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EMC Intelligent Archiving Solutions

Ideal for:

Large Enterprises

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Built to:

Improve storage management

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Implement compliance and reduce risk

 
Upgrade operational efficiencies with advanced email archiving from EMC Intelligent Archiving Solutions. These solutions also enable governance and compliance, and facilitate rapid response to discovery requests.
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IMPROVED OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCIES

EMC Intelligent Archiving Solutions enable continuous IT optimization including storage capacity optimization, shorter backup times, reduced backup infrastructure costs, and improved application server performance while managing ever increasing amounts of information.

 
ACCURATE, EFFICIENT SEARCH AND EDISCOVERY

Discover electronically stored information for audits, regulatory investigations, and litigation while improving the efficiency, accuracy, and repeatability of the eDiscovery process for both legal and compliance purposes.

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INFORMATION GOVERNANCE AND COMPLIANCE

Comply with business rules and policies, industry and governmental regulations, and assure security and privacy for employees, customers, and corporate intelligence.

 

Spring-2014 8pg proof-1Spring World 2014 will be held in beautiful Orlando! Join us as we celebrate our 50th conference. DRJ is the premier business continuity conference and continues to grow better with each event.

We pack our agenda with events that attendees need to thrive in business continuity and related fields. Our sessions will give you the tools and knowledge you need to develop into a more efficient and organized business continuity professional.

Bring the team and gain hands-on training in our workshops. Tour the free exhibition hall and discover new products, compare features and network with vendors.

Our networking events include welcome receptions, hospitalities, roundtable discussions and much more. Mingle with peers and make life-long contacts to rely on when you return to the office. Discover all that Spring World 2014 can offer you!

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Join us for a Webinar on September 11

 

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Crisis situations that require quick reaction and on-the-spot decision making are often unexpected and unavoidable. The degree of our success in responding, controlling and managing such a crisis is directly reflected by the level of effective and relevant training of the people involved. Having accurate continuity plans is not enough to ensure a successful recovery. People must be trained. Conducting exercises is one of the most important activities that we can do to train people to respond, restore and recover from a crisis event. These exercises transpose our response and recovery strategies from theory based ideas to reality.

Exercises build continuity muscle by generating knowledgeable and trained people along with more accurate and viable documentation when designed, developed and conducted correctly. But what does it take to pull off a powerful and effective exercise? How do you measure the results of an exercise? And how can you leverage the learning environment that the exercise creates for maximum learning experience?

Some of the topics we will cover:

  1. What is and why should you conduct disaster exercises

  2. The six types of exercises

  3. Using the Exercise Planning Template (handout)

  4. Designing just the right exercise with the best of ingredients to obtain desired results

  5. How to prepare people for their success with maximum outcome

  6. Conducting the exercise where theory meets reality

  7. How to spot low hanging fruit by recognizing and identifying action items

  8. Virtual exercises, are they effective

  9. Focusing on what makes exercising easy …and fun

Exercising our business continuity, disaster recovery and crisis management plans are no longer an option if the objective is to have a viable continuity program works when reality strikes. This is the one training about exercises that you cannot miss. We will cover issues and present information that you will find nowhere else. Take the time to make this happen for you.

Title: How to Conduct Powerful Exercises Every Time
Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac-based attendees
Required: Mac OS X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet

July 19, 2013

MIR3

Mass Notification for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Intelligent Notification

It is an important part of business continuity and disaster recovery planning and can keep your teams in touch when operations are threatened or interrupted.

Business continuity and disaster recovery planning have become a critical part of modern business procedures.

Companies large and small, global and regional have implemented business continuity plans to give them the confidence that, should the unthinkable happen, they have all the best tools at hand keep systems moving forward.


Intelligent Notification

It is a key part of business continuity planning. When disaster strikes and business in interrupted, you have to act quickly to share information and mobilize your teams.


Intelligent Notification

Handles this complex task by launching messages to groups of any size, whether in one location or spread all over the world – and it reaches people anywhere they might be, whether by mobile phone, SMS, landline, email, pager, BlackBerry PIN-to-PIN, fax, TTY or other method.

Intelligent notification technology will keep your people safe, direct emergency services where they are needed most, preserve your resources and get your business up and running fast.


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Columbus, Ohio – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today introduced 480-volt and 600-volt input configurations for its Liebert® APM row-based, modular uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system. In addition, all models of the Liebert APM are compliant with the Federal Trade Agreement Act (TAA), and UL 924 certified models are available to support emergency lighting requirements. The new voltage configurations and compliant models are now available across North America.

 

The Liebert APM is a transformer-free, on-line UPS that allows quick power capacity increases with the addition of internal FlexPower modular assemblies. The FlexPower modules allow the system to add capacity or redundancy in 15 kW increments up to 45 or 90 kW within a single cabinet without powering down connected equipment. The new input voltage capabilities are available on both 45 and 90 kW UPS configurations.

 

“The modular Liebert APM is an ideal solution for data center managers looking for the reliability to maintain business continuity and the flexibility needed to keep pace with increasing capacity needs,” said David Sonner, vice president power marketing, Emerson Network Power in North America. “The new input voltage configurations allow more applications to benefit from this flexible system. And these higher input voltages are accomplished without additional floor space in the 90 kW system.” The 45 kW system  includes the  transformer in the bypass distribution cabinet, without consuming additional data center floor space.”

 

Certain models of the Liebert APM are compliant with UL 924, meeting a variety of strict standards, including providing 90 minutes of backup time to support emergency lighting, and ensuring the manually operated interface is protected from accidental operation. The TAA meets requirements for most U.S. federal government procurements and contracts and is a requirement for any organizations receiving federal dollars.

 

The Liebert APM is available in two configurations. The 90 kW frame uses matching external battery cabinets for battery runtime, and allows for 90 kW of capacity, or 75 kW of capacity plus 15 kW of redundancy. The 45 kW frame allows for 45 kW of capacity, or 30 kW of capacity plus 15 kW of redundancy, and includes internal batteries with optional external battery cabinet for additional runtime. In both models, the external battery cabinet can be outfitted with an Alber® BDSi monitoring system to constantly monitor each battery, ensuring reliability and allowing for proactive management.

 

The UPS operates at up to 94 percent efficiency, with a virtually flat efficiency curve from 50-100 percent load, resulting in significant energy cost savings. It can be installed in raised or non-raised floor applications, and is ideally suited for small to medium-sized data centers, server rooms, production areas, labs and testing facilities, telecommunications and process controls centers.

 

For more information on the Liebert APM, or any other Liebert technologies and services from Emerson Network Power, visit www.Liebert.com.

Islandia, NY -- MaxxVault LLC, a leading provider of Electronic Document Management Systems (EDMS), today announced it has successfully developed an embedded connector for KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc.'s HyPAS-enabled and HyPAS-capable Multifunction Products (MFPs).

MaxxConnect for Kyocera enables direct access to MaxxVault Enterprise from the control panel select Kyocera MFPs. Scanned documents are classified, indexed, filed and sent to appropriate workflows in just one step at the Kyocera MFP control panel. MaxxConnect turns the Kyocera MFP into a portal to the MaxxVault repository, and a launch pad to an organization's business processes and workflows.

"Together with MaxxVault, we are committed to providing robust document management solutions to organizations of any size," said Danielle Wolowitz, director, product marketing at KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. "We are excited to add MaxxVault to our third party applications portfolio and look forward to educating our dealers and end-user customers on this cost effective solution that will enhance productivity through an automated process by moving documents quickly and efficiently across an organization for review, analysis, processing and approval."

Scanning from a networked Kyocera MFP, MaxxConnect enables direct access to document repositories. The dynamic control panel of the Kyocera MFP mirrors the application's view from a user's desktop, where they can access documents in the MaxxVault repository, browse document folders and scan, search and print directly to and from MaxxVault. In addition, users can capture important index information using the MFP panel keyboard or MaxxVault's robust auto-indexing features.  MaxxVault Enterprise is also available as a cloud solution -- enabling authorized users to access information from virtually any device, anytime and anywhere, simplifying and automating the document sharing experience.

"We are very excited to be partnering with KYOCERA Document Solutions America," said Bruce Malyon, president and CEO of MaxxVault LLC. "Having MaxxVault directly accessible through the Kyocera MFP control panel maintains a familiar experience for the user while productivity and document workflow efficiency are increased. With Kyocera MFPs, we have an ideal platform for delivering document automation from the point of capture at the MFP through its entire lifecycle."

About KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc.
KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. (www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com/us), headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable document imaging and document management systems, including network-ready digital MFPs/printers, laser printers, color MFPs/printers, digital laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide format imaging solutions. KYOCERA Document Solutions America is a group company of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. a core company of the Kyocera Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. KYOCERA Document Solutions America, the first document solutions company with third-party certified sales data, has earned numerous honors for its products' h igh performance, reliability and cost efficiency. Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net revenues exceeded $15 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2012.

About MaxxVault, LLC
MaxxVault, LLC provides software solutions for the management, distribution and control of corporate documents. Benefits of MaxxVault Enterprise include: reduced costs, improve efficiency, increased customer satisfaction and regulatory compliance. MaxxVault is an open system; it is built using the latest technology which provides enhanced security, dependability and interoperability with existing systems. MaxxVault is quickly adopted by users and administrators. MaxxVault is a Red Herring 2012 Top 100 Global Award winner, a CRN 2011 Top 20 Cloud vendor and a BLI Five Star solution. Simple just got easier. For more information about MaxxVault LLC, visit: www.MaxxVault.com.

EW YORK – In the six months since Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Oct. 29, 2012, significant progress has been made in New York’s recovery.

Nearly all of the debris is gone. Many survivors have returned to their homes and repaired or replaced damaged or destroyed personal property. Businesses are reopening.

Many public schools, libraries, community centers and other institutions have reopened, including New York University Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital and Coney Island Hospital.

In February, the Federal Emergency Management Agency released advisory flood-risk data to help homeowners, business owners and public facilities plan for future flood events. Bellevue Hospital is among the facilities that are already using the Advisory Base Flood Elevation data to protect themselves from future flooding.

“New York has made tremendous progress in the six months since Sandy,” said Michael F. Byrne, FEMA’s federal coordinating officer for Hurricane Sandy operations.  “But the work is not done. We are working with our state and local partners to apply mitigation measures to ensure that New York is better able to withstand future storms.”

The whole community is involved in the recovery effort, including local, state, federal and tribal, the private sector and voluntary and faith-based organizations.

So far, more than $6.6 billion has been provided in disaster assistance to individuals and families, low-interest disaster loans, flood-insurance claims payments and funding for debris removal, repair or replacement of public facilities and reimbursement for emergency expenses.

FEMA has approved more than $959 million for individuals and households in New York to help eligible survivors with home repairs, temporary rental costs and other uninsured hurricane-related losses.

The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved low-interest disaster loans totaling more than $1.4 billion for nearly 22,000 homeowners, renters and businesses.

The National Flood Insurance Program has paid nearly $3.4 billion in claims to 56,766 policyholders.

Debris removal, essential to rebuilding neighborhoods, is nearly 95 percent complete. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and local and state agencies have cleaned up nearly 5.7 million of the estimated 6 million cubic yards of debris.

FEMA has approved more than $848 million in Public Assistance grants to reimburse state, tribal and local governments and eligible private nonprofits for costs related to emergency response, debris removal and repairing or rebuilding damaged public facilities, among other expenses.

These grants include more than $114 million to New York University Langone Medical Center for temporary repairs, patient evacuation and other emergency-related expenses; $5.1 million to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to repair or reconstruct 16 pump stations; and $3.8 million to Long Beach Public Schools for repairs to the district’s elementary, middle and high schools.

More than 21,000 families were able to remain in their storm-damaged homes while repairs were made because of the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power program, operated by local governments and funded by FEMA.

Because of a shortage of rental housing, 5,933 individuals and families have been housed temporarily in hotel rooms under the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program

Six months after the storm, nearly 1,500 FEMA personnel are on the job in New York, including nearly 400 local residents hired to help with recovery operations.

Storm survivors continue to receive face-to-face help in the recovery process at disaster recovery centers. To date, there have been more than 181,000 visits to the centers.

Early in the disaster, Federal Disaster Recovery Coordination commenced when more than a dozen federal agencies deployed to New York under the National Disaster Recovery Framework. Their mission was to coordinate with one another and to collaborate with state and local officials and hundreds of stakeholders on a comprehensive, whole community recovery strategy for the state of New York.

Scheduled for release this summer, the Recovery Support Strategy focuses on how the federal government can help build back New York better, stronger and smarter. In addition to extensive input from local and national energy, housing, transportation, infrastructure, health, human services, economic, and environmental experts, the strategy reflects successful practices from other major disasters.

The document also incorporates guidance on effective uses for billions of dollars in Sandy supplemental funds approved by Congress and President Obama early this year. Federal Disaster Recovery Coordination in New York will be ongoing.

For more on Hurricane Sandy recovery in New York, visit www.FEMA.gov/SandyNY.

ST. LOUIS – Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, presented Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated’s Telecommunications segment, with the Graybar Supplier Excellence Award at its National Training Conference in Phoenix last week.

The Graybar Supplier Excellence Award is presented semi-annually to recognize a product manufacturer that has collaborated with Graybar in an exceptional manner to successfully grow profitable business together.

“We are excited to present this honor to Corning Cable Systems,” said Kathleen M. Mazzarella, Graybar Chairman, President and CEO. “Corning Cable Systems continues to lead by example in our industry with their product innovation, sales coverage and technical expertise.  They truly support Graybar’s sales and marketing strategy, and we have a shared focus on working to the advantage of our mutual customers.”

“We are honored that our customer and quality focus has earned us Graybar’s Supplier Excellence Award,” said Clark Kinlin, executive vice president, Corning Telecom Business Group. “Recognition for this award goes foremost to our employees. We look forward to continued efforts with Graybar to deliver state-of-the-art fiber-optic solutions to the telecom industry.”

About Graybar

Graybar, a Fortune 500 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America, is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of more than 240 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, helping its customers power, network and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence and efficiency. For more information, visit www.graybar.com or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.

About Corning Incorporated

Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy, and metrology.