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Standardized and Efficient: Emergency Management for an Entire Healthcare System
Standardized and Efficient: Emergency Management for an Entire Healthcare System

Hartford HealthCare System uses Veoci to digitize Emergency Operations Plans (EOP), and make sure they meet Joint Commission, CMS, and OSHA standards.

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The Safety Management System (SMS) of Tomorrow
The Safety Management System (SMS) of Tomorrow

The safety management system is built on hazard reporting and risk assessment. But what will tomorrow's safety management sytem look like?

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GDPR: Why We’re Thinking About Crisis Management & Business Continuity
GDPR: Why We’re Thinking About Crisis Management & Business Continuity

Six years ago, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was first proposed to the EU. Two years ago, the EU passed the new regulation. And in 3 months, GDPR will take effect. GDPR has a broad scope.

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How Vegetation Management Keeps the Grid Going
How Vegetation Management Keeps the Grid Going

Any possible outage instigators are always on the minds of utilities, too, and the reason for a handful of proactive programs, including vegetation management.

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The Hidden Benefits of Preventive Maintenance for Airports
The Hidden Benefits of Preventive Maintenance for Airports

Preventive maintenance can offer many long-term benefits to its practitioners. This methodology has a lot of application, with use cases in almost every industry. Anywhere where machines, equipment, tools, or assets need to be in good condition to get the job done, preventive maintenance should be the engine behind it all.

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Maintaining Institutional Knowledge: Building an Effective BCMP
Maintaining Institutional Knowledge: Building an Effective BCMP

Much of the strength behind a BCMP solution lies in the institutional knowledge it inherently establishes. There are many platforms out there that can help you build your BCMP components, but it is essential that you find one that also has the capacity to foster institutional knowledge.

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Drones and Wildfires: How New Tech is Shaping Wildfire Response
Drones and Wildfires: How New Tech is Shaping Wildfire Response

Since being introduced to the market, drones have been used by enthusiasts around the world to gain all-new perspectives, including shots of wildfires, even at the risk to others.

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Inside an Activated EOC: Seeing Veoci in Action
Inside an Activated EOC: Seeing Veoci in Action

I’ve always wondered what it would be like to be front and center in an Emergency Operations Center (EOC). So when the opportunity presented itself, I accepted without hesitation. I’ve always found that experience is the best teacher.

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Predicting Hurricanes: What Do We Know Before Landfall?
Predicting Hurricanes: What Do We Know Before Landfall?

Five days before hitting the Florida panhandle, Hurricane Michael was nothing more than a slight disturbance making its way towards the Gulf of Mexico.Over the next five days, a historic hurricane developed in the gulf. Hurricane Michael soon swelled to become the fourth category 5 hurricane to make landfall in US history.

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Do You Know Your Town’s Evacuation Plan?
Do You Know Your Town’s Evacuation Plan?

We see that towns across the country demonstrate a clear need for evacuation plans from officials. What do these plans need to contain, and how can a town make sure the official plan is accessible?

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How to Make a Personal Emergency Preparedness Kit
How to Make a Personal Emergency Preparedness Kit

One of the ways we can lessen the effect of disasters is by being prepared. Disasters cut access to our critical and daily necessities, so securing them during these times is a top priority. But there’s a lot there—what do you need to prioritize? How do you make a personal emergency preparedness kit?

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Getting the Most Out of Real-World Exercises
Getting the Most Out of Real-World Exercises

Exercising a BCP is rarely as simple as the online guides suggest. A business continuity manager has to jump through a lot of hoops to get that final, show-ready polish on a BCP. They’re often chasing buy-in from each corner of the organization and bugging business unit leads and department managers to test BCPs and record the outcomes. What can a business continuity manager do to encourage the heads in their organizations to actively participate and do their part in preparing for disruptions?

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How IT Outages Affect Businesses: Recognizing and Preventing Outages
How IT Outages Affect Businesses: Recognizing and Preventing Outages

How much damage can a business system outage cause? As is pretty clear these days, they happen often, and can have serious impact. Take, for example, Visa’s payment network outage. On June 1st, 2018, Visa’s payment system in Europe went down for nearly ten hours, halting many personal and bank transactions. The massive, complex nature of the system made it difficult to pinpoint the root cause of the outage, adding hours of downtime and many degrees of frustration for the company’s customers. After performing their root cause analysis, the company identified a “very rare partial failure” of a switch in one of their data centers as the cause of the outage.

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How Much Damage Do Disasters Cause?
How Much Damage Do Disasters Cause?

Hurricanes, wildfires, and tornadoes each leave distinct impacts on the regions they affect. This leaves one question: What are the most destructive natural disasters (of these types) in history? How much damage does each type of disaster cause, and what contributes to their destructive potential?

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Top 5 Takeaways from DRI 2019
Top 5 Takeaways from DRI 2019

If there was one very clear theme to this year’s DRI conference in Las Vegas, it was the importance of having a diverse community in the world of business continuity management (BCM). From the sessions to the talking points in the exhibit hall, it’s clear that the future of BCM depends on having a strong and diverse community of practitioners and leaders. Here’s our top 5 takeaways from DRI 2019.

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HKIA Annual Exercise:  Hong Kong Express Excels with Veoci
HKIA Annual Exercise: Hong Kong Express Excels with Veoci

Responding to major business disruptions are a company-wide effort. Every team gets involved during the response and recovery. But despite how great having help from every angle is, it can be disruptive and throw the cart of the rails quickly. How do you keep a steady course through these difficult crisis management challenges?

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Social Engineering: Preventing Today’s Biggest Threat
Social Engineering: Preventing Today’s Biggest Threat

Just after lunch one day, you receive this email: “Can you send me the password for our network? I just can’t seem to remember it right now. Thanks.” At first, this seems a bit weird to you. No one in your office asks for passwords over email. But you also remember that some of your colleagues from another office are visiting for the next couple of days, so now this seems somewhat plausible.

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The Disaster Recovery Reform Act: Is Mitigation the Key to Disaster Response?
The Disaster Recovery Reform Act: Is Mitigation the Key to Disaster Response?

In early October 2018, the president signed the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA) in tandem with the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018. After extreme wildfire and hurricane seasons in 2017, FEMA and Congress worked hard to reform how US communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. The result of that is this bill.

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