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Join DRJ in San Diego for Fall World 2012 September 9 - 12!

Discover Money-Saving Tips for Attending Fall World 2012

In today's economy, budgets are tight. But attending Fall World 2012 does not have to be out of reach. Don't miss your chance to attend this conference. The education, skills and strategies you will learn at Fall World 2012 are well worth the low admission fee. In addition to having the lowest registration fee in the industry, we have several other money-saving features:

  • Our conference is held at the beautiful San Diego Sheraton, located bayside, and offering several restaurants onsite as well as many more within walking distance.

  • All attendees receive 6 meals included with the registration fee. And, we're not talking a sandwich in a bag. Hot, delicious breakfasts and lunches are served Monday through Wednesday. And, on Sunday night, food is provided at the Welcome Reception. Snacks, sodas and coffee are also provided. This is a huge savings to your budget!

  • Free entertainment is provided onsite at two receptions in the evenings. In addition there's networking in the exhibition hall, private hospitalities and numerous product demonstrations to attend. There's no need to travel offsite for anything!

  • The hotel offers free shuttle service to and from the airport. This combined with the entertainment onsite and restaurants within walking distance eliminates the need for a rental car. That's another huge savings for your budget.

  • We also have several travel discounts available for airfare and rental cars, if you decide you would like to explore the area.

  • Download a free Justification Kit from our website to aid you even further in getting the funds to attend.

Join us in San Diego and discover how you can get a great education, become a more marketable employee and find solutions and skills you need! The return on investment is incredibly high at Fall World 2012 - and these money-saving features make it an even better deal.

Register Now!


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September 9 - 12, 2012 in San Diego, CA
Venue

Informational Update For July 12, 2012

Free Webinar Presented By eVault

Free Webinar Presented By eVault

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

eVaultIn this webinar, learn to identify the critical issues to select and implement a successful backup and restore solution for your remote and branch offices. As you know, allowing the freedom of each office to select its own backup technology often results in a quick win followed by inconsistent policies, inefficient management, and poor control of this essential function. As the corporate IT function looks to drive consistent policies for data retention, it needs to assess solution security, restore speed, and ease of management. Sometimes, getting all your remote and branch offices to follow consistent policies may feel like herding cats. Further, from a strategic standpoint, you need to address considerations such as retention policy for compliance reasons and a migration away from tape or to the cloud. Gain insight into the criteria and process for selecting and implementing a winning backup/restore solution that keeps your organization purring.

Our speaker: Anne Vincenti is the EVault Director of SaaS Product Management. Anne is passionate about market research and developing highly differentiated products that deliver an experience that makes best practices easy for users. Her storage product and services background includes leadership roles at SGI, PowerQuest and Linux Networx, most recently defining break-through SaaS solutions in the field of online retail analytics. She has an MS from Carnegie Mellon and has published on the topic of innovative products and services in a number of fields.

Bruce McKnight, customer advocacy director, has provided EVault technical support and customer advocacy for 12 years. He is committed to helping customers resolve technical issues and get operations back up and running. Before joining EVault, Bruce ran his own IT consulting firm and subsequently lived the ROBO experience working for Hilton Hotels. He holds a BSc in electronics and computer science from University of the West Indies.

Register Today For This Free Webinar!




DRJ Monthly Webinar Series - Free Every Month

DRJ's Webinar Series is an outstanding free resource to gain quick, in depth training on a wide array of topics that matter most to industry practitioners.

The weekly webinars feature a different cutting-edge topic and presenter, providing you with a convenient, easy way to discover new solutions, strategies and information. Registration for any live webinar is always free, so sign up now to reserve your space. And, if you want to review the information again, an On-Demand feature is available.


Manage and recover with Hybrid Cloud - When Minutes Matter Most

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

Sponsored By Quorum Did you know that business downtime can cost an Small to mid-sized business an average of $1,230 dollars per minute? So what happens when a disaster strikes a business? In this day and age it's only a matter of when...not if. Whether it's a hurricane or a server misconfiguration, companies need to have a disaster recovery solution in place in order to continue to operate, while their internal IT departments resolve the problem. Quorum's CEO, Larry Lang, will focus his session on the importance of going beyond traditional backup methods to implement a disaster recovery and management plan that enables business continuity and prevents costly downtime.

Relevant Communications: What Mass Notification is Missing

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)


Sponsored By xMatters Years ago you saw a need in your company for a tool that would allow you to communicate to people when emergencies happened. You innovated how your company operated in times of crisis. Instead of relying on call trees, you implemented a mass notification tool so you could blast messages out to the people who needed to know. But just as you innovated then - growing from call trees to mass notification - it's time for change again. There is new technology available to make the notifications you send out relevant to the people that receive them. Instead of sending a generic message to everyone and hoping that it's relevant to them, there is a new way to communicate. This need to provide the right information to the right people means that the communication vendor you select for emergency communications needs to do more than just "spray and pray".


Quick Links


Fall World classes

Is Your BCP Missing Key Building Blocks?

Get certified! Build the foundation needed to strengthen your organization and your career. The BCI is globally recognized as the standard against which BCM professionals are validated.

Embedding the culture and systems of organizational resilience.

Embedding the culture and systems of organizational resilience. The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (ICOR) was founded to respond to the growing market need for a single avenue of access to the many offerings of education and credentialing expertise that is easily accessible and usable worldwide.


SUMMER JOURNAL

Volume 25, Issue 3 Now Available at DRJ.com

The latest issue of Disaster Recovery Journal is available! This edition features an in depth look at the ISO Standard. Discover expert opinions on the newest industry standard as well as dozens of other cutting edge topics. The edition also features our annual alternate site survey. Browse the edition online or download it in a pdf version.


White Papers

Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery: Ready for the Midmarket

Sponsored by EVAULT

In the past, a comprehensive disaster recovery solution was out of reach for midmarket and smaller companies because of the significant up-front costs and expenses.


Industry Spotlight

Avalution Consulting

Avalution Consulting, 2012 BC/DR Company of the Year (award by the Business Continuity Institute North America), is a U.S. based firm that specializes in business continuity, continuity of operations planning (COOP) and IT disaster recovery consulting, outsourcing and software solutions.


Fall World Blog

Discover New Solutions in Our Strategic Sessions

Breakout Sessions at Fall World 2012 are a great way to delve into a subject to improve knowledge and skills. Find the best information from around the globe in these one-hour sessions. Each is led by an industry expert eager to share solutions and strategies.

Register Now for Fall World 2012!

Join Us At The Number One Conference Dedicated To Business Continuity

Fall World 2012 attracts thousands of attendees, speakers and exhibitors from around the world. Whether you are looking to improve your current work environment or boost your marketable skills, Fall World 2012 is the place for you!

We have packed the agenda with industry experts who will lead more than 45 sessions, courses and workshops. In addition, we have selected fantastic pre-and post-conference courses for a convenient way to extend your stay and learning experience.

Networking events include hospitalities, receptions, refreshment breaks, roundtable discussion meals and countless other opportunities. In addition, there is an expansive exhibition hall onsite.

Register now to lock in the lowest rate available to anyone in the industry. Fall World 2012 will be held Sept. 9- 12, 2012 at the beautiful Sheraton San Diego Hotel, located on the bay and offering exquisite views and accommodations.

Visit www.drj.com/fallworld for complete details!

Fall World 2012
Fall World 2012

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.

Fall World 2012
Fall World 2012

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

Join DRJ in San Diego for Fall World 2012

Discover New Solutions in Our Strategic Sessions

Breakout Sessions at Fall World 2012 are a great way to delve into a subject to improve knowledge and skills. Find the best information from around the globe in these one-hour sessions. Each is led by an industry expert eager to share solutions and strategies.

SS1: The State of Business Continuity Preparedness

Stephanie-Balaouras.jpg Stephanie Balaouras, Forrester Research
Learn the current state of enterprise business continuity preparedness and how much progress we've made since our BC preparedness survey in 2008. The results will reveal how company practices regarding business impact analysis, risk assessment, BC planning, maintenance, exercising and communication have changed over the years. It will also examine how the scope of BC is expanding to address third party risks as well as cybersecurity risks. The conclusion will provide an overall assessment of current BC preparedness efforts and provide recommendations & suggestions for improving.

SS2: Achieving Disaster Tolerance in Data Centers

tom_clark_ver3.jpg Tom Clark, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Data centers have become a significant focus during the last 20 years as technology has dramatically evolved. Companies are getting more applications, more operating systems, more platforms, more hardware, and more IT stuff. It has become critically important to simplify the complexity of the infrastructure so the effective management of the IT infrastructure is possible. This session will cover the different phases required to achieve better disaster tolerance including how to best determine what the threats and risks are to your data center.

SS3: All About Business Continuity Metrics

frank_perlmutterhead_shot-100.jpg Frank Perlmutter, Strategic BCP
Are you constantly seeking more executive buy-in for your BC program? Do you have difficulty presenting to your true effectiveness beyond generating plans? Learn metrics that will “wow” your executives, strengthen your risk management skills, and increase your value to your organization. This session takes you from data collection through delivery. We are even taking it a step further and sharing metrics that our colleagues have used to extend value beyond the traditional BC job description. Don’t miss this expert discussion about how to use them to your full advantage as a valuable member of your organization.

SS4: Implementing BCM standards for Organizational Certification and Program Sustainability

Katwla-Tejas-CONTINUITY-LINK.jpg Tejas Katwala, Continuity Logic
This presentation will review and compare new and most common BCM standards and best practices for organization certification and program sustainability. Attendees will walk through an implementation framework to understand how to initiate the program, gain organization wide adoption, incorporate certification criteria, and promote continuous program improvement and maturity.

Register soon to reserve your spot in your favorite sessions. Browse the full agenda and find registration details at www.drj.com/fallworld






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Sign Up TODAY and Save $200

September 9 - 12, 2012 in San Diego, CA
Venue

Informational Update For July 10, 2012

Free Webinar Presented By Quorum

Free Webinar Presented By Quorum

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

Did you know that business downtime can cost an Small to mid-sized business an average of $1,230 dollars per minute? So what happens when a disaster strikes a business? In this day and age it's only a matter of when...not if. Whether it's a hurricane or a server misconfiguration, companies need to have a disaster recovery solution in place in order to continue to operate, while their internal IT departments resolve the problem.

Quorum's CEO, Larry Lang, will focus his session on the importance of going beyond traditional backup methods to implement a disaster recovery and management plan that enables business continuity and prevents costly downtime.

While many traditional tape backup methods make disaster recovery a slow-motion proposition, hybrid cloud solutions -- a combination of high-speed-recovery appliances and cloud-based technology -- are paving the way for the future of backup, recovery and continuity.

This webinar will explore:

  • The business impact of system downtime

  • An overview of the top "disasters" small to mid-sized businesses must prepare for- from hurricanes to system updates

  • Real world examples of successful disaster recovery plans across various industries

Larry Lang will discuss this next phase in hybrid cloud technology, and the crucial role of instant recovery in small to mid-sized businesses, and how it is the next frontier for business continuity.

This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of current recovery systems, from tape backup, disks, data center replications to private and public cloud-based solutions. Lang will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each, as well as how various solutions have performed for real companies in real-life disaster scenarios.

The component of speed and simplicity will also be discussed, with a focus on how hybrid cloud solutions can benefit small to mid-sized businesses from a proactive recovery-testing scenario before a disaster strikes.

Register Today For This Free Webinar!




DRJ Monthly Webinar Series - Free Every Month

DRJ's Webinar Series is an outstanding free resource to gain quick, in depth training on a wide array of topics that matter most to industry practitioners.

The weekly webinars feature a different cutting-edge topic and presenter, providing you with a convenient, easy way to discover new solutions, strategies and information. Registration for any live webinar is always free, so sign up now to reserve your space. And, if you want to review the information again, an On-Demand feature is available.


Successfully Herding Cats: Creating a Winning ROBO Data Backup and Restore Solution

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

Sponsored By eVault In this webinar, learn to identify the critical issues to select and implement a successful backup and restore solution for your remote and branch offices. As you know, allowing the freedom of each office to select its own backup technology often results in a quick win followed by inconsistent policies, inefficient management, and poor control of this essential function. As the corporate IT function looks to drive consistent policies for data retention, it needs to assess solution security, restore speed, and ease of management. Sometimes, getting all your remote and branch offices to follow consistent policies may feel like herding cats. Further, from a strategic standpoint, you need to address considerations such as retention policy for compliance reasons and a migration away from tape or to the cloud. Gain insight into the criteria and process for selecting and implementing a winning backup/restore solution that keeps your organization purring.

Relevant Communications: What Mass Notification is Missing

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)


Sponsored By xMatters Years ago you saw a need in your company for a tool that would allow you to communicate to people when emergencies happened. You innovated how your company operated in times of crisis. Instead of relying on call trees, you implemented a mass notification tool so you could blast messages out to the people who needed to know. But just as you innovated then - growing from call trees to mass notification - it's time for change again. There is new technology available to make the notifications you send out relevant to the people that receive them. Instead of sending a generic message to everyone and hoping that it's relevant to them, there is a new way to communicate. This need to provide the right information to the right people means that the communication vendor you select for emergency communications needs to do more than just "spray and pray".


Quick Links


SUMMER JOURNAL

Volume 25, Issue 3 Now Available at DRJ.com

The latest issue of Disaster Recovery Journal is available! This edition features an in depth look at the ISO Standard. Discover expert opinions on the newest industry standard as well as dozens of other cutting edge topics. The edition also features our annual alternate site survey. Browse the edition online or download it in a pdf version.


White Papers

A BCM Professional's Playbook on Customer Satisfaction

Sponsored by Strategic BCP

Elevate your BCM profile within your organization by taking a page from this playbook on customer satisfaction.


DRJ BLOGS

How can I be prepared? BCDR and "Spoofing"

Posted by: Kelly Hudson

How mature is your business continuity and disaster recovery program? Are you meeting all of your regulatory requirements as it relates to business continuity or disaster recovery?


Industry Spotlight

Avalution Consulting

Avalution Consulting, 2012 BC/DR Company of the Year (award by the Business Continuity Institute North America), is a U.S. based firm that specializes in business continuity, continuity of operations planning (COOP) and IT disaster recovery consulting, outsourcing and software solutions.


Fall World Blog

Fall World 2012 Features Cutting-Edge Topics!

Find the solutions for the toughest challenges at Fall World 2012. Our speakers are industry experts who will deliver solid, unbiased methods to conquer all the challenges facing business continuity practitioners today. Our General Sessions are held each morning and are targeted to all attendees. Join us to learn about exciting topics!

Register Now for Fall World 2012!

Join Us At The Number One Conference Dedicated To Business Continuity

Fall World 2012 attracts thousands of attendees, speakers and exhibitors from around the world. Whether you are looking to improve your current work environment or boost your marketable skills, Fall World 2012 is the place for you!

We have packed the agenda with industry experts who will lead more than 45 sessions, courses and workshops. In addition, we have selected fantastic pre-and post-conference courses for a convenient way to extend your stay and learning experience.

Networking events include hospitalities, receptions, refreshment breaks, roundtable discussion meals and countless other opportunities. In addition, there is an expansive exhibition hall onsite.

Register now to lock in the lowest rate available to anyone in the industry. Fall World 2012 will be held Sept. 9- 12, 2012 at the beautiful Sheraton San Diego Hotel, located on the bay and offering exquisite views and accommodations.

Visit www.drj.com/fallworld for complete details!

Fall World 2012
Fall World 2012

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.

Fall World 2012
Fall World 2012

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 July 5, 2012

2012 Results

2012 Service Availability Benchmark Survey

31% of the organizations participating in the survey have an availability goal of >99.99% (less than one hour of downtime a year), but how many actually meet this goal?

Download the survey results and find out the answer to this question and more:


  • How does your availability performance compare to your industry peers?

  • What are the most common causes for outages?

  • How often are DR tests conducted? How reliable are they?

  • How do organizations manage DR on the cloud?

  • And many more...


Download the complementary results now - see how your availability performance and DR practices compare to your peers.

Download Your Free Copy




DRJ Monthly Webinar Series - Free Every Month

Manage and recover with Hybrid Cloud - When Minutes Matter Most

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

Webinar Sponsored By Quorum!Did you know that business downtime can cost an Small to mid-sized business an average of $1,230 dollars per minute? So what happens when a disaster strikes a business? In this day and age it's only a matter of when...not if. Whether it's a hurricane or a server misconfiguration, companies need to have a disaster recovery solution in place in order to continue to operate, while their internal IT departments resolve the problem.

Quorum's CEO, Larry Lang, will focus his session on the importance of going beyond traditional backup methods to implement a disaster recovery and management plan that enables business continuity and prevents costly downtime.

While many traditional tape backup methods make disaster recovery a slow-motion proposition, hybrid cloud solutions -- a combination of high-speed-recovery appliances and cloud-based technology -- are paving the way for the future of backup, recovery and continuity.

This webinar will explore:

  • The business impact of system downtime

  • An overview of the top "disasters" small to mid-sized businesses must prepare for- from hurricanes to system updates

  • Real world examples of successful disaster recovery plans across various industries

Larry Lang will discuss this next phase in hybrid cloud technology, and the crucial role of instant recovery in small to mid-sized businesses, and how it is the next frontier for business continuity.

This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of current recovery systems, from tape backup, disks, data center replications to private and public cloud-based solutions. Lang will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each, as well as how various solutions have performed for real companies in real-life disaster scenarios.

The component of speed and simplicity will also be discussed, with a focus on how hybrid cloud solutions can benefit small to mid-sized businesses from a proactive recovery-testing scenario before a disaster strikes.

Register Today For This Free Webinar!


Quick Links


SUMMER JOURNAL

Volume 25, Issue 3 Now Available at DRJ.com

The latest issue of Disaster Recovery Journal is available! This edition features an in depth look at the ISO Standard. Discover expert opinions on the newest industry standard as well as dozens of other cutting edge topics. The edition also features our annual alternate site survey. Browse the edition online or download it in a pdf version.


ONLINE EXCLUSIVES

Four Secure Remote Access Tips for Business Continuity Planning

By Paul Andersen

Business disruptions can take place at any time. Everyday interruptions, like a car breaking down or larger events such as blizzards, prevent employees from getting to their offices. Proper business continuity planning helps avoid non-productivity and revenue loss during such situations.


White Papers

The Lightweight Solution to Heavy Risk

Sponsored by Send Word Now

When you're choosing an emergency notification provider, it's important to select a platform that's easily accessible, no matter where you are or when a crisis occurs. In today's world, that means having mobile access at all times.


Annual Survey

2012 Alternate Site Survey


Industry Spotlight

Avalution Consulting

Avalution Consulting, 2012 BC/DR Company of the Year (award by the Business Continuity Institute North America), is a U.S. based firm that specializes in business continuity, continuity of operations planning (COOP) and IT disaster recovery consulting, outsourcing and software solutions.


Fall World Blog

Fall World 2012 Features Cutting-Edge Topics!

Register Now for Fall World 2012!

Act Quickly to Register for Fall World 2012 at the Lowest Price!

The first early registration deadline is just days away. Dont miss your chance to save $200 off the conference registration fee. Fall World 2012 is the ultimate conference experience. We offer it all - sessions, workshops, exhibits, meals, networking, receptions and so much more.

The conference agenda is packed with the topics that matter most to business continuity planners and other industry practitioners. Find the latest information on industry standards, communication, IT solutions, emergency response and more. Browse the agenda online and register quickly.

Reserve your spot in the world's number one conference dedicated to business continuity! Visit the official Fall World Website Today!

Fall World 2012
Fall World 2012

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.

Fall World 2012
Fall World 2012

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