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Record Number of 25 Billion Dollar Disasters in 2023

Recovery Diva

From HSNews: Record Number of 25 Billion Dollar Disasters in 2023 So Far. NOAA confirmed another billion-dollar disaster in October, bringing the total to a record 25 disasters in the first 10 months — the largest number of disasters for any year since NOAA has kept track of these types of events. The Mississippi River’s water level dropped to historic lows along parts of the river.

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Crisis Communication Examples – The Good and the…Not So Good

Bernstein Crisis Management

Crisis Communication Examples – The Good and the…Not So Good In the realm of public relations and brand management, crisis communication plays a critical role. A well-handled crisis can significantly mitigate damage to a brand’s reputation, while a poorly managed one can amplify the negative impact. This post will explore some notable crisis communication examples from well-known brands in recent years, highlighting both effective and…let’s just say “not so ef

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Disaster Zone Podcast: Gaming Cybersecurity Training

Disaster Zone

A different approach to training teams on cybersecurity.

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Gen 10: Redefining Data Protection to Secure Your Future

Unitrends

In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing digital landscape, protecting your business-critical data can be a daunting task. The continuous growth of data across various platforms and environments is redefining the very essence of data protection. Meanwhile, cyberthreats are evolving at breakneck speed, with cybercriminals leveraging innovative tactics and cutting-edge technologies to launch increasingly sophisticated and damaging […] The post Gen 10: Redefining Data Protection to Secur

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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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The Resilience Journey: Transforming EHR Data Protection

Pure Storage

The Resilience Journey: Transforming EHR Data Protection by Pure Storage Blog The term “backup” had an entirely different meaning to clinicians during the early generations of electronic health record (EHR) systems. Back then, backup meant having enough paper forms on hand for clinicians to manually write patient notes when the EHR was unavailable, which frequently happened with planned downtime.

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VMware Explore Barcelona 2023 Recap

Zerto

Freshly back from the enchanting city of Barcelona, I’m already counting down the days until next year’s VMware Explore. Undoubtedly, VMware Explore stands out as one of my favorite events of the year. Zerto has etched its name in history with its swift RPOs and RTOs , showcasing its best-in-breed metrics that continue to impress our VMware customers even today.

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New GAO Report on Covid Funding

Recovery Diva

From the GAO: COVID-19 Relief Funds: State Experiences Could Inform Future Federal Relief Funding

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Event Report: Perimeter PREVENT – the Premier Perimeter Security Event

Security Industry Association

Highlights From SIA’s Gathering of Industry and Government to Address Critical Issues Related to Perimeter Defense for Physical Environments On Nov. 1, 2023, the Security Industry Association (SIA) hosted Perimeter PREVENT , a free daylong symposium examining critical issues related to perimeter defense for physical environments, including government and commercial facilities, critical infrastructure, events and more.

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7 Habits of Successful Generative AI Adopters by Dormain Drewitz

PagerDuty

Generative AI is forecasted to have a massive impact on the economy. These headlines are driving software teams to rapidly consider how they can incorporate generative AI into their software, or risk falling behind in a sea-change of disruption. But in the froth of a disruptive technology, there’s also high risk of wasted investment and lost customer trust.

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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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Why Real-Time Encryption Detection Matters

Zerto

When Zerto came out of stealth mode in 2011, we immediately made a splash by winning VMworld’s Best of Show award and earning some great early customers—including banks, colleges, and retailers that are still partnering with us a dozen years later. Early customers primarily implemented Zerto for disaster recovery , but it wasn’t long until these organizations began telling us about another critical use case: cyber recovery and ransomware recovery.

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A Governor's Election Impacted by Disasters

Disaster Zone

Did this happen in Kentucky?

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Data Storage Challenges in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Pure Storage

Data Storage Challenges in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles by Pure Storage Blog The automotive industry is headed the direction of electric cars. There’s no shortage of stats on where this industry is going: More than 2.3 million electric cars were sold in the first quarter of 2023, about 25% more than in the same period of 2022. McKinsey predicts the electric vehicle market will end up growing sixfold between 2021 and 2030 —to roughly 40 million annual units sold from 6.5 million.

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New Study Finds 93% of People Prefer Speaking with a Human Rather than a Chatbot by Amberly Janke

PagerDuty

PagerDuty’s 2023 Holiday Shopping Report: Online shopping will be about the same as last year — top frustrations include poor digital experiences, security, shipping, and tracking issues. PagerDuty surveyed 3,000 consumers about their holiday shopping activities and how they prefer to work with customer service representatives. The survey revealed that a seamless digital experience is more important than ever.

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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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Compass 2023 key takeaways: The evolution of business continuity

Fusion Risk Management

Compass , Fusion’s annual customer summit, brings our global customers together in person to learn from other industry leaders and build their continuity and resilience capabilities. This year, we were thrilled to be able to bring our Fusion community together in New York and London again, and we’re so proud of the overwhelmingly positive feedback that we’ve received.

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Hybrid cloud backup: Ensuring data security and reliability

Acronis

The security and reliability of information assets remains a key concern for businesses of all sizes. Even among small businesses, the role of data backup has evolved both in necessity and execution, with the hybrid cloud emerging as a solution that combines the best of both private and public cloud environments.

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SIA New Member Profile: IXP Corporation

Security Industry Association

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member IXP Corporation provides emergency communications consulting, technology and managed services for public safety, governments, campuses and private industry. The company is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, with a nationwide base of clients. SIA spoke with Michael Anderson, director of security services at IXP Corporation, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA.

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Honoring Our Veteran Community – PagerDuty Recognizes Patriot Week Across the Globe by Joe Militello

PagerDuty

Last week, we celebrated Patriot Week at PagerDuty, honoring and recognizing veterans around the world. Whether our Dutonians themselves or one of their family members served in the military, were a first responder, or just someone who wanted to show up and participate, this week’s programming reminded us all of the sacrifices of veterans around the world, and was a moment to reflect, remember and salute those who served.

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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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How to Fix Drafty Windows

Constellation

Drafty windows bring a chill into your home during the winter. In the summer, they let air conditioned air escape. The post How to Fix Drafty Windows appeared first on Constellation Residential and Small Business Blog.

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The 4 Best Vector Database Options for your LLM Projects

Advancing Analytics

As the potential of Generative AI and Large Language (LLM) models continue to grow at a frightening pace, it can be hard to know where to get started and get your head around all the tools needed for a successful LLM project! One key tool in any successful implementation is Vector Database, these databases are used to efficiently store and retrieve vector representations of the text or other data used with your model.

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Technology and Business Continuity: A Vital Connection

BryghtPath

Uncover the vital link between technology and business continuity. Learn how to leverage tech for seamless operations during crises. The post Technology and Business Continuity: A Vital Connection appeared first on Bryghtpath.

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New Study Finds 93% of People Prefer Speaking with a Human Rather than a Chatbot by Amberly Janke

PagerDuty

PagerDuty’s 2023 Holiday Shopping Report: Online shopping will be about the same as last year — top frustrations include poor digital experiences, security, shipping, and tracking issues. PagerDuty surveyed 3,000 consumers about their holiday shopping activities and how they prefer to work with customer service representatives. The survey revealed that a seamless digital experience is more important than ever.

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Initializing Azure VMware Solution for Use with Pure Cloud Block Store

Pure Storage

Initializing Azure VMware Solution for Use with Pure Cloud Block Store by Pure Storage Blog In our previous blog about Azure VMware Solution (AVS) and Pure Cloud Block Store™, we provided an overview of a new management paradigm introduced from this integration: Azure Run Command. If you’re unfamiliar with what Run Command is, we’d encourage you to review that post in order to get a feel for what it is and how you can get it implemented.

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Remote backup software: Ensuring data protection from anywhere

Acronis

For many businesses, remote backup software stands as a technological guardian, offering a robust defense against data loss scenarios such as hardware failures, cyber threats, or unforeseen disasters. In our comprehensive exploration of this technology, we will shed light on its fundamental principles, features, and the unparalleled advantages it brings to the table.

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The Critical Role of Business Continuity Planning in IT

BryghtPath

In the ever-evolving landscape of Information Technology (IT), ensuring the uninterrupted operation of essential business functions is paramount. Disruptions, regardless of their cause, can have far-reaching consequences for organizations, leading to financial losses, reputational damage, and even business closure. Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is a comprehensive strategy encompassing various measures to maintain critical business functions … The post The Critical Role of Business Con

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Announcing HyperStore 8 Global Unified File and Object Storage

Cloudian

Cloudian today announced HyperStore 8 software, the most powerful, feature-rich HyperStore yet. HyperStore 8 unifies file and object software to simplify management and increase the value of data. With a plethora of new data management and performance features, Cloudian scale-out storage is now faster, smarter, and more scalable than ever. Key Features of HyperStore 8.

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Honoring Our Veteran Community – PagerDuty Recognizes Patriot Week Across the Globe by Joe Militello

PagerDuty

Last week, we celebrated Patriot Week at PagerDuty, honoring and recognizing veterans around the world. Whether our Dutonians themselves or one of their family members served in the military, were a first responder, or just someone who wanted to show up and participate, this week’s programming reminded us all of the sacrifices of veterans around the world, and was a moment to reflect, remember and salute those who served.

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My 10 Favourite Learning Podcasts

Plan B Consulting

This week, Charlie gives an insight into some of his podcast recommendations and discusses what topics are covered and where you can listen to them yourself. I thought for the bulletin this week, I would share a few of my favourite learning podcasts. Podcasts are always great for long car journeys or commutes. You make use of what could be dead time driving your car, by doing a little learning at the same time.

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Defending Clients Against Ransomware: Expert Tips for MSPs

Acronis

Gain expert insights on defending against ransomware in the MSP landscape. Discover effective prevention and response strategies to enhance cybersecurity and protect clients from emerging cyber threats.

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Which States Would Fare Best In An AI Apocalypse?

Continuity Insights

Confuse The Machine used advanced AI analytics to determine which U.S. states are best equipped to withstand a hypothetical AI tech uprising.

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Disaster Recovery Tabletop Exercises Prepare You to Bounce Back

Alert Media

Execute a disaster recovery tabletop exercise to enhance your post-disaster strategy and ensure comprehensive preparedness for your whole team.