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The Morning Briefing: Business continuity

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"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about business continuity.

1.) Government website to have ‘hidden pages for staff emergencies’. A new government website designed to give the public easy access to information on services has ‘secret pages’ that only public sector employees can access in an emergency, it has been reported.

2.) Even with prep, did Wall Street's business continuity plans fail? Hurricane Sandy exposed a decided lack of contingency planning on Wall Street, according to a report by a research firm.

3.) Hurricane Sandy shows why businesses need reliable backup power. There are a lot of things that go into an effective business continuity plan that will keep you operational in the midst of a major natural disaster. But the most basic factor is a reliable electric power supply.

4.) How to safeguard a business against data loss. Businesses place a lot of responsibility on technology to lessen the burden of administration and accounts keeping. Aad Dekkers, marketing director EMEA at EVault, considers the steps businesses must take when implementing a data backup and disaster recovery plan.

5.) Thousands flock to Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Coney Island. Brooklynites suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy are flocking to the neighborhood hardest hit by the storm --Coney Island.

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— By on November 4, 2012, 3:28 PM PST

Charlie Osborne

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Charlie Osborne is a freelance journalist and photographer based in London. In addition to SmartPlanet, she also writes for business technology website ZDNet and consumer technology site CNET. She holds a degree in medical anthropology from the University of Kent. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure