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MIR3, Inc. is the leading developer of rapid, two-way mass notification and response software. The company's Intelligent Notification™ technology allows organizations to quickly notify up to hundreds of thousands of people at once, all over the world, using multiple communication modes—including mobile phone, land line, text message, email, pager, fax, TTY and BlackBerry PIN-to-PIN—and quickly receive actionable responses. MIR3's SaaS, on-premise and hybrid solutions help organizations enhance communication abilities, protect assets, and increase operational efficiency in IT, business continuity, and enterprise operations for more than 85 of the FORTUNE 100 companies, as well as government entities, universities, and companies of all sizes in more than 130 countries. www.mir3.com

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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.

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myCOOP is COOP System's breakthrough continuity planning software. The patented design was built from the ground up by world-class eCommerce developers. Visit our website to learn more about myCOOP, the future of continuity planning Visit The Coop-Systems Website

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Since 1971, Forsythe has served as a national provider of technology infrastructure solutions to organizations nationwide. Forsythe brings cross-platform expertise to its technology consulting, technology leasing, and value added reseller services.

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Recovery Point is a national provider of Integrated Business Continuity Solutions to government agencies and a broad array of commercial and non-profit organizations of all sizes. Recovery Point’s services include hot site, cold site and work-area recovery; off-site data storage and transportation; electronic data vaulting; secure hosting, and carrier neutral network resources. These services can be delivered individually or specially packaged in any combination.

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Atlantic.Net is a market-leading business data services provider known for exceptional service, simplifying complex technologies and building a brand that people trust.

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eBRP Solutions Inc. provides web-based tools and utilities, as well as consulting services for business continuity management. ESN develops tools and utilities focused on core requirements.

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Emprimus LLC, was formed to protect our Critical Civil Infrastructure, against the electromagnetic threats. Emprimus has a graduated remediation process that offers a number of combinations and alternatives of protective technologies, operations and procedural techniques.

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Bick Group offers services on all things in and around the data center, the facility, technology, operations, cloud infrastructure, security, disaster recovery and business continuity. Bick Group BC/DR practice performs cloud computing assessments, BC/DR audits or BIAs, strategy development and plan, point technology solutions and exercises.

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The Fusion Framework Risk Management & Contingency Planning System now makes it possible to capture, manage and continuously evolve risk profiles across the enterprise while building, maintaining and evolving comprehensive contingency plans aligned to those risks. Simply better, the Fusion Framework makes enterprise-class risk management and contingency planning dramatically easier, less costly, less resource intensive, yet more effective than ever before. Key features include risk management, contingency planning, automated workflows and approvals, powerful reporting and dashboards, enterprise integration, collaboration and communications. The Fusion Framework… Simply, Better!

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KPMG has developed a proactive approach to help mitigate risks, provide for change control, and establish continuity of business functions and capabilities. Our highly skilled advisory services professionals have the knowledge and experience to help organizations maintain security, reliability, and availability. www.us.kpmg.com

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Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL), a leader in intelligent workload management, through WorkloadIQ, helps organizations securely deliver and manage computing services across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. We help customers reduce the cost, complexity, and risk associated with their IT systems through our solutions for identity and security, systems management, collaboration and Linux-based operating platforms. With our infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one. Our virtualization and workload management solutions support both Windows and Linux operating systems; address server migration and disaster recovery needs of heterogeneous physical and virtual server environments. For more information, visit www.novell.com.

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PlantCML®, an EADS North America company, is a pioneer and trusted partner in notification technology. Globally, hundreds of public and private sector organizations look to us for the guidance and expertise to successfully carry out their crisis communications strategies. Why? We listen, we care and we consistently make good on our promises. We strive for excellence in our delivery of rock-solid solutions and services adaptable to any business environment or operational need. And, we demonstrate with certainty how to build, implement and enrich any notification program by sharing the knowledge gained throughout our 28-year history. Experience the difference. Experience PlantCML.

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Overland Storage is the trusted global provider of effortless data management and data protection solutions across the data lifecycle. By providing an integrated range of technologies and services for primary, nearline, offline, archival and cloud data storage, Overland makes it easy and cost effective to build a comprehensive disaster recovery plan. Whether distributed data is across the hall or across the globe, Overland enables companies to focus on keeping their business going in the event of a disaster instead of worrying about it. Visit Overland Storage's booth to find out more about how we can build a complete storage architecture to support your Disaster Recovery needs. For more information, visit: www.overlandstorage.com.

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Shermco Industries is a provider of safe, electrical restoration, reliable testing, repair, professional training, maintenance and analysis of rotating apparatus and electrical power distribution systems and related equipment for the light, medium, and heavy industrial base nationwide

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At 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. We work to build and operate the nation’s most reliable wireless network – no matter what disaster or unanticipated event we may face.

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VOLO Recovery was designed to enable businesses to stabilize internal and external communications when faced with outages due to disaster or technical failure. A self contained, single-source business continuity disaster recovery system, VOLO provides a complete inbound and outbound communication infrastructure.

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Mock Disaster Sponsor

Disaster Game LLC, is an innovative provider of business continuity tools and services that elevate your readiness. The company was founded in 2008 by Bill Ashland, a DRII Certified Business Continuity Professional who for nearly a decade directed the business recovery portion of the business continuity program at TD Banknorth (now TD Bank). The company also offers live facilitated testing and awareness training services, a family preparedness edition, and is currently developing a web-based disaster simulation tool.

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Official Transportation Sponsor

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.

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Non-Profit Sponsors

DRI International’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.

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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.

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