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Meet the Sponsors

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Every issue, Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) delivers how-to, in depth knowledge into business continuity planning more than any other business publication.  This unique ability to take readers further inside the issues has made DRJ the #1 read business continuity publication in the world, one with a circulation and audience that consistently dominates the business continuity magazine field. Add to this strength that we have consistently higher ad recall than our competitors in every major advertising category and the DRJ advantage becomes clear.

 

GOLD Sponsor

SunGard Availability Services is the pioneer and leading provider of information-availability services, helping to ensure that more than 10,000 clients in North America and Europe have uninterrupted access to their business-critical information systems. With over 3 million square feet of hardened facilities, SunGard offers a complete range of information availability services for more than 30 technology platforms, from 48-hour disaster recovery hotsites to always-on, high-availability infrastructure, co-location and electronic vaulting services. SunGard also provides technology and systems management services for application and data center outsourcing, as well as business continuity consulting services and planning software.

SunGard's Official Website 

 

Silver Sponsors

Since 1971, Forsythe has served as a national provider of technology infrastructure solutions to organizations nationwide, including many Fortune 1000 companies. A trusted, independent advisor, Forsythe brings cross-platform expertise to its technology consulting, technology leasing, and value added reseller services. While addressing the complete technology lifecycle, including assessment, design, integration, and management, Forsythe offers a single point of contact for managing the cost and risk of information technology infrastructures.

Forysthe's Official Website

 

 

 

 

IBM understands how critical continuous business processes are to your financial viability and success. IBM Business Resilience and Continuity Services can cost effectively help you rapidly adapt and respond to internal or external dynamic changes - opportunities, demands, disruptions or threats - and continue operations with limited impact to the business. http://www.ibm.com/us/en/ 

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Pathway Systems’ Relations and Blueprints products enable you to discover and document functional relationships between IT components, and build a working model that gives you control over increasingly complex infrastructure. The interface enables users to interact with their infrastructure model in ways more powerful than possible with printed output. Relations encourages users to collaborate and share knowledge of the systems they support, which then forms the information model used by higher level functions such as change management, project planning, impact and reliability analysis, and business continuity planning. Large complex systems often hide dangerous dynamic behaviors. Considering that most IT configurations grow organically as the business grows, it’s important to understand how these complex systems will behave during atypical conditions. Our products have the industry’s most powerful visualization capabilities. Nothing else on the market compares to Pathway Systems’ ability to express and simulate complex configurations for business continuity planning.

Pathway Systems Website 

 
Bronze Sponsors 

CA formed the Recovery Management Business Unit with one single purpose: to keep your business going with the best backup, business continuity and disaster recovery products in the industry.

We have more than 800 people worldwide committed to delivering innovative products that help you manage the explosive growth of your data, support regulatory compliance requirements and protect your critical systems and information from unforeseen disasters.

Working to protect your valuable company data and ensure that your applications are always available while driving IT efficiencies and delivering a strong and measurable ROI, CA’s Recovery Management Business Unit is focused on helping you meet your business challenges and keep your business going with our market-leading products, CA ARCserve Backup and CA XOsoft Products.

 

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Dell ProManage SaaS provides managed services for crisis management, email continuity, archiving and security to more than 1,000 customers around the world.  Dell’s unique Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is designed for rapid deployment and immediate realization of benefits for our clients. Dell's services include:

  • Crisis Management and Alerting: During a crisis or emergency, normal lines of communication often fail when they are needed most. If you can’t communicate, you can’t protect your employees or run your business. Dell Crisis Management & Alerting uses all available communication channels to find people, deliver messages and collect information during crisis events.
  • Email Management: Reduce the risks of managing email by solving continuity, archiving, and security needs with Dell Email Management Services (EMS) integrated suite of on-demand offers. Downtime, loss of emails, compliance, legal and financial risks are reduced at a low total cost of ownership.
  • Online Backup and Restore: Data loss is a serious threat to any organization. Businesses of all sizes need to protect their critical and sensitive data resources.  Dell Online Backup & Restore offers rapid, intelligent offsite backup for distributed PCs – all with minimal network impact.
Disaster Recovery professionals and CIO's at companies including Wells Fargo, Allianz, and local American Red Cross groups trust Dell to help prevent downtime, protect communications and data, and streamline compliance and discovery - no matter what. www.dell.com/modularservices

 

eBRP Solutions, the industry leader in Business Continuity Management (BCM) software innovation, has unveiled it latest innovation – Toolkit SaaS.  

Toolkit SaaS puts eBRP’s award-winning Toolkit – chosen by Fortune 500 enterprises - within reach of organizations wishing to accelerate their BCM program without the constraints of capital expenditures or internal software management issues.  

Offered with no up-front fees, and only a flat monthly charge, Toolkit SaaS alleviates the customer's internal burden of software maintenance, change management and technical support.  Hosted in a SAS-70 audited environment, Toolkit SaaS offers unlimited user access via Internet Explorer.  

eBRP Solutions is a global thought leader and leading provider of Business Continuity Management software tools and BCM services.
For more information on the entire eBRP line of products and services, visit www.eBRP.net.

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 Send Word Now is a leading provider of on demand alerting and response services for both emergency and day-to-day operations.  Send Word Now’s services are used by many of the Fortune 1000 and many other organizations, such as schools and government agencies, to communicate during a crisis.  The easy-to-use web interface gives users the ability to send out information rapidly to multiple communication devices, including cell phones, landlines, IP-based and satellite phones, pagers, and BlackBerry® smartphones, as well as through SMS text messages, email, and BlackBerry PIN messages.  During time-sensitive situations, a reliable and effective notification system increases productivity, promotes business continuity and streamlines communications. 

http://www.sendwordnow.com

 

CO-Sponsors

  

myCOOP™ is COOP System’s breakthrough continuity planning software. Recently selected by a number of substantial private and public sector institutions, the patented design was built from the ground up by world-class eCommerce developers. myCOOP™ has features that expand the possibilities for planning automation. Visit our website to learn more about myCOOP™, the future of continuity planning.

COOP Official Website

 

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Paradigm Solutions International is a trusted provider of emergency planning software and certified consulting services. The OpsPlanner BCM tool delivers web-based, fully integrated BCP/COOP/DR planning, incident management, and automated notification along with the most advanced business impact analysis module on the market. PSI’s easy-to-use, yet powerful tool is very affordable and can provide a scalable and reliable business continuity management solution for any organization. www.OpsPlanner.com

 

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Severe weather. Utility disruptions. Heightened states of alert. Events can stop your time-critical operation centers, but for your company’s stakeholders – especially your customers – time and expectations carry on. That’s why Pitney Bowes designed a secure  business recovery center that can step up when yours goes down. With a fleet of high-volume PB inserters, printers, high-speed data links and experienced staff, we can respond to almost any crisis. We’ll keep your communications flowing transparently, minimizing disruptions to customers and regulators alike. www.pb.com/outsourcing

 

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At Verizon Wireless, reliability is in our DNA. It is built into everything we do from network operations to customer service to business continuity and disaster recovery. Throughout the year, we work to build and operate the nation’s most reliable wireless network – no matter what disaster or unanticipated event we may face. www.verizonwireless.com

 

Mock Disaster

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Sydion is a technology-based company specializing in mobile data collection and information dissemination during a disaster, pandemic or large-scale emergency. We have designed a comprehensive system to track patients, people, pets, service animals, beds, staff and asset/inventory during a disaster (eMET Emergency Management Event Tracking). Our system can be used in a wide range of settings – from a business, to a small agency, hospital, fire department to include mega shelters. www.sydion.net

 

* Cyber City Sponsor

Rentsys Recovery Services, Inc. is the premier nationwide continuity provider of true mobile recovery solutions. Our services focus on the recovery of clients' critical business processes using our Mobile Recovery Centers with comprehensive satellite data and voice communications. In addition to our expansive and flexible mobile fleet options, we also have fixed facilities located throughout the US and a QuickShip program that includes an extensive inventory of tier-one technology available on-site within hours of a disaster. As a leader in the disaster recovery industry, we understand the importance of a reliable service provider. All our services are designed to ensure the seamless recovery of what is most vital to your daily business operations. With locations nationwide and a staff of talented field technicians, we are well prepared to recover your facility and hardware needs in the event of a disaster. For more information, visit us at http://www.rentsysrecovery.com/.

Rentsys Official Website

 

 

* Non-Profit Sponsor

DRII is a recognized leader in providing education, standards, and professional certification. DRII’s goals are to create a base of common BCP knowledge through education, assistance, and the development of a resource base; to certify qualified individuals; and to promote the credibility and professionalism of certified professionals.

DRII Official Website

 

* Non-Profit Sponsor

Private and Public Businesses, Inc. is committed to providing the industry with training and BC solutions in partnership with both private and public agencies that contribute to the effective collaboration required for regional disasters.

PPBI Official Website