Blending Inbound and Outbound Notifications If your organization relies on automated outbound communications to provide critical information, click here to learn how you can use inbound communication along with outbound messaging to create a complete solution with EnvoyWorldWide.


Building the Business Case for Emergency Notification The economic health of a city is the business community and its resilience. Recovery will be faster with strong BC plans. A critical issue in any plan is emergency notification. Kathy Veldboom tells us more. Click HERE>>



Schools in Canada Revisit Safety after Shootings
School districts across Canada are rethinking their emergency plans in the wake of last week’s terrifying shootings in Montreal. Should our school districts follow suit? Click HERE>>

Louisiana Governor Blanco Looking at Insurance Options
Louisiana’s ‘insurer of last resort’ has a $1 billion debt, and the burden falls on all the state’s homeowners. Should Gov. Blanco relieve owners from that burden? Click HERE>>

Insurers Have Work to Do on Own Business Continuity Plans
It’s often a requirement of getting insurance: You must have a good BC plan in place to account for natural disaster and more. So why don’t insurers themselves have those plans? Click HERE>>

“Yellow Submarine” Joins New Jersey Anti-Terror Arsenal
New Jersey authorities use technology to fight terrorism, adding new innovations like the “Yellow Submarine” to its arsenal. But are the new tools an expensive proposition? Click HERE>>

Healthcare Firms Lack Security Plan
A new study says most healthcare companies only invest in security because of legal requirements. Is that why your firm is concerned about security? Click HERE>>

Terrorism Dollars Spent on First Response in Connecticut
A new report says Connecticut first responders have benefited from funds earmarked to fight terrorism. But is anyone questioning the spending? Click HERE>>

The Microsoft MVP Guide to Exchange Availability
- Learn from three top Exchange experts 10 Essential Rules on how to avoid email downtime! This popular book is now available online free to DR e-Guide readers. Sponsored by MessageOne. Click HERE>>

AOK Rescue Chair
The safest and easiest way to transport a person, in an emergency, down or up a flight of stairs in a high-rise building! The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled employees Click HERE>>

Register now for CPM 2006 EAST! Oct 30 — Nov 1. Gaylord Palms, Orlando. The best training and networking events for BC/COOP, emergency management and security. Come early for the golf tournament, stay for the keynotes, sessions, and peer interaction! Click HERE>>


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TAMP Announces R. Terpstra as New Practice Leader for Pandemic Response Planning
Merrick, NY — Randy is a pioneer in pandemic incident planning. Prior to joining TAMP, he was the consulting manager for BC and pandemic planning at RSM McGladrey. In addition to Randy's extraordinary management and consulting talents, he is actively sought as a speaker/presenter on the business impacts of a potential pandemic incident, response plans for a pandemic incident and other critical incident management topics. http://www.drsbytamp.com/press-releases/aug24_06.html

Australia Post Chooses COOP Systems for BCM Software Package
Herndon, VA — COOP Systems recently announced that Australia Post, based in Melbourne, has chosen myCOOP 5.3 for their Business Continuity Management (BCM) program. myCOOP has become a leading new ASP-delivered software package, supporting distributed BCM programs for global BCP programs. The full life cycle of the Professional Practices is delivered securely over the Internet with a powerful, integrated package. http://www.coop-systems.com/about/090606.html

Cambridge Health Alliance Selects Amcom’s e.Notify™ Emergency Notification
Minneapolis, MN — e.Notify™ is to automate CHA’s emergency communications procedures for managing disasters across its multi-hospital network. The new system is HICS-compliant and supports emergency planning processes. With e.Notify, two-way communications and tracking procedures will be handled with both internal and external audiences, including emergency response teams from local municipalities. http://www.amcomsoftware.com/news.cfm?story=20060919

World Continuity Congress 2007
Singapore — April 17-18, 2007. A good BC plan will ensure your business’ critical functions are up and running, protect your reputation and recover intellectual and physical assets if they were compromised. This congress will help you take into account all the necessary considerations for your IT infrastructure and extended enterprise. Hear from legal experts and peers in security and technology. http://www.worldcontinuitycongress.com/

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