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  • H1N1 pandemic planning: Resources and reading list

    Posted October 30, 2009 - 7:59 am

    If you have a supervisory role, you may want to review your staff's responsibilities individually, especially those who are the only ones who know how to complete a task, such as rebooting the server or opening a locked area. A little cross-training could save you a lot of grief.
  • Most Businesses ready for Flu Pandemic?

    Posted September 24, 2009 - 10:40 pm

    Results of a survey from the Pandemic Prevention Council finds continuity plans include H1N1 considerations in most organizations.
  • Spam levels dipped in August

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 7:03 am

    Despite the hard work that spammers put in to coming up with new campaigns this summer, Symantec says the amount of spam sent in August decreased 2 percent to 87 percent of all e-mail messages.
  • With pandemic alert, firms urged to review disaster recovery

    Posted June 11, 2009 - 5:17 pm

    With the first flu pandemic in 41 years officially declared today by The World Health Organization (WHO), companies are again being urged to make sure that business continuity plans are in place and they're prepared for the outbreak.
  • Amalga helps hospital keep swine flu in check

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 3:56 pm

    El Camino Hospital in California built a custom tool on top of Microsoft's e-health system to track patients that came to the hospital with flu-like symptoms.
  • Security Wisdom Watch: Swine Flu Edition

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 10:24 am

    Thumbs down: Cable news networks. The big players -- CNN, Fox News and MSNBC -- reported the swine flu like the opening scene from Stephen King's "The Stand" or the movie "28 Days Later." Thumbs up: The Obama Administration. The White House was quick to react, and did so with the calmness the situation called for.
  • Swine Flu: A Wake-up Call for Emergency Planners

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 10:19 am

    Emergency preparedness experts say that in the case of Swine Flu there's no cause for panic, but that this is a reminder that organizations should always be thinking about how to keep the machinery moving in the event something big and unexpected happens.
  • Swine Flu: Now That the Hype Is Over, Keep Planning

    Posted May 11, 2009 - 10:09 am

    With the crisis atmosphere gone, companies that were focused on their pandemic contingency plans last week may likely be moving on to the usual day-to-day concerns, putting the pandemic plans back on the shelf. But history is full of examples of why it's never wise to write these things off entirely.
  • Interop soldiers on in face of bad economy, swine flu

    Posted May 4, 2009 - 2:46 pm

    Interop Las Vegas faces challenges because of restricted IT budgets nationwide, the poor economy and the unpredictable impact of a swine flu epidemic, but the show is forging ahead with new programs including a segment dedicated to cloud computing.
  • 10 Questions for Pandemic Planning

    Posted May 4, 2009 - 11:17 am

    As news of the swine flu continues to dominate headlines, businesses are evaluating the potential impact on operations should the virus become a massive interruption. Control Risks, an international business risk consultancy based in Washington, DC, has issued a list of ten questions companies can use to determine just how prepared they are for a pandemic emergency
  • Swine Flu: How to Make Biz Continuity Plans

    Posted May 4, 2009 - 9:46 am

    Corporations, businesses, and employers who have not already done so should immediately consider developing their business continuity plans. Here's where to start...
  • Top 10: Swine flu spreads, Apple hires, Twitter hack

    Posted May 2, 2009 - 8:22 pm

    And IBM prepares its Watson supercomputer for a round of 'Jeopardy!'
  • Google begins tracking swine flu in Mexico

    Posted April 29, 2009 - 9:05 pm

    Google is trying to compile information from swine flu-related Google searches in Mexico to map out how the disease is spreading through the country.
  • E-health data collection key to tracking Swine Flu spread

    Posted April 29, 2009 - 8:59 pm

    As the prospect of a flu pandemic grew more likely Wednesday -- the World Health Organization raised its threat alert to level 5 -- data is pouring into federal health care agencies using systems that a decade ago did not even exist.
  • 10 tips for swine flu planning

    Posted April 29, 2009 - 3:15 pm

    As the swine flu outbreak spreads, CIOs and other IT executives are dusting off their pandemic plans and preparing for the possibility of high levels of employee absenteeism and extended telework scenarios.
  • Swine flu threat raises telework questions

    Posted April 29, 2009 - 10:42 am

    The possibility of a widespread swine flu outbreak is prompting companies to think about business continuity and how options such as telework may become a necessity.
  • Swine flu latest blow for Mexican offshoring business

    Posted April 29, 2009 - 9:14 am

    Mexico, once considered one of the more favorable countries to locate offshore facilities because of its proximity to the U.S. and lack of cultural barriers, has been falling out of favor in the past year due to border violence and drug-related crime. Now add swine flu to that list.
  • Swine flu: What did we learn from bird flu planning

    Posted April 28, 2009 - 10:09 am

    Two years ago, financial services firms tested a pandemic scenario that began with a few flu cases and ended in a workplace absenteeism rate as high as 50%.
  • One swine flu over the cuckoo's nest

    Posted April 27, 2009 - 5:31 pm

    First, I'd like to allay the fears of all those in Cringeville. You cannot catch swine flu by using Twitter -- even if you're one of Porky's followers. But you wouldn't know it by looking at the swirl of misinformation and panic that has flooded everybody's favorite microblog.
  • Spammers seize on swine flu to pitch bogus meds

    Posted April 27, 2009 - 4:03 pm

    Spammers have seized on the growing interest in news of a possible swine flu epidemic to hawk fake pharmaceuticals, security experts warned Monday.
  • Tracking the Swine Flu

    Posted April 27, 2009 - 12:20 pm

    Germophobes beware! Thanks to the good folks at Google and the CDC, you can follow the Swine Flu's progress as it spreads around the world.

  • Sharp, Sony, Panasonic halt Mexico trips on swine flu worry

    Posted April 27, 2009 - 9:09 am

    Several of Japan's largest electronics companies have halted business trips to Mexico after a deadly outbreak of swine flu in the country.
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