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Informational Update For October 18, 2012

Postcard from the (Leading) Edge: Business Continuity in the Age of Cloud

Join us Thursday, November 1, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

In today's 24x7 world, companies have found data back-ups are simply not enough. This is because the potential impact of IT outages is now greater than ever. In a recent study, IDC found over 60 percent of executives believed downtime has had a significant impact on their business performance in the last 12 months.

While the cost of downtime ranges widely. On the high end, lost revenue for a brokerage is between $6-7M per hour while outage for retail services are estimated at between 70-100K per hour. In either case the point is clear – even a few hours of downtime in business critical applications has a meaningful impact on a company's revenue growth and profitability.

Yet IT professionals today, tasked with improving disaster recovery preparedness, face significant challenges. With flat budgets, higher levels of complexity, increasingly more applications to protect and shorter recovery windows, yesterday's technologies and practices aren't going to cut it anymore.

In this webinar, you can learn about how organizations are solving these problems by leveraging advanced technologies, new services like cloud, and embracing process improvements. Insight and real world experience combine to provide an informative and practical webinar presentation. .

Register Today For This Free Webinar!




Online Exclusive

Disaster Recovery as a Service Becomes a Reality for Mid-sized Businesses

By Alex Foster, Product Manager, Windstream

It is not uncommon to think that mid-sized businesses are left in the dust when it comes to having access to the latest and greatest technologies and services. But that is an outdated belief, and a harmful stereotype that doesn’t do much to encourage technology advancements in businesses outside of the enterprise.

Budgets may be miniscule compared to those of larger organizations, but as technologies advance and become more accessible, the cost of implementation decreases. Case in point: look at VoIP phones, mobile devices, Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, and other advanced computer hardware that levels the playing field between small shops and the big boys. Now, thanks to the acceptance and consumerization of cloud computing among the masses, you can add Disaster Recovery (DR) to this growing list.

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Spring World 2013 in Orlando!

Have You Registered For Spring World 2013?

Sign up now to get the lowest price in the industry. Our conference attracts hundreds of planners from around the globe. Reserve your spot in the world's largest conference dedicated to business continuity.

Past attendees rave about our conference and return year after year. Attendees write:

"Exceptional! Will come back! The best organized conference I have ever been to!"

"Always the best source of information for our profession"

"Conference is an excellent opportunity to network!"

"This is my fourth DRJ conference and I continue to be delighted with the experience., conference content, facility, the flow and organization!"

"Speakers have been wonderful! They know their topics and their communication skills are phenomenal. This is my first DRJ conference. Will be back!"

Spring World 2013 features more than 40 sessions, an exhibition hall and numerous networking opportunities. Customize your schedule to choose the information that matters the most to you and your organization. Plus, attendees can earn CEU points!

Visit The Spring 2013 Site Today


Quick Links

DRJ.com Homepage
Spring World 2013
Latest Journal

Forrester

Forrester/DRJ Survey
The purpose of this survey is to understand the role risk management and crisis communication play in business continuity and disaster recovery as well as how BC/DR professionals interact with these other functions in their organization.


DRJ BLOGS

DR and Crisis Management

Posted by: Dr Tom Phelan

Recently, DR/BCP professionals have sent me inquiries about how to handle crisis management or crisis communication, especially during a DR event. DR/BCP professionals may be highly involved in managing a data or system recovery and unable to devote attention to managing the entire crisis that may result. They need crisis management professionals on their team.


WHITE PAPERS

Windstream's Position on Security Compliance

Since Windstream's role is central to customer network security, we as an ISP and Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) must be "ahead of the curve" to maintain our position within the confines of the popular compliance standards because the overwhelming buying triggers for our services surround these standards.

How to Sell Backup to Your CFO

Learn how to get beyond the insurance metaphor to create a value proposition for data protection. In this document we're first going to explore the use of the insurance metaphor in terms of its most fundamental element: the broad consequences of data loss. We'll also discuss industry and regulatory consequences of data loss.


Informational Update For October 16, 2012

Looking to transform BCM productivity?

Discover BCM automation without intimidation. Even if you are evaluating an automated BCM solution for the first time, you can still be in control of the process—as long as you are prepared to assess the options on your own terms!

All software providers will certainly present their solutions in the best light. So in addition to asking "What can this software do for me?", be sure to ask "What is involved?" in achieving that outcome, and "How much will it cost?". Here are several examples of issues that might be important to you:

  • Bottom-line Cost: What's included—a "total solution" or hidden "add-ons"?

  • Configuration: Does this solution include getting "up to speed", or is that "up to me"?

  • Compliance: Does this software address my industry standards/regulations?

  • Reporting: How much reporting flexibility do I have, and at what cost?

Click below to access 14 key points that can help you build a better checklist to guide your BCM software evaluation process. Whatever your ultimate decision, you'll be better informed and better prepared.

Start Here




DRJ Monthly Webinar Series - Free Every Month

How to Handle a Data Disaster Without Anyone Noticing

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW)

In today's data-intensive business environment, organizations can't afford to have their systems down for 24 hours or more. Sometimes, even four hours is too long. Recovery time objectives (RTOs) are shortening and service level agreements (SLAs) are keeping pace.

Can your organization accept angry customers, unproductive employees, and interrupted operations?

What are your RTOs? What solutions can you implement that will ensure you're back up and running fast if disaster strikes?

Find out how you can keep your operations going even when the unthinkable happens. You'll hear about real businesses that faced data disaster and kept running without a hitch.




Spring World 2013 in Orlando!

Have You Registered For Spring World 2013?

Sign up now to get the lowest price in the industry. Our conference attracts hundreds of planners from around the globe. Reserve your spot in the world's largest conference dedicated to business continuity.

Past attendees rave about our conference and return year after year. Attendees write:

"Exceptional! Will come back! The best organized conference I have ever been to!"

"Always the best source of information for our profession"

"Conference is an excellent opportunity to network!"

"This is my fourth DRJ conference and I continue to be delighted with the experience., conference content, facility, the flow and organization!"

"Speakers have been wonderful! They know their topics and their communication skills are phenomenal. This is my first DRJ conference. Will be back!"

Spring World 2013 features more than 40 sessions, an exhibition hall and numerous networking opportunities. Customize your schedule to choose the information that matters the most to you and your organization. Plus, attendees can earn CEU points!

Visit The Spring 2013 Site Today


Quick Links

DRJ.com Homepage
Spring World 2013
Latest Journal

Forrester

Forrester/DRJ Survey
The purpose of this survey is to understand the role risk management and crisis communication play in business continuity and disaster recovery as well as how BC/DR professionals interact with these other functions in their organization.


WHITE PAPERS

Windstream's Position on Security Compliance

Sponsored by Windstream

Since Windstream's role is central to customer network security, we as an ISP and Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) must be “ahead of the curve" to maintain our position within the confines of the popular compliance standards because the overwhelming buying triggers for our services surround these standards.

Is Your Network Safe Behind Just A Firewall?

Sponsored by Windstream

Malicious software or "malware" is the biggest network security threat facing organizations today. Cybercriminals target enterprises that hold a great deal of money or conduct a high volume of transactions on a daily basis.


DRJ Blogs

The GAP in DR/BCP/EM Technology

Posted by: Dr Tom Phelan

Recently I attended a concert at my grandchildren's school in a small, rural community in Upstate New York. A small child in the row behind me was using what appeared to me to be a tablet computer. Amazed by the use of technology, even by very young children, I had thoughts of how widespread the use of sophisticated technology had become, even in remote areas.



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Informational Update For October 10, 2012

Hello,

Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, which is greatly impacting the evolution of mass notification.

According to InSites Consulting, over 1 billion people use social networks worldwide (70% of the internet population) and nearly two-thirds of those use social networks on a daily basis. Combin ed with the mass adoption of smart phone and mobile technology, people both have the ability to share and receive information more than ever before.

Download this free white paper, IT Trends and the Future of Mass Notification, to learn about the four

  • Social Media

  • Mobility

  • Big Data

  • Cloud Computing

Click here to download the free whitepaper.




Free Webinar!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

If you’ve ever had to craft an important message when employees might be in danger and your company’s survival is at stake, you know how difficult it can be. Join this webinar series for insider tips on doing it right.

The series will reveal secrets like:

  • Four critical tips on choosing a notification tool

  • The one thing every emergency alert should include

  • Why notification is essential to business continuity planning

  • How to avoid four common alerting mistakes

  • How to communicate when rumors are flying

Discover how notification has evolved to become a powerful platform to help streamline business operations and enhance resiliency throughout organizations.

Find out how notification can work with existing IT systems to automatically alert the people who can fix problems, helping your team maintain schedules, reduce costs, increase efficiency and meet SLAs while providing full reporting and tracking accountability for every IT event.

Register for this free webinar




BCM World Conference and Exhibit

BCM World Conference and Exhibition 2012

Supported by a FREE Exhibition

  • Around 50 exhibitors under one roof

  • See the latest BCM products and services from leading suppliers around the globe

  • Talk directly to vendors and ask the questions that are important to you and your business

  • Be the first to witness some exciting product launches

  • Discover the latest business continuity tools that will make your life easier

  • Free Seminar Programme, including vendor showcasing and business continuity case studies

  • Uncover a wealth of valuable business continuity resources

So if you don’t have the budget to attend the Conference, at least make a point of attending the Exhibition!

REGISTER NOW AS A VISITOR




Spring World 2013 in Orlando!

Charting the Course To True Resiliency

There is no conference that offers as much for the low registration fee. Attendees are led by industry experts, gain one-on-one interaction with speakers, and make invaluable networking contacts. Return to your office with the equivalent of hundreds of hours of training and the knowledge to implement solutions!

Visit The Spring 2013 Site Today


Quick Links

DRJ.com Homepage
Spring World 2013
Latest Journal

Forrester

Forrester/DRJ Survey
The purpose of this survey is to understand the role risk management and crisis communication play in business continuity and disaster recovery as well as how BC/DR professionals interact with these other functions in their organization.


Webinars

How to Handle a Data Disaster Without Anyone Noticing

October 24, 2012

In today's data-intensive business environment, organizations can't afford to have their systems down for 24 hours or more. Sometimes, even four hours is too long. Recovery time objectives (RTOs) are shortening and service level agreements (SLAs) are keeping pace.


WHITE PAPERS

Is Your Network Safe Behind Just A Firewall?

Malicious software or "malware" is the biggest network security threat facing organizations today. Cybercriminals target enterprises that hold a great deal of money or conduct a high volume of transactions on a daily basis.


Industry Spotlight

Avalution Consulting

Avalution Consulting, 2012 BC/DR Company of the Year (award by the Business Continuity Institute North America), is a U.S. based firm that specializes in business continuity, continuity of operations planning (COOP) and IT disaster recovery consulting, outsourcing and software solutions.



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Join DRJ in Orlando For Spring World 2013!

Have You Registered For Spring World 2013?

Sign up now to get the lowest price in the industry. Our conference attracts hundreds of planners from around the globe. Reserve your spot in the world's largest conference dedicated to business continuity.

Past attendees rave about our conference and return year after year. Attendees write:

"Exceptional! Will come back! The best organized conference I have ever been to!"

"Always the best source of information for our profession"

"Conference is an excellent opportunity to network!"

"This is my fourth DRJ conference and I continue to be delighted with the experience., conference content, facility, the flow and organization!"

"Speakers have been wonderful! They know their topics and their communication skills are phenomenal. This is my first DRJ conference. Will be back!"

Spring World 2013 features more than 40 sessions, an exhibition hall and numerous networking opportunities. Customize your schedule to choose the information that matters the most to you and your organization. Plus, attendees can earn CEU points!

Register today and join hundreds of other satisfied conference attendees!

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Fall World 2012 Content Now Available Through Virtual World '12

Did you miss some sessions at Fall World 2012? Find all the information in an easy to access format on DRJ's Virtual World '12! This virtual conference already contains loads of information from Spring World 2012, and now you can gain even more information by viewing the Fall World content.

DRJ makes it easy to stay informed and continue your business continuity education. DRJ's Virtual World '12 is designed so attendees can access presentations, exhibitor information and can network with other attendees. This is the one place to find all the information from the conferences, plus industry white papers and other materials.

Some of the content is available at no cost! Premium memberships are also available at a low fee so you can access all of DRJ's conference events and information. DRJ's Virtual World '12 is a highly interactive format, allowing virtual attendees to view sessions, participate in question and answer sessions, chat with other attendees and see and hear from onsite exhibitors.

The benefits of attending DRJ's Virtual World '12 are outstanding and the price cannot be beat! Sign up today to discover the sessions, exhibitors and more from Fall World 2012, as well as our earlier event.



Regsister For DRJ Virtual

Sign up now to gain access to all that DRJ's Virtual World '12 can offer. This virtual event offers the ultimate online education and is backed by DRJ's decades of experience in the industry. Two registration options allow you to choose your level of education. For more information, click the register now button.