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Posted on January 28, 2016 by

Suicide in the Workplace: Prevention & Response

Suicide touches everyone. About every 15 minutes someone dies by suicide, and about every minute someone attempts suicide. This is an issue that is especially prevalent among working-age adults. Not only can the suicide of an employee disrupt business as usual, it can deeply impact coworkers and their mental state following the incident. It is the responsibility of both managers and employees to prevent these incidents from happening, and to also respond to people who may be at…

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Posted on January 19, 2016 by

Preparis’ 2015 Year in Review: A CEO’s Perspective  

As a determined entrepreneur, you never know how successful a company will be until you take the leap of faith to just start it. That’s part of the fun and working hard to make customers successful along with having a great team behind you, sets the table for success. 2015 was an awesome year for Preparis.  Not only did we grow our business significantly with some terrific, new customers (you all know who you are!), we also did a lot…

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Posted on July 22, 2015 by

Run. Hide. Fight: Responding to an Active Shooter

In a recent FBI study, findings indicate active shooter incidents are becoming more frequent. Because they can occur anywhere at any time, it is important that Crisis Teams remain vigilant in their efforts to prepare for and respond to such incidents. Part of that preparation is ensuring every employee knows what to do should an active shooter enter the work site. One way to increase company-wide preparedness is to enforce the Run. Hide. Fight. principle. This principle is a…

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Posted on August 19, 2014 by

Ebola and Business Continuity: 3 Ways to Prepare for the Unexpected

Much of the news coverage of the 2014 West African Ebola Outbreak is targeted toward health officials—how to transport patients, how to care for patients, even how to dispose of patients’ bodies—along with some superficial guidance on how to reduce personal exposure to the virus. To date, there has been little discussion on what to do in a business setting should an employee, coworker, tenant, or client be suspected of contracting the disease. Here, we have outlined three…

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Posted on February 10, 2014 by

Businesses Should Prepare for Winter Storm Pax

The South is due for another bout of wintry weather this week courtesy of Winter Storm Pax. Our AccuWeather partner, Mike Smith forecasts that the storm will hit hardest by midweek on late Tuesday and Wednesday. “Here is the probability of a tenth of an inch of freezing rain — glaze ice — with this storm. This will cause serious traffic problems. These are the probabilities of a quarter inch (0.25”) of freezing rain accumulating. At this value,…

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Posted on February 7, 2014 by

Sochi Teaches Us to Be Prepared for Cyber Attacks

Large events have the potential to be hives for terrorist activity, but the International Business Times ­warns of another type of attack amidst the Sochi Winter Olympic games: Cyber Attacks. IB Times references a report by the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team which is a part of the Department of Homeland Security explaining that “hacktvists (activist hackers) and cybercriminals may attempt to take advantage of the international attention surrounding the games.” Various cyber attacks include Olympic Hactivists, fake…

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Posted on February 5, 2014 by

Preparis Partners with Continuity Insights for 2014 Threat Predictions Webinar

Preparis is proud to present our 2014 Threat Report Webinar tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 6. We’re thrilled to partner with Continuity Insights magazine to interview our all-star team of panelists who will be speaking on the biggest risks to business continuity. Jonna Mayberry has served as editor of Continuity Insights since March 2013. As editor, Jonna writes original articles, sources content, hosts webinars, helps develop the conference program for three annualContinuity Insights conferences (including editing presentations), writes copy for…

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Posted on February 4, 2014 by

CDC Emergency Manager Joins Preparis for 2014 Threat Report

Preparis is proud to present our 2014 Threat Report Webinar this Thursday, Feb. 6. In the weeks leading up to this event, we’ll spotlight our all-star panelists who will be speaking on the biggest risks to business continuity. Today, we’re proud to introduce Jonathan Trapp. Trapp is the Emergency Manager for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. In that role, he works to ensure the CDC’s ability to respond to any emergency that may…

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Posted on January 29, 2014 by

Atlanta Snow Jam Teaches Valuable Business Continuity Lessons

Today the city of Atlanta is attempting to manage one of the biggest crisis events it has faced in the 21st century. Despite a severe weather warning being issued early Tuesday morning, schools decided to hold classes and businesses were open for work. When the snow started falling, businesses were on their own with no guidance from city, local or state government about what to do. As the CEO and founder of Preparis – a business continuity technology…

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Posted on January 21, 2014 by

AccuWeather’s Chief Innovation Officer Joins Preparis for 2014 Threat Report

Preparis is proud to present our 2014 Threat Report Webinar on Feb. 6. In the weeks leading up to this event, we’ll spotlight our all-star panelists who will be speaking on the biggest risks to business continuity. Today, we’re proud to introduce Mike Smith: Chief Innovation Officer for AccuWeather and one of America’s most honored meteorologists. About Mike Smith Smith knew he would be a meteorologist at the age of five when a major tornado moved through his…

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