t get out much these days. Global pandemics tend to curtail one’s business travel, I find.

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Holiday Hacking: Watch Out for These Deceptive Tricks

NexusTek

READ TIME: 4 MIN. December 21, 2022. Holiday Hacking: Watch Out for These Deceptive Tricks. While most of us get into the holiday spirit, threat actors gear up for their holiday hacking sprees. To outsmart sophisticated hackers, you have to understand how they operate.

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How Inflation Impacts Business Technology… and What to Do About It

NexusTek

READ TIME: 4 MIN. December 7, 2022. How Inflation Impacts Business Technology… and What to Do About It. Across the globe, inflation has exerted its influence over pricing in virtually every industry, and business technology is no exception.

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The devil’s in the detail

Oz's Business Continuity Blog

Business continuity plans Communication Oz's Blog Planning Business continuity Business continuity managementLast week my car tax came due for renewal. A simple enough operation, one would assume, particularly as, these days, it can be done online from the comfort of one’s home. If only! Two weeks previously, the car had its […].

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Backup is now an IT Specialty: CEO Bret Piatt in MSPInsights

OffsiteDataSync

BLOG blogIt wasn’t that long ago that data protection fell under the responsibilities of an IT generalist. After all, there really was nothing particularly complicated about doing a nightly backup to tape and then shipping off a copy to Iron Mountain.

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Backups may not save you from ransomware: CEO Bret Piatt in BetaNews

OffsiteDataSync

BLOG blogThe Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack was huge news for many reasons (not the least of which was the gasoline panic buying it caused in the Southeast). But one of the most notable for IT was the fact that the company paid a $4.4 million ransom in Bitcoin to recover its data.

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Ransomware recovery for state and local governments: CEO Bret PIatt in GCN

OffsiteDataSync

BLOG blogCity and county governments are some of cybercriminals’ favorite targets for ransomware.