eGUIDE brought to you every Wednesday by the Disaster Resource Guide - May 14, 2008

STAY ON TOP OF ANY CRISIS Communications are essential to responding to an unexpected interruption, such as a blackout, pandemic or natural disaster. Learn the latest trends with the BC Power Pack. Download here.

Interdependencies — A Key Aspect of Continuity That Executives Need to Understand Is your recovery plan a stand-alone island? John Jackson shows us how most plans are and the need to create more comprehensive strategies. Click HERE>>
Message One: The Future Crisis of Communication


The GUIDE's Executive Issue is Hot off the Press!
"What Executives Need to Know or Ask About Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery" has mailed. Seven industry experts answer key questions. If you did not receive a copy, you can download  a digital copy. Click HERE>>

U.S. Disaster Relief Efforts Hampered
The devastation caused by the cyclone in Myanmar called a number of charities and disaster relief organizations to action. So why isn't the much-needed aid getting to the area? Click HERE>>

US Must be More Resilient to Disasters and Terrorism, Experts Say
It's not enough to be prepared for natural disasters, terrorist attacks and other emergencies, experts told Congress. To truly be strong, the country must also be resilient. Click HERE>>

Failed VoIP 911 Call Contributes to Toddler's Death
Technologies like VoIP are becoming widespread. But when a toddler died after a failed 911 VoIP call, officials are wondering about the safety of new technologies. Click HERE>>

Report Criticizes Plan to Add Wind Coverage to National Flood Program
Should FEMA add hurricane wind coverage to the National Flood Insurance Program? A new report from the GAO says the agency should just leave well enough alone. Click HERE>>

California Prepares for Dangerous Fire Season
Fire season in California is off to an early start, so Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking action to boost the state's preparedness. Click HERE>>

Disaster Plans a Must for Small Businesses, Florida Official Says
With only a few weeks to go before hurricane season, one emergency official in Florida is warning the state's small businesses: Get a disaster plan now or it will soon be too late. Click HERE>>

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Disaster Recovery Testing The ONLY book on this vital subject, addressing all types of contingency plans! Transform recovery testing from an afterthought to a powerful, disciplined and efficient development and implementation tool. Click HERE>>

Corporate Emergency Kit. Cover your company’s basic preparedness needs with this comprehensive survival kit. Don't wait any longer. Contingency planning begins with taking care of your number one resource - your employees! Click HERE>>

BC Institute Symposium Oct 9 - 10. Brighton, UK. BCI flagship event relevant for those new to BCM as well as experienced practitioners, enabling delegates to learn, participate and network. Bookings open July, exhibition opportunities - Click HERE>>

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

18th World Conference on Disaster Management
Toronto, ON Canada – June 15-18 - WCDM is an international event for training and networking among police, fire, EMS, public health, security, military, and government personnel, IT disaster recovery professionals, as well as professionals in business continuity planning, risk management, emergency communications and community emergency. It covers the full spectrum - discover the latest findings, trends, products and services in disaster management. Click HERE>> to save $200.

New Emergency Management Suite White Paper
Do you have software that supports your emergency response strategy? More and more organizations are running into problems caused by putting in several independent solutions. They might have effective silos, but their overall emergency management could be stronger if communications were not disjointed. Learn about the need for a comprehensive emergency management suite and receive tips to steer you in the right direction. Click HERE>>

R&A Crisis Management Services Offers a Webinar on Marketing the BCP
Des Plaines, IL — This free webinar will be held on May 20, 2008 from 12:00 — 1:00 p.m. CDT. It will explain why marketing must be part of the business continuity program, and will provide marketing techniques and tips on what you can do during all stages of the BCP lifecycle. It'll even touch on how to work with your Marketing Department to use your BCP as marketing advantage. The forum format allows you to ask questions and get answers! Click HERE>>


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