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Jul. 9, 2013


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Why you need to develop a business continuity plan
The Globe and Mail
If you're a small business owner, what do you do when an emergency of great magnitude damages your place of business, bars employees from getting to work and prevents customers from buying your goods or services?
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Doing more than paying risk management lip service
InformationWeek
While the majority of CISOs may profess a commitment to managing security based on risk management principles, the truth about how they execute on those principles may be a lot more imperfect. The unfortunate reality, say experts, is that many organizations simply pay risk management lip service, but aren't really making security decisions based on risk management metrics.
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Munich Re forms cat bond for US and Australia storms
PropertyCasualty360
Munich Re formed a $75 million catastrophe bond to address named storm exposure in the U.S and cyclones affecting Australia. GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities Corp., says it placed the Principal At-Risk Notes through a newly formed catastrophe bond, Queen Street Re VIII Ltd., to benefit Munich Re. This is the eighth Queen Street cat bond to benefit Munich Re and the seventh overall cat bond issuance benefitting Munich Re since 2011.
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4 years on, economic recovery still sluggish
NPR
June job numbers are out, and the unemployment rate is still 7.6 percent. As the U.S. enters its fifth year of recovery, guest host Celeste Headlee asks Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal where we go from here.
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The emerging risks of the world we live in
Actuarial Post
Corporate thinking about risk frequently stops at the financial and legal pitfalls of a project. Consideration of wider concerns — emerging or operational risks — can be left too late or even left out. Operational risks broadly fall into two categories — those risks that a company can do something about whilst continuing to operate and those that are insurmountable and best avoided.
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10 best apps for emergency preparedness
CropLife
Disaster can strike in an instant. Whether it is weather-related, man-made or because of some other cause, disasters often occur with little or no warning. That's why creating and implementing an emergency-preparedness plan could mean the difference between saving your business and losing it all. Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets can help ag retailers and their employees connect with each other and authorities, spreading critical information in a time of crisis.
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How to get sued by your employees
Small Business Trends
Avoiding employment lawsuits should be a high priority for small companies. They are distracting, expensive, unpredictable and unpleasant. The following is a list of things you should never do as a company if you want to stay out of court.

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Robotic roaches may soon help disaster recovery, as swarms crawl through collapsed buildings
Medical Daily
The growing symbiosis of man and machine: Roboticists are not only developing synthetic animal-like creatures but hijacking biological systems evolved over millions of years on earth — the cockroach, a family comprising some 4,500 species, including Periplaneta Americana.

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3 best practice to prepare for business continuity
PropertyCasualty360
With storm season near, and the disastrous effects of Superstorm Sandy still on the minds of many businesses, some wonder, "What lies ahead?" Organizations know the threat of disaster is always present. And experts are already posting dire predictions for the upcoming storm season.

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Regulations alone will not build confidence in food supply
Scotsman
Are we closing the door after the horsemeat has bolted? Can suppliers operate a traceable, reliable supply chain structure which delivers affordable products free from adulteration? No-one wants regulation to drive food price inflation, so recommendations must be both risk and cost effective.
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Social media risk management for board directors
Grant Thornton
Social media — what's the worst that can happen? Quite a lot, as Qantas recently found out, when a social media crisis hit both its share price and its world-famous reputation for safety. In the following, Grant Thornton's Internet Intelligence team reviews the story and suggests ways in which companies can implement a social media risk management strategy.
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Unreliable and fragmented supply chains are failing the shipper, warns analyst
The Loadstar
International container supply chains are so far failing to provide shippers with a joined-up product, increasing structural unreliability and creating lingering uncertainty over who is best placed to offer inland and intermodal services.
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Engage the energy lost to staff dust-ups
BusinessDay
There's nothing more frustrating for small-business owners with huge financial responsibilities than to be dragged into what are perceived as the petty squabbles of feuding staff. But it's just that unsympathetic attitude that can prolong a stand-off. A common cause of workplace tiffs is unmanaged stress, says psychologist Rebecca Henshall.
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