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Informational Update For August 22, 2012

Six Secrets to Surviving and Thriving With a Mobile Workforce

Join us Tuesday, September 18, 2012: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

As the line between work and personal life continues to blur more and more, employees are bringing their own smartphones, tablets and laptop computers to the workplace-whether that workplace is an office, an airport, a hotel, home or anyplace else. In this new mobile world, IT plays a pivotal role in ensuring organizational competitiveness, business continuity, productivity and risk mitigation when it comes to mobile devices and endpoint data management.

In Six Secrets to Surviving and Thriving With a Mobile Workforce, our group of experts focuses on the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend and specifically looks at:

  • Benefits of silent and continuous data protection

  • Best practices for locking down your endpoint machines

  • How to set up automated backup to the cloud

  • The issues around self-serve search and retrieval for users from their mobile devices, including Apple iOS and Android-based smartphones and tablets

  • IT administrator visibility and control over file access, downloads, and sharing

Join our EVault endpoint protection specialist Inka Traktman-along with a reseller who has been in the trenches with customers facing these mobile workforce challenges-as they share their insights and experiences with this new workplace reality.

Register Today For This Free Webinar!




DRJ Webinar Series

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

How to embrace the changing landscape of Business Continuity and connect with the executive perspective of risk management.

If you are feeling the pressure to make business continuity more relevant to your executives and deliver more value to the business, join this informative webinar to discover the forces driving change in our industry, and what you can do now to position yourself for long-term success.

This webinar will present:

  • Real World Use Cases

  • Evolution to “Continuity Risk Management”

  • Business Drivers and Alignment Strategies

  • Risk Organization and Management

  • Critical Program Elements

  • Step-by-Step Process for Embracing Continuity Risk Management

Presented by David Nolan, president and CEO of Fusion Risk Management, and provider of the award-winning Fusion Framework® Continuity Risk Management System™. , and tangible tools for utilizing them...

Register Today For This Free Webinar!


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DRJ BLOGS

Business Continuity Planning - Beyond the Doomsday Scenario

Posted by: Joe Flach

At a conference I recently attended there was a lot of conversation around PS-Prep which bled into the discussion of "Why get certified" or, the more generic question of, "Why perform business continuity planning?"


CALL FOR PAPERS 2013

Submit CFP For Spring World 2013 Today! Deadline: 9/24/12

Disaster Recovery Journal, host and sponsor Spring World 2013 invites you to nominate a speaker and/or topic for our conference.


BC Management, Inc's 11th Annual BC Management Compensation & Program Study

"Assessing Business Continuity World-Wide"

BCM COMPENSATION RESEARCH REPORTS - Study participants who complete the BCM Compensation section will receive multiple BCM Compensation Reports


BC TRAINING

New BCI Licensed Level 1 Course

The BCI Level 1 Course is a foundation course based on the Business Continuity Institute's "Good Practice Guidelines".

Informational Update For August 21, 2012

Are You Ready?

Disasters Happen...Are You Ready? -- Download this Free DR eBook Today!

You can't afford to be caught off guard or without a plan when a man-made or natural disaster strikes. Take the next step to ensuring your systems and data are safe if an emergency hits when you least expect it. Download this short, easy-to-digest Disaster Recovery eBook today. You'll learn unique planning approaches to make your data center less vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters. A few minutes of your time today could make all the difference if a disaster strikes your Data Center.

Download This Free eBook Today!




DRJ Webinar Series

A CPS Energy Case Study: Emergency Communication from a Utility Perspective - Striving to Meet Increasing Customer Expectations

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

During this webinar, Anita Bateman from CPS Energy will discuss how CPS Energy, the nation's largest municipally owned energy utility, is leveraging Send Word Now's alerting capabilities in innovative ways to communicate with customers and employees...

Continuity Risk Management in an ERM World

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

How to embrace the changing landscape of Business Continuity and connect with the executive perspective of risk management. If you are feeling the pressure to make business continuity more relevant to your executives and deliver more value to the business, join this informative webinar to discover the forces driving change in our industry, and what you can do now to position yourself for long-term success...

Strategic BCP Power Hour: Preparing for the Convergence of Business Continuity (BC) & Risk Management (RM)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

Keep pace with the escalating demands being placed upon BC and RM professionals. Join us for a "Power Hour" review of risk management principles, challenges, and opportunities, and come away with a comprehensive perspective on big picture trends, current practices, and tangible tools for utilizing them...

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DRJ BLOGS

This is NOT a Test! Taking a Risk-based Approach to Validating Resilience and Recoverability

Writing a plan is not enough. Recent years have seen an increased emphasis on demonstrating business resilience of mission critical business processes.


DRJ BLOGS

Insurance for Independent Consultants

Since 2002, my S-Corporation carried "Errors and Omissions" or Professional Insurance coverage. As an independent BCP/DR consultant, are you adequately insured?


CALL FOR PAPERS 2013

Submit CFP For Spring World 2013 Today! Deadline: 9/24/12

Disaster Recovery Journal, host and sponsor Spring World 2013 invites you to nominate a speaker and/or topic for our conference.


BC Management, Inc's 11th Annual BC Management Compensation & Program Study

"Assessing Business Continuity World-Wide"

BCM COMPENSATION RESEARCH REPORTS - Study participants who complete the BCM Compensation section will receive multiple BCM Compensation Reports


BC TRAINING

New BCI Licensed Level 1 Course

The BCI Level 1 Course is a foundation course based on the Business Continuity Institute's "Good Practice Guidelines".

Informational Update For August 15, 2012

Preparing for the Convergence of Business Continuity and Risk Management

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Keep pace with the escalating demands being placed upon BC and RM professionals. Join us for a “Power Hour” review of risk management principles, challenges, and opportunities, and come away with a comprehensive perspective on big picture trends, current practices, and tangible tools for utilizing them:


  • BC/RM convergence - The lines between BC and RM are merging into a single practice area. Understand how to set-up your program strategy to expand your organization’s focus from “BC Planner” to “Strategic Risk Manager.”

  • Industry status - See what’s happening now, and how it affects you and your organization.

  • Applying RM standards, best practices and frameworks - Harness the power of established standards into your program.


Learn how to stay ahead of the curve, by bridging the gap between concept and practice with a strategy that satisfies the needs of multiple business and regulatory constituents. Reserve your time for “Preparing for the Convergence of BC and RM” today.

Presented by Frank Perlmutter, co-founder of Strategic BCP® and ResilienceONE® BCM software, and a nationally recognized speaker who draws upon more than 15 years of BCM experience, including his role as Manager of Disaster Recovery/Continuity of Operations Planning for the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

 

Register NOW!




DRJ Monthly Webinar Series - Free Every Month

A CPS Energy Case Study: Emergency Communication from a Utility Perspective - Striving to Meet Increasing Customer Expectations

Free Webinar On Wednesday, August 22, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Sponsored By Send Word NowDuring this webinar, Anita Bateman from CPS Energy will discuss how CPS Energy, the nation's largest municipally owned energy utility, is leveraging Send Word Now's alerting capabilities in innovative ways to communicate with customers and employees. After an initial implementation in 2011, the CPS Energy team is moving forward to the next phase, implementing employee alerts and beginning the process of implementing Spanish language alerts and customer-specific power outage alerts. Anita will also discuss their most recent customer alert test and lessons learned. CPS Energy is the nation's largest municipally owned energy utility, providing both electric and natural gas service in San Antonio, Texas. CPS Energy serves over 717,000 electric and 325,000 gas customers in and around the 7th largest city in the nation and over a 1,514 square mile service area.

Register Now For This Free Webinar


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WHITE PAPERS

The Business Case for Business Continuity Management Software

When it comes to building a business continuity management (BCM) program that's complete, current, and compliant, there is no substitute for BCM software. But the benefits of a good BCM program extend beyond just using an automated tool.


DRJ BLOGS

How to Calculate ROI from Cloud Computing

In a business world that is embracing the cloud more and more every day, it is interesting to see that, while the cloud benefits companies in several ways, these companies seldom demonstrate their advantage from the cloud in terms of ROI (return on investment).


BC Management, Inc's 11th Annual BC Management Compensation & Program Study

"Assessing Business Continuity World-Wide"

BCM COMPENSATION RESEARCH REPORTS - Study participants who complete the BCM Compensation section will receive multiple BCM Compensation Reports. Previous BCM Compensation Reports included USA, Canada, Asia Pacific and Europe. BC Management will publish individual BCM Compensation Reports for any country logging 50+ complete study participants.


CALL FOR PAPERS 2013

Submit CFP For Spring World 2013 Today! Deadline: 9/24/12

Disaster Recovery Journal, host and sponsor Spring World 2013 invites you to nominate a speaker and/or topic for our conference.


BC TRAINING

New BCI Licensed Level 1 Course

The BCI Level 1 Course is a foundation course based on the Business Continuity Institute's "Good Practice Guidelines".


Register Now for Fall World 2012!

Early Bird Registration Extended for Fall World 2012!

Hurry! Register by August 16 to reserve your spot at Fall World 2012 and save $100 off the low registration fee. You cannot afford to miss this conference!

Attendees at DRJ conferences return year after year for the quality sessions, the outstanding information and the training they receive on site. The return on investment is extremely high. Register now and choose from more than 40 sessions to guide you through the most difficult topics. Gain full access to the exhibition hall as well. Find the latest information on projects and services in the industry and make lifelong networking contacts.

DRJ makes it easy to access everything you need at Fall World 2012. Register now to reserve your spot in the world's number one conference dedicated to business continuity.

Visit DRJ.com/FallWorld for complete details!

Fall World Exhibit Hall
Monday Evening Hospitality

Monday Evening Hospitality

You won't want to miss the Monday Evening Hospitality hosted by conference Gold Sponsor SendWordNow. It is a fun-filled event for attendees, vendors and speakers. Food, drinks and networking are offered in a relaxing environment.

Enjoy the Amenities at Sheraton San Diego Hotel

Fall World 2012 will be held at the luxurious Sheraton San Diego Hotel. This bayside location is the perfect spot for attendees to unwind after conference hours. Restaurants are onsite and nearby, offering a variety of places to explore. The hotel also features a fitness center, two pools, spa and a beautiful bay and marina views. Meeting space is updated and ample size to host the largest gathering of business continuity planners from around the globe. Make your hotel reservations early, as a block of rooms with the special conference rate will only be held for a limited time. The hotel provides free shuttle service to and from the airport from 5:30 a.m. to midnight. Shuttles run approximately every 15 minutes.

Sheraton San Diego Hotel
Discounts

Travel Discounts Available

American Airlines is DRJ's official airlines for Fall World 2012. For reservations, call 800-433-1790 or visit www.aa.com. Use file #8392AZ for the discounted rate. Avis is DRJ's official rental car service. Call 800-331-1600 or visit www.avis.com. Use file #D005078 for the discounted rate.



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Informational Update For August 16, 2012

Business Continuity: A Coordinated Approach

Are you prepared to ensure ongoing business operations in the event of a crisis? Do you have a clear, executable and rapidly accessible business continuity program?

This live webcast will explain how you can coordinate your approach to business continuity, disaster recovery and crisis management to ensure rapid response. Learn how you can:


  • Evaluate the criticality of business processes and supporting technologies through online assessments and business impact analyses

  • Coordinate business continuity and disaster recovery plans, business processes, impact analyses and recovery procedures

  • Ensure rapid access to test or activate business continuity and disaster recovery plans in the event of a crisis or business disruption

  • Centralize reporting and management of all BCM activities, including crisis events that impact employees, customers, stakeholders and mission-critical operations

  • Tie BCM activities into your overall governance, risk and compliance program

Register NOW!




DRJ Monthly Webinar Series - Free Every Month

A CPS Energy Case Study: Emergency Communication from a Utility Perspective - Striving to Meet Increasing Customer Expectations

Free Webinar On Wednesday, August 22, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Sponsored By Send Word NowDuring this webinar, Anita Bateman from CPS Energy will discuss how CPS Energy, the nation's largest municipally owned energy utility, is leveraging Send Word Now's alerting capabilities in innovative ways to communicate with customers and employees. After an initial implementation in 2011, the CPS Energy team is moving forward to the next phase, implementing employee alerts and beginning the process of implementing Spanish language alerts and customer-specific power outage alerts. Anita will also discuss their most recent customer alert test and lessons learned. CPS Energy is the nation's largest municipally owned energy utility, providing both electric and natural gas service in San Antonio, Texas. CPS Energy serves over 717,000 electric and 325,000 gas customers in and around the 7th largest city in the nation and over a 1,514 square mile service area.

Register Now For This Free Webinar


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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE

A rose by any other name

By JOHN GLENN


WHITE PAPERS

ISO 22301: A Framework for Business Process Definition


UPCOMING WEBINARS

Strategic BCP Power Hour: Preparing for the Convergence of Business Continuity (BC) & Risk Management (RM)

September 5 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Up the Business Continuity Creek without a paddle...Managing a BCP Program with little or no resources

September 13 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


CALL FOR PAPERS 2013

Submit CFP For Spring World 2013 Today! Deadline: 9/24/12

Disaster Recovery Journal, host and sponsor Spring World 2013 invites you to nominate a speaker and/or topic for our conference.


BC Management, Inc's 11th Annual BC Management Compensation & Program Study

"Assessing Business Continuity World-Wide"

BCM COMPENSATION RESEARCH REPORTS - Study participants who complete the BCM Compensation section will receive multiple BCM Compensation Reports


BC TRAINING

New BCI Licensed Level 1 Course

The BCI Level 1 Course is a foundation course based on the Business Continuity Institute's "Good Practice Guidelines".

Register Now for Fall World 2012!

Extended Early Registration Discount Expires Today

Hurry! Register by August 16 to reserve your spot at Fall World 2012 and save $100 off the low registration fee. You cannot afford to miss this conference!

Attendees at DRJ conferences return year after year for the quality sessions, the outstanding information and the training they receive on site. The return on investment is extremely high. Register now and choose from more than 40 sessions to guide you through the most difficult topics. Gain full access to the exhibition hall as well. Find the latest information on projects and services in the industry and make lifelong networking contacts.

DRJ makes it easy to access everything you need at Fall World 2012. Register now to reserve your spot in the world's number one conference dedicated to business continuity.

Visit DRJ.com/FallWorld for complete details!

Fall World Exhibit Hall
Monday Evening Hospitality

Monday Evening Hospitality

You won't want to miss the Monday Evening Hospitality hosted by conference Gold Sponsor SendWordNow. It is a fun-filled event for attendees, vendors and speakers. Food, drinks and networking are offered in a relaxing environment.

Enjoy the Amenities at Sheraton San Diego Hotel

Fall World 2012 will be held at the luxurious Sheraton San Diego Hotel. This bayside location is the perfect spot for attendees to unwind after conference hours. Restaurants are onsite and nearby, offering a variety of places to explore. The hotel also features a fitness center, two pools, spa and a beautiful bay and marina views. Meeting space is updated and ample size to host the largest gathering of business continuity planners from around the globe. Make your hotel reservations early, as a block of rooms with the special conference rate will only be held for a limited time. The hotel provides free shuttle service to and from the airport from 5:30 a.m. to midnight. Shuttles run approximately every 15 minutes.

Sheraton San Diego Hotel
Discounts

Travel Discounts Available

American Airlines is DRJ's official airlines for Fall World 2012. For reservations, call 800-433-1790 or visit www.aa.com. Use file #8392AZ for the discounted rate. Avis is DRJ's official rental car service. Call 800-331-1600 or visit www.avis.com. Use file #D005078 for the discounted rate.



Copyright (c) 2012 Disaster Recovery Journal. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of Disaster Recovery Journal is prohibited. Read DRJ.com's Privacy Statement

Informational Update For August 14, 2012

The Ins and Outs of Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

The Ins and Outs of Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

Free Webinar On Thursday, August 30, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

With the constant growth of information in today's world, it has become increasingly difficult for organizations to properly recover, manage and ensure the security of one of their most important assets - their data. The recovery of critical systems after a disaster is important, but without good data, the recovery effort is useless. Join RES-Q™ Services in this exclusive webinar to discover:

  • Why adequate data protection is necessary for reliable data recovery

  • How a centralization of data management can guarantee fast and easy recovery

  • The benefits of eliminating vulnerability and ensuring recover capabilities for your business

Data and the way information is used is quickly becoming the most powerful resource for any organization. Don't miss this opportunity to explore innovative alternative concepts of data recovery and protection that break away from the limits of traditional tape recovery. Register today!

Register today for this free webinar!




DRJ Monthly Webinar Series - Free Every Month

A CPS Energy Case Study: Emergency Communication from a Utility Perspective - Striving to Meet Increasing Customer Expectations

Free Webinar On Wednesday, August 22, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Sponsored By Send Word NowDuring this webinar, Anita Bateman from CPS Energy will discuss how CPS Energy, the nation's largest municipally owned energy utility, is leveraging Send Word Now's alerting capabilities in innovative ways to communicate with customers and employees. After an initial implementation in 2011, the CPS Energy team is moving forward to the next phase, implementing employee alerts and beginning the process of implementing Spanish language alerts and customer-specific power outage alerts. Anita will also discuss their most recent customer alert test and lessons learned. CPS Energy is the nation's largest municipally owned energy utility, providing both electric and natural gas service in San Antonio, Texas. CPS Energy serves over 717,000 electric and 325,000 gas customers in and around the 7th largest city in the nation and over a 1,514 square mile service area.

Register Now For This Free Webinar


Quick Links


WHITE PAPERS

Solving HIPPA, HITECH, SSAE16 Server Compliance Issues with Next Generation Datacenters

HIPPA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. HITECH and SSAE16 are also Acts that require datacenters to live up to certain standards.


Fall World 2012

Last Chance! Early Bird Registration Extended for Fall World 2012

Due to overwhelming response, we are extending our early bird registration. Register by Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 and save $100 off the low registration fee.


BC Management, Inc's 11th Annual Business Continuity Management Compensation & Program Study

"Assessing Business Continuity World-Wide"

BCM COMPENSATION RESEARCH REPORTS - Study participants who complete the BCM Compensation section will receive multiple BCM Compensation Reports. Previous BCM Compensation Reports included USA, Canada, Asia Pacific and Europe. BC Management will publish individual BCM Compensation Reports for any country logging 50+ complete study participants.


CALL FOR PAPERS 2013

Submit CFP For Spring World 2013 Today! Deadline: 9/24/12

Disaster Recovery Journal, host and sponsor Spring World 2013 invites you to nominate a speaker and/or topic for our conference.


BC TRAINING

New BCI Licensed Level 1 Course

The BCI Level 1 Course is a foundation course based on the Business Continuity Institute's "Good Practice Guidelines".


Register Now for Fall World 2012!

Early Bird Registration Extended for Fall World 2012!

Hurry! Register by August 16 to reserve your spot at Fall World 2012 and save $100 off the low registration fee. You cannot afford to miss this conference!

Attendees at DRJ conferences return year after year for the quality sessions, the outstanding information and the training they receive on site. The return on investment is extremely high. Register now and choose from more than 40 sessions to guide you through the most difficult topics. Gain full access to the exhibition hall as well. Find the latest information on projects and services in the industry and make lifelong networking contacts.

DRJ makes it easy to access everything you need at Fall World 2012. Register now to reserve your spot in the world's number one conference dedicated to business continuity.

Visit DRJ.com/FallWorld for complete details!

Fall World Exhibit Hall
Monday Evening Hospitality

Monday Evening Hospitality

You won't want to miss the Monday Evening Hospitality hosted by conference Gold Sponsor SendWordNow. It is a fun-filled event for attendees, vendors and speakers. Food, drinks and networking are offered in a relaxing environment.

Enjoy the Amenities at Sheraton San Diego Hotel

Fall World 2012 will be held at the luxurious Sheraton San Diego Hotel. This bayside location is the perfect spot for attendees to unwind after conference hours. Restaurants are onsite and nearby, offering a variety of places to explore. The hotel also features a fitness center, two pools, spa and a beautiful bay and marina views. Meeting space is updated and ample size to host the largest gathering of business continuity planners from around the globe. Make your hotel reservations early, as a block of rooms with the special conference rate will only be held for a limited time. The hotel provides free shuttle service to and from the airport from 5:30 a.m. to midnight. Shuttles run approximately every 15 minutes.

Sheraton San Diego Hotel
Discounts

Travel Discounts Available

American Airlines is DRJ's official airlines for Fall World 2012. For reservations, call 800-433-1790 or visit www.aa.com. Use file #8392AZ for the discounted rate. Avis is DRJ's official rental car service. Call 800-331-1600 or visit www.avis.com. Use file #D005078 for the discounted rate.



Copyright (c) 2012 Disaster Recovery Journal. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of Disaster Recovery Journal is prohibited. Read DRJ.com's Privacy Statement