The Microsoft MVP Guide to Exchange Availability - A new book featuring the 10 Essential Rules on how to avoid email downtime, written by three top Exchange Experts. Order today! Available at no charge through the end of 2005. Sponsored by MessageOne. Click HERE>>

Outsourcing BCP: What's Possible, What's Not While it's possible to outsource portions of BCP, it isn't practical to transfer total responsibility to an outside company because BCP can only work when internal staff is directly involved. Lee Milligan tells us more. Click HERE>>

Ridge Sees IT Challenges for Homeland Security
Tom Ridge, former Secretary of the DHS, is opening up about the state of IT at the department, warning that a lack of unified processes is hampering efficiency. Is he right? Click HERE>>

Senators Say Businesses Better Prepared than Government
Considering government’s response to Katrina, some senators complain businesses were better prepared than government. Should the government be more like businesses? Click HERE>>

Corporate Focus on Compliance Could Undermine Security
Companies who say complying with laws like SOX is biggest driver of IT security initiatives might want to think again. Should compliance be part of a bigger security plan? Click HERE>>

Air Cargo Still Prone to Terror Attack
A report warns planes carrying cargo may still be vulnerable to terrorists, despite two-year old plans to plug holes in air cargo security. Does that mean our airlines are still at risk? Click HERE>>

Government Relying on Private Companies to Prevent Cyberterrorism
Is our government relying too heavily on private companies to protect us from cyberterrorism? A group of security experts say yes. To find out why, Click HERE>>

New Wireless Devices Mean Bigger Security Threat, Experts Say
As wireless devices become commonplace, some security experts are concerned that IT security issues will increase dramatically. But are they just trying to scare us? Click HERE>>

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A Survival Kit... a Terrific Gift to Show You Care!
A 72-hour Emergency Kit shows appreciation to your employees, friends and family. Every automobile, every desk, every home needs one! Order today for holiday delivery. For more information, please Click HERE>>

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Toronto, June 10-13, 2006. Emergency Management & Business Continuity working together. Learning and networking from a global perspective. Save $300 if registered by Jan. 16.
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Mobile Banking Solution Proven Successful
Pascagoula, MS — In the wake of the recent hurricanes, Katrina and Rita, Rentsys Recovery Services ensured the continuity of several business operations in the Gulf area. They provided a range of services to those businesses that found themselves unable to carry on their day-to-day operations due to the devastation. Each recovery was custom designed specifically with the clients’ needs in mind. To read more, Click HERE>>

Business Continuity Guidelines for Coping with a Global Flu Pandemic
A project designed to address the specific issue of BC during a global flu pandemic is being organised by Survive, with support from Roche Products, Ltd. Extensive research will be carried out, with members of Survive contributing experience across a wide range of industry sectors. The results of this research will be published as guidelines to assist businesses in making preparations to deal with a global flu pandemic.

Corporate Responsibility: Stand up and be counted
Business threats are frequently emerging, avian flu and the London terrorist attacks to name a few, and those organisations that put in place simple steps to ensure availability of staff and systems will have a far greater chance of riding the storm; and in doing so will improve the way in which they are perceived by customers, partners, suppliers and shareholders.

Credentialing System Keeps Businesses and Infrastructure Operational
Recent events have demonstrated the inadequacy of many emergency response plans. Now a new solution is here in the form of Corporate Emergency Access System designed by the Business Network of Emergency Resources (BNet), a ‘not-for-profit’ corporation dedicated to establishing practical, effective emergency and crisis management solutions through partnerships between local government and business.

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