eGUIDE brought to you every Wednesday by the Disaster Resource Guide - January 9, 2007

Check off one resolution early in the year A survival kit. Celebrate the New Year with disaster survival kits! Ideal for employees, colleagues, business associates, family & friends. Designed for a 72 hour period. 5-year shelf life. Be prepared for the rest of the year! Click HERE>>

What BC Professionals Need to Know About Data Centers The time has come for the people responsible for resiliency to be trained to speak the data center language and better understand how IT and Facilities relate to each other. J. Nelson and E. van Leent expound.Click HERE>>
Define Your Emergency Notification

Technology Spotlight in the Continuity eGUIDE
Our Technology mini-GUIDE has published. As a bonus, we'll expand the Tech issue with a lot more good info in January 16th eGUIDE. What are technology impacts related to planning & response for people issues, information technology, communications, facilites--the business? Stay tuned!

Zoos Try To Tame Bad PR
Zoos have been working to improve their reputation after many animal escapes — most notably the recent killing of a visitor in San Francisco. Are the efforts working? Click HERE>>

DHS Considering Law Enforcement Rapid Response Component
Is it possible to have national law enforcement deployment teams immediately help communities during disasters? The DHS is working on a new plan to do just that. Click HERE>>

Keeping Tabs on Employees When Disaster Strikes
Most times, when disaster strikes, not everyone is in the office — creating a need for emergency notification systems. How are new technologies changing those systems? Click HERE>>

The Future of Information Security in 2008 and Beyond
The days of simply needing a firewall and an intrusion detection system for information security are long gone. What is the future of information security in 2008? Click HERE>>

Pittsburgh Fire Fighters Clash Over New Response Protocols
Pittsburgh's public safety director and the firefighter's union are clashing over new protocols that could affect the ability of first responders to arrive on the scene of an emergency. Click HERE>>

China Tries Crisis Management in Product Crackdown
China has been in crisis mode since its reputation as a manufacturer took a beating last summer. Now that the "crackdown" is over, has the country made any progress? Click HERE>>

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BELFOR provides disaster recovery services including total reconstruction, electronics & contents reconstruction and vital record recovery to mitigate loss and restore assets. BELFOR has full- service hubs in 27 countries and over 60 U.S. locations. Click HERE>>

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Flagg BC and Corporate Security Conference. New York, NY - March 18-19, 2008. Plan now to attend. Stay on top of EM, BC & DR. Case studies and what you should know to prepare for the next crisis. Largest BCP event in the Northeast. Click HERE>>

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"Share the Wealth"...Industry Organizations Update Click HERE>>

SkyTerra, Mobile Satellite Ventures and Inmarsat Sign Spectrum Agreement
Reston, VA — The companies have reached a comprehensive cooperative agreement for L-Band operations in North America. The agreement is intended to enable the re-banding and efficient reuse of a substantial segment of North American L-Band radio spectrum for the benefit of the companies and their current and future customers and partners. It encompasses a wide scope of activities including business, technology, regulatory and spectrum coordination issues. Click HERE>>

R&A Crisis Management Offers Webinar on Project Mgmt for BC Programs
Des Plaines, IL — January 15 — Participants will learn about best practices for planning and prioritizing coordinated execution of multiple projects in a business continuity environment. PMO maturity models, integrating the BC program into an enterprise PMO, and suggestions for setting up a BC PMO are just a few of the concepts that will be covered. The forum will allow participants to ask questions and get answers! Click HERE>>

Paradigm Solutions Announces OpsPlanner(tm) Release 3.6 - Financial Services Ed.
Gaithersburg, MD — OpsPlanner v3.6 is a comprehensive business continuity plan development, crisis management, and emergency notification solution designed specifically for the financial services industry. Incorporated into the toolset are industry specific survey capabilities, recovery scripts, planning templates, forms, and checklists, to fast forward the planning process in an effort to improve the preparedness of the financial institution. Click HERE>>

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