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Free Webinar Presented By Quorum

Free Webinar Presented By Quorum

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

Did you know that business downtime can cost an Small to mid-sized business an average of $1,230 dollars per minute? So what happens when a disaster strikes a business? In this day and age it's only a matter of when...not if. Whether it's a hurricane or a server misconfiguration, companies need to have a disaster recovery solution in place in order to continue to operate, while their internal IT departments resolve the problem.

Quorum's CEO, Larry Lang, will focus his session on the importance of going beyond traditional backup methods to implement a disaster recovery and management plan that enables business continuity and prevents costly downtime.

While many traditional tape backup methods make disaster recovery a slow-motion proposition, hybrid cloud solutions -- a combination of high-speed-recovery appliances and cloud-based technology -- are paving the way for the future of backup, recovery and continuity.

This webinar will explore:

  • The business impact of system downtime

  • An overview of the top "disasters" small to mid-sized businesses must prepare for- from hurricanes to system updates

  • Real world examples of successful disaster recovery plans across various industries

Larry Lang will discuss this next phase in hybrid cloud technology, and the crucial role of instant recovery in small to mid-sized businesses, and how it is the next frontier for business continuity.

This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of current recovery systems, from tape backup, disks, data center replications to private and public cloud-based solutions. Lang will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each, as well as how various solutions have performed for real companies in real-life disaster scenarios.

The component of speed and simplicity will also be discussed, with a focus on how hybrid cloud solutions can benefit small to mid-sized businesses from a proactive recovery-testing scenario before a disaster strikes.

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DRJ's Webinar Series is an outstanding free resource to gain quick, in depth training on a wide array of topics that matter most to industry practitioners.

The weekly webinars feature a different cutting-edge topic and presenter, providing you with a convenient, easy way to discover new solutions, strategies and information. Registration for any live webinar is always free, so sign up now to reserve your space. And, if you want to review the information again, an On-Demand feature is available.

Successfully Herding Cats: Creating a Winning ROBO Data Backup and Restore Solution

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

Sponsored By eVault In this webinar, learn to identify the critical issues to select and implement a successful backup and restore solution for your remote and branch offices. As you know, allowing the freedom of each office to select its own backup technology often results in a quick win followed by inconsistent policies, inefficient management, and poor control of this essential function. As the corporate IT function looks to drive consistent policies for data retention, it needs to assess solution security, restore speed, and ease of management. Sometimes, getting all your remote and branch offices to follow consistent policies may feel like herding cats. Further, from a strategic standpoint, you need to address considerations such as retention policy for compliance reasons and a migration away from tape or to the cloud. Gain insight into the criteria and process for selecting and implementing a winning backup/restore solution that keeps your organization purring.

Relevant Communications: What Mass Notification is Missing

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

Sponsored By xMatters Years ago you saw a need in your company for a tool that would allow you to communicate to people when emergencies happened. You innovated how your company operated in times of crisis. Instead of relying on call trees, you implemented a mass notification tool so you could blast messages out to the people who needed to know. But just as you innovated then - growing from call trees to mass notification - it's time for change again. There is new technology available to make the notifications you send out relevant to the people that receive them. Instead of sending a generic message to everyone and hoping that it's relevant to them, there is a new way to communicate. This need to provide the right information to the right people means that the communication vendor you select for emergency communications needs to do more than just "spray and pray".

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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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Fall World 2012 Features Cutting-Edge Topics!

Find the solutions for the toughest challenges at Fall World 2012. Our speakers are industry experts who will deliver solid, unbiased methods to conquer all the challenges facing business continuity practitioners today. Our General Sessions are held each morning and are targeted to all attendees. Join us to learn about exciting topics!

Register Now for Fall World 2012!

Join Us At The Number One Conference Dedicated To Business Continuity

Fall World 2012 attracts thousands of attendees, speakers and exhibitors from around the world. Whether you are looking to improve your current work environment or boost your marketable skills, Fall World 2012 is the place for you!

We have packed the agenda with industry experts who will lead more than 45 sessions, courses and workshops. In addition, we have selected fantastic pre-and post-conference courses for a convenient way to extend your stay and learning experience.

Networking events include hospitalities, receptions, refreshment breaks, roundtable discussion meals and countless other opportunities. In addition, there is an expansive exhibition hall onsite.

Register now to lock in the lowest rate available to anyone in the industry. Fall World 2012 will be held Sept. 9- 12, 2012 at the beautiful Sheraton San Diego Hotel, located on the bay and offering exquisite views and accommodations.

Visit www.drj.com/fallworld for complete details!

Fall World 2012
Fall World 2012

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.

Fall World 2012
Fall World 2012

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.

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