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Volume 27, Issue 4

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The case for cloud-based data backup: IBM SmartCloud Managed Backup offers significant improvement over traditional backup methods.

Using tape may be appropriate for long-term data storage, but many IT executives find it too expensive, inefficient and unreliable for day-to-day data backup. It is also typically not suitable for backing up data stored on virtualized servers. Learn how IBM SmartCloud Managed Backup cloud services can lower costs while providing backup success rates of up to 99.8 percent—thereby helping to meet organizational needs for the protection and availability of business-critical data.

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 Forrester and DRJ Research survey

The Forrester Research survey is underway!

DRJ is partnering with Forrester to promote awareness and insight into our industry. This survey is a vital tool for business continuity and disaster recovery professionals. It gives an understanding of how preparedness efforts compare among different organizations. The results of these surveys are published each year on www.drj.com and in the January edition of DRJ magazine.

Please help to make this the most comprehensive survey by offering your insight and information. All participants will be entered into a drawing for a full conference pass to DRJ’s next event, Spring World 2013. Two winners will be selected from all survey respondents and each will receive a full conference pass (a value of $1195).

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Spring World 2013 in Orlando!

Spring World 2013 Features Exclusive Senior Advanced Track

Senior practitioners are invited to attend our one-day track on Monday at Spring World 2013. This exclusive track, How To Achieve True Enterprise Resiliency, will feature General Session 3 in the morning (attended by everyone)and then a separate breakout track in the afternoon. The one-day track will conclude with an exclusive “Meet the Expert’ reception in the evening. There is no additional cost for this new track.

Reserve your space in this exclusive track! It is an excellent way to receive top information from some of the industry’s most experienced C-level+ executives. Learn from those who make the decisions and implement the programs! To find out qualification requirements, email patti@drj.com

The featured breakouts are:

SA-1: Driving an Enterprise Resiliency Partnership
Monday, March 18, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

SA-2: Moving your Organization from Continuity to Resiliency: Lessons Learned from Wall Street
Monday, March 18, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

SA-3: Roundtable Discussion: Gaining Perspective on Business Continuity Challenges and Trends
Monday, March 18, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

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Informational Update For November 13, 2012

Complete the 2012 Trends in Backup and Recovery Survey

Trends in Backup and Recovery

It's that time of year again; our annual Trends in Backup and Recovery survey – and we want your feedback! This short survey (16 questions) only takes 5 minutes to complete and will be used to help shape Unitrends in the coming year. The best way for us to achieve this is by hearing your feedback – every survey matters.

Unitrends is trying to get as much feedback as possible. In appreciation of your time, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $100 Best Buy Gift Card OR one of ten $25 Visa Gift Cards! Survey must be completed by 12/14/2012.

Thank you for sharing your opinions for us.

The Unitrends Market Research Team

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*Survey must be completed by 12/14/2012. Drawing is limited to one survey submission per person. Winners will be randomly selected on December 17, 2012 and notified via phone and email. Unitrends employees and partners are not eligible to win. No purchase necessary.



Spring World 2013 in Orlando!

Spring World 2013 Features Exclusive Senior Advanced Track

Senior practitioners are invited to attend our one-day track on Monday at Spring World 2013. This exclusive track, How To Achieve True Enterprise Resiliency, will feature General Session 3 in the morning (attended by everyone)and then a separate breakout track in the afternoon. The one-day track will conclude with an exclusive “Meet the Expert’ reception in the evening. There is no additional cost for this new track.

Reserve your space in this exclusive track! It is an excellent way to receive top information from some of the industry’s most experienced C-level+ executives. Learn from those who make the decisions and implement the programs! To find out qualification requirements, email patti@drj.com

The featured breakouts are:

SA-1: Driving an Enterprise Resiliency Partnership
Monday, March 18, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

SA-2: Moving your Organization from Continuity to Resiliency: Lessons Learned from Wall Street
Monday, March 18, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

SA-3: Roundtable Discussion: Gaining Perspective on Business Continuity Challenges and Trends
Monday, March 18, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Visit The Spring 2013 Site Today


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Sponsored by Windstream

Malicious software or "malware" is the biggest network security threat facing organizations today. Cybercriminals target enterprises that hold a great deal of money or conduct a high volume of transactions on a daily basis.


Executive Guide To Business continuity

2012 - How to Achieve True Enterprise Resiliency

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Annual Survey

2012 Software Survey



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Informational Update For November 6, 2012

Mass Notification

The Impacts and Opportunities of Social Media on Mass Notification

People across the globe are using social networks to broadcast and access real-time information on all types of events, social and political topics and hot trends.

Beyond simply a means of broadcasting, many communities, businesses and organizations now recognize that social media is a important source for data that can dramatically improve situational and operational intelligence. To successfully manage incidents across the entire lifecycle of the event, social media must be utilized for insight and communication.

This white paper will explore:

  • The evolution of social media

  • How social media is shaping communications expectations

  • How social media can improve situational intelligence

  • How to successfully leverage social media in communication strategies

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Communicating with confidence leveraging Crisis Communications Best Practices

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

A solid crisis communications strategy is increasingly becoming a standard requirement for many industries. To this end, analysts predict continued high adoption of automated emergency/mass notification systems (EMNS). And while these systems can send thousands of messages simultaneously, it is imperative that we understand the limitations of notification systems that are relying on databases that may or may not be integrated with other systems, kept up to date or tested regularly.

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Spring World 2013 in Orlando!

Spring World 2013 Agenda Released!

The agenda is now available on our site! DRJ has created an outstanding line-up of industry experts who will address the most relevant issues affecting practitioners and their organizations. You will find exactly what you need to improve your programs' effectiveness and efficiency.

Browse the offerings and then take advantage of our special offer to register for the lowest price in the industry! Register by November 23, and we will take an additional $50 off the fee. That discount is in addition to the early bird registration fee - so you save nearly 25%! This is an incredible deal for an incredible conference.

Visit The Spring 2013 Site Today


Quick Links

DRJ.com Homepage
Spring World 2013
Latest Journal

Forrester

Forrester/DRJ Survey

The purpose of this survey is to understand the role risk management and crisis communication play in business continuity and disaster recovery as well as how BC/DR professionals interact with these other functions in their organization.


WHITE PAPERS

The 7 Deadly Sins of Backup and Recoverys

Sponsored by Unitrends

This paper guides IT executives and system administrators in designing and implementing business backup and disaster recovery systems that enable every organization to rapidly recover entire business systems including business data, server OS, applications, and user data in case of a system failure or disaster, without experiencing undue planning and management pains.

What Most Backup Vendors Don't Want You to Know

Sponsored by Unitrends

Get past the hype and focus on simply, reliably, and cost-effectively protecting your systems and data. There are always a few "secrets" in any industry - and the backup and restore business has its share. Our secrets are widely known within the industry but are less well-known outside of it - for the obvious reason that none of these secrets helps the majority of the vendors in this space. Read this whitepaper to learn the secrets most vendors don't want you to know.


RECENT BLOGS

The Benefits of Conferences

Posted by: Vicki Thomas

As you likely know, the team at Disaster Recovery Journal holds two conferences each year: DRJ Fall World and DRJ Spring World. DRJ is not alone in hosting, organizing, and managing these learning and networking opportunities. A quick search of the Internet reveals a range of conferences, workshops, and seminars focused on the issues of business continuity and disaster recovery.


Executive Guide To Business continuity

2012 - How to Achieve True Enterprise Resiliency

Download this free eight page Special Report


Annual Survey

2012 Software Survey


Are You Ready?

Five Things You Need to Know About Disaster Recovery Planning

You can't afford to be caught off guard or without a plan when a man-made or natural disaster strikes. Take the next step to ensuring your systems and data are safe if an emergency hits when you least expect it. Download this short, easy-to-digest Disaster Recovery eBook today. You'll learn unique planning approaches to make your data center less vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters. A few minutes of your time today could make all the difference if a disaster strikes your Data Center.

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Communicating with confidence leveraging Crisis Communications Best Practices

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

A solid crisis communications strategy is increasingly becoming a standard requirement for many industries. To this end, analysts predict continued high adoption of automated emergency/mass notification systems (EMNS). And while these systems can send thousands of messages simultaneously, it is imperative that we understand the limitations of notification systems that are relying on databases that may or may not be integrated with other systems, kept up to date or tested regularly.

Register Today For This Free Webinar!




Spring World 2013 in Orlando!

Spring World 2013 Agenda Released!

The agenda is now available on our site! DRJ has created an outstanding line-up of industry experts who will address the most relevant issues affecting practitioners and their organizations. You will find exactly what you need to improve your programs' effectiveness and efficiency.

Browse the offerings and then take advantage of our special offer to register for the lowest price in the industry! Register by November 23, and we will take an additional $50 off the fee. That discount is in addition to the early bird registration fee - so you save nearly 25%! This is an incredible deal for an incredible conference.

Visit The Spring 2013 Site Today


Quick Links

DRJ.com Homepage
Spring World 2013
Latest Journal

Forrester

Forrester/DRJ Survey

The purpose of this survey is to understand the role risk management and crisis communication play in business continuity and disaster recovery as well as how BC/DR professionals interact with these other functions in their organization.


Executive Guide To Business continuity

2012 - How to Achieve True Enterprise Resiliency

Download this free eight page Special Report


Annual Survey

2012 Software Survey


Informational Update For November 1, 2012

What Are You Doing in the Cloud? Discover Three Emerging Trends That Should Drive Your Cloud-Based Solution

Monday, November 5, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Everyone is moving to the cloud for backup and recovery. But to make the cloud really work for you and your organization, you need to know how to use the cloud, how to choose the cloud, and how to lose that obsolete, hard-to-use management interface.

Take a fast-paced one-hour tour through the hottest trends in cloud backup and recovery.

Trend #1: Customized system architecture. We'll evaluate the three system architectures you need to understand and determine which is best for you based on your mission-critical data protection and recovery time objectives (RTOs).

Trend #2: The purpose-built cloud. We'll explore why not all clouds are alike and what you must know when you move your sensitive data to the cloud.

Trend #3: Social management. We'll address how social media are simplifying day-to-day system management and how to find a solution that corresponds to the way you communicate today.

Join our cloud experts, including Arleen Urquhart, EVault product marketing manager, and find out how to make the right decisions when it comes to building the cloud-based backup and recovery solution that saves your data and your butt.

Register Today For This Free Webinar!




Communicating with confidence leveraging Crisis Communications Best Practices

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

A solid crisis communications strategy is increasingly becoming a standard requirement for many industries. To this end, analysts predict continued high adoption of automated emergency/mass notification systems (EMNS). And while these systems can send thousands of messages simultaneously, it is imperative that we understand the limitations of notification systems that are relying on databases that may or may not be integrated with other systems, kept up to date or tested regularly.

Register Today For This Free Webinar!



Are you Always Prepared?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Beyond delivering the information how the person wants it, you should be able to use your phone or smart device to drive agility and ensure that being away from a computer isn't the reason for a longer time to respond or restore normal operations. The communications system you use for incident management should allow you to build a message or report a problem, initiate or send a message or scenario, access documents and plans, view the real time results of who is responding and view the situation status from amobile position. What if the system was so smart it suggested the right document or plan for you?

Register Today For This Free Webinar!




Spring World 2013 in Orlando!

DRJ Has an Exciting New Promotion For Spring World 2013!

DRJ is offering an extra discount for a limited time only. From now until November 23, all registrants can save an additional $50. This discount will be applied in addition to the early bird registration discount of $200! Our registration costs will be at their lowest ever offered! You don't want to miss your chance to register at this low price! No coupon codes are needed. The discounts are automatically applied when you register.

Spring World 2013 is the biggest and best conference in the industry. We are loading the agenda with exciting new topics and some of the industry's leading experts. Attendees can choose from more than 40 sessions, workshops and courses.

An early look at the agenda reveals sessions on resiliency, leadership, communications, industry standards and compliance, social media, cloud based disaster recovery and much more! Plus, this conference features our one-day Senior Advanced Track for experienced practitioners.

Spring World 2013 also features a full exhibition hall, numerous networking events and daily meals. You get more for your money at DRJ conferences! And, with our limited time discount, you can save even more!

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HURRICANE SANDY

Record-Breaking Devastation

Hurricane Sandy powered its way onshore on the Eastern seaboard of the United States on Monday, Oct. 29. As reports are now coming in, the devastation is widespread and continuing to be reported. The storm, billed as a historic super storm, moved into U.S. states on Monday.


RELATED BLOGS

What Can Hurricane Sandy Teach Us About Disaster Recovery?

Posted by: Adnan Raja

As Hurricane Sandy headed towards Manhattan earlier this week, data centers across New York tested their emergency systems and prepared for the hit. However, for one ISP, this was simply not enough to prevent this freak storm from affecting their data center in lower Manhattan.

Trunk or Treat - a story of Resilience

Posted by: Dr Tom Phelan

In Schoharie, New York, where over 200 homes were damaged by Hurricane Irene in 2011, the community is demonstrating resiliency today, Halloween, in the throes of Hurricane Sandy. With so many homes, streets, sidewalks, and other potential hazards due to flooding, the community celebrated Halloween with "Trunk or Treat."


Forrester

Forrester/DRJ Survey

The purpose of this survey is to understand the role risk management and crisis communication play in business continuity and disaster recovery as well as how BC/DR professionals interact with these other functions in their organization.


Executive Guide To Business continuity

2012 - How to Achieve True Enterprise Resiliency

Download this free eight page Special Report


Annual Survey

2012 Software Survey


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