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>>

What's Holding BC Back? One hears a lot of talk about the next 9/11 which everyone agrees is inevitable. Yet, 50% of respondents to most surveys report they have no DR or BC plan whatsoever.  There are many explanations for this misalignment. Jon Toigo tells us more. Click HERE>>

Team Up to Tackle Risk, Expert Says

What’s the most important thing your organization can do to improve its risk management strategy? Start working together, says IT guru Howard Schmidt. To find out why, Click HERE>>

Survey Finds Few Companies Prepared for Flu
A new survey suggests 75 percent of companies aren’t prepared to deal with a flu pandemic and 40 percent say there’s nothing they can do about it anyway. Are they right? Click HERE>>

Too Many Hurricanes Brings Complacency, Survey Finds
After three blows in 2004, Floridians refused to evacuate when another hurricane was on the way. Are we so weary from repeated hits we don’t even bother to prepare anymore? Click HERE>>

Six SOX Pitfalls to Avoid
If the thought of a Sarbanes-Oxley audit strikes fear in your heart, take note: it is possible to survive a dreaded audit. But first, you’ve got to make SOX part of your daily routine. Click HERE>>

Does Judgment Matter in a Security Professional
A hacker in the UK was recently hired by an information security company, despite recently being charged for hacking crimes. Are ethics important when it comes to IT security? Click HERE>>

Most Corporate Fraud Found by Luck, Study Finds
Tough regulations like the SOX Act are meant to improve corporate governance and detect fraud, but a new study says most corporate fraud is still detected by sheer luck. Click HERE>>

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. Available at no charge through the end of 2005. Sponsored by MessageOne. Click HERE>>

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Check out the newly expanded bookstore (a service of Rothstein & Assoc.) - your source for hundreds of books, software tools, videos, research reports and much more. Over sixty new titles to help you prepare for anything and everything! Click HERE>>

New speakers:
Prof Redlener of Columbia U., expert on the bird flu pandemic, and Prof Sheffi of MIT, author of "The Resilient Enterprise,"highly praised book on disaster thinking. March 21-22, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York. Save time and register for free show by Clicking HERE>>


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RecoveryPlanner.com First to Offer BCP Software ROI Calculator
Shelton, CT — RecoveryPlanner.com, provider of web-based BCP software, has developed the industry’s first BCP ROI analysis model for web-based planning. The RecoveryPlanner BCP ROI CalculatorTM provides a fast and easy way to analyze a firm’s Return On Investment (ROI) for adoption of Web BCP software compared to a company’s current methods. http://www.RecoveryPlanner.com/Features/ROI Calculator.asp

IBM to Ship Vision Solutions DR and Systems Mgmt Software with IBM eServer Iseries
Irvine, CA —Vision Solutions signed an agreement with IBM to distribute DR and systems management software with all eServer iSeries OS. Program provides SMB organizations optimal tools for DR, data replication and systems management. “IBM and its partners enable iSeries availability as one of the industry’s best,” said Jim Herring, Director, Product Management IBM eServer iSeries. http://www.visionsolutions.com/company/news/11-21-2005.asp

Sterling Rope Debuts Fire Tech 32™ PER New Personal Escape Rope for FDNY
Scarborough, ME — Sterling Rope, manufacturer of life safety rope and cord products has been awarded a contract with FDNY to provide all firefighters with FireTech 32, a personal escape rope for use in “bailout” situations. This rope was designed specifically to FDNY specifications and in response to the circumstances that occurred earlier in the year at a tragic fire in the Bronx where several firefighters died. http://www.sterlingrope.com/2005/rescue_fdny_20050914.asp

Anonymizer Releases New, Integrated Identity Protection Console With Major Upgrades
San Diego, CA — Anonymizer® Inc. has created the first all-in-one product for protection against personal and financial information theft, unsolicited and harmful code downloads to PCs, spyware, adware, keyloggers, online fraud and more. This new console is released with major upgrades of Anonymizer® Anonymous Surfing™ and Anonymizer® Anti-Spyware™. It will provide centralized, easy-to-use administration. http://www.anonymizer.com/media/releases/051129.html

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