Paradigm Solutions International
Announces OpsPlanner™ BCM
Software Release 5. 1
BETHESDA, Md. — Paradigm Solutions
International, Inc. (PSI), an industry-leading provider of cost-effective, business continuity manage-ment/continuity of operations (COOP) solutions
and services, has announced the general release of
OpsPlanner™ version 5. 1; featuring an expansive set
of innovative new features.
OpsPlanner v5.1 is a holistic and comprehensive business continuity management solution
known for its ease of use and low cost of ownership.
Incorporated into the toolset are industry specific
web survey capabilities, recovery scripts, planning
templates, and checklists which expedite the planning needed to prepare for, manage and recover from
any type of business disruption.
For more information, visit www.OpsPlanner.
com or www.ParadigmSI.com
Recall Manages 100 Million Cartons
NORCROSS, Ga. — Recall, a global leader in
document storage, secure document destruction, digital document management and data protection, has
announced the receipt of its 100 millionth carton. The
milestone carton arrived in Recall’s Durham, North
Carolina information center. A trusted partner for
nearly 80,000 customers worldwide, Recall securely
manages documents, data and other valuable business assets in over 300 dedicated information centers
spanning five continents in more than 20 countries.
To put this milestone in context, if all 100 million Recall cartons were stacked on top of one
another, they would reach more than 84 million feet
in height – approximately 79,000 times higher than
the Eiffel Tower, nearly 3,000 times the height of
Mount Everest. Each carton is managed with Recall’s
best-in-class security and state-of-the-art technology.
Additionally, all of the company’s information centers are operated by Recall, not third-party partners,
ensuring a secure chain of custody. Recall created an
infographic with additional facts on Recall’s 100 million cartons and RFID innovations.
For more information, visit www.recall.com.
Saving 100,000 Lives
After a Nuclear Detonation
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Center for
Biosecurity of UPMC has released the Rad Resilient
City Preparedness Checklist, a local planning tool
that could help save 100,000 or more lives following
a nuclear detonation.
The checklist converts the latest federal guidance and technical reports into seven clear, actionable steps for communities to take to protect their
residents from radioactive fallout. The workbook—
available at www.radresilientcity.org—includes an
implementation plan for cities and their neighbors,
guidance for using buildings as shelters, a community preparedness education plan, and strategies for
developing effective public messages that could save
In last year’s nuclear summit, President Obama
said that the prospect of nuclear terrorism is the
“single biggest threat to U.S. security, in the short-
term, medium-term, and long-term.”
Dr. Thomas Inglesby, Director of the Center for
Biosecurity, said, “There is enough fissile material in
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the world to make more than 120,000 nuclear weap-
ons. Terrorist groups have stated that they seek and
have attempted to acquire nuclear weapons. It’s criti-
cal that the country do all that we can to secure fissile
material, stop proliferation, and prevent nuclear ter-
rorism. But we also need to have plans to save lives
if these efforts fail. ... Reducing exposure to fallout
is the major intervention that can save the most lives
following a nuclear detonation.”
Senators Bob Graham and Jim Talent, leaders
of the Bipartisan WMD Terrorism Research Center
and of the former Congressional Commission on
the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction
Proliferation and Terrorism, endorsed the fallout pre-
The Rad Resilient City Checklist and
Implementation Workbook are available at no cost
at www.Radresilientcity.Org. The Rad Resilient
City Preparedness Checklist was developed by
the Nuclear Resilience Expert Advisory Group, a
national panel led by the Center for Biosecurity of
UPMC and composed of emergency professionals,
government and scientific experts, and leaders from
business, volunteer, and community sectors.
The Center for Biosecurity is an independent, nonprofit organization of the University of
Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) whose mission is
to strengthen national security by reducing the risks
posed by biological attacks, epidemics, and other
destabilizing events, and to improve the nation’s
resilience in the face of such events.
For more information, visit www.Radresilientcity.
New IBM Software Portfolio Advances
Predictive Analytics to Help Improve
ARMONK, N. Y. — IBM has announced a broad
portfolio of software that uses analytics to provide
greater visibility and integration between the applications that run on an IT infrastructure and key business processes. By applying analytics expertise to the
data center in this way, the new software will enable
clients to make more intelligent, automated business
decisions and help them embrace cloud computing.
The software enhances business decision management, predictive business service management
and integration. In addition, IBM is debuting new
products to help organizations drive smarter application development and deployment.
With IBM software, Bolsa de Comercio de
Santiago, a large stock exchange in Chile, is now
able to process high-volume trading in microseconds,
increasing their transaction capacity by 900 percent.
By improving the speed that its system operates
and applying analytics, the company significantly
improved order routing, giving its traders visibility
into business activity in real time.
The Chilean stock exchange system can do all the
detective work of analyzing current and past transactions and market information, learning and adapting
to market trends and connecting its traders to business information in real time. Ultra-fast throughput
in combination with analytics now allows traders to
make more accurate, predictive decisions.
As a result, the company is more competitive in
the financial services industry.
The shift to IT analytics is transforming decision-
making for IT and business operations. By using pre-
dictive analytics, which harness the vast quantities
of data a business creates, organizations can respond
more quickly and accurately to customer needs,
better anticipate and prevent outages and deliver
fact-driven metrics to drive better business outcomes.
nScaled Selects Equinix to Support
the Expansion of its Cloud Disaster
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Equinix, Inc.
(Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center
services, today announced that nScaled is leveraging Equinix International Business Exchange data
centers in London and Ashburn to deliver its hybrid
cloud and disaster recovery services to customers.
nScaled has also opened a storefront in the Equinix
Marketplace™ to promote and sell its services to
the more than 4,000 potential customersthat are on
Part of Equinix’s growing ecosystem of more
than 800 cloud and IT service providers, nScaled provides hybrid cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
for the enterprise. nScaled offers risk-averse customers multiple cloud solutions, including primary
application hosting, disaster recovery and backup.
With Platform Equinix, nScaled benefits from the
ability to connect to network and service providers
to quickly and securely deploy services to customers.
Equinix’s global footprint of highly secure data centers enables nScaled to offer services that meet the
most stringent compliance requirements and deliver
end-to-end enterprise-class service.
Backup and disaster recovery services must
deliver a level of redundancy that allows for a rapid
recovery and return to operations. nScaled leverages
snapshot technology for near-continuous backup,
allowing customers to recover in minutes using either
remote or local infrastructure. The network density,
standardization and consistency of services provided
by Platform Equinix allow nScaled to maintain an
extremely high level of service to its customers.
For more information, visit www.equinix.com.
SIA Announces New Access
and Identity Initiative
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Security Industry
Association (SIA) is pleased to announce the Open
Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) with Data
Security Extension as a new Standards Department