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Crisis Communication Strategy: First 5 Things To Do When a Crisis Breaks

Bernstein Crisis Management

Crisis Communication Strategy: First 5 Things To Do When a Crisis Breaks A major part of any crisis communication strategy is doing the preparedness and prevention work before you find yourself facing true crisis-level events that threaten to harm people or property, seriously interrupt operations and/or damage reputation. While I’ll certainly hope not many need to put these techniques into action anytime soon, the reality is that every business encounters a real deal, can’t-avoid-it, crisis at

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Ransomware Roundup: Cities and Schools Are High-Profile Targets

DRI Drive

IT budget constraints and lack of dedicated resources make public networks used by cities and schools enticing targets for cybercriminals. These recent cases show just how fast ransomware attacks can disrupt unprepared organizations. Oakland, CA declared a local state of emergency after a Feb. 8 ransomware attack because of the impact of a ransomware attack […] The post Ransomware Roundup: Cities and Schools Are High-Profile Targets appeared first on DRI Drive.

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Brain and Machine Confluence Requires Multi-Sectoral Regulation To Maximize Gains

The Rand Blog

As the commercialization of brain-computer interface technology expands, it would be prudent for international policymakers to consider how this technology should be regulated, in order to reap its benefits and minimize its risks.

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How Many US&R Teams Are There?

Disaster Zone

More than just the FEMA teams identified in an earlier post.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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More on Building Codes In Turkey

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: Earthquakes Destroy. People Rebuild. Cities are a form of life and they need constant care to stay strong. They didn’t get that care in Turkey. An Excerpt: “According to The Associated Press, a Turkish government agency has acknowledged that more than half of all buildings in the country don’t meet earthquake standards.

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Earthquake in Turkey, Syria: Insights from RAND Researchers

The Rand Blog

More than 36,000 people have been confirmed dead in one the strongest earthquakes to hit Turkey and Syria in the past century. As search-and-rescue missions continue and recovery begins, a handful of RAND researchers shared some of their initial thoughts.

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Five Cybersecurity Sessions You Can’t Miss at ISC West

Security Industry Association

ISC West 2023 is coming up March 28-31 in Las Vegas, and the Security Industry Association (SIA) and ISC West recently revealed full conference details for the SIA Education@ISC West program , including keynote presentations from top luminaries and 65+ sessions on the most current business trends, technologies and industry developments. Among the robust lineup of conference sessions are several dynamic presentations featuring expert insights on cybersecurity.

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Comparing Building Requirements in 3 Countries

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: Opinion: 3 charts show how better buildings save lives in earthquakes. “Though it might take weeks or months to confirm the death toll across Turkey and Syria, the latest number has topped 36,000. This makes this month’s earthquake the deadliest in the region in more than a century. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it was “not possible to be prepared for such a disaster.

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FlashArray Delivers NVMe/TCP in Move Toward Cloud Operating Model

Pure Storage

Has this happened to you? You’ve modernized your storage infrastructure to boost performance, replacing disk-based solutions with all-flash arrays and upgrading to 200G+ Ethernet switches. But after testing some workloads over the network, you’re not seeing the low latency and high throughput the storage vendor advertised for its NVMe arrays. The reason is simple: Overall performance is only as fast as the slowest connection.

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Is Training the Right Solution?

Speaker: Tim Buteyn

Let's set the scene: you’ve identified a critical performance gap in your organization and need to close that gap. A colleague suggests training, but you suspect there’s something going on that training can’t address. How can you determine if training is the right solution before you commit your budget and resources to a new training program? In this webinar, you will learn how to determine if training is the right solution using the Behavior Engineering Model.

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Support to Ukraine Continues to Be for America First

The Rand Blog

Why should the United States spend tens of billions of dollars on a war half a world away? Because it's in America's economic and strategic interests.

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Welcome to the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) class of 2023!

Citrix

In 2018, we restructured the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) program by partnering CTP members with Citrix product managers and engineers to form specialty product-focused groups. These smaller working teams have engendered greater trust and better communication between CTPs and product … The post Welcome to the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) class of 2023!

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Update on Turkish Earthquakes

Recovery Diva

As of Sat. am at almost 10am in the US, the news reports say that deaths in Turkey and Syria have reached 25,000. And various estimates for homeless people run as high at 5 million! For emergency management personnel these numbers are incredible and beyond most planners expectations. It is worth taking some time to think about what it will take to cope with these outcomes.

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Pure Announces NVMe/TCP, Another Step Towards the Cloud Operating Model

Pure Storage

Whether for processing the data generated by your business or keeping that deluge of data protected, boosting storage performance is always a priority. With its parallel data streams and low-latency access, NVMe was designed to capitalize on flash’s groundbreaking performance and get around SCSI’s inherent bottlenecks. Now, with Purity//FA 6.4.2, FlashArray supports NVMe/TCP, the final missing piece required for mainstream adoption of NVMe over Fabrics, in addition to FC and RoCE.

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Revitalizing Dry Content: A Lesson in Engagement

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

We’ve all been there. You’ve been given a pile of dry content and asked to create a compelling eLearning course. You’re determined to create something more engaging than the same old course that learners quickly click through, but how do you take this “boring” content and create something relevant and engaging? Many instructional designers will say, “Boring in means boring out.

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From Gatherer of Lands to Gravedigger: A Political Assessment of Putin's War on Ukraine

The Rand Blog

Putin's war in Ukraine is already redefining the entire international order. If the United States acts now, it may be able to influence the shape of the post-war geopolitical terrain.

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How the 7-Eleven Storefront Crash Settlement Highlights the Importance of Retail Safety and Perimeter Security

Security Industry Association

Taking precautions like installing safety bollards and protective barriers can not only help prevent hostile attacks, but also guard against commonplace accidents. On Feb. 6, a Chicago-area man received a record-breaking $91 million settlement from 7-Eleven after losing both his legs in an accidental crash outside one of the company’s stores in Bensenville, Illinois, in 2017.

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Announcing the newest Citrix Technology Advocate (CTA) awardees!

Citrix

We are very excited to share the newest additions to our Citrix Technology Advocate (CTA) class of 2023! CTAs are Citrix User Group Community super-users. They are Citrix customers, partners, and Citrix employees who advocate for Citrix on their own … The post Announcing the newest Citrix Technology Advocate (CTA) awardees! first appeared on Citrix Blogs.

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7 Reasons Businesses Love Having a Dedicated Engineer

NexusTek

READ TIME: 4 MIN February 14, 2023 7 Reasons Businesses Love Having a Dedicated Engineer It’s Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air. And in the world of IT management, few are so roundly adored as dedicated engineers. This may prompt the question: What is a dedicated engineer? A dedicated engineer is a highly skilled IT professional who is assigned to a specific business, and who provides routine and as-needed technical support to keep the business’ infrastructure running smoothly.

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Brain Fog HQ: Memory Enhancement Techniques for Professional Development

Speaker: Chester Santos – Author, International Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach, Corporate Trainer, Memory Expert, U.S. Memory Champion

In October, scientists discovered that 75% of patients who experienced brain fog had a lower quality of life at work than those who did not. At best, brain fog makes you slower and less efficient. At worst, your performance and cognitive functions are impaired, resulting in memory, management, and task completion problems. In this entertaining and interactive presentation, Chester Santos, "The International Man of Memory," will assist you in developing life-changing skills that will greatly enha

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Russia's Appetite May Extend Beyond Ukraine

The Rand Blog

Unless Russian forces are defeated in Ukraine or withdrawn by new Kremlin rulers, Moscow might assault other post-Soviet neighbors. The West may face limits on the extent to which it could help them thwart such attacks.

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BCM Basics: The Strategic Side of Crisis Management  

MHA Consulting

This post is part of BCM Basics, a series of occasional, entry-level blogs on some of the key concepts in business continuity management. Most companies have a pretty good handle on the tactical side of crisis management. Few have given much thought to the strategic side, an oversight which can lead to costly delays and bad decisions during an emergency.

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How to fix VMs that continuously show an unknown power state

Citrix

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops helps administrators manage virtual machines (VMs) on hypervisors securely and reliably and in a cost-efficient way. The power state of the VMs on Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops represents the power state of the corresponding … The post How to fix VMs that continuously show an unknown power state first appeared on Citrix Blogs.

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NexusTek Recognized on CRN’s 2023 MSP 500 List

NexusTek

February 15, 2023 NexusTek Recognized on CRN’s 2023 MSP 500 List Honored as a leading solution provider for the seventh consecutive year Denver , CO , February 15, 2023 — NexusTek, a top national cloud, managed IT services, and cybersecurity provider, announced today that CRN ® , a brand of The Channel Company , has named NexusTek to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category for 2023.

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Earthquake in Turkey and Syria, Facial Recognition, Gun Violence: RAND Weekly Recap

The Rand Blog

This weekly recap focuses on the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria, regulating the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement, improving data collection on gun violence, and more.

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Check out our KISSBCP Podcast!

Kings Bridge BCP

Since August 2022, we’ve been sharing our knowledge in a podcast series! Our 15-25 min. episodes come out every 2 weeks and they cover a variety of topics all about Business Continuity (of course). Here’s what’s been posted so far: S1E1 – Hybrid Workforce. Business Continuity Planning (BCP) can be complete or it can be simple.

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New Citrix Secure Hub for iOS app store experience now available!

Citrix

As we move ahead in 2023 with Citrix Endpoint Management innovations, we are excited to announce the preview of the newly designed Citrix Secure Hub for iOS app store experience. What are the improvements? The Citrix Secure Hub app store … The post New Citrix Secure Hub for iOS app store experience now available! first appeared on Citrix Blogs.

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Disaster Zone Podcast: Becoming Prepared to Deal with Any Disaster

Disaster Zone

New thinking on a challenging topic.

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Preventing Military Sexual Assault Is Important. So Is Getting Mental Health Care Afterward

The Rand Blog

Despite a decade of scrutiny on the issue, sexual assault and harassment in the military is still a pervasive problem. The effects of the trauma from these assaults can be lasting. So it's not just the military services, but also veterans' services, that need to connect these people to appropriate care for mental health.

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Fall Back in Love With Your Backup

Unitrends

It’s time to put on those rose-tinted glasses because love is certainly in the air. Although Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14, the spirit and zeal of the occasion reverberates for days. While this is the perfect time to shower gifts on your loved ones, if you are an IT pro, it’s also the […] The post Fall Back in Love With Your Backup appeared first on Unitrends.

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Introducing Citrix on Azure enterprise-scale reference architecture

Citrix

Back in 2020 and 2021, I created a blog series that aligned Citrix design methodologies to the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework. Today, the Citrix and Microsoft partnership is stronger than ever with continued improvements and new innovations such as … The post Introducing Citrix on Azure enterprise-scale reference architecture first appeared on Citrix Blogs.

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Why Was the Chinese Balloon So Big?

Disaster Zone

Short answer: It was an antenna.

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Why Is North Korea Showing Off Its ICBMs?

The Rand Blog

On February 8, North Korea held a military parade in Pyongyang to call attention to the strengths of the North's military weapons, including what appeared to be 11 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). Can the United States and its allies afford to wait until North Korea has dozens of ICBMs and hundreds of nuclear weapons? Because that is the direction in which Kim says he is moving.

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