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The Long March 2C rocket lifted off at 6:53 a.m. Beijing time on Monday. Credit: Xinhua

The Long March 2C rocket lifted off at 6:53 a.m. Beijing time on Monday. Credit: Xinhua

China launches new disaster monitoring satellite

A satellite for natural disaster monitoring was successfully launched into orbit at 2:37 p.m. Friday, China’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center announced. The satellite Kuaizhou II, or speedy vessel II, will be used to monitor natural disasters and provide disaster-relief information. The satellite was carried by a small launch vehicle bearing the same name as the vessel Kuaizhou. China launched the first Kuaizhou satellite in September last year…

 

Defining the Role of Innovation in Company Resilience

Fiorella (Fia) Iannuzzelli is an advisory director with PwC focused on enterprise resilience and risk consulting. She has more than 15 years of experience in project and program management, operations management and technology strategy development. Fia holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BS in computer engineering from Lehigh University.   She is fluent in Spanish and is based in PwC’s New York office…

 

Business Continuity Institute publishes a ‘Working Paper’ about organizational resilience

In the latest publication in the Business Continuity Institute’s ‘Working Paper’ Series, Patrick Alcantara and Tim Jordan review the literature about organizational resilience and relate its implications to business continuity practitioners. Entitled ‘Conceptualising organisational resilience’ the Working Paper notes that, whilst still in its infancy, organizational resilience may be the way forward for the risk and business continuity disciplines owing to its holistic approach to incidents. As the past couple of decades have seen the growing specialisation of allied disciplines which resulted in the creation of silos of knowledge, organizational resilience is seen as a reaction that seeks to integrate these disciplines once more…

 

Building a better case for resilience

case for resilienceA recent iTnews survey uncovered that only one in five of Australia’s IT leaders felt able to quantify the risks of systems failure with sufficient rigour to build a watertight business case for a DR investment. This startling finding offered iTnews the opporunity to bridge the gap between the business continuity assessment and the DR business case. In this whitepaper we consider how best to develop a strategy IT executives can present to senior management to secure the appropriate budget…

 

Disaster risk reduction: From wheelchairs to typhoons

On a global scale, when we are talking about whole communities (even whole populations) being affected by earthquakes, floods, droughts and cyclones, my story may seem incomparable. But the basic premise is the same: A good ethic of prevention will reduce the effects of such natural events…

 

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