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Informational Update For March 29, 2012

Get Managed Recovery of Critical Systems in the Cloud. Guaranteed.

EVault® Cloud Disaster Recovery Service is a managed service that ensures you can rapidly recover your mission-critical data and systems in the EVault cloud after a disaster. We guarantee your recovery times, and back them with 4-, 24- or 48- hour Service Level Agreement (SLA) options. EVault disaster recovery (DR) specialists manage it all-from DR planning and testing through actual, guided recovery. All you need is an Internet connection to remotely access your recovered systems and data in our top-tier rated cloud.

Here's how it works: When there's a disaster, your systems are quickly recovered as virtual machines. You contact our 24/7/365 hotline and declare a disaster. We restore everything to a secure virtual environment per the SLA option you've selected. Next, you access your systems via an SSL VPN from wherever you are. Then it's business as usual while systems are re-established at your site.

Cloud Disaster Recovery Service: Managed and Guaranteed. Learn More.




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What are the risks of backing up your business data in the cloud?

Written by Casper Manes

Accidents happen. Users delete files, change files and then want an old version, software crashes and corrupts open files, and occasionally malware gets in and destroys data. To mitigate these risks, companies must back up data. There's really no choice there. Where they back up that data has a new choice; the cloud. Cloud backup services offer companies new ways to perform their backups quickly, efficiently, and in a very cost effective fashion, and in many cases, companies need nothing more than an Internet connection to start using these services. There's no more need to invest in costly tape drives, off-site storage couriers, and there no more worrying about tapes going missing. It sounds like a brilliant technology, and it is, but it is not without its risks.

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Upcoming Webinars

Why the Cloud is Changing the Face of Disaster Recovery

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

According to a recent survey, over the next twelve months, upgrading disaster recovery (DR) capability is a top technology priority for sixty percent of companies. If upgrading DR resonates with your company, you need to consider how you can leverage the cloud to achieve faster recovery times and real cost savings.

In this live webcast, Janson Hoambrecker, EVault Director of WW Cloud Incubation Services, will lead a discussion focusing on:

  • Identifying the benefits of DR in the cloud

  • How technology is driving adoption

  • What to look for in a vendor

  • What is social media risk monitoring?

  • How to make cloud DR a reality for your company

About Our Speaker
Janson is an industry expert on Cloud-based Disaster Recovery. He was the architect and product manager for the first commercially available EVault Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) cloud offering. Early in his career, Janson focused on Citrix, networking and VMware technologies, making him perfectly suited for developing EVault cloud-based service applications.



Quick Links


Spring World 2012

Photos and Tweets From Orlando!


White Papers

Deduplication and Beyond-Optimizing Performance for Backup and Recovery

Sponsored by EVAULT The increasing adoption of virtualization is due to significant cost savings. However, when it comes to data protection, virtualization can be complex without the right virtualization strategy.


DRJ Blogs

Business Continuity Tools for Small Businesses - We Can Do Better!

By Susan Giffin

We recently published a perspective (Business Continuity for Small Businesses - We Can Do Better!) on how most small and medium-sized organizations escape the complexity of larger organizations and thus have the opportunity to implement streamlined business continuity planning processes, which should include...


Virtual World 2012

What Can DRJ's Virtual World Offer You?

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.

Fall World 2012


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Informational Update For March 27, 2012

Avoid disruptions Have a plan for application continuity

IBM SmartCloud Virtualized Server Demo

Here is a simple equation: Unplanned downtime equals a downturn in dollars. Having a continual and reliable source for recovery means you can stay functional during and after an unexpected outage. Watch this short demo to learn about a fully-managed, around-the-clock solution for application continuity.

Download The Demo




Upcoming Webinars

Why the Cloud is Changing the Face of Disaster Recovery

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

According to a recent survey, over the next twelve months, upgrading disaster recovery (DR) capability is a top technology priority for sixty percent of companies. If upgrading DR resonates with your company, you need to consider how you can leverage the cloud to achieve faster recovery times and real cost savings.

In this live webcast, Janson Hoambrecker, EVault Director of WW Cloud Incubation Services, will lead a discussion focusing on:

  • Identifying the benefits of DR in the cloud

  • How technology is driving adoption

  • What to look for in a vendor

  • What is social media risk monitoring?

  • How to make cloud DR a reality for your company

About Our Speaker
Janson is an industry expert on Cloud-based Disaster Recovery. He was the architect and product manager for the first commercially available EVault Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) cloud offering. Early in his career, Janson focused on Citrix, networking and VMware technologies, making him perfectly suited for developing EVault cloud-based service applications.



Quick Links


Spring World 2012

Photos and Tweets From Orlando!


White Papers

Developing a Data Protection Strategy for Virtual Server Environments

Sponsored by EVAULT

The increasing adoption of virtualization is due to significant cost savings. However, when it comes to data protection, virtualization can be complex without the right virtualization strategy. Read this whitepaper to...


DRJ Blogs

Learning About Certification

Posted by: Vicki Thomas

So maybe you've been working in the field of business continuity and disaster recovery for a while now - you've got lots of experience, a roster of happy clients, and you stay up-to-date with the latest trends and tools. But how do you add validity to your experience and set yourself apart from others who are new to business continuity or disaster recovery?

The Trouble with BIAs

Posted by: Gregg Jacobsen

During a recent job interview, the topic of BIAs came up, and, since I've done a lot of them over the years, I felt comfortable discussing them...


Virtual World 2012

What Can DRJ's Virtual World Offer You?

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.

Fall World 2012


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Informational Update For March 20, 2012

Everbridge name a leader

Analyst Firm Positions Everbridge in Leaders Quadrant

Gartner, one of the world's leading authorities on information technology, recently named Everbridge as a leader in the recent 2012 "Magic Quadrant Report for U.S. Emergency / Mass Notification Services".

Gartner's positioning of Everbridge as a "Leader," was based upon their evaluation of the completeness of the company's vision and ability to execute. Leading through innovation is a key predictor of how well an emergency notification provider will service its customers' communication needs now, and in the future. Everbridge's innovative approach led to the development of the industry's first elastic infrastructure model, as well as providing advanced mobile connectivity to give access to our platform from anywhere.

Also, don't miss Everbridge at DRJ Spring World in Orlando, booth #605. Visit us to learn why analysts positioned Everbridge as a leader.

Get The Full Report



Upcoming Webinars

Why the Cloud is Changing the Face of Disaster Recovery

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

According to a recent survey, over the next twelve months, upgrading disaster recovery (DR) capability is a top technology priority for sixty percent of companies. If upgrading DR resonates with your company, you need to consider how you can leverage the cloud to achieve faster recovery times and real cost savings.

In this live webcast, Janson Hoambrecker, EVault Director of WW Cloud Incubation Services, will lead a discussion focusing on:

  • Identifying the benefits of DR in the cloud

  • How technology is driving adoption

  • What to look for in a vendor

  • What is social media risk monitoring?

  • How to make cloud DR a reality for your company

About Our Speaker
Janson is an industry expert on Cloud-based Disaster Recovery. He was the architect and product manager for the first commercially available EVault Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) cloud offering. Early in his career, Janson focused on Citrix, networking and VMware technologies, making him perfectly suited for developing EVault cloud-based service applications.

Quick Links


DRJ Blogs

Business Continuity for Small Businesses - We Can Do Better!

Posted by: Courtney Bowers

If you have less than 500 employees, odds are you don't have someone working full-time on business continuity. And, unless regulations require you to perform planning in some manner, your organization may not have a business continuity plan at all!


Spring World 2012

View Spring World 2012 Exhibitor List Online!

Spring World 2012 attracts the best companies from around the globe! Find out who's exhibiting at the show by viewing our online exhibitor guide. The exhibition hall at Spring World 2012 is packed with service providers offering the latest technology and services in the industry. You won't want to miss your chance to visit with vendors, see product demonstrations and discover new methodologies.


Virtual World 2012

What Can DRJ's Virtual World Offer You?

This is the one place to find all the information from the conferences, plus even more. Not only can virtual attendees access presentations, exhibitors and network with other attendees, but they will also be able to find industry white papers and other reference materials.

Register Now for Spring World 2012!

The Final Plans Are Set For Spring World 2012!

Register now to join us at the world's largest gathering of business continuity professionals. This conference is designed to offer practitioners all the information needed to succeed in business continuity.

Attendees customize their agenda from more than 45 sessions, and also have access to hospitalities, welcome receptions, the exhibition hall, product demonstrations, networking meals and much more. Spring World 2012 is available for the lowest price in the industry. Don't miss your chance to further your education, gain CEU points and make lifelong networking contacts.

Awareness is invaluable in the business continuity industry. Our conference is the one place you can meet the industry experts, attend pre- and post-conference courses and visit with industry service providers.

Make your plans to attend now! Register for the conference and make your reservations at the conference hotel, Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. Bring the family and enjoy all that Disney and Orlando have to offer!

Spring World 2012Spring World 2012
Spring World 2012

Send Word Now Presents: Putting On The Ritz

Let's travel back to the Roaring Twenties with Gold Sponsor Send Word Now on the Coronado Springs beach Monday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This swanky speakeasy will feature themed food and drinks with a live band. Get dolled up in your best flapper costume or gangster outfit and put on the Ritz with fellow attendees. This event is sure to be the cat's meow!

Enjoy Beautiful Coronado Springs Resort

Spring World 2012 will be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Fla. The spacious meeting facilities and hotel grounds provide the perfect backdrop for this conference. Affordable rooms and free transportation to and from the airport make the value even greater for our attendees. You will leave with an extensive knowledge of the business continuity industry - and return to the office refreshed and ready to tackle the tough challenges. Venue Details

Spring World 2012
Spring World 2012

Discounted Theme Park Tickets Offered

Attendees of DRJ's Spring World 2012 have the option to purchase Walt Disney Theme Park Tickets at discount prices. The Orlando setting allows for plenty of sightseeing after conference sessions have closed for the day. Attendees can enjoy the Disney parks, local sports, golf outings and more in the beautiful Florida weather. Bring the family and combine business with pleasure. Take advantage of this great opportunity. Theme Park Tickets Details

Travel Discounts Available

American Airlines is DRJ's official airlines for Spring World 2012. For reservations, call 800-433-1790 or visit www.aa.com. Use file #9432BE 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.

Spring World 2012



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Informational Update For March 22, 2012

3 Business Continuity Planning Webinars

3 Webinars Available to Stream from Strategic BCP

Strategic BCP, the industry's premier thought-leader and creator of ResilienceONE® business continuity planning software, has led the way in providing BC Professionals with exclusive business continuity knowledge resources.

We are proud to continue our commitment by providing the ability to stream some of our most popular webinars that over 3,000 of your BC colleagues have already attended - all from one location.

Webinars now available:

Be a Better Business Continuity Professional: How to Increase Your Value and Impact
Tips for moving beyond a simple fill-in-the-blanks plan generator to becoming a valuable risk manager that decision-makers depend on daily.

Metrics That Superpower Your Business Continuity Program
From data collection to delivery, we reveal BCP metrics that will "wow" your executives, strengthen your risk management skills, and increase your value to your organization.

Be a Better Business Continuity Professional Part II: Does Your Plan Pass the WAIT Test?!
Methods for shedding the "weight" in your BCP to deliver more compliant and resilient plans to your customers.

Strategic BCP has translated our extensive field experience into our ResilienceONE® software, used by more end users than any other software in the industry. See how the industry's best technology translates into planning that takes a fraction of the time of other software and how our exclusive custom reporting delivers metrics that will make you a hero at your organization.

Stream Webinars




Upcoming Webinars

Why the Cloud is Changing the Face of Disaster Recovery

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

According to a recent survey, over the next twelve months, upgrading disaster recovery (DR) capability is a top technology priority for sixty percent of companies. If upgrading DR resonates with your company, you need to consider how you can leverage the cloud to achieve faster recovery times and real cost savings.

In this live webcast, Janson Hoambrecker, EVault Director of WW Cloud Incubation Services, will lead a discussion focusing on:

  • Identifying the benefits of DR in the cloud

  • How technology is driving adoption

  • What to look for in a vendor

  • What is social media risk monitoring?

  • How to make cloud DR a reality for your company

About Our Speaker
Janson is an industry expert on Cloud-based Disaster Recovery. He was the architect and product manager for the first commercially available EVault Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) cloud offering. Early in his career, Janson focused on Citrix, networking and VMware technologies, making him perfectly suited for developing EVault cloud-based service applications.



Quick Links


White Papers

Keys to Disaster Recovery Planning

Sponsored by EVAULT

Disasters happen in many ways and can disrupt or even destroy your business. Location determines the amount of risk you want to accept or mitigate. This whitepaper will share key insights on disaster recovery planning including what data you need to protect, how current your data should be, how quickly you need to recover lost or damaged files, and how to determine what level of risk is right for your company.


DRJ Blogs

Closing Out Day Three at FEMA EMI

Posted by: Tim Bonno

Today we closed out the last day of our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Train-the-Trainer class. Based on the strong student evaluations that were turned in after the class, everyone in the class had a good time and learned a lot. As an instructor, that a great feeling to know we made a positive impact with others.


Spring World 2012 Exhibitor

View The List Online!

Spring World 2012 attracts the best companies from around the globe! Find out who's exhibiting at the show by viewing our online exhibitor guide. The exhibition hall at Spring World 2012 is packed with service providers offering the latest technology and services in the industry. You won't want to miss your chance to visit with vendors, see product demonstrations and discover new methodologies.


Virtual World 2012

What Can DRJ's Virtual World Offer You?

Informational Update For March 16, 2012

Download the Step-by-Step Guide to Protecting Multi-Tier Applications

Download the Step-by-Step Guide to Protecting Multi-Tier Applications

Because multi-tier applications are generally business-critical and deliver services to many users every day, having a functional and testable disaster recovery solution is critical in guaranteeing service availability and business continuity. But due to the inherent complexity of these applications, developing a disaster recovery strategy can seem overwhelming.

This new technical solution brief from nScaled will take you step-by-step through the process of protecting your multi-tier applications. It will show you how to create a functional, testable disaster recovery solution. You'll learn about a new approach, one that can be routinely tested and validated so you can easily protect your most critical applications.

If your company is at risk because you still haven't implemented disaster recovery protection, due to cost or complexity, now there's no excuse.

Download the Technical Solution Brief >>




Upcoming Webinars

Gazopted - Social Media Risk & Crisis Management

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

Gazopt From the Hungarian "Gàz": awkward, miserable, problematic and the English Co-Opt: to commandeer, appropriate or take over. Gazopting: It is the act of having your reputation, your brand, your message, your identity, or a confidential communication co-opted by an unauthorized person, or by one who is violating a confidence or trust.

Social media magnifies business impacts in disasters and crises. It is no longer enough view social media as solely another marketing medium. The failure to monitor social media risk may mean the end of your business, reputation, or brand. Social media risk is an opportunity for business continuity managers to reinforce strategic positioning within their company.

Social media risk is an identified vulnerability and needs to be included in every BIA and Business Continuity Plan. The National labor Relations Board (NRLB), regulators, and others have created significant new social media risk requirements. One Federal regulator, The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), has issued a regulatory notice for Social Media Risk Plans including mandatory monitoring, 3-year record retention, personal liability, training, and predetermined red flag triggers. Look for these regulatory approaches to expand quickly.

The effort to manage a solid Social Media Risk Program can be time-consuming and challenging. As a result, a broad range of measurement and analytic tools have evolved to meet the needs of Social Media Risk Management. This webinar will provide an overview of current market trends, legal precedents, regulations, risks, liabilities, best practices, and case studies examples. This webinar covers:

  • How do you know when your company and brand have been gazopted?

  • What are the risks?

  • Why monitor social media risk?

  • What is social media risk monitoring?

  • How do you monitor the social media risk?

  • Why is it more than just Google®?

  • How do you mitigate social media

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Spring World 2012

View Spring World 2012 Exhibitor List Online!

Spring World 2012 attracts the best companies from around the globe! Find out who's exhibiting at the show by viewing our online exhibitor guide. The exhibition hall at Spring World 2012 is packed with service providers offering the latest technology and services in the industry. You won't want to miss your chance to visit with vendors, see product demonstrations and discover new methodologies.


Virtual World 2012

What Can DRJ's Virtual World Offer You?

This is the one place to find all the information from the conferences, plus even more. Not only can virtual attendees access presentations, exhibitors and network with other attendees, but they will also be able to find industry white papers and other reference materials.


White Papers

Five Things You Need to Know Today About Disaster Recovery Planning

As a busy data center manager, you might be struggling to keep up with the challenge of continually doing more with fewer resources. IT has become an integral part of business operation; in fact, most, if not all of the infrastructure you support is critical for keeping your company up and running.


Call For Papers 2012

Submit your speaking proposal for DRJ's Fall World 2012!


Spring World 2012

How To Justify Attending A Conference

Register Now for Spring World 2012!

The Final Plans Are Set For Spring World 2012!

Register now to join us at the world's largest gathering of business continuity professionals. This conference is designed to offer practitioners all the information needed to succeed in business continuity.

Attendees customize their agenda from more than 45 sessions, and also have access to hospitalities, welcome receptions, the exhibition hall, product demonstrations, networking meals and much more. Spring World 2012 is available for the lowest price in the industry. Don't miss your chance to further your education, gain CEU points and make lifelong networking contacts.

Awareness is invaluable in the business continuity industry. Our conference is the one place you can meet the industry experts, attend pre- and post-conference courses and visit with industry service providers.

Make your plans to attend now! Register for the conference and make your reservations at the conference hotel, Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. Bring the family and enjoy all that Disney and Orlando have to offer!

Spring World 2012Spring World 2012
Spring World 2012

Send Word Now Presents: Putting On The Ritz

Let's travel back to the Roaring Twenties with Gold Sponsor Send Word Now on the Coronado Springs beach Monday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This swanky speakeasy will feature themed food and drinks with a live band. Get dolled up in your best flapper costume or gangster outfit and put on the Ritz with fellow attendees. This event is sure to be the cat's meow!

Enjoy Beautiful Coronado Springs Resort

Spring World 2012 will be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Fla. The spacious meeting facilities and hotel grounds provide the perfect backdrop for this conference. Affordable rooms and free transportation to and from the airport make the value even greater for our attendees. You will leave with an extensive knowledge of the business continuity industry - and return to the office refreshed and ready to tackle the tough challenges. Venue Details

Spring World 2012
Spring World 2012

Discounted Theme Park Tickets Offered

Attendees of DRJ's Spring World 2012 have the option to purchase Walt Disney Theme Park Tickets at discount prices. The Orlando setting allows for plenty of sightseeing after conference sessions have closed for the day. Attendees can enjoy the Disney parks, local sports, golf outings and more in the beautiful Florida weather. Bring the family and combine business with pleasure. Take advantage of this great opportunity. Theme Park Tickets Details

Travel Discounts Available

American Airlines is DRJ's official airlines for Spring World 2012. For reservations, call 800-433-1790 or visit www.aa.com. Use file #9432BE 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.

Spring World 2012



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