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Every issue, Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) delivers how-to, in depth knowledge into business continuity planning more than any other business publication.  This unique ability to take readers further inside the issues has made DRJ the #1 read business continuity publication in the world, one with a circulation and audience that consistently dominates the business continuity magazine field. Add to this strength that we have consistently higher ad recall than our competitors in every major advertising category and the DRJ advantage becomes clear.

Gold Sponsor



IBM 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. http://www.ibm.com/us/en/

Silver Sponsors

Since 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.

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Hewlett-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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IBM 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.

IBM's Official Website


SunGard 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.

SunGard's Official Website


The 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.

Varolii's Official Website


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..

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Bronze Sponsors

eBRP Solutions, the industry leader in Business Continuity Management (BCM) software innovation, has unveiled it latest innovation – Toolkit SaaS.  
Toolkit SaaS puts eBRP’s award-winning Toolkit – chosen by Fortune 500 enterprises - within reach of organizations wishing to accelerate their BCM program without the constraints of capital expenditures or internal software management issues.  
Offered with no up-front fees, and only a flat monthly charge, Toolkit SaaS alleviates the customer's internal burden of software maintenance, change management and technical support.  Hosted in a SAS-70 audited environment, Toolkit SaaS offers unlimited user access via Internet Explorer.  
eBRP Solutions is a global thought leader and leading provider of Business Continuity Management software tools and BCM services.
For more information on the entire eBRP line of products and services, visit www.eBRP.net.

eBRP Official Website


Emergency 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.

ESI Official Website


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

Dell MessageOne Official Website


Only DCC, a PlantCML company, delivers a complete notification solution for business continuity. Our superior technology range of deployment options and renowned customer care are unmatched in both capability and versatility. As a result, we are uniquely positioned to equip any organization with the tools and services that meet their exact critical communications needs. See why hundreds of disaster recovery planners worldwide rely on DCC.

DCC Official Website

Co Sponsors


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..

Avalution Official Website


myCOOP™ 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.

COOP Official Website



EMC Corporation is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology. EMC Consulting, the advisory arm of EMC Global Services, helps customers transform their infrastructure and IT operations into a strategic business asset. Our Business Continuity consulting services protect clients' critical business functions by developing and strengthening high availability and disaster recovery capabilities.

EMC Official Website


Whether 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.

FedEx Official Website


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.

* Cyber City Sponsor

Rentsys 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/.

Rentsys Official Website



* Mock Disaster Sponsor

Attainium Corp was founded by Bob Mellinger to deliver business continuity, emergency preparedness and crisis management services.

Located near Washington, DC, Attainium assesses an organization's ability to cope with and recover from a wide variety of disruptive events. This is established by performing our readiness assessments, risk and business impact analysis, the development of a complete business continuity plan (“Plan-A-ware™”), ongoing plan testing and plan maintenance.

Attainium also produces seminars and workshops designed to educate and enlighten including our interactive simulation “The Disaster Experience”, our BCP workshops, speeches on business continuity, emergency preparedness, and crisis management. Custom programs can be developed to meet any specific time or content requirements.

While all the services Attainium provides are unique to our clients, companies may request additional strategic consulting services in the area of organizational design and development, crisis and risk management, and other crisis management related areas such as communications and infrastructure review.

Attainium Official Website


* Non-Profit Sponsor

DRII 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.

DRII Official Website


* Non-Profit Sponsor

Private 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.

PPBI Official Website