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Volume 27, Issue 4

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Informational Update For March 15, 2012

Upcoming Webinars

Gazopted - Social Media Risk & Crisis Management

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

1200 IT Professionals Weigh in on Challenges and Best Practices

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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Preparing for an earthquake

Written by JOHN GLENN

A planner acquaintance was advised that a severe earthquake was imminent in his area. While the country in which he was working borders the Arabian Sea, the quake threat was well inland, high in a mountainous region. The threat of a tsunami was not considered.

What, he asked, would I do in his situation?

This is a person who once casually e-mailed that his IT facility was in the path of a rocket battle, so I have the utmost respect for his survival skills.

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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!

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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


Informational Update For March 13, 2012

Virtualizing disaster recovery using cloud computing

Virtualizing disaster recovery using cloud computing

Disaster recovery has become a necessary component of organizations' IT plans, but that flat IT budget makes it harder and harder to protect critical business applications. Read this white paper to learn how cloud-based business resilience can provide cost-effective alternatives to traditional disaster recovery.

Download Now




Upcoming Webinars

Data Backup and Recovery Survey Results

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

1200 IT Professionals Weigh in on Challenges and Best Practices

The amount of information produced by your organization is growing at a blistering pace. You need to ask how this is affecting your backup and recovery process. Could you get back up and running in the event of a disaster or outage? Could you find what you need when you need it? Are other IT professionals experiencing the same pressures?

Gazopted - Social Media Risk & Crisis Management

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

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.

 



View Spring World 2012 Exhibitor List Online!

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.

View our comprehensive list of exhibitors and then register to attend Spring World 2012!


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Japan One Year Later

Posted by: Vicki Thomas

This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the disaster that shook Japan in 2011. The world literally watched in shock as this country was ravaged by a tsunami and earthquake. The damage was extensive, with explosions at the Fukushima nuclear plants, rolling black-outs, innumerable missing people and deaths, entire towns and villages being wiped out and deep economic ramifications for Japan's already fragile economy.


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

The Lightweight Solution to Heavy Risk

When a steam pipe burst at East 41st and Lexington during the afternoon rush hour on July 18, 2007, a rust-colored geyser of near-boiling water erupted nearly 100 feet into the air, causing cars to flip and commuters to flee for their lives. The blast of steam and the resulting shower of debris continued for two hours, raising fears of asbestos contamination in the neighborhood, and forcing authorities to cut off access to the affected streets.


Call For Papers 2012

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


Spring World 2012

How To Justify Attending A Conference

Informational Update For March 6, 2012

Free Webinar Provided By Everbridge

Webinar: Cutting Through the Clutter: Successful Messaging in an Age of Information Overload

Are you overloaded by too much information from more sources via more media than you could ever sort through? Do you find it impossible to sift through every message to uncover what's truly critical?

Learn how to manage information overload – before it manages you.

Don't let your incident notifications get lost in the clutter. Attend this webinar featuring crisis communications expert, Dr. Robert Chandler, to find out how to deliver critical messages that won't get drowned out.

The author of the book Emergency Notification, Dr. Chandler will discuss best practices to get your audience's attention and focus. Discover proven ways to increase message attention, comprehension, and behavioral response.

What you will learn:

  • What factors "drown out" critical messages

  • How to create effective message structure and content

  • How to overcome message fatigue

Register Now




Upcoming Webinars

Data Backup and Recovery Survey Results

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

The amount of information produced by your organization is growing at a blistering pace. You need to ask how this is affecting your backup and recovery process. Could you get back up and running in the event of a disaster or outage? Could you find what you need when you need it? Are other IT professionals experiencing the same pressures?


Gazopted - Social Media Risk & Crisis Management

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

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.


Don't you wish you could effectively communicate to everyone in an emergency?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM PDT (REGISTER NOW!)

In this webinar, you'll hear from Deneen Stone, Application Support Supervisor from Denver International Airport. She'll discuss how DIA uses a relevance engine from xMatters to send over 14,000 notifications in just seconds, instantly notifying crew members in times of severe weather, snow removal and more.

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Webinar

Cutting Through the Clutter: Successful Messaging in an Age of Information Overload

Date: Wed., Mar. 14th
Time: 11am PT/ 2pm ET
Guest: Dr. Robert Chandler,Director, Nicholson School of Communication, University of Central Florida

Visit Everbridge at DRJ Spring World in Orlando, FL from March 25-27, 2012! Come view a demo of our new mobile application Mobile Aware™


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

Streamlined Data Protection

Wide area network (WAN)-based approaches to data backup are dramatically influenced by WAN bandwidth limitations and network latency. Without significant, costly WAN bandwidth upgrades this can make WAN-based backup impossible for large remote offices with significant data stores.


Call For Papers 2012

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


Spring World 2012

How To Justify Attending A Conference

While attending an industry conference is an excellent training tool and a great return on investment, getting approval to participate can sometimes be difficult. You may need to validate to management your reasons for wanting to attend.

Register Now for Spring World 2012!

Join the BCI at DRJ Spring World!

BCI Welcome Reception - Sponsored by the BCI US Chapter
Sunday, March 25th
4:30- 5:30PM
Where: Durango

Spend an hour chatting with your esteemed colleagues while enjoying cocktails and light hors d'oeuvre before moving on to the official opening of DRJ Spring World 2012. This event is open to all DRJ participants. We hope to see you there!

BCI North America Awards - Sponsored by xMatters
Tuesday March 27th
7:30 - 9:00PM
Where: Coronado H ballroom

Join us for the first annual BCI North America Awards, hosted by xMatters. This exciting event will be held Tuesday night, March 27th from 7:30 to midnight. Join us for cocktails, light fare and our much-anticipated Awards in Coronado H ballroom. All your favorite business continuity professionals will be honored and everyone from the conference, attendees, vendors and partners, are invited to attend.

Directly following the awards, xMatters is taking it old school with a party featuring an open bar, retro costumes and all your favorite jams from the 80's. It's the party you can't miss at DRJ Spring 2012.

DRJ Spring World Classes - Just a reminder: BCI is the official educational partner of the DRJ and is offering a full line up of classes at DRJ. Click here to find out more.

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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

Informational Update For March 8, 2012

Upcoming Webinars

Data Backup and Recovery Survey Results

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

1200 IT Professionals Weigh in on Challenges and Best Practices

The amount of information produced by your organization is growing at a blistering pace. You need to ask how this is affecting your backup and recovery process. Could you get back up and running in the event of a disaster or outage? Could you find what you need when you need it? Are other IT professionals experiencing the same pressures?

To explore these and other critical challenges you're facing, Iron Mountain surveyed over 1200 organizations just like yours. The results shed light on both successes and struggles growing out of:

What you will learn:

  • Top data management challenges companies are facing today

  • How organizations are managing their colossal growth of data

  • Management of retention and destruction policies

Join Iron Mountain data backup and recovery experts John Sharpe and Jeremy Suratt on Tuesday, March 13th at 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET for a live webinar as they analyze the survey results. You'll have a chance to ask questions about your own most pressing data management issues, and see how your practices compare with those of other companies.



View Spring World 2012 Exhibitor List Online!

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.

View our comprehensive list of exhibitors and then register to attend Spring World 2012!


Quick Links


DRJ Blogs

H5N1 Avian Influenza: Still Out There, Still Killing, Just Not at Pandemic Stage... Yet

Posted by: Gregg Jacobsen

The global death toll from H5N1 avian influenza keeps inching upward, the latest case was a 32-year old women in Egypt, who contracted the disease from backyard poultry - a common practice in much of the third-world cultures.


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

Ensuring Availability of Business Critical Applications

Business data is the lifeblood of your company and assuring it is always available is the most important mission of your IT organization.


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!

Join the BCI at DRJ Spring World!

BCI Welcome Reception - Sponsored by the BCI US Chapter
Sunday, March 25th
4:30- 5:30PM
Where: Durango

Spend an hour chatting with your esteemed colleagues while enjoying cocktails and light hors d'oeuvre before moving on to the official opening of DRJ Spring World 2012. This event is open to all DRJ participants. We hope to see you there!

BCI North America Awards - Sponsored by xMatters
Tuesday March 27th
7:30 - 9:00PM
Where: Coronado H ballroom

Join us for the first annual BCI North America Awards, hosted by xMatters. This exciting event will be held Tuesday night, March 27th from 7:30 to midnight. Join us for cocktails, light fare and our much-anticipated Awards in Coronado H ballroom. All your favorite business continuity professionals will be honored and everyone from the conference, attendees, vendors and partners, are invited to attend.

Directly following the awards, xMatters is taking it old school with a party featuring an open bar, retro costumes and all your favorite jams from the 80's. It's the party you can't miss at DRJ Spring 2012.

DRJ Spring World Classes - Just a reminder: BCI is the official educational partner of the DRJ and is offering a full line up of classes at DRJ. Click here to find out more.

Spring World 2012Spring 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 February 29, 2012

Are you in the cloud?

Are you in the cloud?

If not, you can be with Peak 10.

  • What if you could grow and manage your IT infrastructure without ever again buying hardware or setting foot in a data center?

  • What if you could do so without sacrificing security, reliability, or performance?

  • What if you were so confident in that technology that you could shift all of your focus to helping your organization grow?

  • What if you had a trusted advisor to help figure out the best plan for you AND help you manage it all?

Take the next step and attend our Tuesday, March 20th webinar at 12:00 p.m. EST, co-sponsored by Cisco, EMC and VMware.

Click here to register today.




Upcoming Webinars

Data Backup and Recovery Survey Results

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

The amount of information produced by your organization is growing at a blistering pace. You need to ask how this is affecting your backup and recovery process. Could you get back up and running in the event of a disaster or outage? Could you find what you need when you need it? Are other IT professionals experiencing the same pressures?


Gazopted - Social Media Risk & Crisis Management

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

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.


Quick Links


White Papers

Are you getting value from your BIA?

If a BIA is a fundamental part of BCM, the underlying cost may simply be a necessary evil. But, when a BIA is a one-time 'project' - as in many organizations - is the cost realistically proportional to its value?


Call For Papers 2012

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


Spring World 2012

How To Justify Attending A Conference

While attending an industry conference is an excellent training tool and a great return on investment, getting approval to participate can sometimes be difficult. You may need to validate to management your reasons for wanting to attend.