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Volume 27, Issue 4

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Social Media in a Crisis: Friend or Foe?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Social media has already proven to present a formidable challenge to business continuity professionals. If ignored, the risks to the security and reputation of your company can be enormous. Is there a way to integrate social media into communication strategies in a way that will turn this risky new technology into a benefit for your organization? Attend this webinar to find out how.

Recent events show that social media has the potential to magnify business impacts in disasters and crises; business continuity strategists can no longer afford to view social media as just another marketing medium. The failure to develop a comprehensive social media plan before your business suffers an unexpected event could mean the end of your reputation, your brand, and even your business. To protect your organization, you must understand how the public perspective of a crisis could affect your business and develop plans and messages to manage the social conversation before it begins.

MIR3 will join with industry experts in crisis communications and social media integration, Firestorm Solutions, to offer their insight into the intelligent use of social media in times of crisis.:

Register today for this free webinar!




DRJ Webinar Series

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT

Amid all the human devastation caused when Hurricane Sandy hit the North-east United States there was a stark realization that many of the plans put in place by “Business Continuity” specialists had been unable to withstand the force of the disaster. As a result, in this vitally important economic region it was anything but business as usual in the aftermath of the storm.

As a company supporting more than 50,000 businesses across the NE of America Regus gained a unique insight into the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the local business community especially with regards to business continuity. As such Regus is going to be presenting an interesting 'lessons learned' session answering to what were the reasons for the failure of traditional BC strategies. Having 150 of their own locations affected Regus adopted a "dynamic recovery" strategy itself. Whilst affected in many areas the majority of the Regus business center network was able to keep on working - enabling its customers to carry on running their businesses and even accommodating new customers on a temporary basis. The presentation will be packed with real examples of the experiences described.

Register today for this free webinar!

Are Your DR Plans Aligned to Today’s Business Needs?

Disaster Recovery: Act Locally. Think Globally And Holistically.

DR planning is rarely a challenge that business leaders and their IT departments relish. "It will never happen to us" is a common assumption regarding disasters. Super Storm Sandywas a worst-case scenario that became a real-life crisis. Traditional DR practices, disciplines and frameworks fell short in ensuring timely business operations. While FEMA has been actively working to help companies resume a level of business continuity, no one can replace companies’ most valuable asset: their data. 

The proliferation of corporate information means that traditional backup solutions like tape backup fall short in the protection of real-time transaction processing. Are you prepared? Can you guarantee a quick, repeatable response in the event of a disaster or system failure?

In his latest white paper, Richard Dolewski, VP business development & disaster recovery at Velocity Technology Solutions, outlines the current state of DR preparedness by examining people, technology and geography as critical points of failure. He illustrates how traditional DR plans place businesses at a high level of risk. The white paper offers:

  • Four checkpoints to consider when determining the health of your plan

  • A framework for an effective DR plan

  • A checklist with key attributes when selecting a DR service provider

  • A methodology to guarantee repeatable DR capabilities

Don’t wait any longer. Review your DR preparedness. And remember, it’s not just about data. Your people are equally important to the success of your recovery solution.

Register today for this free white paper!

Join Us At DRJ Spring World 2013

Find us at booth #806 at DRJ Spring World 2013. Participate in our survey polling businesses on current DR approaches and enter to win a Microsoft Surface tablet. The first 500 respondents also receive a $5 Starbucks card.

On Monday, March 18 at 4:15 p.m. CT, Richard Dolewski will simultaneously examine two business systems disasters during his session: "This is a Disaster Declaration! This is not a Test".




DRJ Webinar Series

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT

Amid all the human devastation caused when Hurricane Sandy hit the North-east United States there was a stark realization that many of the plans put in place by “Business Continuity” specialists had been unable to withstand the force of the disaster. As a result, in this vitally important economic region it was anything but business as usual in the aftermath of the storm.

As a company supporting more than 50,000 businesses across the NE of America Regus gained a unique insight into the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the local business community especially with regards to business continuity. As such Regus is going to be presenting an interesting ‘lessons learned’ session answering to what were the reasons for the failure of traditional BC strategies. Having 150 of their own locations affected Regus adopted a “dynamic recovery” strategy itself. Whilst affected in many areas the majority of the Regus business center network was able to keep on working – enabling its customers to carry on running their businesses and even accommodating new customers on a temporary basis. The presentation will be packed with real examples of the experiences described.

Register today for this free webinar!



DRJ Live Learning Center

The Education You Need. The Resource You Trust. The DRJ Live Learning Center

DRJ is excited to announce the launch of its newest resource for industry education- The DRJ Live Learning Center. This online resource connects you to valuable educational session recordings from DRJ conferences. If you were unable to attend the Spring or Fall World Conferences last year, here’s your chance to find out what you missed. Review presentations from top industry leaders and keep up to date on the latest trends in your industry with the DRJ Live Learning Center.

Are you attending the Spring World Conference in March? Recordings from the conference through the Live Learning Center are complimentary when you register.

Visit the DRJ Live Learning Center today!

Evaluating and Applying Relevant BCM Standards

Ensure both compliance and best practices! Don't let multiple standards across multiple disciplines make it hard to keep up with what is really best for your BC plans.

The newest BCM Professional's Playbook, "Evaluating and Applying Relevant BCM Standards", describes how to strengthen your planning by following the discipline of the original BCP Genome™ that mapped 101 key points from 15 major BC standards into a single framework covering eight major continuity functions.

Learn how adopting that framework, or creating your own, can help you:

  • Identify potential gaps in coverage within your existing plans.

  • Ensure compliance with ALL relevant standards for your industry needs.

  • Evaluate the most valuable continuity best practices for your applications.

Also, compare highlights of both strengths and gaps in coverage across eight major standards—ISO 22301, FFIEC, NFPA 1600, NIST, and more. Enhance your BC practices by requesting your free copy of "Evaluating and Applying Relevant BCM Standards"today.

Request Free White Papers




DRJ Live Learning Center

The Education You Need. The Resource You Trust. The DRJ Live Learning Center

DRJ is excited to announce the launch of its newest resource for industry education- The DRJ Live Learning Center. This online resource connects you to valuable educational session recordings from DRJ conferences. If you were unable to attend the Spring or Fall World Conferences last year, here’s your chance to find out what you missed. Review presentations from top industry leaders and keep up to date on the latest trends in your industry with the DRJ Live Learning Center.

Are you attending the Spring World Conference in March? Recordings from the conference through the Live Learning Center are complimentary when you register.

Visit the DRJ Live Learning Center now today!



Download the free DRJ App!

Discover DRJ's New App!

Disaster Recovery Journals new app allows you to access a mobile version of our magazine. This is an exciting new option to always have DRJ at your fingertips. The apps are available for Android and Apple devices. The app allows you to download the Journal and read offline. A search feature is also available. This is a convenient option to access specially formatted articles, columns, surveys and all the other great features you've come to rely on in Disaster Recovery Journal issues.

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Free Webinar: Big Data: It's Not Just Analytics

Big Data: It's Not Just Analytics

A world in which technology is constantly evolving has brought about an exponential and unpredictable rate of data growth. Exceeding the traditional capabilities to adequately ensure true data recoverability, this impact requires the creation and maintenance of an effective and reliable production environment to accurately and properly manage, recover and guarantee the integrity and security of a business' most important asset - its data. 

Join RES-Q™ for an educational webinar on Tuesday March 12th from 2:00pm – 3:00pm to explore:

  • What is Big Data?

  • Why a changing industry requires a change in our approach to data and disaster recovery

  • The concept of "management vs. backup" and what this means for effective recovery

  • Why traditional backup can no longer provide the source for successful recovery

  • The reality of potential data loss and its impact on Business Continuity

Data is neither created nor accessed equally, so why should it be stored, protected and recovered that way?

Register today for this free webinar!




DRJ Webinar Series

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT

Amid all the human devastation caused when Hurricane Sandy hit the North-east United States there was a stark realization that many of the plans put in place by “Business Continuity” specialists had been unable to withstand the force of the disaster. As a result, in this vitally important economic region it was anything but business as usual in the aftermath of the storm.

As a company supporting more than 50,000 businesses across the NE of America Regus gained a unique insight into the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the local business community especially with regards to business continuity. As such Regus is going to be presenting an interesting ‘lessons learned’ session answering to what were the reasons for the failure of traditional BC strategies. Having 150 of their own locations affected Regus adopted a “dynamic recovery” strategy itself. Whilst affected in many areas the majority of the Regus business center network was able to keep on working – enabling its customers to carry on running their businesses and even accommodating new customers on a temporary basis. The presentation will be packed with real examples of the experiences described.

Register today for this free webinar!



DRJ Live Learning Center

The Education You Need. The Resource You Trust. The DRJ Live Learning Center

DRJ is excited to announce the launch of its newest resource for industry education- The DRJ Live Learning Center. This online resource connects you to valuable educational session recordings from DRJ conferences. If you were unable to attend the Spring or Fall World Conferences last year, here’s your chance to find out what you missed. Review presentations from top industry leaders and keep up to date on the latest trends in your industry with the DRJ Live Learning Center.

Are you attending the Spring World Conference in March? Recordings from the conference through the Live Learning Center are complimentary when you register.

Visit the DRJ Live Learning Center today!

The Kool Kit

Get Prepared With The KOOL Kit By Emergency Lifeline

The KOOL Kit has 4 Features that Families, Friends & Colleagues will love!

  1. 72-hour Support for 1 person: Foodbar, Water, Medical Support, Sanitation, Communication, Lighting & Warmth

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DRJ Webinar Series

DRJ's Webinar Series Is An Outstanding Free Resource To Gain Quick, In Depth Training On A Wide Array Of Topics That Matter Most To Industry Practitioners.

Don't Take Chances With Your Data: Five Absolutely Critical Questions for Data Security in the Cloud
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

ISO 22301 – Route to BCM
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Automating the New ISO 22301 Global BCMS Standard
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT




Download the free DRJ App!

Discover DRJ's New App!

Disaster Recovery Journals new app allows you to access a mobile version of our magazine. This is an exciting new option to always have DRJ at your fingertips. The apps are available for Android and Apple devices. The app allows you to download the Journal and read offline. A search feature is also available. This is a convenient option to access specially formatted articles, columns, surveys and all the other great features you've come to rely on in Disaster Recovery Journal issues.

Learn More