DR/VFI from 21st Century Software provides many opportunities to save DR costs. Our approach to Integrated Recovery Management helps optimize storage utilization and maximize new disk acquisition by monitoring all critical file use in real-time and determining how to best store and backup critical data. In addition, our unique recovery simulation capabilities can help reduce DR testing costs.
Our cost savings and service improvements are felt across the organization:
- Application managers can ensure productivity and service levels by maximizing their application availability and data use "in flight" in real-time.
- Storage managers can make more intelligent decisions on storage acquisition, utilization, replication and provisioning.
- DR managers are better able to set and meet realistic RTO/RPO and align with business requirements.
- Company executives and LOB managers receive immediate insight and predictability related to resource availability and recoverability for LOBs.
Contact: Rebecca Levesque, 21st Century Software; (800) 555-6845 or firstname.lastname@example.org; www.21stcenturysoftware.com.
Since 1989, Agility Recovery has provided cost-effective mobile recovery, technology QuickShip and testing services to organizations throughout North America. Additionally, the company offers ReadySuite, which are packaged, yet customizable, mobile recovery solutions that challenge the traditional industry barriers of scale, cost and complexity. Each ReadySuite is customized to fit the business it serves and packages start at $275 per month, based on one-year agreements.
ReadySuite is in place throughout North America, augmenting tier two and three solutions, complementing internal recovery capabilities, as well as those through managed service providers and co-location solutions. Regardless of the situation, Agility delivers resources onsite within 48 hours of a disaster declaration, and members are only billed for the out-of-pocket costs associated with the recovery.
Agility maintains a 100 percent success rate that spans the course of hundreds of annual tests and nearly 400 recoveries, including many simultaneous disaster declarations resulting from major region events.
Based on history, we know that a major pandemic influenza is coming. They occur about every forty years and the last one was 1968. Binomial International has developed business continuity and disaster recovery planning tools continually since about 1980 and has recognized the need for specialized planning for pandemics. To meet that need, Binomial, after a year of development, now has the Binomial Pandemic Planning System (BPPS) available for use. And, in response to the current economic climate, BPPS is being offered at a 50% discount until the end of April.
BAM is an emerging force in the BC/DR industry that offers cost-effective solutions to meet the needs of our customers. The newly created B: Compliant life-cycle offers companies seeking basic regulatory compliance a simple, sustainable and repeatable entry-level plan which serves as a great foundation for any long term BC/DR Program and positions them for new opportunities. The B: Complaint approach helps customers attract new sales opportunities for less than 20% of traditional BC/DR planning.
BAM's B: Prepared life-cycle is a cost-contained approach to comprehensive BC/DR Planning at half the price. BAM doesn’t blend rates or play price games. All engagements are fixed cost. BAM is motivated to win business and to maintain a legacy of quality. BAM guarantees to beat the cost of any service offered by our competitors (Call for details). Avoid overpaying- check with BAM to be sure to get the best price.
Founded by Kevin Burton in 2005, BAM is in the business of preparing for the unforeseeable. The rapidly growing firm informs the thinking of Fortune 500, G100, and public sector agencies across a broad spectrum of business and IT challenges, designing solutions to protect campuses, people, and data from the unexpected. With a paradigm-shifting approach to addressing 21st century risks and threats, BAM uses the latest technologies to create simple, repeatable, and sustainable programs that protect against risk and respond immediately to disaster.
Contact Angela McGee our National Sales Representative at email@example.com or call 480.239.5647 or visit www.thinkbam.com.
Continuity Solutions, Inc.
Do you need help accomplishing any part of your business continuity program however no budget exists to hire full time employees? CSI has the experienced consultants from all generations of IT and business management available to assist with flexible consulting assignments.
Do you need to save money on your existing hot-site, or co-location contract or evaluate how to build cost effective recovery strategies? CSI is unbiased and we understand a positive recovery strategy and ones with gaps and flaws. The Gap Analysis we present in our Recovery Analysis process helps companies realize where they could be saving money on software, hardware, bandwidth, power, equipment and the overall recovery strategy infrastructure and the DR program testing model.
CSI has worked with nearly every disaster recovery planning software package available on the market today and our comprehensive and enhanced planning templates are free to any company that uses our consulting services. Are you looking for cost effective business continuity planning methodology templates? Are you looking to discard that DR software package that is expensive every month and no one can understand how to or wants to use it? Everyone in your organizations will appreciate using CSI’s Microsoft based products for maintaining DR/BCP plans.
Ken or Jon Sherman (614)-829-5655
Today, more than ever, your organization needs a Business Continuity Program that delivers value - not just “shelf-ware” plans. Organizations today are focusing on their core competencies and right-sizing to reduce costs. To survive, Business Continuity programs can no longer simply manage “residual risk” - they must actively engage in risk mitigation and prove day-to-day operational value.
Can you demonstrate the bottom-line value of your BCM program? If your BCM Program is simply maintaining Plans, it’s time your Program stepped into the 21st century and started generating information that adds value. Award-winning Toolkit has helped Fortune 500 and government organizations raise their BCM Program’s operational value while simultaneously making their organization Incident Ready.
To meet the demands of today’s economy, eBRP recently introduced Toolkit SaaS, which puts Toolkit within reach of any organization. Offered with no up-front costs, and only a single, low monthly fee, Toolkit SaaS alleviates the internal burdens of software maintenance, change management and technical support – and removes the constraints of capital expense budgets and internal software approval processes. Hosted in a SAS-70 audited environment, Toolkit SaaS offers unlimited concurrent user access with the security, availability and bottom-line value your organization requires. Visit www.eBRP.net for more information.
eBRP Solutions Inc.
RES-Q 360 Disaster Recovery
A great interim disaster recovery solution for IT organizations requiring a low-priced solution.
RES-Q 360 is an affordable and testable disaster recovery solution that ensures companies timely IT hardware for recovery in the event of a disaster. For a low monthly fee, this solution provides hardware coverage for an entire Data Center and guarantees the delivery of replacement equipment within 3-5 days of a disaster declaration.
Using our vast hardware inventory and technology resources, Corus360 helps organizations fill their identified disaster recovery gaps. RES-Q 360 can be combined with other disaster recovery services and offerings to provide a complete solution for your entire technology environment.
24 x 7 x 365 x 2 hour response
Scalable and up-gradable
Multi-vendor hardware and system platform coverage
Simple agreement and easy schedule to maintain
Flexible usage fees, lease, or outright hardware purchase
Company Contact Information:
Marketing Contact: Rachel Patterson
RES-Q 360 Contact: Steve Gruber
Main Phone: 770.300.4700
Save through DRI International Corporate Training
It has never been more important to watch every dollar in your budget. But, the needs of the company haven’t changed. You still have a mandate to get your people certified, you have a team that requires training or you are looking get your BCP task force all on the same page. Consider scheduling a DRI on-site training program. DRI International offers corporate training at your location starting for a few as 10 students. A DRI qualified and certified instructor presents the same course and exam as trainees receive in public offerings for your company audience. The costs for the instructor, materials and exam are included with the registration fee for each student. No hidden or added costs. No hit to your travel budget. No absence from the office. And, on-site programs attract positive attention from management to your BCP program. Schedule a course today!
Contact Russell Wooldridge at 410-480-7130 or toll free on 866-542-3744.
ImpactWeather serves as the full-time weather department for hundreds of businesses. Our services are custom-configured for each client, a team of meteorologists learns your specific requirements and we function as though we (and all of our technical resources) are in the room adjacent to your office, 24/7.
Whether a client has a few locations or a thousand, two problems we routinely help them avoid include:
- Increased costs brought on by failure to pre-deploy, reassign or protect assets/resources in a timely fashion
- Lost revenues due to unnecessary or protracted closings and/or suspensions of routine operations
Our clients include the full spectrum of business types, from financial institutions to healthcare providers, retail and restaurant chains, diverse manufacturers, communications firms, major construction and service companies, utility companies, oil and gas – and hundreds of other types of organizations who have a need for timely and accurate weather information.
Joe Stacey, Industry Manager
12650 N. Featherwood, Ste. 140
Houston, TX 77034
Toll-free: (877) 792-3220
ioSafe Solo : Data Protection for One Cent per GB per Month
Feeling the pinch? Budget cuts? The new ioSafe Solo is a USB external hard drive that is fireproof and waterproof - like an aircraft black box for your data. Starting at $149 with capacities from 500 GB to 1.5 TB, a business of any size can afford to add disaster protection in 30 seconds by simply plugging in the USB and power. Drag and drop your data or download Microsoft Sync Toy for free and run automatic backups to the ioSafe Solo target drive.
Considering the purchase price includes a "no questions asked" $1000 Data Recovery Service, you've got value even the CEO can smile about. Amortized for the life of the standard warranty (3 years), the cost is less than one cent per GB per month - Now, go be a rock star to your boss!
Company Contact Info:
phone: 530-886-1578 x410 for Sales
BCP in a Down Economy! We understand why BCP is more important now: and how to get funding. Over 300 people attended our recent DRJ sponsored Webinar on this subject. At the upcoming DRJ Conference, come see how KETCHCosulting can help. We will be offering two vendor sessions, that can help you save money. They are not included in the DRJ conference literature.
Session #1: BCP Recovery Strategies or How to Save Money on Your Alternate Site Solutions is being offered from 12:30 – 1:30 on Monday, March 30, in Coronado D.
Session #2: Negotiating a Hot Site Contract is being offered from 5:30 – 6:30 on Monday, March 30, in Coronado D.
We are recognized as the industry leaders in Hot Site Contract negotiations. Stop by our booth, and learn how we’ll guarantee you savings, in writing, on your commercial Hot Site Contract. Learn how to get “free” consulting; packaged consulting.
PO Box 641
Waverly, PA 18471
The Norwich University Master of Science in Business Continuity Management Program was designed to develop leaders in the business continuity field. The curriculum was built on the understanding that business continuity is not only about planning for disaster; it requires the incorporation of risk management into all levels of an organization and the creation of a structure of resiliency that allows the organization to survive and thrive through any event. Through the creation and development of an individual consultancy project, students will master the policies, procedures and structure of an organization-wide business continuity program, gaining expertise in both theory and practice. If you are a member of one of our many educational partnerships, you can benefit from lowered education costs and shortened program length.
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OpenTech Systems, Inc.
How many people and how much time does it take to ensure your IBM mainframe can be backed up and recovered? The answer probably is “a lot of people and a lot of time”.
You can lower your BC/DR costs significantly through automation and innovation. Automation reduces the time required to back up and recover your mainframe by using the mainframe to do what it does best… automate. However, the real key to reducing your BC/DR cost is through innovation including backing up and recovering your mainframe with fewer people and fewer system resources like tapes, drives, and processing power.
Innovation and automation which includes critical data identification, backup and recovery are extremely powerful features built into DR/Xpert from OpenTech Systems that will reduce the time and manpower required to recover your mainframe to a specific point-in-time automatically. No more “fuzzy” recoveries.
Contact Opentech Systems at 800-460-3011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Marketing
OpenTech Systems, Inc.
405 State Hwy 121
Bldg. C, Ste. 130
Lewisville, TX 75067
PARASOLUTION - PREMIER CONTINUUM INC.
Your BCP Word Plans on Steroids... Are you part of the hundreds of companies that have built plans in Word and now cannot maintain or manage them? And are reluctant to buy software due to the implementation cost and learning curve? The key would be that the information residing inside your word documents talk to each other, because there is nothing easier than Word. ParaSolution has found that key... it has integrated database power to manage the data inside the Word documents while keeping the Plans in Word. For $2,000/month, the cost of ParaSolution is largely offset by the savings in man-hours. This is in addition to the benefits of having up-to-date, accurate and quality information to support the decision making process before and during an incident, of communicating efficiently with the web interface and email notifications, and of improving data protection through access control and data encryption.
Pathway Systems’ Blueprints™ product enables BC/DR planners to discover and document functional relationships between IT components and business processes, and build a working model that gives planners control over increasingly complex infrastructure and its inherent dependencies. It provides a single, accurate source of real-time information. The interface enables users to interact with their infrastructure model in ways more powerful than possible with out-of-date printed output. Blueprints™ forms the information model used by higher level functions such as business continuity and disaster recovery planning.
Blueprints™ enables the production of a complete set of fully indexed and up-to-date IT infrastructure blueprints at any time. Planners can efficiently extract critical knowledge from employees with knowledge of business rules and paper processes. This eliminates the need for time-consuming Visio type documents that require constant updating.
The cost-effective solution is deployed as a virtual or physical appliance and includes installation, training and initial population assistance.
Pathway Systems: 1-800-258-5339 email@example.com 121 S. Orange Ave., Suite 1500, Orlando, FL 32801
Low Cost Plan Development Tools Everyone Can Afford from Persson Associates
Think about locations in your organization that need a disaster recovery plan but don’t have one. Remote data centers, critical business units, distribution sites, sales offices, global sites, etc. Think about simple, easy to use planning tools at a cost everyone can afford.
Our copyrighted plan development methodologies are written in MSWord, with an easy to follow set of “templates” along with specific instructions for each task. Our web site has samples to review.
If you have a limited budget to help all your locations start a recovery plan, this is an excellent alternative. The per copy cost is under $100. Our web site includes customer feedback about the ease of use and thoroughness. Read what they say.
Visit our web site, (www.perssonassociates.com) purchase the desired product or products, pay on line and download the product and implementation instructions.
Regus is the world’s leading provider of workplace solutions, operating over 1,000 business centers worldwide including over 550 in the USA alone. Their unique network of locations allows Regus to provide businesses of any size with extremely cost effective disaster recovery options.
In the event your workplace becomes unusable, you have access to any Regus location to work from with their Workplace Recovery range. Each location is a fully functioning business center offering private, fully-furnished offices, telephone and IT connectivity, printing / scanning facilities, meeting rooms, video conferencing and administrative support. Great for smaller or restricted budgets, their Restart product provides access in the event of a disaster to any of their locations from just $40 per employee per month. Simply pay for any additional office space you need when and if you need it. For more information on the full range of products visit www.regus.com/disaster-recovery / 1-800 OFFICES
Low cost planning solution Virtual offers SPexpress™ for BC professionals that need to produce plans on a tight budget. Offered as SaaS for as short as a quarterly basis, you can choose BC, DR or pandemic planning and reports. SPexpress™ for Healthcare offers over 90 Healthcare specific departmental plans including patient care and administration. We also offer a Business Continuity Maturity Model® self-assessment template which enables you to rate your BC program based on over 270 criteria and receive a scorecard and reports based on this international benchmarking standard. You can use SPexpress™ for 3 months to create 10 plans for under $6,000.
Free BC program benchmarking tool The BCMM® is downloadable from the Virtual website as a .pdf at no charge. The BCMM® is a six level model that enables you to assess your program in 8 corporate competencies, or organizational characteristics, including business recovery, IT disaster recovery, security and crisis management. Visit our web site to download your copy, www.virtual-corp.net, Contact Margaret Langsett 973-426-1444
Achieve your BIA and continuity strategy objectives at a fraction of the cost of other products with the BIA Tool Set.
The BIA Tool Set manages continuity metrics, recovery strategies, and business component interrelationships for business processes, applications, servers and workstations, departments and employees, and voice and data networks, with extensive analytics including more than 150 reports.
Its highly intuitive design ensures immediate productivity without formal training. Replicate external data into the BIA Tool Set to minimize time-consuming data entry, use our questionnaires for information discovery, and tap into the get-started CBCP consulting bundle to get off to a fast start.
The BIA Tool Set supports multiple entities/locations, and contains an integrated BCP project manager, server/workstation asset inventory module, employee contact management, and dynamic RTO and RPO analytics, and much, much more.
The BIA Tool Set one-time license fee of $1,800 may well be the industry’s best value proposition.
Business Continuity Solutions