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Informational Update For March 6, 2012

Free Webinar Provided By Everbridge

Webinar: Cutting Through the Clutter: Successful Messaging in an Age of Information Overload

Are you overloaded by too much information from more sources via more media than you could ever sort through? Do you find it impossible to sift through every message to uncover what's truly critical?

Learn how to manage information overload – before it manages you.

Don't let your incident notifications get lost in the clutter. Attend this webinar featuring crisis communications expert, Dr. Robert Chandler, to find out how to deliver critical messages that won't get drowned out.

The author of the book Emergency Notification, Dr. Chandler will discuss best practices to get your audience's attention and focus. Discover proven ways to increase message attention, comprehension, and behavioral response.

What you will learn:

  • What factors "drown out" critical messages

  • How to create effective message structure and content

  • How to overcome message fatigue

Register Now

Upcoming Webinars

Data Backup and Recovery Survey Results

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

The amount of information produced by your organization is growing at a blistering pace. You need to ask how this is affecting your backup and recovery process. Could you get back up and running in the event of a disaster or outage? Could you find what you need when you need it? Are other IT professionals experiencing the same pressures?

Gazopted - Social Media Risk & Crisis Management

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (REGISTER NOW!)

The effort to manage a solid Social Media Risk Program can be time-consuming and challenging. As a result, a broad range of measurement and analytic tools have evolved to meet the needs of Social Media Risk Management. This webinar will provide an overview of current market trends, legal precedents, regulations, risks, liabilities, best practices, and case studies examples.

Don't you wish you could effectively communicate to everyone in an emergency?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM PDT (REGISTER NOW!)

In this webinar, you'll hear from Deneen Stone, Application Support Supervisor from Denver International Airport. She'll discuss how DIA uses a relevance engine from xMatters to send over 14,000 notifications in just seconds, instantly notifying crew members in times of severe weather, snow removal and more.

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Cutting Through the Clutter: Successful Messaging in an Age of Information Overload

Date: Wed., Mar. 14th
Time: 11am PT/ 2pm ET
Guest: Dr. Robert Chandler,Director, Nicholson School of Communication, University of Central Florida

Visit Everbridge at DRJ Spring World in Orlando, FL from March 25-27, 2012! Come view a demo of our new mobile application Mobile Aware™

Virtual World 2012

What Can DRJ's Virtual World Offer You?

This is the one place to find all the information from the conferences, plus even more. Not only can virtual attendees access presentations, exhibitors and network with other attendees, but they will also be able to find industry white papers and other reference materials.

White Papers

Streamlined Data Protection

Wide area network (WAN)-based approaches to data backup are dramatically influenced by WAN bandwidth limitations and network latency. Without significant, costly WAN bandwidth upgrades this can make WAN-based backup impossible for large remote offices with significant data stores.

Call For Papers 2012

Submit your speaking proposal for DRJ's Fall World 2012!

Spring World 2012

How To Justify Attending A Conference

While attending an industry conference is an excellent training tool and a great return on investment, getting approval to participate can sometimes be difficult. You may need to validate to management your reasons for wanting to attend.

Register Now for Spring World 2012!

Join the BCI at DRJ Spring World!

BCI Welcome Reception - Sponsored by the BCI US Chapter
Sunday, March 25th
4:30- 5:30PM
Where: Durango

Spend an hour chatting with your esteemed colleagues while enjoying cocktails and light hors d'oeuvre before moving on to the official opening of DRJ Spring World 2012. This event is open to all DRJ participants. We hope to see you there!

BCI North America Awards - Sponsored by xMatters
Tuesday March 27th
7:30 - 9:00PM
Where: Coronado H ballroom

Join us for the first annual BCI North America Awards, hosted by xMatters. This exciting event will be held Tuesday night, March 27th from 7:30 to midnight. Join us for cocktails, light fare and our much-anticipated Awards in Coronado H ballroom. All your favorite business continuity professionals will be honored and everyone from the conference, attendees, vendors and partners, are invited to attend.

Directly following the awards, xMatters is taking it old school with a party featuring an open bar, retro costumes and all your favorite jams from the 80's. It's the party you can't miss at DRJ Spring 2012.

DRJ Spring World Classes - Just a reminder: BCI is the official educational partner of the DRJ and is offering a full line up of classes at DRJ. Click here to find out more.

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Send Word Now Presents: Putting On The Ritz

Let's travel back to the Roaring Twenties with Gold Sponsor Send Word Now on the Coronado Springs beach Monday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This swanky speakeasy will feature themed food and drinks with a live band. Get dolled up in your best flapper costume or gangster outfit and put on the Ritz with fellow attendees. This event is sure to be the cat's meow!

Enjoy Beautiful Coronado Springs Resort

Spring World 2012 will be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Fla. The spacious meeting facilities and hotel grounds provide the perfect backdrop for this conference. Affordable rooms and free transportation to and from the airport make the value even greater for our attendees. You will leave with an extensive knowledge of the business continuity industry - and return to the office refreshed and ready to tackle the tough challenges. Venue Details

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Discounted Theme Park Tickets Offered

Attendees of DRJ's Spring World 2012 have the option to purchase Walt Disney Theme Park Tickets at discount prices. The Orlando setting allows for plenty of sightseeing after conference sessions have closed for the day. Attendees can enjoy the Disney parks, local sports, golf outings and more in the beautiful Florida weather. Bring the family and combine business with pleasure. Take advantage of this great opportunity. Theme Park Tickets Details

Travel Discounts Available

American Airlines is DRJ's official airlines for Spring World 2012. For reservations, call 800-433-1790 or visit www.aa.com. Use file #9432BE 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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