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Spring World 2012 Features Outstanding Breakout Sessions

Spring World 2012 Features Outstanding Breakout Sessions

Attendees at Spring World 2012 can choose their own agenda from more than 40 sessions that are offered. Our breakout tracks are one-hour sessions.. There are four tracks with six sessions each. Attend one from each track and return to your office with the most up-to-date information available in the industry.

Each breakout track is led by industry experts and addresses the most relevant topics facing business continuity practitioners.

Breakout Session 2 will be held Monday afternoon. Featured topics include resiliency, case studies, cloud based disaster recovery, domestic terrorism and crisis communication plans. Explore all that our breakout tracks offer! Register today and you will qualify for an early registration discount, and be eligible to enter our fantastic Cinderella Castle prize.

More information available at the Spring World Website.



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!

 

A Global Approach to Business Continuity

Natural disasters, storms, fires, utility outages, even the seasonal flu: These are just some of the disruptions that can have an impact on business. To ensure business continuity under any circumstance, you need a well thought-out, continually updated 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.

You will 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

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!)

Health plan and hospital business continuity professionals face a myriad of unique challenges in their profession. Join us for a look into the most pressing issues facing healthcare BCP pros today.

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 CDT (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?



Inaugural BCI Awards North America Come to DRJ Spring World 2012!

The BCI will be hosting the first annual BCI Awards - North America exclusively at DRJ Spring World 2012.

DRJ Spring World 2012 will be the premier event that the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) will use as the backdrop to the much-anticipated launch of the BCI Awards - North America.

This inaugural BCI awards event is being sponsored by xMatters and will bring together some of the brightest minds in the industry and recognize professional excellence in 13 critical BC categories. Dine, Drink and Socialize among the Stars!

Directly following the conclusion of the award presentations, attendees will be treated to a "night out at the club", complete with complimentary food and drinks, flash and dash, and of course, the hottest tunes, courtesy of xMatters.

Cinderella's CastleDisaster Recovery Journal has a very exciting option for Spring World 2012 attendees! If you register by February 25, you can win an exclusive prize at Disney's Magic Kingdom. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This is not a prize that can be purchased. It's a rare treat given out to only a select few.

Are you intrigued? You should be! The prize is an exclusive one-night stay on March 26 in Cinderella's Castle. The stunning castle suite is located on the 4th floor of the castle and is filled with luxurious amenities. What an amazing opportunity for one lucky attendee!

To be eligible to win this outstanding prize, you must do the following:

1. Must register for the show before February 25.  Everyone currently registered will be automatically entered.

2. Interact with DRJ on any of the various Social Media Fronts:

  • DRJ's LinkedIn Events Page - Let everyone know you will be attending:
    DRJ on LinkedIn

  • DRJ's Facebook Page:  Like us on Facebook:
    DRJ on Facebook

  • Tweet about DRJ's Spring World '12 or DRJ:  Use the hashtag #drjspring and our Twitter account @drjournal
    DRJ on Twitter


It's that simple! So register today. You don't want to miss Spring World 2012 and you don't want to miss your chance for this exclusive prize. The winner will be drawn on February 27.

Maximizing the Value of Virtualization Webcast: Wednesday, February 29th at 1:00 pm Eastern

Maximizing the Value of Virtualization Webcast

Wednesday, February 29th at 1:00 pm Eastern

Virtualization is top of mind for many organizations and is a powerful tool that can generate significant benefits. However, deployment in an enterprise setting can be complicated and can sometimes lead to unintended results. For virtualization to be successful, organizations need to consider their entire IT environment. IBM can help you with all aspects of virtualization, including design, implementation, management and continuity.

Join this webcast as IBM and key industry analysts provide a comprehensive view of deploying a virtualized environment – including storage, desktops, networks, disaster recovery and security.

Fast track your virtualization strategy. Register today!




Inaugural BCI Awards North America Come to DRJ Spring World 2012!

The BCI will be hosting the first annual BCI Awards - North America exclusively at DRJ Spring World 2012.

DRJ Spring World 2012 will be the premier event that the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) will use as the backdrop to the much-anticipated launch of the BCI Awards - North America.

This inaugural BCI awards event is being sponsored by xMatters and will bring together some of the brightest minds in the industry and recognize professional excellence in 13 critical BC categories. Dine, Drink and Socialize among the Stars!

Directly following the conclusion of the award presentations, attendees will be treated to a "night out at the club", complete with complimentary food and drinks, flash and dash, and of course, the hottest tunes, courtesy of xMatters.




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!)

Health plan and hospital business continuity professionals face a myriad of unique challenges in their profession. Join us for a look into the most pressing issues facing healthcare BCP pros today.

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.

Informational Update For February 9, 2012

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The Business Continuity Institute announces call for nominations for the inaugural BCI Awards – North America The Business Continuity Institute announces call for nominations for the inaugural BCI Awards – North America

The BCI will be hosting the first annual BCI Awards - North America exclusively at DRJ Spring World 2012.

The BCI will accept nominations within 13 categories. Open to all BCM professionals and companies regardless of professional membership and/or certification, the BCI Awards – North America will immediately be recognized as the de-facto standard for business continuity professional recognition of achievement.

Nomination Deadline Extended to February 10! Click Here For Full Details!




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!)

Health plan and hospital business continuity professionals face a myriad of unique challenges in their profession. Join us for a look into the most pressing issues facing healthcare BCP pros today.

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.


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A Global Approach to Business Continuity

March 12 - Natural disasters, storms, fires, utility outages, even the seasonal flu: These are just some of the disruptions that can have an impact on business. To ensure business continuity under any circumstance, you need a well thought-out, continually updated 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.


Call For Papers 2012

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


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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!

Find the Education You Need at Spring World 2012

It is vital to stay ahead in the business continuity industry. Fast decisions and critical thinking are required on a daily basis. Learn techniques and tips from industry experts at Spring World 2012.

This outstanding conference is designed with the attendee in mind. Every session, every workshop, every networking event is an opportunity for learning a new skill or discovering new methodologies. There are no wasted hours at a DRJ show. It's packed with an agenda that cannot be beat.

Don't miss your chance to attend the #1 conference dedicated to business continuity. Planners of all experience levels will find sessions to meet their needs. In addition, our new Senior Advanced Track will debut at this conference.

The conference attracts thousands of business continuity practitioners from around the globe. You will leave the show energized, educated and inspired, ready to tackle the tough issues of business continuity and related fields.

Early registration discounts end soon! Sign up now!

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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

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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 #A9432BE 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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