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DRJ's Informational Update For Thursday, July 14, 2011

Business Continuity Institute Alternative Route to Membership

We All Know That Membership Has Its Rewards

So, the question is "What has your MBCP, CBCP or ABCP done for you lately?"

Use your validated knowledge to gain membership into the BCI - the most respected BCM institute the world over.

Business Continuity Institute Alternative Route to Membership

MBCP, CBCP or ABCP will be considered for membership in the BCI

The Membership Council of the Institute has carefully examined other BCM credentials, mapping them against BCI certification, and felt it was appropriate to extend an invitation to join the BCI to those who hold respected credentials. To date, the Council has identified the MBCP, CBCP and ABCP as credentials whose foundations are broadly in line with the requirements for our gold standard AMBCI and/or MBCI certifications. Recognized as a validation of experience and knowledge, professionals that hold MBCP, CBCP or ABCP certifications and are in good standing are invited to apply for membership in the BCI without having to pass the official exam*.

Three easy ways to apply for individual membership in the BCI:

Click here to apply today
Email membership@thebci.org
Call: +44 (0)118 947 8215

Application packets will also be available at the booth within any conference that the BCI attends

One time application fee: $75 Plus annual membership fees (Fee waived for DRJ Fall World 2011 Attendees! For details please contact Tammy Lewis)



Monthly Webinar

Preparing For the Unexpected: The Trigger Events for Systemic Failure

Join us for a Webinar on July 19

This topic outlines the situation, complications and solutions to help leaders ensure the continuity of business operations in the face of unprecedented risks. The hypothesis is that a convergence of many long wave cycles is increasing the probability and impact of large scale disasters such as the incident in Japan. Surviving and thriving amidst these threats requires an enterprise resiliency plan that encompasses all internal functions, suppliers, and enterprise eco-system touch points. Are you prepared?


Register Now


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Summer Journal Now Available

DRJ Summer 2011: Volume 24, Issue 3

DRJ Survey

Supply Chain Resilience Survey 2011

DRJ is delighted to support the BCI's annual survey, which seeks to identify sources and levels of supply chain disruption along with methods used to identify key supply chains, understand the consequences of non-availability, and develop strategies to improve resilience. All respondents will receive a complimentary copy of the final report. To share your experiences and thoughts, please click here.


BC/DR Resources

White Papers

DRJ brings you the latest news in the industry straight from the experts. Our comprehensive listing of industry white papers is your place to find exactly the information you need! Browse the offerings or search for a specific subject. You are sure to find the exact information you need for your organization.

Find Education and Value at Fall World 2011

Find Innovative Sessions At Fall World 2011

The conference agenda is packed with sessions to meet the needs of practitioners of all experience levels and from all aspects of business continuity and related fields. Register now and attend sessions such as these:

General Session 2: The Business Continuity Professional's Guide to the Galaxy

Presented by Tony Schmitz

Contractors have just arrived outside your organization's front door threatening to demolish it to make way for a bypass. Luckily, in this session, you will learn three important things: 1) don't panic; 2) about the author of The Business Continuity Professional's Guide to the Galaxy, and 3) crisis communications will be a critical component of your response plan. This session will take attendees on a fun and daring journey that will explore communication best practices, lessons learned from real life events, and the true meaning of resiliency.

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Sunday Workshop Session 6: Mock Disaster Exercise

Sponsored by MailGard

In the business continuity industry, quick thinking is a must. What would you do when faced with an instant crises in your organization? Is your team well trained and able to respond seamlessly? In this innovative mock disaster exercise, we will use the scenario of an explosion at your company headquarters. Learn to spring into action and put your continuity plans to the test. Are they as resilient and comprehensive as they need to be? During the exercise you will be able to not only test your knowledge, but also your company's own recovery plans.

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Fall World 2011

Fall World 2011

Interested In Becoming a Certified BCM Professional?

DRJ can help you achieve this goal with our offering of courses from The Business Continuity Institute. The BCI will be offering a post-conference course POC-6: Overview to the Six Core BCM Competencies in BCI's Good Practice Guidelines.

The course will begin Wednesday, Sept. 14 after the close of the conference and will continue through Friday, Sept. 16. This standard five day training course has been condensed into an overview format. All attendees will receive free access to the BCI's world-class e-learning system for pre-conference studies as well as an opportunity to sit for the BCI Certification Examination.

Check out how you can make the most of your travel budget, and further your career options by earning a BCI certification from an organization that is respected around the world.

Sheraton San Diego Hotel Is The Perfect Setting for Fall World 2011

The Sheraton San Diego Hotel offers expansive meeting spaces, lavish guest rooms and manicured lawns. Attendees can enjoy the pool, hot tub and several restaurants for relaxing after conference hours. An airport shuttle is also available. Reserve your room today for the convenience of on-site stay at the conference. The room rate can go up at the discretion of the hotel once our room block is filled. So hurry to claim your spot!

Fall World 2011
Fall World 2011

San Diego Offers Many Tourist Sites!

Arrive early to the conference or stay late and explore San Diego and surrounding areas. Don't miss the many attractions the city has to offer.. Visit the world famous zoo located in Balboa Park, or stroll through museums and parks. Explore a local beach, take in a sporting event, visit an aquarium or check out the nightlife in the Gaslight Quarters. There are endless opportunities in San Diego!


Copyright (c) 2011 Disaster Recovery Journal. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of Disaster Recovery Journal is prohibited. Read DRJ.com's Privacy Statement

DRJ's Informational Update For Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Free white paper from IBM

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Business expansion means great opportunities, but greater risk to your data security. Read this white paper to learn how IBM can help using time-tested processes and policies, as well as security-rich data centers and technologies such as encryption, compression and authentication.

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DRJ Summer 2011: Volume 24, Issue 3

DRJ's Summer 2011 Issue is now available at DRJ.com. Articles include "In the time of crisis ... Are You Prepared To Lead?," "The Silver Lining in Japan's Great Earthquake Disaster," "Lessons Learned from the Japan Earthquake," and more.


Read at DRJ.com (Login required)



Join DRJ on LinkedIn

DRJ Invites You to Join Us on LinkedIn

Our LinkedIn group is a fantastic place for networking and information-sharing. Sign up today and you will be amongst some of the best continuity planners and practitioners in the industry. This is a great way to make new contacts and share ideas and solutions with others. It is also helpful in career building, whether you are looking for a new job or just searching for ways to improve your current one. LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site and has more than 90 million registered users. We would love to have you join us!


DRJ on LinkedIn


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DRJ Survey

In what city would you prefer a certification training class offered in?


DRJ Webinar Series

Preparing For the Unexpected: The Trigger Events for Systemic Failure

Join us for a Webinar on July 19

This topic outlines the situation, complications and solutions to help leaders ensure the continuity of business operations in the face of unprecedented risks. The hypothesis is that a convergence of many long wave cycles is increasing the probability and impact of large scale disasters such as the incident in Japan. Surviving and thriving amidst these threats requires an enterprise resiliency plan that encompasses all internal functions, suppliers, and enterprise eco-system touch points. Are you prepared?


BC/DR Resources

White Papers

DRJ brings you the latest news in the industry straight from the experts. Our comprehensive listing of industry white papers is your place to find exactly the information you need! Browse the offerings or search for a specific subject. You are sure to find the exact information you need for your organization.

Find Education and Value at Fall World 2011

Find Top Sessions Led By Industry Experts!

Join thousands of other global continuity planners at Fall World 2011 and explore top of the line sessions such as the ones listed here. Hurry! Sessions fill fast. Reserve your spot and find the solutions you need!

General Session 4: Decision Making During Disasters and Emergencies

Presented by Robert Chandler, Univ. of Central FL

uring emergencies and disasters, decisions must typically be made unexpectedly with little advance notice, high stress/distress context, little time for thorough deliberation, and often with high risks. This session reviews recent behavioral and psychometric scientific theories and research findings that identify challenges and problems with decision making during disasters and emergencies. In addition, learn how to anticipate and mitigate these barriers to quality decision-making.

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Pre-Conference Course 3 (PRC3): Become a PWICertified Workplace Violence Facilitator

Presented by David A. Smith

The PWICertified WPV Partner Program professionally prepares, certifies and licenses participants to conduct effective market accepted violence risk reduction training and use PWI intellectual properties and methodology with annual PWI expert support.Participants receive the knowledge to effectively train and communicate proven market accepted methods designed to reduce the risk of violence in our workplace and schools.

More Details

Fall World 2011

Fall World 2011

Interested In Becoming a Certified BCM Professional?

DRJ can help you achieve this goal with our offering of courses from The Business Continuity Institute. The BCI will be offering a post-conference course POC-6: Overview to the Six Core BCM Competencies in BCI's Good Practice Guidelines.

The course will begin Wednesday, Sept. 14 after the close of the conference and will continue through Friday, Sept. 16. This standard five day training course has been condensed into an overview format. All attendees will receive free access to the BCI's world-class e-learning system for pre-conference studies as well as an opportunity to sit for the BCI Certification Examination.

Check out how you can make the most of your travel budget, and further your career options by earning a BCI certification from an organization that is respected around the world.

Sheraton San Diego Hotel Is The Perfect Setting for Fall World 2011

The Sheraton San Diego Hotel offers expansive meeting spaces, lavish guest rooms and manicured lawns. Attendees can enjoy the pool, hot tub and several restaurants for relaxing after conference hours. An airport shuttle is also available. Reserve your room today for the convenience of on-site stay at the conference. The room rate can go up at the discretion of the hotel once our room block is filled. So hurry to claim your spot!

Fall World 2011
Fall World 2011

San Diego Offers Many Tourist Sites!

Arrive early to the conference or stay late and explore San Diego and surrounding areas. Don't miss the many attractions the city has to offer.. Visit the world famous zoo located in Balboa Park, or stroll through museums and parks. Explore a local beach, take in a sporting event, visit an aquarium or check out the nightlife in the Gaslight Quarters. There are endless opportunities in San Diego!


Copyright (c) 2011 Disaster Recovery Journal. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of Disaster Recovery Journal is prohibited. Read DRJ.com's Privacy Statement

DRJ's Informational Update For Thursday, July 7, 2011

Monthly Webinar

Preparing For the Unexpected: The Trigger Events for Systemic Failure

Join us for a Webinar on July 19

This topic outlines the situation, complications and solutions to help leaders ensure the continuity of business operations in the face of unprecedented risks. The hypothesis is that a convergence of many long wave cycles is increasing the probability and impact of large scale disasters such as the incident in Japan. Surviving and thriving amidst these threats requires an enterprise resiliency plan that encompasses all internal functions, suppliers, and enterprise eco-system touch points. Are you prepared?


Register Now



BCM Study

Participate in our study to get our world-renowned research data reports.

Drum roll please... BC Management's much anticipated Annual Business Continuity Management Study, the premier study in business continuity compensation and program management data research, is now available. We're polling thousands of continuity professionals internationally and we want to hear from you!

Why Take BC Management's Study?

  • Years of expertise in conducting compensation and program management studies - since 2001.

  • The response is immense, driven by the value the results provide.

  • The scope is world-wide, due to our extensive contacts and partnerships. The company is independent, as we are a neutral party on the results.

  • Available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Japanese.

  • Completely confidential. Contact information is NOT required. Your company/personal information is never shared.

Full Details at DRJ.com

Take The Study Now

Find Top Sessions Led By Industry Experts!

Join thousands of other global continuity planners at Fall World 2011 and explore top of the line sessions such as the ones listed here. Hurry! Sessions fill fast. Reserve your spot and find the solutions you need!

General Session 5: Risk and Resilience 2.0: A View Of The Industry Today And Headlights For The Future

Presented by Pat Corcoran, IBM BCRS

Risk is the defining principle in all of your risk and resiliency planning and the only constant in this industry is change. Get a perspective on the risk landscape and be the first to hear the key findings on a paper based on a global survey in collaboration with the Economist Intelligence Unit. Following on the heels of the 2010 IBM Global IT Risk Study, this new paper will probe deeper into the shared issues and challenges faced by IT managers and CIOs globally in their continuity planning.
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Post-Conference Course 3: (POC3) CMC 2050: Crisis Communications Planner

Presented by John Cullen

The most serious threat facing an organization is the threat to the organization's most important asset - its reputation. To protect the organization from reputational threats requires careful, thoughtful, detailed planning and a methodology for inculcating a culture of organizational crisis preparedness.In this two-day course, you will learn how to prepare the organization for inevitable threats to reputation, execute the crisis communications plan, and, after a crisis, assess and do what must be done. Attendees will earn an ANSI accredited certificate as a Crisis Communications Planner.
Full Details

Register By July 11 and SAVE $200!

Fall World 2011

Fall World 2011

Interested In Becoming a Certified BCM Professional?

DRJ can help you achieve this goal with our offering of courses from The Business Continuity Institute. The BCI will be offering a post-conference course POC-6: Overview to the Six Core BCM Competencies in BCI's Good Practice Guidelines.

The course will begin Wednesday, Sept. 14 after the close of the conference and will continue through Friday, Sept. 16. This standard five day training course has been condensed into an overview format. All attendees will receive free access to the BCI's world-class e-learning system for pre-conference studies as well as an opportunity to sit for the BCI Certification Examination.

Check out how you can make the most of your travel budget, and further your career options by earning a BCI certification from an organization that is respected around the world.

Sheraton San Diego Hotel Is The Perfect Setting for Fall World 2011

The Sheraton San Diego Hotel offers expansive meeting spaces, lavish guest rooms and manicured lawns. Attendees can enjoy the pool, hot tub and several restaurants for relaxing after conference hours. An airport shuttle is also available. Reserve your room today for the convenience of on-site stay at the conference. The room rate can go up at the discretion of the hotel once our room block is filled. So hurry to claim your spot!

Fall World 2011
Fall World 2011

San Diego Offers Many Tourist Sites!

Arrive early to the conference or stay late and explore San Diego and surrounding areas. Don't miss the many attractions the city has to offer.. Visit the world famous zoo located in Balboa Park, or stroll through museums and parks. Explore a local beach, take in a sporting event, visit an aquarium or check out the nightlife in the Gaslight Quarters. There are endless opportunities in San Diego!

DRJ's Informational Update For Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Reputation Repair: How to Restore Your Image after a Crisis

Reputation Repair: How to Restore Your Image after a Crisis

You've managed to survive the crisis, but your image is tarnished. Will your post-crisis actions restore trust and confidence ... or cause further damage to your organization's reputation?

From Enron's auspicious failure to Japan's recent nuclear mishap to government officials' misuse of social media, message strategies are the proven polish for tarnished reputations.

Join crisis communications expert Dr. Robert Chandler as he discusses what to communicate after the crisis is over to help salvage your reputation.

What you will learn:

  • How to transform crisis into confidence

  • Comparing different communication strategies

  • What types of messages help you get back into the good graces of your constituents

There is no charge to attend this webinar

Register Now



Join DRJ on LinkedIn

DRJ Invites You to Join Us on LinkedIn

Our LinkedIn group is a fantastic place for networking and information-sharing. Sign up today and you will be amongst some of the best continuity planners and practitioners in the industry. This is a great way to make new contacts and share ideas and solutions with others. It is also helpful in career building, whether you are looking for a new job or just searching for ways to improve your current one. LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site and has more than 90 million registered users. We would love to have you join us!


DRJ on LinkedIn


Quick Links


DRJ Survey

In what city would you prefer a certification training class offered in?


Online Exclusive

Disaster Recovery Assurance: The often forgotten factor in data protection planning

Written by Dennis Rolland

When you think of data protection, what do you think of? I'll bet that you think of daily backup windows, restore SLAs, tuning back-up systems and off-site archiving. It is easy for those every-day tasks to dominate the data protection discussion. But maybe you should also think about data recovery after all, when it comes right down to it, the only reason you back up all that data, night after night, week after week is so you can recover it!


BC/DR Resources

White Papers

DRJ brings you the latest news in the industry straight from the experts. Our comprehensive listing of industry white papers is your place to find exactly the information you need! Browse the offerings or search for a specific subject. You are sure to find the exact information you need for your organization.

Find Education and Value at Fall World 2011

Find Top Sessions Led By Industry Experts!

Join thousands of other global continuity planners at Fall World 2011 and explore top of the line sessions such as the ones listed here. Hurry! Sessions fill fast. Reserve your spot and find the solutions you need!

General Session 4: Decision Making During Disasters and Emergencies

Presented by Robert Chandler, Univ. of Central FL

uring emergencies and disasters, decisions must typically be made unexpectedly with little advance notice, high stress/distress context, little time for thorough deliberation, and often with high risks. This session reviews recent behavioral and psychometric scientific theories and research findings that identify challenges and problems with decision making during disasters and emergencies. In addition, learn how to anticipate and mitigate these barriers to quality decision-making.

More Details

Pre-Conference Course 3 (PRC3): Become a PWICertified Workplace Violence Facilitator

Presented by David A. Smith

The PWICertified WPV Partner Program professionally prepares, certifies and licenses participants to conduct effective market accepted violence risk reduction training and use PWI intellectual properties and methodology with annual PWI expert support.Participants receive the knowledge to effectively train and communicate proven market accepted methods designed to reduce the risk of violence in our workplace and schools.

More Details

Fall World 2011

Fall World 2011

Interested In Becoming a Certified BCM Professional?

DRJ can help you achieve this goal with our offering of courses from The Business Continuity Institute. The BCI will be offering a post-conference course POC-6: Overview to the Six Core BCM Competencies in BCI's Good Practice Guidelines.

The course will begin Wednesday, Sept. 14 after the close of the conference and will continue through Friday, Sept. 16. This standard five day training course has been condensed into an overview format. All attendees will receive free access to the BCI's world-class e-learning system for pre-conference studies as well as an opportunity to sit for the BCI Certification Examination.

Check out how you can make the most of your travel budget, and further your career options by earning a BCI certification from an organization that is respected around the world.

Sheraton San Diego Hotel Is The Perfect Setting for Fall World 2011

The Sheraton San Diego Hotel offers expansive meeting spaces, lavish guest rooms and manicured lawns. Attendees can enjoy the pool, hot tub and several restaurants for relaxing after conference hours. An airport shuttle is also available. Reserve your room today for the convenience of on-site stay at the conference. The room rate can go up at the discretion of the hotel once our room block is filled. So hurry to claim your spot!

Fall World 2011
Fall World 2011

San Diego Offers Many Tourist Sites!

Arrive early to the conference or stay late and explore San Diego and surrounding areas. Don't miss the many attractions the city has to offer.. Visit the world famous zoo located in Balboa Park, or stroll through museums and parks. Explore a local beach, take in a sporting event, visit an aquarium or check out the nightlife in the Gaslight Quarters. There are endless opportunities in San Diego!


Copyright (c) 2011 Disaster Recovery Journal. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of Disaster Recovery Journal is prohibited. Read DRJ.com's Privacy Statement

Fall World 2011: July 11 in San Diego
The World's Largest BC/DR Conference

Only One Week Left to Save $200 at DRJ's Fall World 2011

Gold Sponsor: Send Word Now Sign up now for the world's largest conference dedicated to business continuity and you can save $200 off the low registration fee. It is truly the best value in the industry. You will gain thousands of hours of education and make unlimited contacts for future projects. Register by July 11, 2011 to qualify for the discount.

DRJ has more than 20 years experience in producing excellent industry conferences. Our past 45 shows have always received exceptional feedback and ratings from our attendees. Do not fall for the promises of others, when you know that DRJ has the experience to produce the industry's number one rated conference. Our shows feature only unbiased information that you need to build your business continuity program and your career. Find it all at Fall World 2011 - sessions, courses, exercises, networking, free meals, complete exhibition hall, certification programs and much more.

Fall World 2011 is simply the best show at the best price. Don't miss your chance to attend for an early bird registration price!

Business Continuity Institute Alternative Route to Membership


Business Continuity Institue Alternative Route to Membership What has your MBCP, CBCP or ABCP done for you lately?

Use your validated knowledge to gain membership into the BCI - the most respected BCM institute the world over.

MBCP, CBCP or ABCP will be considered for membership in the BCI
The Membership Council of the Institute has carefully examined other BCM credentials, mapping them against BCI certification, and felt it was appropriate to extend an invitation to join the BCI to those who hold respected credentials. To date, the Council has identified the MBCP, CBCP and ABCP as credentials whose foundations are broadly in line with the requirements for our gold standard AMBCI and/or MBCI certifications. Recognized as a validation of experience and knowledge, professionals that hold MBCP, CBCP or ABCP certifications and are in good standing are invited to apply for membership in the BCI without having to pass the official exam*.

Three easy ways to apply for individual membership in the BCI:

Click here to apply today
Email membership@thebci.org
Call: +44 (0)118 947 8215

Application packets will also be available at the booth within any conference that the BCI attends

One time application fee: $75 (Fee waived for DRJ Attendees! For details please contact Helen Simm)
Plus annual membership fees

The Sessions Have the Solutions

Innovative Solutions are Within Reach in each of our more than 40 sessions. The information is presented clearly and unbiased by industry experts who will share their knowledge and insights with attendees. The session formats range from interactive workshops to general presentations addressing the most pressing needs of practitioners.

Interact with Global ExpertsThere is no better way to share knowledge than with the thousands of other planners at Fall World 2011. The conference attracts practitioners globally from all aspects of business continuity, disaster recovery and related fields. Attendees interact at numerous receptions, hospitalities, breaks and meal times.

Venue Offers Excellent Amenities

Enjoy beautiful San Diego at Fall World 2011. The conference hotel, Sheraton San Diego, offers full amenities in the guest rooms and expansive meeting space. Enjoy the view of the bay during breaks, meals and after conference hours. Several enticing restaurants are located in the hotel and nearby. Plus, the hotel offers swimming pools, a hot tub, numerous walking trails and a fitness center.

Investigate New Services

Find all the information and solutions you need at the concurrent exhibition hall, open Sunday through Tuesday. Attendees have numerous viewing opportunities during conference breaks and meal times. product demonstrations and networking with vendors are ideal ways to investigate new solutions, products and service providers.

Visit DRJ.com/FallWorld and Register Today!