Dialogic Communications Corp

DCC is the global leader in critical communications technology, providing public and private operations with proven emergency notification technology. DCC's on- and off-site solutions automate and execute call-out procedures with first responders, crisis action teams, employees or entire communities-at-risk. Visit

Norman L. Harris, industry founder and 25-year disaster recovery veteran
, has some valuable advice - keep it simple. He is a noted speaker and diligent author, has taught over 400 seminars, and has given numerous television and radio interviews. He coined the terms "hotsite", "coldsite", and "warmsite". For the Who, What, Where & When of recovery planning,
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IT Predictions for 2004 Could Mean New Approaches to Security
Two IT experts have listed their top 10 predictions for 2004, which could have a significant effect on security and business continuity planning. Click HERE>>

Homeland Security Costs Rising For Some Cities
The frequent heightened terror alerts are costing American cities money, but some municipalities say careful planning means alerts don't always result in higher spending levels. Click HERE>>

E-mail Disruptions Becoming More Critical for Businesses
As workers' reliance on e-mail continues to grow, disruptions to e-mail service have become even more devastating for businesses and create an even greater need for business continuity planning. Click HERE>>

New Disaster Recovery Guide Aims to Help Continuity Planning
A senior systems architect gives business continuity planners his best advice for creating and maintaining a successful disaster recovery strategy. Click HERE>>

New Paper Looks at Different Attitudes Toward Risk
A risk management expert says everyone in an organization sees risk differently, and risk managers should understand everyone's perception of risk when working on an organization's Risk Management or Business Continuity strategy. Click HERE>>

Nuclear Experts Go Undercover to Sniff for Dirty Bombs
Teams of nuclear experts from the Energy Department are using high-tech equipment to look for terrorist weapons and dirty bombs in some of the country's major cities. Click HERE>>

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A Survival Kit….a Terrific Way to Show You Care!

A 72-hour kit shows appreciation to your employees, friends and family. And corporate preparedness makes good business sense! We've been helping businesses since 1985. For more information on emergency and disaster equipment,
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“Share the Wealth”…Industry Organizations Update
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Virtual Corporation Announces Business Continuity Maturity ModelSM Assessment Training

FLANDERS, NJ, Virtual Corporation, Inc., a consulting services corporation, announces its first training seminar for individuals to become licensed Business Continuity Maturity ModelSM (BCMMSM) assessors. The 2-day seminar will be held in Phoenix, Arizona at the Marriott Phoenix Airport Hotel on January 29th and 30th. The cost of the program will be $895, which includes all courseware, BCMMSM Assessment Toolkit and BCMMSM Assessment Methodology.

This seminar is for business continuity professionals with a minimum of 3 years dedicated business continuity experience. All participants will be expected to possess a significant level of understanding of Business Continuity principles and terminology encompassing Disaster Recovery, Business Recovery, Security Management and Incident Management. For more information and a complete list of upcoming training seminars, visit Virtual's website at http://www.virtual-corp.net/html/bcmm_training.html

MessageOne Lands Six New Clients
Austin, TX, The Austin Business Journal has announced that local technology company MessageOne Inc. has signed six deals worth more than $1.5 million over the next three years. MessageOne develops a product that allows companies to access email over the Web in case of power outage, virus attack or anything else that could interrupt a corporate network. For more information on various product offerings, visit http://www.messageone.com

Colorado-based Contingency Planning Firm, Business Contingency Planning, Inc., to Offer the Disaster Recovery System (DRS)™
Merrick, NY TAMP Computer Systems, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions and consulting for business continuity and disaster recovery planning, has added another DRS™ reseller to their roster. Business Continuity Planning, Inc. (BCP-Inc.) is a veteran-owned Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) organization, specializing in IT and network continuity planning and data recovery. DRS, a web-based planning program, is utilized by companies worldwide to create, organize, maintain and report on critical resource information. The TAMP Reseller Program offers companies a way in which to increase their competitive advantage and sales with clients. For more information, visit http://www.drsbytamp.com

PLANet from Strohl Systems to Help Protect Maine School Children
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA, Strohl Systems announced that 14 public school districts in York County, Maine have jointly purchased PLANet, Strohl's online crisis planning tool designed specifically for schools, to help build and manage their emergency response plans. Part of a $496,000 Department of Education Emergency Response and Crisis Management Grant will be used to purchase PLANet to build and manage emergency response plans for 78 schools, helping protect over 34,000 students. PLANet is an Internet-based school crisis planning and management tool designed for schools and school districts. It was developed and is endorsed by top trauma, law enforcement, education, mental health, and disaster recovery experts from around the country. For information about PLANet, visit http://www.planetstrohl.com

COOP Consulting Announces Spring COOP Certified Course Schedule
RESTON, VA, COOP Consulting announced its public schedule for its spring series of certified Continuity of Operations training courses in the DC area, starting on February 2nd. Since the start of its training series in mid-2002, done in conjunction with DRI International (www.drii.org), students have been taught from more than a dozen federal agencies and states, including large-scale programs with two early responder agencies. For more information, visit http://www.coop-consulting.com

a Weekly Publication of Disaster Resource GUIDE.

The weekly Continuity e-GUIDE will provide a concise seven-day snapshot of the business continuity and emergency management industry from around the world right down to the local level.

Based on the philosophy of “working together”, the e-GUIDE will integrate, consolidate, and communicate resources from organizations that are leaders in business continuity, risk management, crisis management, emergency response, and disaster recovery.

Watch your Inbox each Wednesday for the latest edition of the Continuity e-GUIDE. Do you have an interesting story, case study or some breaking news? Contact the Editor, Nathan Mallett at nathan.mallett@disaster-resource.com

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The 2004 DISASTER RESOURCE GUIDE (9th annual Edition) will be published during the 1st quarter of 2004. Visit the online GUIDE to sign up for a free copy. You can sign up today. Click HERE>>