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Informational Update For August 9, 2012

IBM Business Continuity Index

IBM Business Continuity White Paper

Business continuity and resiliency are critical requirements of modern businesses, but they are not always well understood beyond departments with immediate responsibility. By asking key questions and providing a business continuity rating of mature, capable, aware or exposed, the IBM Business Continuity Index establishes a tangible focus for discussions to drive new initiatives. Since its launch in 2011, the interactive questionnaire has been completed by organizations all over the world. This white paper aggregates and analyzes participant data to reveal four marks of maturity, four signs of exposure and the value of a holistic approach to business continuity. The findings reinforce IBM's own focus on the importance of taking a holistic approach to business continuity and resiliency, one that spans all layers of an organization, not just technology and facilities. Download this white paper for practical guidance on improving business continuity for your organization.

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Live Webinar Series: Secrets, tips and lessons learned

Live Webinar Series: Secrets, tips and lessons learned

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.

Webinar 1
The hidden role of crisis communications in BC/DR
The insider's secret is that best practices in crisis communications are invaluable when applied to internal notification and alerting. Get tips and understand best practices in integrating strong communications throughout your business continuity programs.

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Replication Reinvented: What's New in Zerto Virtual Replication 2.0?

Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) 2.0 takes Zerto's award-winning, hypervisor-based replication technology to the next level, providing enterprises with a scalable, robust and automated solution for their data protection needs across different sites and application types.

Mission-Critical Disaster Recovery in the Virtual World

Virtualization has changed the face of disaster recovery, but traditional replication and recovery solutions are not conditioned to deal with the demands created by the virtual paradigm. In light of these challenges, Zerto has compiled a list of ten questions enterprises should use to evaluate their current DR initiatives for mission-critical applications and ensure its suitability for the virtual world.


Volume 25, Issue 3 Now Available at DRJ.com


New BCI Licensed Level 1 Course

The BCI Level 1 Course is a foundation course based on the Business Continuity Institute's "Good Practice Guidelines". It covers the full business continuity lifecycle and helps prepare students to pass the Business Continuity Institutes Certificate in Business Continuity.

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Help Spread the Word on Fall World 2012 and Win!

Our attendees know Disaster Recovery Journal has the best conferences in the industry! Now you can help spread the word - and win a fantastic prize.

Log on to any of our social media outlets including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Google+ and make a comment about Fall World 2012. The comment, mention or share must be positive and in good taste! All persons who meet the requirements will be entered into a drawing for a free conference pass, valued at $1195.00.

Our attendees provide hundreds of helpful comments and accolades on our conference evaluation forms. So, now is the chance for our supporters to provide the same type of comments in a public environment.

All persons who provide a qualifying comment or other mention by August 10 on the aforementioned social media will be entered into a prize drawing, held on August 15.

Sign on and make your voice heard! Fall World 2012 is an outstanding conference. Help us spread the word!

Fall World 2012
Monday Evening Hospitality

Monday Evening Hospitality

You won't want to miss the Monday Evening Hospitality hosted by conference Gold Sponsor SendWordNow. It is a fun-filled event for attendees, vendors and speakers. Food, drinks and networking are offered in a relaxing environment.

Enjoy the Amenities at Sheraton San Diego Hotel

Fall World 2012 will be held at the luxurious Sheraton San Diego Hotel. This bayside location is the perfect spot for attendees to unwind after conference hours. Restaurants are onsite and nearby, offering a variety of places to explore. The hotel also features a fitness center, two pools, spa and a beautiful bay and marina views. Meeting space is updated and ample size to host the largest gathering of business continuity planners from around the globe. Make your hotel reservations early, as a block of rooms with the special conference rate will only be held for a limited time. The hotel provides free shuttle service to and from the airport from 5:30 a.m. to midnight. Shuttles run approximately every 15 minutes.

Sheraton San Diego Hotel

Travel Discounts Available

American Airlines is DRJ's official airlines for Fall World 2012. For reservations, call 800-433-1790 or visit www.aa.com. Use file #8392AZ for the discounted rate. Avis is DRJ's official rental car service. Call 800-331-1600 or visit www.avis.com. Use file #D005078 for the discounted rate.