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Informational Update For July 3, 2012

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!




Send Word Now Hosts Free Webinar

Introducing Our IVR Designer: Optimizing Information Retrieval and Delivery

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

Send Word Now's alerting service provides two-way, on-demand emergency messaging to a designated group of recipients across a variety of platforms. Now, with our new and powerful IVR Designer, customers can use a simple drap n’ drop interface to create powerful voice applications! These applications can be seamlessly integrated into the SWN core alerting product to bring your organizations communication plans to the next level. Attend this webinar to get a first hand look at our newest groundbreaking release which is currently not being offered in the mass notification industry.

Join Send Word Now and our featured speaker, Alex Tsepetis, to learn about:

  • How our integrated IVR Designer works by watching a live demo

  • Use cases that can be implemented and leveraged at your organizations

  • How our IVR Designer can improve your communication strategies

Register Today For This Free Webinar!




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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

Have you identified your Risks?

Posted by: Kelly Hudson

In my past blogs, we have identified the need for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR). To recap, both have the same goal: to enable your business to continue to operate seamlessly through and beyond any major disruptive event.


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!

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

Register now for Fall World 2012 while prices are at the lowest! Reserve your spot in the sessions that interest you most. Attendance is filling fast so don't wait! The agenda for Fall World 2012 has an outstanding lineup of the industry's most experienced leaders. This conference offers everything you need for the lowest price.

At Fall World 2012, you will gain hundreds of hours of practical advice and networking. There are numerous sessions, workshops and networking events. The low conference fee includes daily meals, full conference materials, admission to hospitalities, and full access to the comprehensive exhibition hall, which runs concurrently with the show.

Register now to reserve your spot in the most popular sessions!

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.



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Join DRJ in San Diego for Fall World 2012

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!

GS-1: We Need to Talk: Building Trust When Communicating Gets Critical

Learn vital communication skills and key strategies to help build better working relationships and sidestep common minefields when communicating gets critical.


GS-2: A View from the Trenches: Why BC Best Practices are Vital for Continued Resilience

Explore best practices that can be leveraged to build a resilient organization that can keep its doors open despite the chaos.


GS-3: The Evolution of Emergency Responder Performance Challenges and Solutions

Learn the physical and psychological impacts of emergency and crisis contexts. Discover recommendations for more effective management and response.


GS-4: State of the Industry: Dare to Dream, Prepare to Execute

Hear a compelling vision for the future touching on implications for our industry, the people, the services and technologies we rely on, and the fundamental shift in how we manage operational risk.


GS-5: Confidence and Control

Discover why mass notification systems may fail you or help you succeed when it matters most. Learn about changing technology and the need to design communication plans that ensure you are able to confidently manage the disaster and stay in control.


GS-6: Reputational Risk: Safeguard Your Most Valuable Corporate Asset

Learn the value of understanding how unplanned downtime, security breaches and even a simple maintenance update can impact the reputation of your company. Discover how IT managers and C-level executives are looking to IT strategy and infrastructure to safeguard reputational risk.


GS-7: ISO 22301 Arrived - Now What?

Learn the purpose, content and concepts of ISO 22301 as well as recommended uses of this standard, as well as specific strategies to implement ISO 22301 to add the most value.


GS-8: Community Resilience

With the announcement of Presidential Policy Directive 8 there has been significant activity to encourage innovative and motivational community resilience programs. Learn the continuing trends and impacts.


GS-9: Can You C-C-Connect with the “C” Level?

Discover why your preparation to connect with “C” level executives has been all wrong. Gain a roadmap for your long-term direct connect, plus three points to help you successfully connect with any chief officer in your next meeting.

Register Now!


Visit our Gold Sponsor, Send Word Now

Sign Up By July 9, 2012 and Save $200

September 9 - 12, 2012 in San Diego, CA
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Informational Update For June 26, 2012

Business continuity management consultancies - Competition to provide consulting services on a global scale

Forrester Market Overview: Global Business Continuity Consultancies, Q3 2011

Upgrading disaster recovery and business continuity capabilities is of high importance, but most business continuity management teams are not equipped with the necessary personnel, time or technology. Read this white paper to learn more about options for business continuity management service on a global scale for large, complex enterprises.

Download This Free White Paper



Free Webinar on June 27!

Cloud Security and Compliance - People, Process, and Technology

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

When it comes to cloud-based data protection, there are many concerns and misconceptions about security, data privacy, and compliance.

In this live webcast, Felix Santos, Director of Information Security and Compliance at EVault, will discuss:

  • Misconceptions about cloud security and recent cloud compliance initiatives

  • What you need to know about cloud compliance and information security

  • How to select a cloud service provider

Register Today For This Free Webinar!

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DRJ BLOGS

The Adjusted Recovery Confidence Factor

Posted by: Joe Flach

Over the past few months I have been involved with a number of business continuity planning professionals discussing the best metrics for reporting on a company's state of readiness. This has gotten me to thinking - and when I think, trouble starts...


White Papers

Keys to Disaster Recovery Planning

Sponsored by EVAULT


JULY WEBINARS

Manage and recover with Hybrid Cloud - When Minutes Matter Most

Wednesday, July 18 at 2:00 PM ET.


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

Looking For A Boost to Your Career This Summer?

Register Now for Fall World 2012!

Join Practitioners from Around the Globe at Fall World 2012

The agenda for Fall World 2012 has been released. We have an outstanding lineup of the industry's most experienced leaders. This conference is the one you want to attend. It offers everything you need for the lowest price ...and has years of experienced management to make sure the experience is as beneficial as possible for all attendees.

Gain hundreds of hours of practical advice and networking while at Fall World 2012. There are numerous sessions, workshops and networking events. Attendees customize their own schedules to choose the most beneficial topics and courses to suit their individual needs. The low conference fee includes daily meals, full conference materials, admission to hospitalities, and full access to the comprehensive exhibition hall, which runs concurrently with the show.

Register now to reserve your spot in the most popular sessions!

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 June 28, 2012

Don't settle for status quo. Change the game!

Elevate your BCM profile! If your organization is one of the many that undervalue the role of business continuity, take a page from our playbook to give them a new look.

This BCM Professional's Playbook on Customer Service delivers insights on how to leverage the basics of the BCM process into opportunities to raise your profile and value in the eyes of the key "customers" within your organization.

Glean actionable tips for turning reluctant participants into appreciative partners:


  • Create allies across multiple departments.

  • Demonstrate new value in your work-even before an emergency occurs.

  • Gain interest and support from strategic decision-makers.


You will learn tactics that have already proven their validity at the highest level at more than 250 organizations. And, best of all, you will recognize ideas that can apply in any organization. The booklet is free, but your payback could be priceless.

Get It Now!



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!)

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.

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.

  • 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

Register Today For This Free Webinar!


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DRJ BLOGS

When controls fail, will [risk] culture save your organisation?

Written by Lee Glendon, CBCI

The Institute of Risk Management is taking a brave step into an uncertain and very fuzzy area - understanding and influencing risk culture. A six month project bringing together experts in organisational behaviour, culture and sociology presented a progress report last week to an audience of risk practitioners and stakeholders including the BCI.


White Papers

A Practical Guide to Cost-effective Disaster Recovery Planning

Sponsored by Novell


ONLINE EXCLUSIVES

Homeland Security in America: Past, Present, and Future

By Roger L. Kemp, PhD


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

Looking For A Boost to Your Career This Summer?

Register Now for Fall World 2012!

Reserve Your Spot at Fall World 2012

Register now for Fall World 2012 while prices are at the lowest! Reserve your spot in the sessions that interest you most. Attendance is filling fast so don't wait! The agenda for Fall World 2012 has an outstanding lineup of the industry's most experienced leaders. This conference offers everything you need for the lowest price.

At Fall World 2012, you will gain hundreds of hours of practical advice and networking. There are numerous sessions, workshops and networking events. The low conference fee includes daily meals, full conference materials, admission to hospitalities, and full access to the comprehensive exhibition hall, which runs concurrently with the show.

Register now to reserve your spot in the most popular sessions!

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

Looking For A Boost to Your Career This Summer?

Register now and save $200 off the low registration fee at Fall World 2012. Save your company dollars and be able to get the best training in the industry at the lowest cost.

Attendance at the world's #1 conference dedicated to business continuity is a priceless experience! You will receive hundreds of hours of training through our sessions, workshops, exhibition hall and much more. And, there are endless networking opportunities, including receptions and the fantastic Monday Night Hospitality, sponsored by Send Word Now.

The conference theme is The Evolution of Business Resiliency. Discover how the responsibilities and demands on industry personnel have evolved - and how you can be a more productive, powerful employee. Gain the skills and techniques you need to succeed.

The conference is held onsite at the beautiful San Diego Sheraton, located on the bay and showcasing a marina and beautiful views. Several pre- and post-conference courses are available for an additional fee. These courses offer in-depth study of subjects and several offer individual certification awards. Register now and start enjoying your savings! You will not be disappointed in the price or offerings of Fall World 2012.

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Visit our Gold Sponsor, Send Word Now

Sign Up By July 9, 2012 and Save $200

September 9 - 12, 2012 in San Diego, CA
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