Disasters & emergencies News
September 08, 2017
Seeking better disaster management, governments strive to turn data insights into action. Also: The Equifax breach, Amazon's 'HQ2' and federal regs for driverless cars.
August 11, 2017
Any claims that "flash is on fire" at Flash Memory Summit 2017 this week drew awkward glances, nervous laughs or groans. That's because one flash system literally caught fire, causing the ...
June 06, 2016
As part of the international response to the recent Ebola outbreak, one organization implemented mobile apps to allow its community health workers to collect better data from survey subjects.
September 03, 2015
Many companies either don’t see the need for a business disaster recovery plan or haven’t allocated enough resources to create a good DR plan.
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Emergency communications is one of the first actions to be taken following an incident. Find out what happens when an organization doesn't have an emergency communications plan. Continue Reading
An emergency communications plan (EC plan) provides guidelines, contact information and procedures for how information should be shared should a crisis that requires immediate action occur. Continue Reading
What are the five best ways to ensure personnel are trained in disaster response and ready to respond to a disaster event? Continue Reading
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Full software-defined networking is elusive in the local area network, but SDN components can help create a LAN that is more flexible and programmable. Users are beginning to explore what SDN elements like centralized management of policies and roles and automated configuration can do to improve documentation, application integration, network monitoring and security.
In this month's cover story, we consider how "SDN-lite" components can change the LAN.
In addition to software driving LAN improvements, software is also furthering advancements in the cloud. In another feature, enterprise experts describe how they are moving toward 100% unified communications in the cloud by retooling IT's focus and building enterprise users' confidence in the technology.
Finally, in this month's Subnet Q&A, read about first responders in California who have found they are better able to fight wildfires and resolve medical emergencies with a stronger Wi-Fi network and greater communications capabilities.Continue Reading
First responders implement improved Wi-Fi to enhance how they share critical information in times of medical emergencies and natural disasters. Continue Reading
VoIP service providers have specific guidelines to meet to ensure E911 services are properly configured and meet regulatory standards. Learn how to maintain E911 compliance. Continue Reading
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Big data algorithms are at the heart of some travel snafus of late. Increasingly, data analytics teams need to look deeper into how algorithms work and the data on which they feed. Continue Reading
If you're looking to become a business continuity manager, having a range of areas of expertise can improve your standing in the constantly evolving profession. Continue Reading
Tackle the business continuity plan process with this checklist of items that details what to include in documents and who to include in planning and emergency situations. Continue Reading
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Independent disaster recovery expert Paul Kirvan discusses costs associated with in-house and outsourced emergency management systems. Continue Reading
Most organizations have an incident response team, but how many have a problem management team? Michael Cobb explains how problem management can prevent incidents. Continue Reading