Save the Date. WCDM. June 19-22, 2011. Toronto. World Conference on Disaster Management develops a progressive program that will inspire you to excellence. Explore new approaches and innovative solutions to deal with modern day disruptions. DRG subscriber savings offered. Click HERE>>

Standards: It's Time to Get Off the Sidelines Waiting for a front-runner Standard to emerge, or, hesitating because you're worried you might be audited against another one is the kind of thinking causing many to miss the value standards can provide. Susan Giffin writes. Click HERE>>

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  • Random Act of Culture in Philadelphia
    If you're from Philly, this is probably old news. And it has nothing to do with DR! But to this publisher, what a great clip on You Tube! The largest pipe organ in the world. Amazing. Hope you don't mind a little diversion this week.
  • Nigeria Addresses Its International Reputation for Cyberscams
    You've gotten them: Bogus Nigerian emails touting fake lotteries, inheritances and would-be romantic partners, all looking for "assistance." Click HERE>>
  • Emergency Management Specialist Named As One of Top 50 Jobs
    U.S. News & World Report puts "emergency management specialist" on its list of the Top 50 Best Jobs for 2011. Click HERE>>
  • WikiLeaks Disclosures Highlight Challenges to Blocking Cyber-Attacks
    High-tech systems to block cyber-attacks are behind the curve, as recent WikiLeaks disclosures vividly illustrate. Click HERE>>
  • Wisconsin Schools Revisit Crisis Plans In Wake of Shooting
    After a 15-year-old student held his classmates and teachers hostage before shooting himself, several school districts will review their crisis management plans. Click HERE>>
  • A Fresh Look at Best Practices in Disaster Recovery Testing
    We've all heard about it, but few actually do it. Yet your disaster recovery plan is useless unless you know it actually works. Click HERE>>

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Disaster Recovery Testing The ONLY book on this vital subject, addressing all types of contingency plans! Transform recovery testing from an afterthought to a powerful, disciplined and efficient development and implementation tool. 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>>

DRJ: The World's Largest BC/DR Conference Save the Date. Mar. 27 - 30, 2011: Orlando. Backed by 20+ years of experience, Spring World 2011 offers the most educational opportunities, networking events and cutting-edge information available. Click HERE>>

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SunGard Availability Services Sees Cloud Computing Maturing, Converging
If 2010 was the year of cloud computing awareness and adoption, the next phase of the cloud evolution will bring maturation and convergence according to SunGard. 2010 proved that, for many organizations, cloud computing can meet the demand for improved IT efficiency through a virtualized, secure infrastructure solution that is scalable, reliable and can provide organizations higher availability at lower costs when compared to a dedicated IT environment. Click HERE>>

PlantCML® Recognizes Outstanding Achievement for 9-1-1 Dispatcher Jerry Sprouse
PlantCML® is proud to recognize the outstanding service of dispatcher Jerry Sprouse, of New Kent County Sheriff's Office in New Kent, VA. Jerry has been with the Sheriff's Office since 1979 and has progressively achieved many accolades in his more than 30-year career, despite the complete loss of his eyesight in his mid-teens. First hired by interim Sheriff Art Bowman as a switchboard operator, Jerry has worked for Sheriff F.W. Howard since he took office. Click HERE>>

Crisis Care Network's Inside Crisis Video Series
Made up of brief (3-minute), educational presentations that address research-informed, take-and-use crisis leadership skills, the series' most recent installment is: "Do the Right Thing and It is Good for Business." - There is no greater honor and no greater responsibility than to be there on the worst day of someone's life. It is also good for business. When you respond competently and compassionately with Psychological First Aid after crisis it impacts the bottom line as well. Click HERE>>

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We are still receiving subscriptions for the 2011/12 DISASTER RESOURCE GUIDE (15th annual Edition). Click HERE>>