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Informational Update For June 21, 2012

Server Consolidation and Disaster Recovery in the Trenches: Real-World Solutions to Everyday Challenges

Live Webcast June 27: Server Consolidation and Disaster Recovery in the Trenches: Real-World Solutions to Everyday Challenges

Wondering how to accelerate your consolidation and virtualization initiatives? Or looking to improve recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) without expensive duplication? Join us for this informative webcast on June 27th at 2:00 PM EDT and see firsthand how companies like yours have managed to cut RPO for 20 servers from 24 hours down to 3 hours and guarantee RTO on key systems of less than one hour and much more.

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Online Exclusive

Homeland Security in America: Past, Present, and Future

By Roger L. Kemp, PhD

Eleven days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the first director of the Office of Homeland Security was appointed by the president to head this new department, which was located in the White House. This office oversaw and coordinated a comprehensive national strategy to safeguard the country against terrorism and respond to any future attacks. A year later, with the passage of the Homeland Security Act by Congress in November, 2002, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) formally came into being as a stand-alone, cabinet-level, department to further coordinate and unify national homeland security efforts, opening its doors on March 1, 2003. This new department integrated all or part of 22 different Federal departments and agencies into a single, unified, and integrated department.

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DRJ Virtual

Register for DRJ's Virtual World '12!

PreviewDisaster Recovery Journal has an exciting FREE educational opportunity for you! DRJ's Virtual World '12, is a virtual tradeshow that will highlight product and educational offerings from Disaster Recovery Journal's Spring World 2012 and Fall World 2012 show.

This event includes exclusive access to presentations, exhibitor information and networking with other attendees. This is the one place to find all the information from the conferences, plus even more reference and educational items. Industry white papers and other materials will also be available.

DRJ's Virtual World '12 features a highly interactive format, allowing virtual attendees to view sessions, participate in question and answer sessions, chat with other attendees and see and hear from onsite exhibitors.

This is a groundbreaking format that allows all the benefits of the conference to be gained in the comfort of your own office.

Standard information is available at NO COST for attendees. Premium registrations are available for the low cost of $99. Premium membership allows attendees to view additional presentations and access additional information at the virtual conference.

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Fall World Blog

PPBI Hosts DRJ Mock Disaster!

PPBI Limited to 200 participants, this exercise will prove really different. PPBI will be examining the use (and mis-use) of social media during a disaster. Focusing on Twitter and Facebook, we will look at some of the pitfalls of using these media as internal communications channels, presenting the participants with a challenging scenario specifically designed to encourage thinking about social media as it applies to the office environment.


DRJ BLOGS

What Happens After the Business Impact Assessment (BIA)?

Posted by: Kelly Hudson

There have been many articles and blog posts written on the importance of Business Impact Assessments. But what happens after the Business Impact Assessment ("BIA") is complete? Most agree you first have to determine where your highest risk points are in your organization before you spend money building effective continuity and recovery plans.


White Papers

Practical Advice for Streamlining Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Solutions

Sponsored by Riverbed

To remain competitive in a global marketplace, businesses need to adapt quickly to ever-changing requirements.


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.

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.



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Informational Update For June 19, 2012

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



DRJ Virtual

Register for DRJ's Virtual World '12!

PreviewDisaster Recovery Journal has an exciting FREE educational opportunity for you! DRJ's Virtual World '12, is a virtual tradeshow that will highlight product and educational offerings from Disaster Recovery Journal's Spring World 2012 and Fall World 2012 show.

This event includes exclusive access to presentations, exhibitor information and networking with other attendees. This is the one place to find all the information from the conferences, plus even more reference and educational items. Industry white papers and other materials will also be available.

DRJ's Virtual World '12 features a highly interactive format, allowing virtual attendees to view sessions, participate in question and answer sessions, chat with other attendees and see and hear from onsite exhibitors.

This is a groundbreaking format that allows all the benefits of the conference to be gained in the comfort of your own office.

Standard information is available at NO COST for attendees. Premium registrations are available for the low cost of $99. Premium membership allows attendees to view additional presentations and access additional information at the virtual conference.

Register Today!

Quick Links


DRJ BLOGS

Business Continuity Planning - something just for the big global corporates?

Written by Lyndon Bird FBCI

A recent survey undertaken in New Zealand by Massey University revealed that less than 10% of SMEs have a business continuity plan in place despite the fact that over 40% of them have experienced a crisis in the last five years. The survey found a high degree of vulnerability in SMEs across New Zealand and concluded with a recommendation for a national programme to address this gap. But it is not just SMEs in New Zealand that need to consider business continuity planning.


White Papers

Business Continuity for the Healthcare Field

Critical steps to keep your facility up and running during and after a disaster. Today's fast-growing highly mobile workforce is placing new demands on IT. As data growth increases, and that data increasingly finds its way onto laptops, the threats of data loss and security breaches have also increased.


Fall World Blog

Huge Registration Discounts Available Now at Fall World 2012!

Register now to secure the lowest price for this outstanding conference. Fall World will be held in beautiful San Diego at the San Diego Sheraton Hotel. Enjoy all the amenities onsite and in the city while gaining valuable education and information from industry experts.


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.

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.

Informational Update For June 12, 2012

Check out the Speakers at MIT's Crisis Management & Business Continuity course!

Check out the Speakers at MIT's Crisis Management & Business Continuity course!

POP QUIZ: What do Business Continuity, the Department of Homeland Security, ABC News, current IT/DRP trends, and the Intel Corporation have in common?

ANSWER: Experts in these topics/organizations and many others will be speaking at MIT’s Crisis Management & Business Continuity course this July! Guest lecturers scheduled include:


Rick Welch

Director, Advanced Cyber Security Center

Rick Reed

Issue and Crisis Management, Intel Corporation

Howard Price

News Editor and Director, Business Continuity, ABC News, New York

Dr. Barry Dorn

National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, Harvard University

“Nooch” Minafo

Field Intelligence Group, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Heather Read

Program Manager, Social Media - Issues & Crisis, DuPont


We also have a BCP lawyer; a BCP standards expert; current and former BCP program managers; pandemic expert; federal, state, and local government emergency response officials; as well as newspaper and radio news editors. Actual practitioners, not consultants! Where else can you have access to all this BCP/DR expertise in one course?

Networking time and events are built into this experience. Students will also practice what they learn: the course concludes with a crisis exercise in which students take active roles in a simulated disaster, including a realistic news/social media briefing.

Join us at the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts on July 23 - 27, 2012. Apply by June 30 and use Promotion Code DRJ10 to save 10%. For more information, click the banner or click here >>.




Free Webinar on April 25

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

Quick Links


White Papers

A Practical Guide to Cost-effective Disaster Recovery Planning

Sponsored by Novell

The global recession, increased competition requiring just-in-time processes, squeezed information technology (IT) budgets, explosive data growth, and new regulatory requirements have all increased the importance of disaster recovery (DR). As a result, organizations are now under pressure to create, re-evaluate and update their disaster recovery plans. Looking across the DR industry today, there are hundreds of solutions whose value should be measured in three ways: cost, performance and risk.


Blogs

What do I plan for?

Posted by: Kelly Hudson

Most company's Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR) plans are focused around Information Technology. Because of this thought process, following a crisis, most of these companies would cease to provide their goods or services outside of essential technology recovery.


Virtual Tradeshow

DRJ's Virtual World '12 features a highly interactive format!

Disaster Recovery Journal has an exciting FREE educational opportunity for you! DRJ's Virtual World '12, is a virtual tradeshow that will highlight product and educational offerings from Disaster Recovery Journal's Spring World 2012 and Fall World 2012 show.

DRJ Presents Fall World 2012. Join us in San Diego!

Huge Registration Discounts Available Now at Fall World 2012!

Register now to secure the lowest price for this outstanding conference. Fall World will be held in beautiful San Diego at the San Diego Sheraton Hotel. Enjoy all the amenities onsite and in the city while gaining valuable education and information from industry experts.

The deadline is July 9 to receive the lowest price available! Don't miss your chance to participate for the lowest fee.

All attendees receive an excellent return on investment at Fall World 2012. The low conference fee includes:

  • Complete conference materials.

  • Admission to all hospitalities and receptions.

  • Entry to the exhibition hall, held onsite and featuring hundreds of industry vendors

  • Networking breakfasts and lunches, plus snack, dessert and drink breaks

  • Interaction with hundreds of industry experts, including speakers, vendors and practitioners

  • Product demonstrations and a mock disaster exercise

  • Cyber City area

  • A customized agenda. Select from more than 45 sessions.

  • Complete conference materials to all attendees.

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DRJ Presents Fall World 2012. Join us in San Diego!

Register Now to Get Lowest Price at Fall World 2012

Fall World 2012 is approaching fast! Register by July 9 for the lowest price in the industry. The educational training you will receive at Fall World 2012 is worth far more than the registration fee! You want to attend this conference and find ways to improve your organization, your career and your plans.

Our expert speakers will present the most timely topics in the sessions. Customize your schedule to select the sessions that will benefit you and your organization.

There are no wasted minutes at Fall World 2012. Throughout the three-day experience you will attend sessions, workshops and courses. And, when sessions are out, the learning does not stop. The expansive exhibition hall is packed with vendors, ready to share their knowledge on the latest products and services. Product demonstrations are held several times. There are also networking meals, hospitalities and receptions.

The conference is held at the beautiful Sheraton San Diego Hotel, located on the bay and featuring luxurious amenities. The expansive meeting space allows plenty of room for attendees to mingle.

Register early and reserve your space in the world’s largest conference dedicated to business continuity. Make your hotel reservations early too. Rooms fill fast!

Register Now!