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The Earthquake in Japan: A Firsthand Account

December 11, 2011 Leave a comment thriveiberoamerica

Kanryu Nagase On Friday March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck Japan; it was the largest earthquake on record. Although it was the middle of the afternoon, I happened to be home on vacation. The vibrations gradually increased during the first minute. I became panicked as the shaking lasted more than five minutes and my belongings began falling off the shelves of my home. […]

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The Outage and The Impact

December 11, 2011 Leave a comment thriveiberoamerica

Despite the extensive efforts that the Egyptian government made in the past years to develop and promote the adoption of technologies, the shutdown of communications services for a full day and the Internet for the first five days during the Egyptian revolution had a great economic impact on most services nationwide. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimated at least $90 million USD […]

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The Cloud: from my Perspective

December 1, 2011 Leave a comment thriveiberoamerica

Manuel Violante In my activity as a certified consultant for business continuity administration, I am frequently asked my opinion about the cloud, specifically: • If it is reliable • If I recommend it as a valid option for disaster recovery purposes Before giving my opinion, I would like to clearly establish what the cloud is: […]

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The Xceed Experience: Implementing The Plan

December 1, 2011 Leave a comment thriveiberoamerica

Khaled Embaby, Mahmoud Marzouk, Waleed Yasser, and Mohamed Al Awwa The role of the business continuity management team at Xceed is to identify potential external and internal risks to the organization and set prevention and recovery plans. This role is not exclusive to planning, but rather it extends to include the management of staff and other resources with the objective of […]

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Goodyear’s Global and Latin American Business Continuity Partnership

December 1, 2011 Leave a comment thriveiberoamerica

Michael W. Janko y Eduardo F. Arguelles This article is provided by Michael W. Janko MBCP, ARM, CBCLA (Manager Global Business Continuity) and Eduardo Arguelles (Latin America Region Business Continuity Leader), as an overview of business continuity and its role in their partnership with Goodyear’s Latin American region. Goodyear’s business continuity policy and organizational charter […]

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BCM Implications of the New US Free Trade Agreements with Colombia and Panama

December 1, 2011 Leave a comment thriveiberoamerica

Chloe Demrovsky Free trade is a cornerstone of the neoliberal worldview and the pursuit of trade expansion is a pillar of United States foreign policy. According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR): “trade is critical to America’s prosperity – fueling economic growth, supporting good jobs at home, raising living standards and helping […]

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Development of a BCM Culture in Latin America

December 1, 2011 Leave a comment thriveiberoamerica

Jorge Escalera In 2011, catastrophes, both natural and manmade, caused an estimated $108.000 million in insured losses. This figure is twice that of 2010 and represents the second largest year in history for the amount of insured losses. It is only slightly lower than the figure for 2005 when the insured losses were $123.000 million, […]

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DRI Surveys Deliver: We Asked, You Answered, Here Are The Results!

December 1, 2011 Leave a comment thriveiberoamerica

Buffy Rojas Metrics and reporting, business continuity and enterprise risk management, succession planning, alternate sites, defining DR? We’ll tell you what certified professionals had to say about these topics and what we make of their answers. You may be wondering what these surveys are and where these statistics came from. So, let’s start with a little […]

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Business Continuity Amidst the Recent Middle East Turmoil

December 1, 2011 Leave a comment thriveiberoamerica

Omar Sherin In late January of this year, the Middle East was the scene of unprecedented and rapid political and social changes that took the most mature businesses and industries by surprise, and left them virtually paralyzed.  Not even the most sophisticated and knowledgeable secret intelligence agencies predicted the massive scale social uprisings that emerged throughout the region. It is worth analyzing […]

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