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Early Registration Discounts Expiring Soon for Spring World 2013

Sign up now to qualify for the lowest rate for Spring World 2013. The first discount, which saves you $200, expires on Jan. 17, 2013. You don't want to miss your chance to attend this outstanding conference for the lowest price.

Attendees can choose from more than 44 sessions, browse the exhibition hall and participate in numerous networking events. It is the best value in the industry.

Invest in yourself in 2013! Attend DRJ’s Spring World 2013 conference and return a more educated, aware employee. Full conference materials are provided, as well as complete access to DRJ's Live Learning Center, packed with conference sessions and more. This is an incredible value, as attendees can hear missed sessions or review a session again.

Visit www.drj.com/springworld for the complete agenda and registration details.



Submit Your Questions for General Session 3

DRJ is actively accepting questions for our General Session 3 panel discussion, How to Achieve True Enterprise Resiliency.

Do you have a challenge to present to the panel? Are you yearning to know a particular facet of enterprise resiliency? Are you needing input from a C-level executive on a resiliency topic? Now is your chance to find the answers from some of the top executives in the industry.

Submit your question(s) to patti@drj.com. For more information on the session, visit www.drj.com/springworld.



Learn From The Top Crisis/Risk Communication Professionals, Scholars And Researchers!

The third annual 2013 International Crisis & Risk Communication (ICRC) Conference at UCF (March 4-6, 2013) explores crisis and risk communication and focuses on the theme: Rethinking Media. Effective crisis and risk communication makes the difference in crisis management success, operational continuity, safety, emergency management, disaster recovery, image-reputation brand management, product issues, incident notification, media relations and social media applications. Register here: 2013 ICRC Conference. Learn more and register: 2013 ICRC Conference . Contact: email ICRC@ucf.edu - call (407) 823-3370 - or www.icrcconference.com

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The 2nd Annual BCI Awards - North America Are gearing Up With DRJ Spring World 2013

As 2012 comes to a close, plans for the 2nd Annual BCI Awards – North America are in full swing. Final plans for the event's arrival back at DRJ Spring World 2013 in Orlando, FL., are beginning to hit the airwaves, and the 2013 list of award categories have been announced and opened up for initial nominations. Read The Press Release

NEW! Exclusive Attendee Benefit for 2013

DRJ wants you to continue to benefit from opportunities to learn and grow professionally. That’s why we’re offering all 2013 Spring World Conference attendees complimentary access to the DRJ Live Learning Center. Extend your conference experience with recorded sessions from the conference and gain deeper insights into the trends shaping your industry. Add value to your conference experience this year.

Register for the conference now to take advantage of this exclusive attendee offer.

Missed the 2012 World Conferences? Recordings from the events are available for purchase through the DRJ Live Learning Center.

Click here to register for spring world 2013!

Informational Update For January 10, 2013

Reputational risk and IT How security and business continuity can shape the reputation and value of your company

Managing a crisis can be extremely complicated. Are you certain that you are sending the right message, to the right person, at the right time in order to elicit the right response? Message mapping is considered by experts to be a critical, incident notification best practice.

Recently, we analyzed first-hand accounts from system administrators and the behavior of message recipients. We also received expert insights from Dr. Robert Chandler, author of the book, Emergency Notification. From this research, we assembled the best practices behind the science of message mapping.

Download the Best Practices for Message Mapping whitepaper to learn:

  • How administrators and recipients react in a crisis

  • How to optimize performance in a crisis

  • How to craft the perfect message, including the 3-3-30 rule

  • How to reach a person, not just a device

Download the Best Practices for Message Mapping whitepaper.





Learn from the top crisis risk communication professionals 
scholars and researchers

Learn from the top crisis/risk communication professionals, scholars and researchers!

The third annual 2013 International Crisis & Risk Communication (ICRC) Conference at UCF (March 5-6, 2013) explores crisis/risk communication and focuses on the sub-theme: Rethinking Media. Effective crisis/risk communication makes the difference in crisis management success, operational continuity, safety, emergency management, disaster recovery, image-reputation brand management, product issues, incident notification, media relations and social media applications. Register here: 2013 ICRC Conference

Highlights

  • Keynotes and general sessions presented by award winning experts including; BCP Chief for the United Nations; Dr. Tim Coombs; Jerry Mitchell; Dr. Robert Chandler; and many others.

  • Global knowledge leaders’ panel discussions on social media

  • Learn from the team that handled the Sanford Florida - (Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman) event

  • Breakouts on reputation repair; social media; technology; news media; and professional best practices

  • Network and connect with leading crisis communication authorities

  • Case Study Live – interactive table top experience

  • 2 Pre-Conference workshops (Monday March 4) Working with the Media and Crisis Communication Boot Camp

Enhance communication knowledge, skills and abilities
Accessible to newcomers and well experienced
Research findings and best practices
Bring your team

Session Topics include:

  • Rules for Social Media Crises

  • Getting the Most from Media During a Crisis

  • Image Repair Strategies for Today’s Merged Media

  • Confessions of a muckraking reporter

  • Leadership

  • Penn State and the Jerry Sandusky Scandal

  • Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

  • K-12 School Safety & Crisis Plans

  • Post-Crisis Organizational Renewal

Learn more and register: 2013 ICRC Conference.

Contact: email ICRC@ucf.edu - call (407) 823-3370 - or www.icrcconference.com




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As a past attendee, you recognize the value of a Disaster Recovery Journal conference. Spread your knowledge about our excellent conferences and you could win one of five free passes to Spring World 2013. DRJ conferences offer an unparalleled experience with great value to all attendees. Help us spread the message and qualify for a great prize! Five winners will be selected on January 31, 2013.

Log on to any of our social media outlets including LinkedIn, Twitter or Google+ and make a comment about Spring World 2013 or our conferences in general. The comment, mention or share must be positive and in good taste! All persons who meet the requirements will be entered into a drawing for FIVE free conference passes, valued at $1195.00.

Our attendees provide hundreds of helpful comments and accolades on our conference evaluation forms. So, now is the chance for our supporters to provide the same type of comments in a public environment.

All persons who provide a qualifying comment or other mention by January 30, 2013 on the aforementioned social media will be entered into a prize drawing, held on January 31, 2013.

Sign on and make your voice heard! Spring World 2013 is an outstanding conference. Help us spread the word! ⇒

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EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE

DRJ Introduces - DRJ Live Learning Center

Missed a session at one of DRJ's conferences? Is there a session you want to review again for reference? The DRJ Live Learning Center connects you to educational sessions recorded live from DRJ events. DRJ conference attendees receive complimentary recordings through the Live Learning Center for conferences they attended. If you missed a 2012 World Conference, you can purchase recordings to catch up on the valuable education that was shared with other professionals in your industry.


UPCOMING WEBINARS

Planning – It’s about Information (Not Just Documents)
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

If you subscribe to the theory that BCM is all about creating Plans, you’re missing the most valuable contribution your BCM Program can make to your organization: Effective Incident Response.

Your organization’s capability to respond to any disruption of its operations depends on access to critical information, enabling Incident Managers to make informed decisions quickly. If your Planning process produces that critical information (in addition to Plans), your organization vastly improves its ability to respond to disruptions.


SPECIAL SPRING WORLD SESSION

Special Session: Hurricane Sandy – Learn From Those Who Made It Through The Storm

Hurricane Sandy or how it is now known, Superstorm Sandy devastated portions of the Caribbean, the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States in late October 2012. It was the tenth hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season initially a Category 2 storm at its peak and then fell off to a Category 1 storm before making landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey.



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MIT announces date for its 2013 Business Continuity Course!

MIT Announces Date For Its 2013 Business Continuity Course!

MIT Professional Education is pleased to announce its professional short course: “Crisis Management and Business Continuity” for 2013. Join us at the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA on July 15 - 19, 2013.

Our comprehensive program provides up-to-date assessments and knowledge on issues that affect companies and government agencies - terrorism, pandemic, cyber security, communications, news media - from the authorities involved with these efforts. Program lecturers are knowledgeable and experienced industry, academic, and government agency experts. Participants also have many networking opportunities to interact with the lecturers and with their peers.

This program is for the Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Emergency Management, and Crisis Management practitioner or responder as well for the executive who oversees these disciplines. Both novices and experienced personnel will benefit greatly from this program.

New sessions for 2013: An insider’s roundtable on businesses’ recovery and government response to Hurricane Sandy. Also, the link between Ops Research and BCP.

The program offers an effective combination of lecture, case studies, field trip, and class participation activities. Many case studies of actual crisis situations are used to emphasize and enhance the concepts. Several interactive class activities provide additional hands-on experience. Students will also practice what is learned: the course concludes with a crisis exercise in which students take active roles in a simulated disaster, including a realistic news media briefing.

Register by June 15 and save 10% on program tuition. Please reference priority code DRJ10.

This is the fourth year of our extremely successful program. For more information, click the banner or click here.



Free Webinar - Planning – Its about Information (Not Just Documents)

Join Us Wednesday, January 30, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

If you subscribe to the theory that BCM is all about creating Plans, you’re missing the most valuable contribution your BCM Program can make to your organization:  Effective Incident Response. 

Your organization’s capability to respond to any disruption of its operations depends on access to critical information, enabling Incident Managers to make informed decisions quickly. If your Planning process produces that critical information (in addition to Plans), your organization vastly improves its ability to respond to disruptions. 

Learn how your current Planning processes (including your BIA and Risk Assessments) can produce the information – not just raw data – that Incident Managers will need to assure they can respond to any Incident effectively and efficiently.

Register Today For This Free Webinar!




Spring World 2013 in Orlando!

Start The New Year Right With Spring World 2013

With the New Year upon us, it is time to look ahead to all that we can accomplish in 2013. Spring World 2013 is the one conference you need to attend this year! Our agenda is packed with fresh topics, new ideas and proven strategies to give your programs a boost this year.

Spring World 2013 has the lowest registration fees and offers the highest return on investment. Prepare yourself and your organization for the challenges of 2013.

Attendees can choose from more than 45 sessions, workshops and classes. Customize your schedule to find the information you need. The low fee also includes:

  • Admission to a comprehensive exhibition hall: Discover the latest products and services in one location. It is the perfect opportunity to interact with vendors from around the globe.

  • Several hospitalities and a welcome reception: Network with other attendees and speakers at these fun events.

  • Product demonstrations: This is the perfect chance to explore the latest options in the industry and have industry experts answer your questions.

  • Meals, snacks and drinks: Attendees can enjoy six deluxe meals (three breakfasts, three lunches) as well as numerous refreshments throughout the three days.

And, as a BONUS, all paid attendees will now have unlimited full access to the Spring World 2013 session recordings via DRJ’s Live Learning Center. This is an incredible value, as attendees can hear missed sessions or review a session again.

Register now while prices are at their lowest! Travel discounts are also available.

Join DRJ in Orlando For Spring World 2013!

Start the New Year Right with Spring World 2013

With the New Year upon us, it is time to look ahead to all that we can accomplish in 2013. Spring World 2013 is the one conference you need to attend this year! Our agenda is packed with fresh topics, new ideas and proven strategies to give your programs a boost this year.

Spring World 2013 has the lowest registration fees and offers the highest return on investment. Prepare yourself and your organization for the challenges of 2013.

Attendees can choose from more than 45 sessions, workshops and classes. Customize your schedule to find the information you need. The low fee also includes:

  • Admission to a comprehensive exhibition hall: Discover the latest products and services in one location. It is the perfect opportunity to interact with vendors from around the globe.

  • Several hospitalities and a welcome reception: Network with other attendees and speakers at these fun events. 

  • Product demonstrations: This is the perfect chance to explore the latest options in the industry and have industry experts answer your questions.

  • Meals, snacks and drinks: Attendees can enjoy six deluxe meals (three breakfasts, three lunches) as well as numerous refreshments throughout the three days.

And, as a BONUS, all paid attendees will now have unlimited full access to the Spring World 2013 session recordings via DRJ’s Live Learning Center. This is an incredible value, as attendees can hear missed sessions or review a session again.

Register now while prices are at their lowest! Travel discounts are also available.

Visit our Gold Sponsor, Forsythe

Silver Sponsors

NEW! Exclusive Attendee Benefit for 2013

DRJ wants you to continue to benefit from opportunities to learn and grow professionally. That’s why we’re offering all 2013 Spring World Conference attendees complimentary access to the DRJ Live Learning Center. Extend your conference experience with recorded sessions from the conference and gain deeper insights into the trends shaping your industry. Add value to your conference experience this year.

Register for the conference now to take advantage of this exclusive attendee offer.

Missed the 2012 World Conferences? Recordings from the events are available for purchase through the DRJ Live Learning Center.

Click here to register for spring world 2013!

Just Released - 2012 Benchmarks!

2012 IT Continuity Risk Benchmarks

Based on data gathered from leading organizations worldwide, the IT Continuity Risk Benchmarks presents a comparative measurement of business continuity and service availability risks in key industry sectors.

Get your complimentary copy of the 2012 IT Continuity Risk Benchmark study and find out:

  • Which areas of the IT infrastructure present the greatest risk to business continuity?
  • How severe is the impact of these risks?
  • How long does it take to resolve these risks?
  • Which industry sectors exhibit the highest risk levels?
  • How can you compare your risks to your industry peers?

Download the complementary results now - see how your IT Continuity risk metrics compare to your industry benchmarks.

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DRJ Live Learning Center

NEW! Exclusive Attendee Benefit for 2013

DRJ wants you to continue to benefit from opportunities to learn and grow professionally. That’s why we’re offering all 2013 Spring World Conference attendees complimentary access to the DRJ Live Learning Center. Extend your conference experience with recorded sessions from the conference and gain deeper insights into the trends shaping your industry. Add value to your conference experience this year.

Register for the conference now to take advantage of this exclusive attendee offer.

Missed the 2012 World Conferences? Recordings from the events are available for purchase through the DRJ Live Learning Center.

 



Spring World 2013 in Orlando!

Find Outstanding Sessions At Spring World 2013!

Our agenda is packed with sessions that bring you the solutions and strategies you need in the New Year. Discover expert tips from some of the industry’s best and network with hundreds of practitioners from around the globe. Our General Sessions are held each morning and geared towards all attendees. In the afternoon, participants may choose breakout sessions to attend.

General Session 3 – Monday, 10:45 am. – 11:45 a.m.
How to Achieve True Enterprise Resiliency
Geno Pandolfi, US Bancorp, Percy Cohrs, Disney
Tom Wagner, Direct Edge, David Nolan, Fusion Risk Management

In this panel discussion, hear from industry experts who deal with these challenges on a daily basis. Learn the methodologies and strategies they implement in their firms and how you can translate those to your organization’s needs.

Discover More Sessions Available at DRJ's Spring World ⇒

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Best Practices for Disaster Recovery Scenarios

What happens when backup alone isn't enough? When data is stored in the cloud, on physical devices, virtual devices, and in multiple locations, this can create challenges.

This Disaster Recovery Best Practices brief will describe how to leverage data protection and best practices for disaster recovery scenarios. After reading this brief, you will understand how to protect businesses' most critical data where backups alone simply will not meet the recovery need.

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  • Protection of physical, virtual and cloud-based strategies

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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 this 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.

 



Spring World 2013 in Orlando!

Find Outstanding Sessions At Spring World 2013!

Our agenda is packed with sessions that bring you the solutions and strategies you need in the New Year. Discover expert tips from some of the industry’s best and network with hundreds of practitioners from around the globe. Our General Sessions are held each morning and geared towards all attendees. In the afternoon, participants may choose breakout sessions to attend.

General Session 2 - Monday, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
An Interview with the CEO: Business, Technology and What’s Next
William Brennan, Forsythe
Michael Croy, Forsythe

Discover a better understanding of how your role as a BC/DR professional has changed, how you must adjust your strategic outlook to remain successful, and best practices for keeping your business resilient.

Discover More Sessions Available at DRJ's Spring World ⇒

How Risks Affects Reputation

Reputational risk and IT: How security and business continuity can shape the reputation and value of your company

Reputational risk and IT is an IBM study that investigates how organizations around the world are managing their reputations in today's digital era. IT risk can imperil companies' productivity, damage customer relations and ultimately erode trust. Read the research report to find out the three principal forces that drive corporate reputations

Download This Free White Paper!



Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity Webinar

Join Us Wednesday, December 19, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Right now, everyone is talking about how to prepare for a major disaster like Hurricane Sandy. And they're right. When the unthinkable happens, you need to be ready. But how do you do that? Talking in hypotheticals won't help you when your systems crash.

Find out how real organizations faced a once-in-a-lifetime disaster and got their operations back up and running when everything was in chaos around them. Learn the lessons they had to learn firsthand.

Find out what to do when you face this:

  • Your office is flooded.

  • The power goes out and your backup generators are running out of fuel.

  • Your primary and secondary data centers fail.

How do you get to your critical systems, applications, and data?

Bottom line, how do you get back in business?

Want some answers? Join EVault experts Shawn Swanson and John Margiolas for "When Disaster Strikes: Real Life Lessons From the Front Lines."

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Spring World 2013 in Orlando!

Find Outstanding Sessions At Spring World 2013!

Our agenda is packed with sessions that bring you the solutions and strategies you need in the New Year. Discover expert tips from some of the industry’s best and network with hundreds of practitioners from around the globe. Our General Sessions are held each morning and geared towards all attendees. In the afternoon, participants may choose breakout sessions to attend.

General Session 1 - Monday, 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Achieving Success Through Responsibility
Kit Grant, Comfort Zone Infiltration

Strong leadership skills and decision making is imperative in our industry. Build your personal power and actions with tips from expert speaker Kit Grant. Learn a step-by-step action to create a motivated and productive environment.

Discover More Sessions Available at DRJ's Spring World ⇒

DRJ to Present Special Session on Hurricane Sandy

Spring World 2013 will feature a new session, just added to the agenda, titled Hurricane Sandy - Learn From Those Who Made It Through The Storm.

Hurricane Sandy devastated portions of the Caribbean, the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States in late October 2012. The storm became the largest Atlantic hurricane on record (as measured by diameter). Preliminary estimates of losses due to damage and business interruption are estimated at $65.6 billion (2012 USD), which makes it the second-costliest Atlantic hurricane right behind Hurricane Katrina (2005).

Attend this end-of-day panel discussion that peels back the effects of Sandy on business and what they did to manage through those challenging days. Discussions will include their company's pre storm experience to how they coped through several dark and difficult days post storm.

Register for Spring World 2013 Now and Enter Into Prize Drawings!

Win an iPad!It is the season of giving! DRJ is giving away outstanding prizes to attendees who register by December 18, 2012.

Treat yourself to an amazing gift by registering for Spring World 2013. There is no better gift than education. Our conference offers a multitude of sessions, networking events, exhibits and more! Industry experts are leading a variety of cutting-edge sessions. Browse the conference agenda.

Sign up for Spring World 2013 now and be eligible for great prizes - including an iPad, a Kindle Fire and a Samsung Galaxy tablet. Three winners will be selected from all registered attendees on Dec. 18, 2012.

Visit our Gold Sponsor, Forsythe

Silver Sponsors

NEW! Exclusive Attendee Benefit for 2013

DRJ wants you to continue to benefit from opportunities to learn and grow professionally. That’s why we’re offering all 2013 Spring World Conference attendees complimentary access to the DRJ Live Learning Center. Extend your conference experience with recorded sessions from the conference and gain deeper insights into the trends shaping your industry. Add value to your conference experience this year.

Register for the conference now to take advantage of this exclusive attendee offer.

Missed the 2012 World Conferences? Recordings from the events are available for purchase through the DRJ Live Learning Center.

Win A Microsoft Surface!

Join the great Backup and DR experts over at Unitrends for a tech demo on Wednesday, December 19th at 2 pm ET. One lucky attendee will win a 32 GB Microsoft Surface. The drawing will be held at the end of the session.

Register Now For Your Chance To Win!

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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