2021

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What Kind of Year Has It Been? DRIVE Looks at the Big (and Small) Stories of 2021

DRI Drive

To say 2021 has been eventful is, of course, an understatement. From big news stories like the Texas snowstorm, to smaller curiosities like the Halloween candy hack, we looked back the past year of coverage in Drive to offer a trip down memory lane. January – ‘As the Vaccines Roll Out, What is the Employer’s […]. The post What Kind of Year Has It Been?

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Product Review: Water Purification Tool for Everyone

Disaster Zone

For the person in your life who has everything, but not this item.

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Manipulating the Climate: What Are the Geopolitical Risks?

The Rand Blog

Geoengineering technologies that could block the sun's rays or siphon huge amounts of carbon from the air are not that far out of reach. Yet the international community has not established the kinds of guardrails you might expect for potentially world-changing technologies.

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What to do to your home before and after winter weather strikes

Disaster Safety

Before a winter weather event. 1. Monitor the weather. Find a reliable source for severe weather information. Follow the National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Prediction Center ( WPC ) on Facebook or Twitter and your local NWS office. Tune in to local news often when winter weather is forecast. Enable wireless emergency alerts on your cell phone.?.

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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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A developer’s guide to programatically overcome fear of failure by Mandeep Kaur

PagerDuty

People are more than happy to talk about their successes, but if you ask them about their failures, they can be much more hesitant to share. Failure is a subject that, interestingly enough, is entangled with the emotion of shame. Yet it’s integral to achieving anything novel, and the learnings that come from failure are unparalleled. So, let’s find ways to get more comfortable with failing, and figure out why people fear it.

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9 reasons good employees leave — and how to prevent it

CIO Governance

News of the Great Resignation isn’t overblown. Some 4 million people quit their jobs in July, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. And companies reported a record-breaking high of 10.9 million open positions. The IT profession is feeling the effects of that churn, with 80% of tech managers saying they’ve seen an increase in turnover in 2021, according to staffing firm Robert Half.

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Houston Concert Tragedy Casts Crowd Management into the Spotlight

National Fire Protection Association

Over the weekend, tragedy unfolded at NRG Park in Houston, Texas when eight young concert goers, between the ages of 14 and 27, were killed when reported crowd surges occurred during the Astroworld festival which attracted an estimated 50,000 attendees. In addition to the loss of young lives, more than 300 attendees sought assistance at an onsite medical tent.

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Business Continuity Planning for the Retail Industry

everbridge

Business Continuity in the Retail Industry. Enduring the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a unique opportunity for businesses in the retail industry to reshape how they operate. With dramatic shifts in consumer behavior and an increased reliance on digital services, retailers had to look for innovative ways to adapt to the current reality. In addition to developing new modes of business, retailers must make every effort to protect their newly minted operations should another major disruption ta

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Gartner Names Pure Storage a Leader in the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

Pure Storage

We are very excited to share that Pure Storage has been positioned as a Leader in the new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage. We believe this recognition, along with being named as a Customers’ Choice for File Systems and Object Storage in the March 2021 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’, is a direct reflection of our dedication to bringing innovations and solutions that meet our customers’ modern data challenges.

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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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25 Data Protection Predictions from 14 Experts for 2022

Solutions Review

We polled 30 experts and received 60 data protection predictions for 2022, in an attempt to help you make the best business decisions. As part of Solutions Review’s third-annual #BUDRInsightJam , we called for the industry’s best and brightest to share their data protection predictions for 2022. The experts featured here represent the top data protection solution providers with experience in this niche.

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Survey: What New Risks Will the Post-Pandemic Environment Bring?

DRI Drive

While COVID-19 laid bare the many interconnected global risks resilience professionals have to navigate, some unanticipated risks – including workplace and regulatory issues – are also emerging. Among the responses from a recent AuditBoard survey of professionals in North America: 90% consider cybersecurity and data protection top risks In part, that’s because the increase in […].

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Disaster Zone Podcast: Climate Impacts and Solutions for Local Government

Disaster Zone

Everyone has a role and it starts with climate adaptation by cities and counties.

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Russia May Underestimate Ukraine and NATO

The Rand Blog

Moscow has unveiled outlandish security demands which sound aggressive and suggest that it may underestimate both NATO and Ukraine. Kremlin leaders might consider instead seeking a stable European security architecture that protects Russia's interests while also allowing for a vibrant and sovereign Ukraine.

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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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Hurricane Ready-Residential

Disaster Safety

Download the Hurricane Ready Checklist. Each year, hurricanes threaten the coast with damaging winds and rain. Whether you’re renovating or re-roofing, or preparing for hurricane season or an approaching storm, IBHS has science-backed tips to help. Prepare now and be Hurricane Ready. Seven Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Hurricane Season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs June 1 through November 30.

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Customer Value Story: How to Know What You Don’t Know

LogisManager

Customer Value Story: How to Know What You Don’t Know. After disrupting business operations across the world, the pandemic has been a catalyst for innovation. Since the beginning, LogicManager has been working with our clients to help them pivot and prepare to face new challenges, but also transform and streamline their processes in order to emerge even stronger on the other side.

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What Science Really Says About Facial Recognition Accuracy and Bias Concerns

Security Industry Association

Throughout the United States, a number of activists are demanding that lawmakers ban the use of facial recognition technology. Such an extreme position demands a well-grounded justification. In many cases, the sole reason given for banning the use of facial recognition is the claim that photo matching technology is inherently inaccurate with respect to photos of women and minorities.

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7 compliance mistakes to avoid

CIO Governance

Compliance is a fact of life for just about every company — especially in highly regulated industries such as healthcare, financial services, and government. And while compliance is often under the mantel of legal, compliance, risk management, or other departments, IT is certain to be involved in any organization’s compliance efforts.

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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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Top IT Trends for 2022

BMC

After facing 2020, the year that upended life and business as we know it, 2021 was the year of pivoting and picking up the pieces of what the pandemic left behind. It wasn’t back to life as usual, however, as organizations and workers alike found that many pre-pandemic systems would never again be the same. […].

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Unlocking Climate Change Resilience Through Critical Event Management and Public Warning

everbridge

Across the globe, both public and private sectors are more concerned than ever about addressing climate change and its associated risks. “In the period 2000 to 2019, there were 7,348 major recorded disaster events claiming 1.23 million lives, affecting 4.2 billion people (many on more than one occasion) resulting in approximately US$2.97 trillion in global economic losses,” according to a report conducted by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).

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Making the Best Decision about Professional Services

Pure Storage

A long time ago, I worked in real estate lending (yes, it’s been a long, strange trip to storage, but that is another story). In that job, one of the most interesting real estate concepts that I learned and took to heart was “highest and best use.”. As part of the loan process, the property being purchased has to be certified that it will be used for its highest and best use.

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5 Important Cybersecurity Lessons Learned In 2021

LAN Infotech

5 Important Cybersecurity Lessons Learned In 2021. 2021 saw a lot of challenges throughout the cybersecurity industry. Many big breaches, from the SolarWinds breach to the pipeline breach, made the news, due in part to the fact that they caused immense inconvenience and/or worry for the average citizen. Smaller businesses saw higher recorded levels of breaches than ever before.

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The Great 2021 Cream Cheese Shortage: A Perfect Storm of Supply Chain and Cyber Attack Woes

DRI Drive

You may have heard about some shops having trouble keeping cream cheese in stock – but do you know the role an October cyberattack played? The recent cream cheese shortage isn’t just because during the holidays, as festive baking results in demand reaching its highest peak for the year. In fact, it was greatly exacerbated […]. The post The Great 2021 Cream Cheese Shortage: A Perfect Storm of Supply Chain and Cyber Attack Woes appeared first on DRI Drive.

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Disaster Zone Podcast: Distributing Post Disaster Supplies to the Public

Disaster Zone

Community Points of Distribution (CPODS) planning in Washington state.

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Ready for Take-Off? The Next Generation of UK Maritime Air Power

The Rand Blog

The recent deployment of a Carrier Strike Group represents a marked shift in the United Kingdom's ambitions and capabilities for power projection in both the maritime and air domains. The United Kingdom is hoping to work closely with NATO Allies to enhance the Alliance's collective ability to deploy maritime airpower as part of a flexible posture that can deter and respond to threats both close to home and far afield.

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Nine budget friendly ways to prepare your commercial building BEFORE the winter season

Disaster Safety

Winter weather can cause business disruption, structural damage to buildings from excessive snow loads, water damage from bursting frozen pipes, and can generate dangerous ice dams on the roof. Depending on your business’ specific location, it could have greater risk of exposure to these elements. Let’s review some things you can do to prepare ahead of the winter season.

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Creating a Multi-Region Application with AWS Services – Part 1, Compute and Security

AWS Disaster Recovery

Building a multi-Region application requires lots of preparation and work. Many AWS services have features to help you build and manage a multi-Region architecture, but identifying those capabilities across 200+ services can be overwhelming. In this 3-part blog series, we’ll explore AWS services with features to assist you in building multi-Region applications.

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7 Key Zerto Features for Ransomware Resilience

Zerto

Ransomware continues to cause headaches, sleepless nights, disruptions, and heavy financial losses to organizations around the world. What makes ransomware so different and more challenging than other types of malware is its ability to severely disrupt the operations of the organizations it hits. By removing access to data, ransomware is halting IT operations and all the systems that rely on them.

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Lean Six Sigma: Process improvement with a purpose

CIO Governance

Lean Six Sigma combines two methodologies, Lean and Six Sigma, to help accelerate specific processes so that organizations can solve problems faster and reduce waste, while creating more value for customers. It combines the waste-reducing mentality of the Lean methodology with the defect and variance reduction focus of Six Sigma. Together, Lean Six Sigma creates a powerful methodology for keeping businesses ahead of schedule and under budget, enabling organizations to create processes that suppo

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Winter Gadgets to Help You Stay Warm

Constellation

Staying warm has gone high tech with winter gadgets that help you beat the chill. Yes, putting on a sweater and fuzzy slippers still works, but smart technology for winter offers you a variety of. (This is a content summary only. Click on the blog title to continue reading this post.).

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Unlocking Resilience Podcast: William Shatner – Resilience Makes the Leader

everbridge

Everbridge CEO, David Meredith spends some time talking with award-winning entertainer William Shatner to discuss the role of resilience in leadership. Shatner reveals insights into his experience with numerous leaders and CEOs. From discussing his own experience as a leader in films, television, and beyond, to developing his personal brand of questing for knowledge, Shatner and Meredith touch on leaders of popular companies such as Priceline and Amazon, as he heads into space on Blue Origin wit