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Informational Update For February 28, 2012

A Global Approach to Business Continuity

Live Webinar: A Global Approach to Business Continuity

Natural disasters, storms, fires, utility outages, even the seasonal flu: These arejust some of the disruptions that can have an impact on business. To ensure business continuity under any circumstance, you need a well thought-out, continuallyupdated and tested plan. While most business continuity plans focus on keeping the datacenter up and running, it's just as important to ensure workforce continuity. Join this webinar to find out how to implement a comprehensive, global business continuity plan that includes both the datacenter itself and the business that depends on it.

Register to attend and learn how to:

  • Take a comprehensive approach to Business Continuity planning, management and testing

  • Leverage virtualization technologies and cloud-based applications to ensure continuity of operations

  • Handle both expected and unexpected business disruptions

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.


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DRJ Blogs

Are Your Employees Educated and Ready?

Posted by: Vicki Thomas

It might appear obvious but business continuity plans are not very useful if your team is not aware of them. You might be thinking this is a ridiculous statement - but it does happen. Business continuity plans get created and approved but the education, training and awareness is not done to ensure that everyone impacted is up-to-date.


White Papers

Planning to Return to Business As Usual

Every organization must choose its own objectives, but if the goal of your organization's BCM program is assuring the ability to survive any disruption.


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.

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Breakout Tracks Are An Excellent Learning Opportunity

Breakout Tracks Are An Excellent Learning Opportunity

Spring World 2012 will feature the best speakers and sessions addressing the most timely topics practitioners need to know now! Featured events include:

Strategic Session 4: Putting Management Into BCM, Presented by Ken Simpson

Managerial Session 4: Business Interruption Insurance: An Important Tool for Your BC Toolbar! Presented by Bobby Williams

Technical Session 4: Using a Standards-Based Management System Approach to Increasing Resilience, Presented by James Nelson

Emergency Response Session 4: DRJ and Forrester BC/DR Market Study: The State of DR Preparedness, Presented by Stephanie Balaouras

Advanced Session 4: The Impact of Catastrophic Events on Global Supply Chains, Presented by Steven Craig and George Paganin

Information Session 4: Validation of Crisis Management Procedures: Case Study Arab National Bank, Saudi Arabia, Presented by Abdulrahman Aldonaizan


Send Word Now Presents: Putting On The Ritz

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!

Discover An Exciting New Offering From Disaster Recovery Journal!

Discover An Exciting New Offering From Disaster Recovery Journal!

DRJ’s Virtual World ‘12, is launching soon and is an excellent opportunity to experience sessions, exhibitors and more from Disaster Recovery Journal’s Spring World 2012 and Fall World 2012 show. 

Mark April 9, 2012 on your calendar for the launch of this exciting event. DRJ’s Virtual World ’12 is designed so attendees can access presentations, exhibitor information and can network with other attendees. This is the one place to find all the information from the conferences, plus industry white papers and other materials.

Free memberships allow access to some of the Virtual World content while premium memberships will be available so you can access all of DRJ’s conference events and information in a convenient format.

DRJ’s Virtual World ’12 will feature 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 event has numerous benefits to attendees and exhibitors alike. For attendees, there is the obvious savings on travel cost and the opportunity to have unlimited access to session materials, white papers and vendors. And, for exhibitors, it is a chance to double exposure to potential customers.

Want to know more about the event? Visit our event micro-site at http://drj-virtual.com Find out how you can be a part of this groundbreaking DRJ event. In the meantime, please take a moment to make sure that your system is able to run the software. Visit the system check at http://drj-virtual.com/syscheck/syscheck.html and the detailed system information at http://drj-virtual.com/syscheck/SysInfo/index.html.



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Informational Update For February 22, 2012

Establishing Executive DR Buy-In: Quantifying Your Risks and Examining Your Options

Establishing Executive DR Buy-In: Quantifying Your Risks and Examining Your Options

Free Webinar on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 2:00 PM EST

One of the most challenging aspects to successfully developing a reliable Business Continuity Plan is establishing executive involvement prior to building one. As this is usually the first step in the strategy development process, many businesses end up not having a Plan at all. This can result in a dangerous pattern of scrambling to react and recover rather than having prepared responses to disasters. Join RES-QTM in this webinar to learn how to:

  • Establish executive buy-in for your program

  • Quantify the risks

  • Examine recovery options

Please join us on Thursday, March 1st at 2:00pm as expert Ben Thornton discusses how to successfully develop executive support for building a disaster recovery plan.

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Upcoming Webinars

Critical Roundtable Webinar: Experts Discuss Issues Impacting Health Plan and Hospital Business Continuity Professionals

Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST (REGISTER NOW!)

An expert panel will discuss the most pressing issues in this industry and answer your questions. Topics will include the challenges of balancing numerous healthcare compliance bodies, aligning your BCP strategy to anticipate and tackle the sweeping changes of health care reform, balancing the life-saving mission of healthcare professionals with the requirement to continue business operations, and more.


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.

Informational Update For February 23, 2012

Celebrate eBRP's 10th Anniversary at DRJ's Spring World '12

Celebrate eBRP's 10th Anniversary at DRJ's Spring World '12

eBRP Solutions, is proud to be celebrating its 10th Anniversary as the premier provider of comprehensive BCM software. Our clients across 5 continents have acclaimed eBRP the Thought Leader in BCM intelligence gathering and program management. Our products are designed to meet and exceed the requirements of today's forward-thinking Business Continuity Managers.

Organizations from the Fortune 500 to government agencies and midsize businesses in an array of industries rely on our flagship product - eBRP Suite - to manage the entire lifecycle of their BCM programs. eBRP Suite includes all the tools an organization needs - from BIA to Incident Managemen - in a fully-integrated package, available for self-hosting and SaaS installations.

eBRP continues to help empower BCM Professionals to create value and meet the challenges of business change. Aligning with those evolving needs, eBRP Suite includes Supply Chain Risk Assessment and cloud infrastructure modeling tools

As part of that continuing roadmap, eBRP also launched eZ-PLANNER, which lowers the barriers to entry into BCM software, and uses the same data scheme and programmatic structures that assure a seamless upgrade path to eBRP Suite as a program matures and expands.

This is eBRP's 15th DRJ conference, as both an exhibitor and sponsor. Visit us at our booth for a LIVE demo!




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

The ROI of Mass Notification

A mass notification system is an integral component of an organization's emergency and routine communications capabilities.

Managing Recovery

Most organizations lack three fundamental components essential to managing recovery from a disaster: continually updated recovery processes, staff availability for test and recovery, and on-staff recovery expertise.


Online Exclusive

How's That Disaster Recovery Plan Coming Along?

Written by CASPER MANES

Show me a company that has a complete, tested, and validated disaster recovery plan, and I'll show you a company that has either: 1) experienced a disaster and learned from that mistake, 2) hired someone who specializes in DR/BCP work, or 3) outsourced their IT (and therefore, the DR responsibilities) to someone else.


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

Informational Update For February 21, 2012

Disaster will strike. You must know where your doctors are

The first moments of a crisis are the most critical. It is imperative to communicate with your staff, and hear back from them in order to make an informed decision.

Why incident management?

In the case of a whiteout blizzard, a hospital can be hard pressed to find available staff to satisfy all patient needs. With a legacy push-based emergency notification system, staff may be aware of an issue, but unable to communicate effectively to improve the situation.

Download our free brief to learn how a resilient incident communication and management system enables your organization to:

  • Notify the entire hospital staff

  • Receive staff updates and replies with their status and availability

  • Build into your system the legal requirements for managing union employee groups and hierarchies

  • Provide decision makers with detailed reports to make better decisions

Download this free brief, Managing Healthcare Resources When Disaster Strikes.

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Webinar: Poudre Valley Hospital's Best Practices for Emergency Notification Join special guest, Tim Klippert, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at Poudre Valley Health System, for this case study on how to more effectively manage communications with staff across multiple locations. Discover what you can do to show value to your own executive management. Register Today.




Upcoming Webinars

Critical Roundtable Webinar: Experts Discuss Issues Impacting Health Plan and Hospital Business Continuity Professionals

Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST (REGISTER NOW!)

An expert panel will discuss the most pressing issues in this industry and answer your questions. Topics will include the challenges of balancing numerous healthcare compliance bodies, aligning your BCP strategy to anticipate and tackle the sweeping changes of health care reform, balancing the life-saving mission of healthcare professionals with the requirement to continue business operations, and more.


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.