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sungard.gifSunGard Availability Services is the pioneer and leading provider of information-availability services, helping to ensure that more than 10,000 clients in North America and Europe have uninterrupted access to their business-critical information systems. With over 3 million square feet of hardened facilities, SunGard offers a complete range of information availability services for more than 30 technology platforms, from 48-hour disaster recovery hotsites to always-on, high-availability infrastructure, co-location and electronic vaulting services. SunGard also provides technology and systems management services for application and data center outsourcing, as well as business continuity consulting services and planning software.


forsythe-logo2006.gifSince 1971, Forsythe has served as a national provider of technology infrastructure solutions to organizations nationwide, including many Fortune 1000 companies. A trusted, independent advisor, Forsythe brings cross-platform expertise to its technology consulting, technology leasing, and value added reseller services. While addressing the complete technology lifecycle, including assessment, design, integration, and management, Forsythe offers a single point of contact for managing the cost and risk of information technology infrastructures.  

hp4color.gifHewlett-Packard Company provides leading-edge technology to support your business continuity and disaster tolerant needs. Through our three-pillar approach of people, process, and technology, a solution can be designed to meet your availability and continuity needs. Our experienced Solution Architects can work with you to design an infrastructure to support your availability and continuity needs. HP offers a full range of high-availability to provide fault-tolerant computing for your environment and data.
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ibmpos-4color-2004series.gifIBM understands how critical continuous business processes are to your financial viability and success. IBM Business Resilience and Continuity Services can cost effectively help you rapidly adapt and respond to internal or external dynamic changes - opportunities, demands, disruptions or threats - and continue operations with limited impact to the business.

varolii_cc_logo.gifThe cornerstone of any business continuity plan is fast and reliable communication during a crisis to those who support and rely on your organization. Large organizations lose millions every hour they're down. Effective communications across the organization help to minimize the financial impact of downtime as well as protect corporate assets. While you can't predict the unplanned, you can prepare for the recovery. Varolii's Business Continuity applications ensure your first responders, employees, suppliers, and community are informed and prepared when a crisis hits.

 webex.gif Build WebEx into your telework process before disaster strikes. Prepare for the unpredictable. When disaster strikes, get your business back online in minutes. Give your employees the ability to do their jobs efficiently no matter where they are. Fortify your organization’s Business Continuity Plan with a comprehensive on-demand web solution.



ebrp.jpgThe eBRP Toolkit Suite of Award Winning products were created to help planners manage the entire spectrum of industry standard BCM practices, enabling their organizations to become Incident Ready. Toolkit Suite’s design uses industry standards such as the DRII and BCI practices, NIST recommendations, NIMS, ICS and the ITIL service management foundations. Deployed by a wide range of government and business organizations, Toolkit Suite has the proven flexibility, scalability and ease-of-use to meet your organization’s unique needs.

Toolkit Suite supports the entire BCM lifecycle:  Risk Assessment, BIA, Strategy & Plan Development, Maintenance, Testing and Incident Management.  Licensed for Unlimited Users, Toolkit Suite’s web-based, integrated tools facilitate end-to-end planning, enabling your organization to meet and manage any disruption of day-to-day operations and become truly Incident Read. www.ebrp.net.

esi.gifEmergency Services integrators (ESi) is a full service provider to both emergency management and public safety. Our emergency management product suite includes the design of EOCs, integration of emergency information management, and display systems.


Dell MessageOne provides managed services for emergency notification, email continuity, archiving and security to more than 1,000 customers around the world Dell MessageOne's unique Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is designed for rapid deployment and immediate realization of benefits for our clients. Dell MessageOne's services include:

AlertFind®: Quickly, securely, and reliably communicate and collaborate with employees to manage through any crisis by harnessing all available communication channels during any disaster, security incident, or crisis.

Email Management Services (EMS™): Reduce the risks of managing email by solving continuity, archiving, and security needs with EMS' integrated suite of on-demand services. Downtime, loss of emails, compliance, legal and financial risks are reduced at a low total cost of ownership.  

Disaster Recovery professionals and CIO's at companies including Wells Fargo, Allianz, and local American Red Cross groups trust Dell MessageOne to help prevent downtime, protect communications and data, and streamline compliance and discovery - no matter what. www.messageone.com


 Strohl Systems has been providing business continuity planners with the tools necessary to build plans, practice for disruptions, and to prevail over disasters for almost 20 years. It’s a simple formula -- Plan. Practice. Prevail. Strohl’s business continuity planning software and services have been built around this attitude and have been used successfully in many real-world disruptions. www.strohlsystems.com



 Avalution Consulting specializes in business continuity strategy design, development, implementation and long-term solution maintenance. Avalution excels at implementing business continuity programs and enabling in-house personnel to execute and maintain continuity plans through effective knowledge transfer processes and compelling training concepts.

Avalution is also recognized as a participant in the BSI Americas Associate Consultant Program (ACP). BSI Americas administers the ACP program in order to provide a list of consulting organizations who are "credible and offer an acceptable service in terms of value and performance.” As a certified firm, Avalution assists in preparing organizations for BS 25999 certification as well as assessing readiness for the certification process.

For additional information regarding Avalution’s professionals, tools and customized solutions please visit www.avalution.com , call 800.941.0381 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 BSI is the world's leading management systems certification body. Founded in 1901, BSI has certified more than 60,000 locations in nearly 90 countries.  Many 'Global 500' companies have chosen BSI as their preferred ISO 9001:2000, BS 25999, ISO/TS 16949:2002, ISO 14001:2004 or ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification body. BSI's certification experience covers virtually every industrial and commercial sector (i.e. automotive, aerospace, chemical and allied processes, IT/software, and service). BSI Management Systems America, Inc. is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, with offices in Toronto, Canada, and Mexico City, Mexico to serve the North American market. BSI is truly a pioneering organization. http://www.bsiamerica.com/


coop.gifmyCOOP™ is COOP System’s breakthrough continuity planning software. Recently selected by a number of substantial private and public sector institutions, the patented design was built from the ground up by world-class eCommerce developers. myCOOP™ has features that expand the possibilities for planning automation. Visit our website to learn more about myCOOP™, the future of continuity planning.

evault.jpgEVault, a wholly owned subsidiary of Seagate Technology, is the trusted expert in complete data protection solutions for over 20,000 small to large enterprise customers globally. Since 1997 EVault’s software and outsourced services for backup, recovery, archiving, business continuity and eDiscovery have allowed customers to conform to industry-specific compliance and security regulations. EVault’s DeltaPro^TM and patent-pending Adaptive Compression and Delta-File technologies make it easy to secure, protect and recover critical data across a broad range of operating systems and applications, delivering the most efficient and highest performing disk to disk backup and recovery solution available. http://www.evault.com

fedexcustomcritical.gifWhether you’re in the midst of a disaster or running test shipments, count on FedEx Custom Critical for all of your critical-shipment needs. We’re North America’s largest time-specific, critical-shipment carrier - providing 24/7 pickup and delivery throughout the U.S. and Canada. With a fleet of 1,500 vehicles, FedEx Custom Critical provides access to remote areas that are inaccessible by aircraft. Other services include our White Glove Services® division and our CharterAir® division.

fusion_rm.gifFusion Risk Management provides IT Risk Management Advisory and Solution Integration services. The organization represents a unique partnership of industry-leading professionals, including David Nolan and John Jackson, both former Comdisco executives. Fusion was founded with the vision that IT Risk Management solutions should be more effective, efficient, and economical. Fusion’s approach is to fuse together the IT Risk Management disciplines of Regulatory Compliance, Security, Disaster Recovery, and Business Continuity. The combination of Advisory Consulting, the Fusion Framework for measuring IT Risk Management Programs, and Solution Integration offerings provides our clients with a Trusted Advisor and the tools to proactively manage IT risk.

 Send Word Now is the leading provider of on-demand alerting and response services driving effective communication during time sensitive situations. The easy-to-use, web based services are used by corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions to ensure fast, effective, two-way communication in real-time, ensuring continuity during time sensitive events - anywhere, anytime, regardless of location, device or connection. The company is headquartered in New York City. More information about Send Word Now emergency notification can be found at www.sendwordnow.com .

verizon_small.jpgAt Verizon Wireless, reliability is in our DNA.  It is built into everything we do from network operations to customer service to business continuity and disaster recovery. Throughout the year, we work to build and operate the nation's most reliable wireless network – no matter what disaster or unanticipated event we may face.  Our response capabilities, our network and our teams have been tested and proven under difficult circumstances-- from wildfires and earthquakes to hurricanes and other disasters.
When one of these events strikes, we understand that our customers will turn to their wireless service and count on it. So not only do we build in reliability, we offer a wide range of products and services to help businesses continue their operations. For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com.

rentsysrecovery.gifRentsys Recovery Services, Inc. is the premier nationwide continuity provider of true mobile recovery solutions. Our services focus on the recovery of clients' critical business processes using our Mobile Recovery Centers with comprehensive satellite data and voice communications. In addition to our expansive and flexible mobile fleet options, we also have fixed facilities located throughout the US and a QuickShip program that includes an extensive inventory of tier-one technology available on-site within hours of a disaster. As a leader in the disaster recovery industry, we understand the importance of a reliable service provider. All our services are designed to ensure the seamless recovery of what is most vital to your daily business operations. With locations nationwide and a staff of talented field technicians, we are well prepared to recover your facility and hardware needs in the event of a disaster. For more information, visit us at http://www.rentsysrecovery.com/.

drii-2006.gifDRII is a recognized leader in providing education, standards, and professional certification. DRII’s goals are to create a base of common BCP knowledge through education, assistance, and the development of a resource base; to certify qualified individuals; and to promote the credibility and professionalism of certified professionals.

ppbi.gifPrivate and Public Businesses, Inc. is committed to providing the industry with training and BC solutions in partnership with both private and public agencies that contribute to the effective collaboration required for regional disasters.