While DRJ does not normally tackle topics such as this, I found the cartoon interesting and relatable to our industry. I am not going to debate whether we are in a recession or discuss how the experts determine the criteria for a recession. That is not DRJ’s forum. However, I am interested in how these recession rumors are affecting business continuity planning professionals.
Our industry is becoming streamlined, organizations are cutting budgets and planners are often performing the tasks of two, three or more people. While tight budgets are not uncommon in this industry, it is disheartening to see the cutbacks that are happening across the board in large corporations and small businesses. Yet, it is also understandable.
Everyone needs to get the most value for their dollar these days. Whether it is finding a leaner process or a more cost efficient solution, there are a number of ways that companies are streamlining. It has become a necessity to be as efficient as possible and to look for the best methods to achieve goals.
DRJ is here to help you make the most of your budgets. We know the dollars for travel, education and training are limited. That is why we are doing our best to provide low-cost options.
Our Webinars are a great way to gain training without having to leave your office. Save on the travel cost of attending seminars by signing up for these low-cost education opportunities. We are offering a wide variety of topics presented by industry experts. Several industry vendors are also offering informational Webinars at no cost. Check out the options that are available. The details can be found at drj.com.
Our conferences are another way to offer an abundance of educational and networking opportunities for one low fee. We keep our costs low so that your budget can go further. And, by stacking our conference with pre- and post-conference classes, you can get even more value for your travel dollars.
Even though prices at other shows have increased by as much $400, our prices have remained the same. Our prices are the lowest in the industry, yet our conferences are the highest rated. You can’t beat the value you will find at our Spring World and Fall World shows. Check the article on page 74 to see how attendees spent their time at our recent conference in Orlando. It was a very fun, educational and successful event!
Our next conference is already in the works. We are providing early registration discounts to help you save even more money. The preliminary brochure can be found on pages 79-85 and the detailed agenda will be mailed soon.
As always, the DRJ magazine remains free to anyone in the business continuity and related industries.
We want to help you during these tough times! I hope to see you in San Diego!
"Appeared in DRJ's Spring 2008 Issue"