EnvoyWorldWide White Paper: The Five Pillars of Emergency Communications Planning The five pillars support emergency communications planning, which can fail if any one is not in place. They are best practices to ensure your planning initiatives pay off when incidents occur. Click HERE>>

As seen in Greece this week, Avian (Bird) Flu is a worldwide health crisis waiting to happen, yet too few companies are prepared to deal with a pandemic. Avalution Consulting’s Rob Giffin provides some much-needed practical advice on preparing for this threat. Click HERE>>
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No Comment is No Option for Crisis Management, Experts Say
An example of good crisis management? There isn’t one, say some experts. No one can remember the crisis in the first place. That’s why “no comment” is not an option. Click HERE>>

Panel Sets New Security Standards
A panel develops standards to provide businesses with information security guidelines to protect from cyber attack. Will it end the debate over how much security is enough? Click HERE>>

U.S. Coast Guard May Need Rescue
A report suggests the Coast Guard may be stretching itself too thin in the wake of natural disasters and fighting the war on terror. Does the Coast Guard need a rescue for itself? Click HERE>>

DHS Probing Subway-Threat Leak
After allegations following the NYC terrorist threat, an internal DHS probe investigates: Did officials tip off their families and friends before making the threat public? Click HERE>>

Don’t Base Your BC Plan on Disasters, Expert Says
Since Katrina, BCPs focus on large-scale disasters. But 80% of downtime is caused by human error or software problems, says one expert. Are you planning accordingly? Click HERE>>

Morale is Bleak at Homeland Security Department
DHS’ duty is to keep us safe from terrorism and natural disasters. But yet another survey suggests its employees suffer low morale. What’s going wrong at the department? Click HERE>>

Canvas Systems’ RES-Q DR
options can help you meet your recovery time goals when disaster strikes. Choose from one of our DR options-High Availability Replication, Equipment Set-Aside or Quick Ship-or we can customize a solution for you. Click HERE>>

Emergency Kits Make Terrific Holiday Gifts!
The Emergency Lifeline Corporation is celebrating its 20th anniversary by offering discounts on emergency kits. Offer good until Nov 19. Give your employees the gift of preparedness. Click HERE>>

Corp. Security, BC & Crisis Mgmt. Conference
Join senior executives, government officials and policy experts to examine strategies to limit risk, control damage, maintain critical operations and effect recovery. Nov. 17-18, NYC. Click HERE>>


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DCC, Twisted Pair Solutions Join to Improve First Responder Communications
Nashville, TN — DCC’s emergency notification software, Communicator! NXT, rapidly sends time-sensitive information to first responders through various devices (e.g., phone, pager, email, etc.). Twisted Pair’s WAVE™ software application suite utilizes standards-based IP communications to tie any two-way radio, cell phone, landline, IP phone or PC together for true group communications interoperability. http://www.dccusa.com/press-release/pr-051006.html

GVF Emergency Management Summit
New York, NY — October 25 — Entitled “Life, Death and the Business Case for Development, Humanitarian Assistance and Emergency Management”, this high-level Summit is endorsed by IAEM. It will address the increasing demand from emergency planners and BC specialists for satellite systems and services and examine how the industry can more effectively meet end-user requirements. http://www.gvf.org/docs/GVFSummit2005Program7Oct.pdf

Medicine in the Time of Bioterrorism
Providence, RI — November 18 — This one-day conference features internationally- acknowledged experts in the fields of terrorism, public health, and infectious diseases.  It focuses on public health policy, emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, agents of bioterrorism, emergency preparedness, and vaccine initiatives. 

Storage Decisions Conference
Las Vegas, NV — November 9-11 — Choose from more than 30 sessions developed to help you address the challenge of tiered storage. Presented by the best independent experts in the field to address the challenges you face right now. Network with 350 IT professionals. Meet the 60 most relevant storage technology providers.

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