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How to keep a natural disaster from destroying your business…and more

How to keep a natural disaster from destroying your business

When a natural disaster strikes, your business could suffer loss of revenue and even catastrophic end of business events. You may be given a warning about a possible disaster, such as a hurricane that is picking up speed. Other times, you may find yourself dealing with an earthquake, tornado, or some other type of unexpected disaster. When disaster strikes, you need to have a solid plan of action in place so you can deal with the effects and position your company for success…

 

Fatal floods expose delicate balance in polygamous towns

The secluded polygamous towns tucked between stunning red-rock cliffs have survived for more than 100 years, despite Utah and Arizona’s efforts to dismantle them and expose abuses. After at least 12 women and children were killed by flash floods, two of the fathers of the victims made a rare public plea for Utah to leave them alone, laying bare authorities’ delicate dance between investigating abuses and alienating the very people they’re trying to help in the isolated communities of Hildale and Colorado City on the Utah-Arizona line…

 

Crisis Response: 6 Ways Big Data Can Help

firemanNatural disasters, economic upheavals, and illegal activities happen. Governments, law enforcement agencies, non-government organizations (NGOs), and businesses are using big data and analytics to improve their ability to respond to crises in fast, efficient ways. Organizations are changing the ways they collect data by using parallel processing to accelerate response times, using third-party data to improve the accuracy of insights, developing new algorithms and models to solve problems more effectively, and dispatching data-gathering…

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