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ISO 22301: Will Your Communications Plan Meet The New 2012 Standard?

November 30, 2011 | 1:00PM (EST)/ 10:00AM (PST)

Join ISO 22301 Project Team Leader Dave Austin as he briefs business continuity professionals about key elements of the upcoming 2012 standard, and how businesses can prepare in advance for accredited certification for the international community's very first business continuity ISO standard.

Attendees will also receive priority download access to Everbridge's new whitepaper on ISO 22301, prepared by Dave Austin, during the presentation.

Regulators and governments increasingly recognize how important business continuity is to the success of key business sectors, and society as a whole. While the UK's business continuity standard, BS 25999, has been widely translated and adopted by organizations around the world, there has never been a single ISO standard globally. The goal of ISO 22301 is to have a single standard internationally to avoid conflicting and competing requirements, and to enable the introduction of recognized best practices into countries with no existing standards of their own.

Join Dave Austin, the Director of Operational Resilience (OPREL), Ltd. and the Project Team Leader for the ISO 22301 steering committee, as he discusses how the new standard will impact organizations crisis communications programs.

What you will learn:

  • Key requirements of ISO 22301 for your crisis communications plans

  • How to prepare your organization for this new business continuity management standard

  • Business benefits from accredited certification

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An Update on TC 223 and ISO 22301 (Updated November 11, 2011)

Written by Brian Zawada (MBCI, MBCP)

There are numerous articles and conversations currently taking place regarding ISO 22301 and ISO Technical Committee (TC) 223 in general – some based on fact, but many based on assumption and rumor. So, what's the real story on ISO 22301 and the work being performed related to societal security?

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Monthly Webinar

Three Upcoming BC/DR Webinars

Cloud-based Dynamic Disaster Recovery (Thurs, Dec 1, 2011)

Cloud-based remote disaster recovery services is not only becoming the new de-facto standard, dynamic DR will soon lead the pack with new capabilities that can auto-adjust in accordance with your DR plan. Set it and leave it. It just doesn't get any more simplified than that.


Severe Winter Weather & Your Business Continuity Plans (Wed, Dec 7, 2011)

How do you deal with a lack of electric power when an ice storm brought down power lines to your building? Can one of your other facilities handle production, while your facility is dealing with a major winter storm? A BCP can help us plan to deal with these types of issues that can be caused from severe weather.


How's it working? Measuring Your Social Media Success (Thurs, Dec 15, 2011)

In our last of the Social Media series, we will explore your Social Media successes and failures. What is your measure of success? How will you know when you "have arrived?" How do you know if what you are doing is delivering the type of results that you want? And that assumes of course that you know the answer to that question!

Informational Update For November 10, 2011

Can Your Workforce Weather Any Business Disruption?

Natural disasters, storms, fires, utility outages, even the seasonal flu: These are just some of the disruptions that can have an impact on business. With desktop virtualization from Citrix, your organization can maintain operational continuity by keeping your workforce connected, from any location, on any device. Connect your workforce to secure virtual desktops and provide on-demand access to the business applications and data they need to weather any kind of storm.


That's the power of workshifting.


How can you ensure seamless business continuity? Read the Citrix white paper, Achieve Workforce Continuity and Keep Your Business Running—No Matter What, to learn more.

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Monthly Webinar

Three Upcoming BC/DR Webinars

Interacting with Your Stakeholders Using Social Media (Wed, Nov 9, 2011)

How do you interact with your audience? What does it really mean to have a dialogue versus our old standard of using one-way communication? We will focus on communication guidelines in the world of social media and basic steps to avoid getting into trouble in this brave and bold new universe.


Cloud-based Dynamic Disaster Recovery (Thurs, Dec 1, 2011)

Cloud-based remote disaster recovery services is not only becoming the new de-facto standard, dynamic DR will soon lead the pack with new capabilities that can auto-adjust in accordance with your DR plan. Set it and leave it. It just doesn't get any more simplified than that.


Severe Winter Weather & Your Business Continuity Plans (Wed, Dec 7, 2011)

How do you deal with a lack of electric power when an ice storm brought down power lines to your building? Can one of your other facilities handle production, while your facility is dealing with a major winter storm? A BCP can help us plan to deal with these types of issues that can be caused from severe weather.


How's it working? Measuring Your Social Media Success (Thurs, Dec 15, 2011)

In our last of the Social Media series, we will explore your Social Media successes and failures. What is your measure of success? How will you know when you "have arrived?" How do you know if what you are doing is delivering the type of results that you want? And that assumes of course that you know the answer to that question!

Informational Update For Thursday, November 3, 2011

Customer Success Story: Solving Multi-Site Enterprise Storage Management Challenges

Customer Success Story: Solving Multi-Site Enterprise Storage Management Challenges

Managing storage across today's enterprise presents a number of challenges - further exacerbated by managing multiple locations. As the number of distributed teams and departments continues to rise, IT needs to be able to deliver secure shared storage without sacrificing the performance that users have become accustomed to.

In this webinar we'll investigate a number of potential solutions to providing storage accessible from multiple locations within the enterprise. Join us as we have a frank conversation with an Infrastructure Architect at The Walsh Group, the nations 17th largest general contractor. Having seen Walsh grow from only a handful of offices to almost twenty, they have personally deployed and managed a number of storage solutions across the organization.

The Walsh Group will share their experiences investigating and deploying a number of solutions designed to provide access to shared data across the enterprise. Together, we'll discuss:

  • Possible solutions

  • Unique capabilities of each solution

  • Challenges & "gotchas" of different solutions

  • Considerations for deploying solutions in your environment


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Interacting with Your Stakeholders Using Social Media

Dont miss this webinar with Regina Phelps, EMS Solutions and xMattersJoin us on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 12:00 PM ET

In our last webinar, we explored the issue of a social media strategy. In this webinar we will begin to peel back the concept of interaction. A major premise of social media is that it refers to the use of web-based and mobile technologies that specifically turn communication into an interactive dialogue. Those two words are key to your understanding of social media. This communication is very unique and quite different that the more traditional communication strategies ...it requires that we actively engage our audience in a mobile and interactive fashion.


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2012 Study on BC Preparedness

2012 Study on Business Continuity Preparedness

Participate in the fifth annual Disaster Recovery Journal and Forrester Research joint survey. Your participation will help the Disaster Recovery Journal and Forrester build a repository of industry statistics to track trends, challenges, and requirements in the crisis, business continuity and disaster recovery management markets.

If you complete the survey, we will send you a complimentary Forrester report as a thank you for your participation!


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Informational Update For Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Monthly Webinar

Critical Roundtable Webinar: Experts Discuss BCP for Financial Services

Sponsored by Strategic BCPWed, November 16, 2011 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

As financial institutions continue to be mired in public criticism and cope with stringent oversight not seen in decades, business continuity has become more demanding and vital than ever. Financial Services Business Continuity Professionals need to prepare their organizations to be resilient and compliant, ready to resume operations in the face of any outage, and ready to illustrate to regulators that the plans and processes behind developing their BC is sound.

This webinar will address the complex challenges of the Financial Services Business Continuity Professional. An expert panel has been assembled to discuss the most pressing issues in this industry and to answer your questions. Learn about the hot topics from financial BCP experts Wayne Stadnik, VP of Business Continuity at TCF Bank, Nancy Valente, Global Business Continuity Manager at De Lage Landen, and Frank Perlmutter, co-founder and president of Strategic BCP and a former COOP/Risk Manager at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.


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Monthly Webinar

Three Upcoming BC/DR Webinars

Interacting with Your Stakeholders Using Social Media ( Wed, Nov 9, 2011)

How do you interact with your audience? What does it really mean to have a dialogue versus our old standard of using one-way communication? We will focus on communication guidelines in the world of social media and basic steps to avoid getting into trouble in this brave and bold new universe.


Cloud-based Dynamic Disaster Recovery ( Thurs, Dec 1, 2011)

Cloud-based remote disaster recovery services is not only becoming the new de-facto standard, dynamic DR will soon lead the pack with new capabilities that can auto-adjust in accordance with your DR plan. Set it and leave it. It just doesn't get any more simplified than that.


Severe Winter Weather & Your Business Continuity Plans ( Wed, Dec 7, 2011)

How do you deal with a lack of electric power when an ice storm brought down power lines to your building? Can one of your other facilities handle production, while your facility is dealing with a major winter storm? A BCP can help us plan to deal with these types of issues that can be caused from severe weather.

Informational Update For November 2, 2011

Take a singular, seamless approach to resiliency

Combine business and IT functionality

Implementing an enhanced resiliency approach that combines local operational availability with remote disaster recovery can help provide better IT risk management. Read this paper to see how effective IT risk management can help ensure that information is continuously available.


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Interacting with Your Stakeholders Using Social Media

November 18, 2011 - New York City Full Day Quarterly Event

Are We Prepared for a Catastrophic Event at a Nuclear Facility? Plan and Learn from our Presentations & Tabletop Exercise!

Join your peers from Metro New York on Friday, November 18th as this scenario unfolds. You will experience the tension and stress of this real threat, while maintaining your role, using your plans to respond as you would in a real incident. The scenario will be realistic and relevant! Novice attendees will gain knowledge quickly, and those with substantial planning and management experience will also be challenged and enlightened. Don't miss this unique learning opportunity filled with valuable and tangible take-aways to enhance your organization's readiness.


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2012 Study on BC Preparedness

2012 Study on Business Continuity Preparedness

Participate in the fifth annual Disaster Recovery Journal and Forrester Research joint survey. Your participation will help the Disaster Recovery Journal and Forrester build a repository of industry statistics to track trends, challenges, and requirements in the crisis, business continuity and disaster recovery management markets.

If you complete the survey, we will send you a complimentary Forrester report as a thank you for your participation!


Take the Survey