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Sep. 24, 2013


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5 myths of DIT disaster recovery
IBM
With falling hardware costs and the demands of an always-on, always-available world, many organizations have moved disaster recovery in-house. Forrester surveys reveal unforeseen issues and significant challenges to successful DIY disaster recovery. Avoid these misconceptions and make better informed sourcing decisions.
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Study: Risk management rising as top priority in companies
The Asset
The role of risk management is rapidly evolving, according to Accenture's 2013 Global Risk Management study. Almost all of the 446 global risk professionals surveyed report an increase in the perceived importance of risk management at their organization. Nevertheless, large gaps between expectations of the risk management function's role in meeting broader goals and its perceived performance remain.
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Workplace stress costs nearly $300 billion annually, due to rehabilitation, absenteeism from work and health care. Although some workplace stress is normal, when employees face excessive stress in the workplace, their physical, emotional and mental health may be negatively impacted. As managing stress becomes a more serious problem in the workforce, many employers now offer assistance to help employees reduce stress and improve overall workplace health.
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Manage your marketing: Handling a crisis
Business 2 Community
Today, there are two kinds of crises that a brand can experience. There are PR crises and there are social media crises. As has always been the case for as long as businesses have existed, the best way to prevent any kind of brand crisis is to make sure that your products and services, your customer service, and all parts of your business appear to run flawlessly and with no difficulties. Barring that, however, the best way to enable your company to handle any kind of crisis is to prepare for the worst while hoping for the best.
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Economic recovery leaving poor Americans behind
CBS MoneyWatch
Although the U.S. economy is slowly recovering, millions of people who have tumbled into poverty since the 2008 financial crisis have yet to see their situations improve. Numbers released this past week by the Census Department show exactly how pervasive poverty is in the U.S.
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Tactics for becoming more proactive about disaster preparation, recovery
Disaster Recovery Journal
It's Disaster Preparedness Month, the perfect opportunity for business continuity professionals to consider some fresh tactics for preparing proactively for a disaster. Natural disasters don't appear to be slowing down in frequency, and another hurricane season has begun.

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The importance of medical bill review in workers compensation
WorkersCompensation
Risk managers and workers' compensation claim managers normally know the purpose of medical bill review is to reduce medical bills to the state fee schedule or to the previously agreed amounts with the medical provider network.

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Payroll fraud: A big threat and how to avoid it
Forbes
Make no mistake. Payroll fraud is real. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, it's the number one source of accounting fraud and employee theft. The reality is payroll fraud is not preventable, but is catchable.

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Food security 'an emerging insurance risk'
The Actuary
Among key drivers of food security issues are population increases, income growth and dietary change, coupled with changes in trade policies, price volatility and natural disasters on supply. Recent examples of extreme weather conditions in major wheat-producing regions have, for example, triggered significant increases in wheat prices globally, contributing to social unrest and political instability in certain regions.
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Hiring pitfalls of expanding overseas and how to avoid them
ThomasNet News
When a U.S. manufacturing company is ready to expand overseas for the first time, executives frequently underestimate the complexity of international human resource issues. They may not know the right questions to ask or the things they need to think about to avoid the pitfalls that await.
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Companies need to monitor, map entire supply chain to mitigate risks
Business Insurance
While it can be difficult, companies should assess the risks along the length of the supply chain and map the chain to effectively manage supply chain risks, experts say. The more analysis companies do of their supply chain exposures through risk management or procurement, the better, said Linda Conrad, director of strategic business risk for Zurich Global Corporate at Zurich Insurance Group Ltd. in New York. "To do it right, risk management should have a big role to play in this," said Conrad.
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Small businesses lack proper security policies
eWeek
Many small businesses, from industries as diverse as retailers to professional services firms, are not as protected as they should be from increasingly sophisticated and rampant fraud schemes such as business identity theft, mobile malware and money mules, according to an online survey of 803 small business owners by Harris Interactive and sponsored by Bank of the West.
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