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Building a Resilient Enterprise
If there is one lesson we can draw from the events that shocked the international community over the past year, it is that organizations need to be resilient enough to withstand and learn from unexpected disruptions. Yossi Sheffi explains. Click HERE>>

Coastal Residents Still Unprepared for Hurricanes, Survey Says
Sixty percent of residents in the nation’s coastal areas say they’ve got no disaster plan; 83 percent haven’t taken any steps to make their homes stronger. Why don’t we take this threat seriously? Click HERE>>

Pandemic Flu Plan Raises Concern
Critics are saying the government’s plan to deal with a potential flu pandemic is making the same mistakes as the Katrina response. Have we not learned those lessons yet? Click HERE>>

Experience Makes the Security Professional, Expert Says
Just because someone’s certified, it doesn’t mean that person’s a true security pro, according to one expert. So what is a security professional anyway? Click HERE>>

Physical Security Goes High Tech
New advances in technology can help provide greater physical security. But one expert asks: Does everyone win when physical security meets cybersecurity? Click HERE>>

Is UK Emergency Preparedness Moving in the Right Direction?
Is the UK taking a step in the right direction toward truly being prepared? One writer takes an in-depth look at the state of preparedness across the pond. Click HERE>>

‘Gas-guzzling’ PCs Pose IT Power Issues
Rising electricity costs are having a big effect on IT reliability, says a new panel of the UK’s top CIOs. Will rising costs mean less reliable backups and IT systems? Click HERE>>

DSPN’s one-day business continuity workshops are receiving rave reviews across the country and are coming soon to San Ramon, Philadelphia, Dallas and Los Angeles.  Group discounts available.  See more details and register online now.
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PLYLOX™ Commercial Hurricane Window Clips. NEW!
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>>

World Conference on Disaster Mgt
- June 18-21, Toronto. "Emergency Management and BC Working Together" Get a global perspective. Learn from and network with the best. Pandemic Planning, Effective Leadership, & more. For full program, Click HERE>>


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Amcom Software Rolls out Web-Enabled Enterprise Platform for Communications

Minneapolis, MN – Amcom Software recently announced that it has Web-enabled and enhanced its enterprise system platform for mission-critical communication centers - fully-integrated and technically advanced operator service call centers. They are built upon Oracle 10g and Red Hat Linux 3.0 Enterprise. Benefit with higher security, improved reliability and an open technology platform for easy integration into enterprise applications.

Tool for Saving Collections from Water Damage Is Now Water Resistant
The “Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel,” the internationally esteemed tool for protecting collections from disasters, has been released in a new edition featuring a water-resistant coating, magnets on the handle, and a revised section on Electronic Records. The Wheel also has a new corporate sponsor, BMS Catastrophe. 1,400 were donated to institutions in the Southeast after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Univ. Medical Center is First Trauma Center to Use Rapid Responder Crisis Mgmt System
Las Vegas, NV – University Medical Center (UMC), announced recenty they have installed a state of the art crisis management system to facilitate pre-planning for emergencies and to assist police, fire and other first responders during a wide variety of emergency situations. “UMC’s number one priority is the care and safety of our patients,” said Lacy Thomas, UMC’s chief executive officer.

Global Relief Tech Partners with GeoEye for Satellite Image Delivery to Responders
Portsmouth, NH – Global Relief Technologies is teaming with GeoEye Inc. and Telenor Satellite Services to deliver timely satellite imagery to emergency relief workers operating in remote and often dangerous areas around the world. The initiative is being championed by former Air Force General, James Abrahamson, a member of the Global Relief Technologies Board of Directors.


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