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Risk management links for the week of January 23

Each Friday we provide links to the best online articles and conversations about risk management. If you would like to add to this list, just leave a summary and a link in the comments section. Enjoy the links for the week of January 23, 2012.

  • As determined through hundreds of interviews with global business leaders and experts, income inequality tops the World Economic Forum’s annual list of likely global risks for 2012. Others risks topping the list include bad government balance sheets, greenhouse gas emissions, cyber attacks and water shortages. Erwann Michel-Kerjan, managing director of Wharton’s Risk Management and Decision Processes Center and report co-author, says these risks are not low-probability events and are pretty likely to happen. (Source: US News & World Report)
  • This article focuses on the current global water crisis resulting from variables such as population growth, economic development and diminishing water supply. In addition to taking advantage of new technologies and innovation, Jon Freedman, Global Governmental Relations Leader for GE Power and Water, outlines specific tactics for improvement, stressing the need for collaboration among organizations, governments and individuals in order to manage water risk globally. (Source: Environmental Leader)
  • ZDNet’s Ken Hess addresses the need for organizations of all sizes to adapt to current “Business Appleization” and BYOD (bring your own devices) trends. Whether IT departments like it or not, BYOD is happening and they should manage it instead of battling it. Hess says conventional technologies won’t cut it and mobile device management software is a necessity. (Source: ZDNet)
  • According to a recent study about cloud computing in healthcare, IT managers have many concerns about storing critical patient-related data (such as electronic health records) in the cloud, particularly in light of recent increased pressure to meet obligations under HIPAA privacy and security rules. Iron Mountain’s Ken Rubin offers health IT managers five tips for learning, adopting and benefitting from cloud technology. (Source: InformationWeek)
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