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Happy Safer Internet Day: How Veoci Can Help
Happy Safer Internet Day: How Veoci Can Help

Children born into this generation have been exposed to a level of information that was never possible, let alone so remarkably simple, to access before. Information is digitized and shared within seconds, all readily available in the tiny hands of a school kid with a smartphone.

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Rethinking and Expanding: What New Technology Means for Business Continuity
Rethinking and Expanding: What New Technology Means for Business Continuity

Business Continuity Management Planning (BCMP) is an essential discipline for organizations.

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Sony Hack Lesson - Sensitive Content, Get out of Email, FAST
Sony Hack Lesson - Sensitive Content, Get out of Email, FAST

An article in Businessweek summed up the main vulnerability exposed in the big Sony hack of 2014: "The simplest takeaway from the debacle pertains to e-mail hygiene.

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Is Your Website Vulnerable?
Is Your Website Vulnerable?

The recent Heartbleed bug that compromised OpenSSL – a key component for secure access to servers on the internet – has greatly heightened the need for internet security awareness.

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Weathering Storms, Preventing Breaches - IT Emergencies & Security
Weathering Storms, Preventing Breaches - IT Emergencies & Security

The structure of crisis response is often the same for any given type of situation. Our past experiences with system outages and security breaches in the Information Technology sector, and our current experiences with natural disasters and events like Hurricane Sandy, have proven this.

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Information Emergencies - Sharing with Teams & the Public
Information Emergencies - Sharing with Teams & the Public

Weather emergencies, such as the recent spate of snowstorms that clobbered the Eastern United States, are also information emergencies. By that I mean that all of the stakeholders - local governments, utility companies, emergency responders, and public citizens - are in need of accurate, timely information, which isn't always forthcoming.

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Small and Medium-sized Business Continuity Plan (BCP) - Communications Key to Preparedness & Resilience
Small and Medium-sized Business Continuity Plan (BCP) - Communications Key to Preparedness & Resilience

In an earlier blog post we examined how weather and other disasters have a severe impact on small & medium-sized businesses, who often do not have the resources to dedicate to Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery (DR) as many large corporations do.

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Small and Medium-Sized Business Continuity Planning (BCP) - The Difficulties of Staying Afloat
Small and Medium-Sized Business Continuity Planning (BCP) - The Difficulties of Staying Afloat

When storms approach, many of us prepare for the worst. Shelves at grocery stores are barren, gas pumps are tapped, and generators are sold out.

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Sympathy for HealthCare.gov
Sympathy for HealthCare.gov

Comedians, commentators, and politicians are having a field day with the problems at healthcare.gov. As software developers and computer operations experts, part of us is just not laughing.

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Twitter Outages: Clear Markers of Success
Twitter Outages: Clear Markers of Success

With the Twitter IPO in the news, it is timely to see how a great site like Twitter manages to stay up so well. For many years Twitter had quite a poor reputation for reliability.

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