Begin 2006 with a Plan for Automated Emergency Notification Finally, there’s one document to help you determine and prioritize all your important requirements for alert notification:  Download this comprehensive “Request For Proposal” (RFP) template, Sponsored by MessageOne. Click HERE>>


Focusing BC/DR on Shareholder Protection
Terrorism threats, financial scandals, and executive malfeasance are increasingly becoming topics of discussion. How can managers infuse BC best practices into their organizations' strategic planning? B. Bobich and A. Tait expound. Click HERE>>


IT Security in 2006: Four Areas to Take Action
As the new year kicks off to a running start, one IT security expert is asking: Did we learn the lessons of 2005? And where do we need to take action in 2006? Click HERE>> to find out.

Checklist to Help Businesses Prepare for a Pandemic
Does your business know how to protect employees and maintain operations if a flu pandemic hits us? If you don’t, the government has released a new checklist that can help. Click HERE>>

Report Slams Management at DHS
A new report is slamming the DHS, saying the department is facing significant weaknesses. Is the agency strong enough to protect us from disaster? Click HERE>> to find out.

Economic Signs Mostly Positive for IT Spending
A survey of economic indicators says IT spending, particularly in the small- and midsize business sector, will grow in 2006. Will security budgets be part of that spending? Click HERE>>

Who Will Implement 9/11 Recommendations?
With the 9/11 project finishing up its work late last week, the daughter of a September 11 victim is asking: Is anyone listening to the recommendations? Click HERE>>

2005 Worst Year for Computer Security Breaches
Experts are calling last year the worst year ever for computer security breaches. With cybersecurity budgets being cut at the DHS, can we really expect 2006 to be any better? Click HERE>>


Complimenary web seminar sponsored by IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services. Lessons Learned from the 2005 Hurricane Season. Thursday, Jan. 19; 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST Featured client speaker is Michael Evanson, Vice President of Information Technology at Oreck Corp. Click HERE>>


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 expedited delivery. For more information, please 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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Town of Vernon, Connecticut Selects MessageOne Solution For Emergency Notification
Austin, TX — A fast-growing suburb of Hartford, Vernon recently evaluated options to improve its outdated call-tree system for emergency notification with a new solution to better meet the crisis and safety needs of the 30,000 plus citizens and its many visitors. After reviewing the technology options available, the Office of Emergency Management selected MessageOne’s AlertFind solution for emergency notification and response. http://www.messageone.com/news/nws-2005-12-12-1

16th World Conference on Disaster Management to expand with new Partnership
Burlington, Ontario —The Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness announces it has entered into partnership agreements with IAEM, DRI International, and DRI Canada, professional and certification organizations in both Emergency Management and Business Continuity Planning to jointly present the 16th World Conference on Disaster Management in Toronto, June 18–21, 2006. http://www.ccep.ca/ccepprrl.html

State of Delaware Purchases Entire Suite of Continuity Software from Strohl Systems
King of Prussia, PA — Delaware recently purchased the entire integrated suite of Strohl Systems Web-based continuity of operations products. “Disaster recovery and business continuity is a major focus of our efforts,” said William Hickox, Chief Operating Officer for DTI. “We were pleased with Strohl’s dedicated track record in government and the company’s down-to-earth approach to incidents and emergencies.” www.strohlsystems.com/MediaPR/TopNews/FullText.asp?ID=98

BNet Announces the Addition of Cambridge to Corporate Emergency Access System
New York, NY —The city of Cambridge joins the growing list of governments utilizing CEAS to assist business recovery following a serious emergency or disaster: New York City, Boston, Stamford and Buffalo. CEAS is a credentialing program that operates with local government giving companies the ability to access their workplace quickly following an emergency event that results in travel or access restrictions. http://www.ceas.com/

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