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Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is growing by leaps and bounds and will continue to do so through the year and longer. If you haven't jumped on the cloud computing bandwagon yet, there are some benefits as well as risks you should be aware of. These articles provide some info on the state of cloud computing, the trends we are seeing, and the dangers lurking out there. 

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Avoiding Meeting and Event Disasters

When it comes to events, Murphy's Law is always at work. All of us have no doubt been victims of it at one time or another. In this issue, we are focused on avoiding those disasters that Murphy can cause, from natural disasters to technical ones to faulty marketing messages. We hope you'll find some helpful tips in these articles. 

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Crisis Communication

It's a crisis and your response has to help prevent the situation from going from crisis to chaos or worse. Your communication plan could help with this, but have you developed it enough to be useful in the current situation? Do you know what to do first and second? Or might there be another alternative to your current plan? (see Item #3) All of these articles talk about what to do and how to do it if a crisis occurs. 

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Top 6 Effective Tabletop Exercise Scenarios for Business Continuity

Business continuity plans alone aren't enough to ensure organizations can overcome unexpected situations. These strategies must be tested, revised to cover critical vulnerabilities and tested again. Conducting a Tabletop Exercise scenario can help train staff, raise their levels of awareness of the business continuity plan and verify their capabilities to communicate, respond and recover from various events. Check out one of these top six scenarios for your next Tabletop Exercise.

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Weathering the Weather in Hurricane Season

We just observed hurricane preparedness week, and hurricane season begins on June 1. What's the status of your preparedness for the coming storms? As we have seen with recent weather, lack of preparedness can spell disaster, so take some cues from these articles and ramp up your plans in advance of the storms ahead. 

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Identifying, Managing and Mitigating Risk

If you have a business continuity plan, that's terrific. Obviously you know how important it is to have a plan. But have you updated it lately? Considered any new risks for which you should plan? Made necessary changes in personnel? And if you don't have one, perhaps it's time you got started on one. These articles can be helpful regardless of your situation. 

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Business Continuity Planning

If you have a business continuity plan, that's terrific. Obviously you know how important it is to have a plan. But have you updated it lately? Considered any new risks for which you should plan? Made necessary changes in personnel? And if you don't have one, perhaps it's time you got started on one. This issue can be helpful regardless of your situation. 

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Social Media

Nearly all businesses use social media in one form or another, whether it's for marketing, customer/client communication, or other applications. We're not sure, however, if any businesses have made plans to respond to and manage a social media crisis. If you don't have a plan, these articles should convince you that you need one and also help you create one. Don't wait until it's too late to get started. 

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