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DRJ's Informational Update For Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011

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Message Mapping: Communicating During the Six Stages of a Crisis

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Do you know what you will say in the critical first minutes after receiving reports of a security incident or a hostage situation? How about six hours into the incident?

During an emergency, fast and clear communication can make the difference between an effective response and a prolonged crisis. Do you have a communication plan that maps out what to say during each of the six stages of a crisis? Find out how by downloading this informative white paper by Dr. Robert Chandler.

Whitepaper: Message Mapping
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» The six stages of a crisis
» Powerful messages for each stage
» Must-have tools for creating messages



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Join the Editorial Advisory Board of the DRJ

Join the Editorial Advisory Board of the DRJ

We are always looking for individuals from the industry to help guide the DRJ with new ideas and suggestions. Click here to email us of your interest in participating on this very active Advisory Board.

The purpose of the DRJ EAB is to promote and enhance the professionalism and effectiveness of the business continuity and emergency management industry by:

  • Providing strategic direction regarding the focus, format, and content of the DRJ magazine, Web site, and conferences;

  • Contributing editorial columns and articles when possible;

  • Actively searching out authors, speakers, and content for DRJ publications, Web site, and events;

  • Liaising with related professional and government organizations active in DRJ’s field of interest.

DRJ's Informational Update For Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Primer on BC/DR Standards

A Primer on BC/DR Standards

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Join the Alphabet Soup Webinar Series! If BC/DR standards like NFPA 1600, BS25999 and ASIS SPC1 seem like just so much alphabet soup, you'll want to join this free, three-part webinar series. It's designed to give you a complete understanding of the current maze of BC/DR standards and help you determine which, if any, are the best for your organization to follow.

Webinar #1, A Primer on BC/DR Standards, takes place on August 30, at 2:00pm ET. BC/DR standards expert, Ann Pickren will focus on the three major standards: NFPA 1600, BS25999 and ASIS SPC1. She'll explain what the certifications mean and why large companies often require them of all their vendors. Joining Ann will be John Copenhaver, currently Director of Response and Recovery Services, Worley Parsons.


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Free Special Report. Download the PDF Today!

Free Special Report. Download the PDF Today!

Several weeks ago, a senior business line executive asked during a capital presentation for his area, "What is resiliency, and can you really define the benefit for my organization and the enterprise?" My answer led me to develop the subject as an impetus for this article, and prompted the question, "Can we really demonstrate the value of resiliency in our business continuity (BC) programs?"

Our industry has adopted a term utilized in many other industries, including the psychological-behavioral sciences arena. Wikipedia defines "resilience" in psycho-behavioral terms as the positive capacity of people to cope with stress and adversity. Resilience is understood as a process but often referred to as an individual's traits or one's "resiliency." The concept of resiliency is an individual's cumulative experience and protective mechanisms inherently developed to deal with many risk factors. Thus, resilience and risk are often referenced in the same context and are naturally at the root of BCP and DR terminology. This is primarily because we are an industry based in risk management.


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DRJ's Informational Update For Thursday, August 11, 2011

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Does DR Testing feel like herding cats?

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WinWire Recovery Manager (WinRM™) is a new SharePoint© - based tool that lets geographically dispersed teams collaborate, eliminate spreadsheets, improve RTOs and manage DR tests better than ever.

Key Features:

  • Management Visibility: Dashboards for Executives

  • Execution Tool : Not just planning

  • Enterprise class : Proven in Fortune® 100 organizations

  • 100% SharePointreg; : Blessed by IT, loved by users

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Find out more:


Join McKesson and WinWire at DRJ Fall World for an in-depth workshop on Practical Event management


Register for webinar
How to improve RTOs using a DR Test Automation Product on
30th August, 2011
2pm EST/11am PST.
Learn more

Visit us at Booth #59 or at
WinWire.com/DR


"...we are impressed with how fast we were able to set this up and use for our DR testing exercises - under 8 weeks!" - IT Director, Services Continuity.




Monthly Webinar

Tiered Backup and Recovery Management

Join us for a Webinar on August 17.

Most companies lack budget and personnel to assign top priority to every application and data resource. The recovery process typically starts with the most critical resources, especially in the early stages of incident response. Most organizations today assign different levels of priority and criticality to different types of data. These tiering decisions - ranking resources based on the business criticality - is often driven by the line-of-business and user perspectives, considering regulatory, customer, and partner requirements. However, tiering decisions must balance internal and customer needs while planning for the long term. Recall Corporation, through its own solutions and strategic partnerships, not only provides long term economical retention of data but also covers RTOs of up to a few hours. This webinar presents the concept of tiered backup and recovery management and how it could be applied to your organizations to get more out of your existing budget, while ensuring complete protection of your business continuity interests.


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DRJ's Informational Update For Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monthly Webinar

Social Media: What is Your Strategy?

Sponsored by xMattersJoin us Wednesday, August 24 at 8:30 am PST.

Social media's tool that has really only been around for a few years, but it is already pervasive in our society. What is it? There are many ways you might define it but one key characteristic of a social media definition is that is refers to the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into an interactive dialogue. Stop and think about that for a moment. There are two key words included in that definition that is unique to most traditional communications strategies mobile and interactive.

This fast-paced, two-part looks webinar explores how you effectively engage in social media as business continuity and emergency management professionals. The goal of this session is for you to learn ways to establish a leadership position and learn the basic rules of engagement in this new medium. We will also focus on basic guidelines on the uses of social media and rules to avoid getting into trouble in this brave new world.

Part one will focus on two key aspects of social media - listening and engagement. Part two will focus on participation or interaction with this new audience.

The goal of dividing the webinar into two parts is that you can have time to review (or work on) your companies social media engagement in between the first two sessions and then ask about your concerns and issues in the second session.

If you've wondered what Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Gowalla, Google+, and other services have to do you with your role and responsibilities, this session is where you'll get the answers.


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Free Special Report. Download the PDF Today!

Free Special Report. Download the PDF Today!

Several weeks ago, a senior business line executive asked during a capital presentation for his area, "What is resiliency, and can you really define the benefit for my organization and the enterprise?" My answer led me to develop the subject as an impetus for this article, and prompted the question, "Can we really demonstrate the value of resiliency in our business continuity (BC) programs?"

Our industry has adopted a term utilized in many other industries, including the psychological-behavioral sciences arena. Wikipedia defines "resilience" in psycho-behavioral terms as the positive capacity of people to cope with stress and adversity. Resilience is understood as a process but often referred to as an individual's traits or one's "resiliency." The concept of resiliency is an individual's cumulative experience and protective mechanisms inherently developed to deal with many risk factors. Thus, resilience and risk are often referenced in the same context and are naturally at the root of BCP and DR terminology. This is primarily because we are an industry based in risk management.


Download The PDF

DRJ's Informational Update For Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Monthly Webinar

Social Media: What is Your Strategy?

Sponsored by xMattersJoin us Wednesday, August 24 at 8:30 am PST.

Social media's tool that has really only been around for a few years, but it is already pervasive in our society. What is it? There are many ways you might define it but one key characteristic of a social media definition is that is refers to the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into an interactive dialogue. Stop and think about that for a moment. There are two key words included in that definition that is unique to most traditional communications strategies mobile and interactive.

This fast-paced, two-part looks webinar explores how you effectively engage in social media as business continuity and emergency management professionals. The goal of this session is for you to learn ways to establish a leadership position and learn the basic rules of engagement in this new medium. We will also focus on basic guidelines on the uses of social media and rules to avoid getting into trouble in this brave new world.

Part one will focus on two key aspects of social media - listening and engagement. Part two will focus on participation or interaction with this new audience.

The goal of dividing the webinar into two parts is that you can have time to review (or work on) your companies social media engagement in between the first two sessions and then ask about your concerns and issues in the second session.

If you've wondered what Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Gowalla, Google+, and other services have to do with your role and responsibilities, this session is where you'll get the answers.


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BCT Courses

The New York course taking place on the 12th September 2011 is now running with a 20% discount, this is a one time offer not to be repeated!

Courses in September and November.

The BCI licensed training course is a foundation course based on the Business Continuity Institutes "Good Practice Guidelines". It covers the full business continuity lifecycle and helps prepare students to pass the Business Continuity Institutes Certificate in Business Continuity.

The course consists of four days training with the fifth day allocated to taking the exam.


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