PBX Parachute is a disaster recovery/business continuity communications solution that can include automatic failover for your primary phone system, ACD queues, follow-me calling, audio conference bridge, and employee emergency hotline. Click HERE>>

Phase Sensitive Response to Crisis
The World Health Organization recommends response to mass disaster be phase-sensitive and multi-component. Bob VandePol outlines the five transitions of a phase-sensitive response in this brief video. Click HERE>>

    for the 15th Annual, 2011 Disaster Resource GUIDE. We're seeking articles in 6 content categories: Planning & Mgt, Human Concerns, Info. Availability & Security, Telecom/Satcom, Facility Issues, Crisis Comm. & Response. Click HERE>>
  • Methodology Guide and Templates Online for Risk Assessment
    Performing an IT risk assessment is an important part of disaster planning, but it can be time-consuming and difficult. Click HERE>>
  • Surfers Provide Aid, Disaster Recovery in Cross-Cultural Partnership
    A nonprofit organization brings together surfers, industry sponsors and government in disaster response for impoverished Indonesian islanders. Click HERE>>
  • Australians Pushing Forward on Cyber-Security Response
    This month saw the opening of a new national computer emergency response office in Brisbane. Click HERE>>
  • First Pan-European Cyber Security Exercise Hailed As Success
    From Australia to Europe, cyber-security is quickly becoming a priority for disaster response and business continuity planners. Click HERE>>
  • Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Cuts Costs, Adds Capacity
    Companies that balk at the cost of building disaster recovery infrastructure often find cloud-based solutions more cost-effective. Click HERE>>
  • Latest Edition of Local Government Disaster Guide Is Released
    The second edition of a handbook on homeland security and local government best practices is now available. Click HERE>>

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Small Business Plan Template Just fill in the blanks! DSPN offers a simple, affordable and self-paced template to combine business recovery plans with emergency response plans. Available in IBM® or Macintosh® in Microsoft Word® format. Click HERE>>

PLYLOX™ Commercial Hurricane Window Clips. The ingenious, inexpensive and non-destructive way to protect your windows from high winds and airborne debris. Installed in seconds, the clips require no drilling, nails, screws or adhesive. Click HERE>>

Gartner Data Center Conference, Dec 6-9: LV, NV - Best practices to help you better manage your data centers' agility, optimize costs, and navigate critical next steps in emerging technologies like virtualization and cloud computing. Click HERE>>

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Nick Magliato Appointed Chief Operations Officer of SunGard Availability Services
Wayne, PA - Mr. Magliato will lead SunGard Availability Services' infrastructure engineering and operations organizations, and is responsible for operational excellence - finding new ways to solve customer problems, adding value and delivering exceptional customer experiences. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Mr. Magliato has held leadership roles at both large-scale organizations and early stage venture-backed companies. Click HERE>>

COOP Systems Announces New Hosting Capabilities
Herndon, VA - COOP Systems has announced an advanced regional active-active regional backup infrastructure to better service customers. COOP's new redundant capabilities include constant backup of all data 24X7 to COOP's recovery site in a Tier 4 data center; hot myCOOP application software and client data at the backup location; and switchover in minutes to the standby facility as needed. Click HERE>>

Operation Full Access - A Disability Disaster Planning Initiative
Florida's Jackson County Emergency Management Department continues to seek volunteer Project Monitors for its Operation Full Access initiative. The initiative is designed to assess then enhance the capability of stakeholder organizations representing the county's disabled, transportation disadvantaged, seniors and limited English speaking residents as it pertains to disaster planning, response and recovery. Click HERE>>

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