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Informational Update For May 11, 2012

Crisis Management and Business Continuity

MIT's BCP Course: The Top Five reasons YOU should attend!

MIT Professional Education is again offering its "Crisis Management and Business Continuity" Course at the MIT campus in Cambridge MA on July 23 - 27, 2012.

The Top Five reasons you should attend!

  1. The Speakers! Experts from organizations ranging from Intel, the FBI, ABC News, Dept. of Homeland Security, Harvard, and MIT. Local, state, federal, and humanitarian agencies. Actual practitioners, not marketers.

  2. The Topics! What is it like to respond to a workplace violence event while it is being covered live on television and the social media? Leadership skills and resources available for the BCP Manager. Cutting edge updates on terrorism, pandemic, cyber threats, broadcast and social media, IT DR trends, leadership, legal aspects, and BC standards. Many case studies and analysis of actual events.

  3. The Networking! Access to our speakers and fellow attendees during the day and at evening networking events. Several interactive class activities.

  4. The Discount! Get a 10% tuition discount. Just enter DRJ10 in the course application's promotion code box.

  5. The Location! The MIT campus, Cambridge, Boston, and Massachusetts in summer. There's much to do. Bring the family!

Bonus reason #1: Attendees will also practice what is learned: the course concludes with a crisis exercise in which students take active roles in a simulated disaster.

Bonus reason #2: Proudly display your personalized certificate that you successfully attended a course at MIT.

Where else can you get all this expertise and up-to-date assessment in one course? For more information, click here >> or go to:

http://web.mit.edu/professional/short-programs/courses/crisis_management.html



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Gartner View: What's the value of delivering the right information to the right person at the right time?

When things go wrong, whether it is an IT outage or a disaster it is important that you stay in control of any situation and are able to deliver the right information to the right person at the right time. Your customers, colleagues, stakeholders, and even response teams don’t have time to waste on irrelevant or incorrect information. For every moment they have to spend not focused on the solution, your organization will get closer and closer to the brink of losing capital, customers or even a life. Your communications need to match your business process and mass notification today just cannot do that for you.

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White Papers

Business Continuity for the Healthcare Field

Sponsored by Agility Recovery

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.


New Journal

Spring 2012 - Volume 25, Issue 2

Full contents now available!


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.


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2012 Other Services Survey


Fall World 2012

Present A Justification Kit To Management!

While attending an industry conference is an excellent training tool and a great return on investment, getting approval to participate can sometimes be difficult. How can you justify the time off work and travel expenses? You may need to validate to management your reasons for wanting to attend.

Major Disaster or Minor Glitch? You Decide

Live Webcast May 23: High-Performance Disaster Recovery -- Beat your RPO/RTO targets for less!

If you're struggling to meet RPO and RTO targets of under 4 hours for your business-critical workloads, you're not alone. Gartner estimates that a full 70% of enterprises have RPO/RTO requirements of less than 4 hours for these critical workloads, and that's not even counting zero-downtime mission critical workloads. Join NetIQ IT experts for this complimentary live webcast on May 23rd to learn how PlateSpin disaster recovery solutions from NetIQ provide companies with or without VMware infrastructures with less than 4 hour RPO/RTO and with affordable high-performance DR for both physical and virtual workloads.

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Business Case for BC Management Systems

There is considerable pressure for large and distributed organizations to improve Business Continuity programs. Audit demands, risk factors, new ISO standards, and good business sense all point toward the use of a Management System. Despite this logic, what are the key drivers in the business case for such an investment? The webinar explains ten major factors to consider.

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Just How Long is Down? Why Your Company should Consider a Guaranteed Service Level Agreement for Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery is about anticipating the worst: how, and how quickly, can your company get back to work should a natural or man-made disaster strike. It starts with an honest risk assessment that focuses on the likelihood of a disaster, the industry DR regulations your company faces and the length of downtime you can tolerate. From that assessment, the action plan emerges.

Join EVault experts Aaron Wiley and Matthew Seeley, as they present ways your company can address these issues and describes a real-world example. The Situs Companies (Situs) created a systematic plan for keeping critical operations up and running in the event of a disaster, which included setting the maximum downtime with a Service Level Agreement (SLA).

In this live webcast, you will learn:

  • The importance of a guaranteed SLA for disaster recovery

  • Why Situs re-evaluated its DR situation and took action

  • What changes Situs made and the results it achieved

Register Now

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Online Exclusive

Gartner View: What's the value of delivering the right information to the right person at the right time?

When things go wrong, whether it is an IT outage or a disaster it is important that you stay in control of any situation and are able to deliver the right information to the right person at the right time. Your customers, colleagues, stakeholders, and even response teams don't have time to waste on irrelevant or incorrect information.


White Papers

Testing Made Easy for Financial Institutions

Sponsored by Agility Recovery

A time of crisis is not the time to be asking yourself critical questions such as, 'How long would it take to get our systems back up and running if they went down in a disaster?' Testing and preparedness are the keys to survival. Agility's whitepaper summarizes how to plan for the testing process by building a team and then challenging all aspects of your recovery operation. It also discusses the top 10 lessons learned from real disaster recovery processes.


New Journal

Spring 2012 - Volume 25, Issue 2

Full contents now available!


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.


Annual Surveys

2012 Other Services Survey


Fall World 2012

Present A Justification Kit To Management!

While attending an industry conference is an excellent training tool and a great return on investment, getting approval to participate can sometimes be difficult. How can you justify the time off work and travel expenses? You may need to validate to management your reasons for wanting to attend

Informational Update For May 3, 2012

Business Case for BC Management Systems

There is considerable pressure for large and distributed organizations to improve Business Continuity programs. Audit demands, risk factors, new ISO standards, and good business sense all point toward the use of a Management System. Despite this logic, what are the key drivers in the business case for such an investment? The webinar explains ten major factors to consider.

Register Now


Just How Long is Down? Why Your Company should Consider a Guaranteed Service Level Agreement for Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery is about anticipating the worst: how, and how quickly, can your company get back to work should a natural or man-made disaster strike. It starts with an honest risk assessment that focuses on the likelihood of a disaster, the industry DR regulations your company faces and the length of downtime you can tolerate. From that assessment, the action plan emerges.

Join EVault experts Aaron Wiley and Matthew Seeley, as they present ways your company can address these issues and describes a real-world example. The Situs Companies (Situs) created a systematic plan for keeping critical operations up and running in the event of a disaster, which included setting the maximum downtime with a Service Level Agreement (SLA).

In this live webcast, you will learn:

  • The importance of a guaranteed SLA for disaster recovery

  • Why Situs re-evaluated its DR situation and took action

  • What changes Situs made and the results it achieved

Register Now

Informational Update For May 8, 2012

Cloud-based disaster recovery

Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Barriers And Drivers In The Enterprise White Paper

While data growth explodes and environments become more complex, enterprise IT professionals are challenged to deliver services to customers without data loss. They often must choose between cost and speed. Read this white paper to see how running disaster recovery in a cloud allows for rapid recovery and minimal data loss-without the high costs.

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Business Case for BC Management Systems

There is considerable pressure for large and distributed organizations to improve Business Continuity programs. Audit demands, risk factors, new ISO standards, and good business sense all point toward the use of a Management System. Despite this logic, what are the key drivers in the business case for such an investment? The webinar explains ten major factors to consider.

Register Now


Just How Long is Down? Why Your Company should Consider a Guaranteed Service Level Agreement for Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery is about anticipating the worst: how, and how quickly, can your company get back to work should a natural or man-made disaster strike. It starts with an honest risk assessment that focuses on the likelihood of a disaster, the industry DR regulations your company faces and the length of downtime you can tolerate. From that assessment, the action plan emerges.

Join EVault experts Aaron Wiley and Matthew Seeley, as they present ways your company can address these issues and describes a real-world example. The Situs Companies (Situs) created a systematic plan for keeping critical operations up and running in the event of a disaster, which included setting the maximum downtime with a Service Level Agreement (SLA).

In this live webcast, you will learn:

  • The importance of a guaranteed SLA for disaster recovery

  • Why Situs re-evaluated its DR situation and took action

  • What changes Situs made and the results it achieved

Register Now

Quick Links


Online Exclusive

Gartner View: What's the value of delivering the right information to the right person at the right time?

When things go wrong, whether it is an IT outage or a disaster it is important that you stay in control of any situation and are able to deliver the right information to the right person at the right time. Your customers, colleagues, stakeholders, and even response teams don't have time to waste on irrelevant or incorrect information.


New Journal

Spring 2012 - Volume 25, Issue 2

Full contents now available!


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.


Annual Surveys

2012 Other Services Survey


Fall World 2012

Present A Justification Kit To Management!

While attending an industry conference is an excellent training tool and a great return on investment, getting approval to participate can sometimes be difficult. How can you justify the time off work and travel expenses? You may need to validate to management your reasons for wanting

Informational Update For May 1, 2012

Incident Notification Message Anatomy 101

Webinar - Incident Notification Message Anatomy 101 featuring Dr. Robert Chandler

May 15, 2012
10 am PT / 1 pm ET

What are the four components of an effective incident notification message? How about the DA 4 - 3 & 30 - 60 & 6 rule? If not, then it is possible that your recipients are not sure what you are trying to say when reading your messages.

Are you concerned about planning your messages, when to send them, and how to make them clear and concise? From seasoned veterans to newbies, we could all use a refresher class every now and then when it comes to something as critical as incident notification.

Join crisis communications expert Dr. Robert Chandler, author of the book Emergency Notification, as he reviews general guidelines for writing effective incident notification messages and uses the upcoming hurricane season as a case study for compelling communication.




Upcoming Webinars

Business Case for BC Management Systems

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

There is considerable pressure for large and distributed organizations to improve Business Continuity programs. Audit demands, risk factors, new ISO standards, and good business sense all point toward the use of a Management System. Despite this logic, what are the key drivers in the business case for such an investment? The webinar explains ten major factors to consider.


Just How Long is "Down"? Why Your Company should Consider a Guaranteed Service Level Agreement for Disaster Recovery

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

Disaster recovery is about anticipating the worst: how, and how quickly, can your company get back to work should a natural or man-made disaster strike. It starts with an honest risk assessment that focuses on the likelihood of a disaster, the industry DR regulations your company faces and the length of downtime you can tolerate. From that assessment, the action plan emerges.

Join EVault experts Aaron Wiley and Matthew Seeley, as they present ways your company can address these issues and describes a real-world example. The Situs Companies (Situs) created a systematic plan for keeping critical operations up and running in the event of a disaster, which included setting the maximum downtime with a Service Level Agreement (SLA).



Quick Links


New Journal

Spring 2012 - Volume 25, Issue 2

Full contents now available!


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.


Annual Surveys

2012 Other Services Survey


White Papers

Best Practices for Protecting Laptop Data

Sponsored by EVAULT

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 2012

Present A Justification Kit To Management!

While attending an industry conference is an excellent training tool and a great return on investment, getting approval to participate can sometimes be difficult. How can you justify the time off work and travel expenses? You may need to validate to management your reasons for wanting to attend.

Register Now for Fall World 2012!

Fall World 2012 Is An Outstanding Educational Event

Register now Make your travel plans to attend Fall World 2012. This conference features the theme, The Evolution of Business Resiliency, and will be held in beautiful San Diego, California, September 9 - 12, 2012.

This conference will be the 47th hosted by Disaster Recovery Journal. It is designed with the attendee in mind. Educational and networking opportunities fill every minute of the agenda. Attendees participate in workshops, sessions, tours, product demonstrations, hospitalities, receptions, mock exercises and much more. This is the one conference you can't afford to miss. Gain hundreds of hours of training in just a few short days. Conference fees are the lowest in the industry. Sign up today to reserve your spot in the industry's #1 conference dedicated to business continuity. Check out the Fall World 2012 website for details!

Fall World 2012
Fall World 2012

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.

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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