Miami Herald Feature

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"Storm Warning" (Part 1, Part 2) discusses the motivation and approach for the Business Continuity Information Network (BCIN) system. BCIN is being developed by the School of Computer and Information Sciences at FIU to provide small and medium businesses with the information they need to recover quickly from a storm. "Business owners need to know when their lights are going to come on...they need to know that barrier islands are being evacuated...." and they need this information in real-time. BCIN is being developed in south Florida amoung a growing group of participants so that vital information for small business is only a few clicks away. As the system matures, BCIN will develop into a nationwide web-based recovery system.