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During much of the past 25 years, planners and consultants have proven their worth by producing documents – three-ring binders, Word files, Excel spreadsheets – to obtain a glorified checkmark from auditors to satisfy basic regulatory requirements and provide management a comfort level that “we’re covered.” In today’s fast-paced, hyper-competitive, global business environment, executives now ask a few questions: Does BCM make us money? Does BCM save us money? Does BCM benefit our customers? Is BCM only an elaborate satisfier of regulatory compliance? During tough economic times – when tax payers are the virtual owners of General Motors, AIG, Fannie Mae, and companies like Lehman Brothers, Bears Stearns, and Stelco no longer exist – executives are choosing not to fund BCM simply to meet regulatory requirements. They’re not interested in spending precious corporate funds to produce three-ring binders and documents in a SharePoint environment of dubious value. They refuse to spend a dollar more than

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With 23 years of experience in software engineering Greg Povolny has developed technology for the Department of Defense, Pennsylvania's National Guard, and Florida's Department of Children and Families. He has seven patents for inventions with data interoperability. He is the founder of Mindshare Technology and the original architect of the SAMS technology and will use his experience and technology framework to deliver on state-wide solutions for emergency management and disaster preparedness. Phelan: What do you see as the needs of the not-for-profit sector that can be met with IT solutions? Povolny: From an IT perspective, the not-for-profit sector is left to its own devices with regard to emergency planning and disaster management. Often there is limited budget, lack of technology, limited or no standards and where technology solutions

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Jeffrey M. Dato, MBCP Vice President, Risk Management and Corporate Real Estate Pinnacle Airlines Corporation Congratulations! By reading this, you are taking the first step along the journey to better understanding of how an effective business continuity program can affect (directly or indirectly) who you (as a company) are, how and with whom you do business, and which strategic direction to follow in order to minimize downside exposure to operational and reputational risk. The recent SEC ruling requiring companies to document risk management issues with their proxy statement underscores the scrutiny offices and directors are under with regards to managing their business in a prudent manner. That venue is an excellent opportunity to showcase the lengths your organization is going to ensure operational resiliency and how you value all stakeholders when considering strategic decisions. Your resiliency vehicle, business continuity management (BCM), is just one component of managing enterprise risk, typically tied to an enterprise risk management (ERM) program. As with ERM, linking BCM to your corporate mission statement

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DRJ Proudly Presents In lean times, it is important to find low-cost solutions for your tough problems. DRJ has compiled material to assist you in finding information quickly and easily from industry experts. Service providers are an invaluable resource for low-cost solutions. We have assembled suggestions and recommendations from several vendors. These solutions offer an opportunity for you to view what is available and how it might help in your organization. For additional information on anything listed, please contact the vendor through the information provided. In addition, you will find a variety of articles from the DRJ archives. Each includes different tips and recommendations for cost-cutting, budgeting, reducing expenditures and more. "Appeared in DRJ's Winter 2009 Issue"

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As business continuity planners, we know the importance of protecting our organization. But will everyone in the firm agree with that assessment? Will they back a business continuity plan? It is hard to achieve proper levels of protection without having full commitment from all involved.
Beginning with Sept. 11, 2001, the premise that a disaster is “a low probability, high consequence event” has become redefined in reality as “a high probability, very high consequence event.”
Developing a corporate business continuity program is a function of wide-ranging and critical operational concerns, including the need to drive higher revenues and profits, control costs, respond to increasing regulatory issues, and plan for unpredictable business disruptions or catastrophic disasters.

In my last column, I mentioned that Disaster Recovery Journal is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2007. This is quite a milestone for us, so I wanted to elaborate a little more on our celebrations. The cover is a compilation of many photos we have collected over the past two decades. There have been a number of amazing disasters and recoveries that have occurred. Take a few moments and closely examine each photo. Where were you when those happened? Were you involved in the industry at that time? Were you in school or in a different field of work? A lot has happened in our lifetimes. It is fun to reflect on the past. I can recall exactly where I was during most of the disasters we have featured. Some that stand out in my mind are the Chicago floods, Hurricane Andrew, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Los Angeles riots, the San

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International Contacts

England: Thom Hetherington Business Continuity Phone: 0161-237-1007 thomh@tempus.demon.co.uk Japan: Shinji Hosotsubo Crisis Management and Preparedness Organization Phone: 03-3519-6270 hosotsubo@cmpo.org Republic of Korea (South): Han, Chae Ok Disaster Focus (sponsored by Korea BCP Association) www.disasterfocus.com Point of Contact : Han, Chae Ok +82-2-735-0963 (admin@disasterfocus.com ) "Appeared in DRJ's Winter 2008 Issue"

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