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The Future of Emergency Notification View the new webcast "The Future of Crisis Communication: New Technologies for Real-Time Recovery", sponsored by MessageOne. Discover technologies that accelerate resolution of events and better coordinate crisis response teams. Click HERE>>

Planning for Supply Chain Continuity Retail and manufacturing supply chains are becoming more complex. As they become more complex, the risk of disruption due to failure anywhere along the supply chain grows. How resilient is your supply chain? Damian Walch writes. Click HERE>>
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The 2008/09 GUIDE Seeks Contributors....
We're looking for unique insights and/or first-hand experiences on: 1. Public/private partnerships, 2. Crisis communications, 3. Employee preparedness. Submit a "nugget" to us - yours may get included in feature stories for the annual GUIDE. Click HERE>>

Aid Efforts in China Moving Quickly Versus Myanmar
Chinese authorities quickly mobilized a massive response to last week's earthquake - a sharp contrast to the aid agencies working to get relief to Myanmar victims. Click HERE>>

How to Improve your Disaster Recovery Plans
How long has your DR plan been in place? There are a lot of new tools and information available today. Does your plan have any room for improvement? Click HERE>>

Researchers Find Potential Path to Improve Radio Communications
When emergency response workers have to work in tunnels and corridors, their communications equipment often fails. Have researchers found a way to avoid that problem? Click HERE>>

New Tool Could Help Track Resources in Emergency
Been caught with your plans down? A new collaborative mapping tool could help emergency managers find a better way to coordinate incident planning in real time. Click HERE>>

Has the DHS Abandoned Resilience?
The DHS says it is working toward a resilience-based approach for protecting the country's critical infrastructure. So why does a House subcommittee think that's not the case? Click HERE>>

Americans Are Not Prepared for Emergencies, Expert Says
Recent disasters in Myanmar and China, not to mention tornadoes and floods in the US, only highlight the fact that we are still not ready for emergencies, says one expert. Click HERE>>

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Are You "Incident Ready"? is a new white paper available from eBRP Solutions. Is your BCM program Incident Ready? Does your Crisis/Incident Management Team have all they need to support their decision-making? Will Incident Managers be able to assess the incident and allocate people and resources where they are needed most? Are your Plans actionable — or simply informational? Learn what it takes to make your program truly Incident Ready. Click HERE>>

Varolii Launches Total Solution™
Chicago, IL — Varolii Corporation recently announced the general availability of Total Solutions™, a fully managed, on-demand outbound communications service for collections and customer service. Comprising thorough back-end integration, wide-ranging reporting and a highly flexible feature set, Total Solutions has already exceeded the company's initial sales projections by more than 200 percent in the first few months it has been offered. Click HERE>>

BSI Accepts Eagle Rock into BS 25999 Associate Consultancy Program
West Orange, NJ — Eagle Rock Alliance, Ltd. ("Eagle Rock") announced recently that BSI Management Systems has accepted Eagle Rock to its Associate Consultancy Program ("ACP"). The ACP is designed to acknowledge consultancies that are proficient in the BS 25999 Standard for Business Continuity Management Systems and qualified to help organizations meet those rigorous standards within their individual enterprises. Click HERE>>


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