How social media helped save Fort McMurray residents from the 2016 wildfire

RED DEER, Alta. - As a public services veteran, Darby Allen admits he was never a fan of social media and the arguments he occasionally read on it. But when Fort McMurray's former

Published on: May 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Is social media a viable tool for disaster relief?

"Big Uncomfortable Ideas" was the title of Melanie Irons' presentation at the World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM) this week, as she tried to persuade listeners to adopt an approach to disaster response that

Published on: June 9th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Treat disasters as opportunities, tech-savvy crisis management expert says

Nicholas Haan knows a thing or two about disaster: over the course of his 25-year career, he's supported charitable efforts in places as far-flung as the Nairobi slum of Kibera and post-2015 earthquake

Published on: June 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How technology is helping relief efforts in Fort McMurray

With the wildfires in Alberta still devastating Fort McMurray, technology has played a significant role in helping with the recovery effort. Aerial drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are becoming a common piece of technology

Published on: May 19th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Businesses face cyber-security threats from foreign governments


Published on: May 19th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Want senior management support? Stop asking for it

John Stagl was tired of begging his bosses to pay attention to business continuity.He inherited the responsibility of planning for business continuity at an insurance company and decided to get senior management attention

Published on: July 7th, 2008 Brian Jackson

How Ontario’s York Region turned a blackout to advantage

“The darkest hour,” so the saying goes, “is often before the dawn.” Ontario's York Region can testify to the truth of this observation.Five summers ago this municipality was one of the regions severely

Published on: June 18th, 2008 Brian Jackson