eGUIDE brought to you every Wednesday by the Disaster Resource Guide - December 3, 2008

Get Clear on Recovery Plans Disaster Planning for the new year? Ensure critical email is archived and available after a crisis. To help with planning, Dell MessageOne is offering a comprehensive Request for Proposal (RFP) Template to clarify your archiving needs. Click HERE>>

Can Client Virtualization Revitalize Workplace Recovery? In a recent Forrester publication, over 35% of PC decision makers said they have or will be deploying Virtual Desktop Infrastructure within the next 12 months. How well does virtualization fit in workplace recovery? Click HERE>>
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North Carolina EMS Uses Virtual Reality to Train for Disasters
Can a video game really help first responders deal with disaster? Officials in Brunswick County, North Carolina, think it can. Click HERE>>

Crisis Management Often Backfires, Expert Says
A crisis often brings with it a sense of urgency, but will it force companies to perform better? Only if it is well understood, says one crisis management expert. Click HERE>>

Emergency Response Plan for 2010 Games Takes Massive Effort
The 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, might still be more than a year away, but the emergency response planning is happening now. Click HERE>>

Researchers Improve Facial Recognition Systems
Facial recognition systems can help improve border security by checking an individual's photo against a database of criminals — but that's only if those systems work. Click HERE>>

Storm Planners Reflect On Busy Hurricane Season
The '08 hurricane season has come to an end, and despite two major storms, we managed to avoid another tragedy like Hurricane Katrina. What did planners get right? Click HERE>>

Billions Invested in DHS Programs Lack Adequate Oversight
In 2003, the DHS implemented a process to review how it invests its budget. Now the process itself has come under fire — particularly when reviewing large investments. Click HERE>>

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15% Off Year End Sale: Most Popular Survival Kits! A terrific gift to show you care. A 72-hour Emergency Kit shows appreciation to your employees, friends and family. Every automobile, every desk, every home needs one! Order today for holiday delivery. See our new website. Click HERE>>

Inaugural BCI China Conference. 5/6 May 2009, Shanghai. Exhibition opportunities from £1000; delegate places £400 - book before 15th January for early bird discount. Email chinaconference@thebci.org or call +44 (0)161 743 3554.

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Global AlertLink™ Announces New Integrated Technology to Support Crisis Planning and Management in Critical Situations
Charleston, WV — Global AlertLink™ has launched the latest software version designed to help organizations globally manage crisis situations. Global AlertLink™ V5 offers integrated solutions to combine planning, incident management, emergency notification and risk management into one application. Click HERE>>

Imago Trade Shows & BNP Media to Launch First Disaster Reconstruction Show
Atlanta, GA — Scheduled to launch June 17-18, 2009 in New Orleans, LA, the National Disaster Reconstruction Expo was developed to unite the numerous vertical markets associated with disaster reconstruction preparation, response, recovery and rebuilding. It offers disaster management professionals the opportunity to explore each other's capabilities and challenges so as to minimize loss of life and property resulting from the inevitable next catastrophic event. Click HERE>>

New Low Cost Disaster Recovery Planning Products from Persson Associates
Chicago, IL — Persson Associates, helping companies develop DR plans since 1985, has just improved their website to not only offer simple, easy to use planning tools but at a cost everyone can afford. Improved Products and Web Site: 1) New releases (Version 7.0) for all products are available now; 2) Easy to follow detailed instructions added for each data collection template; 3) Now view the actual table of contents and first two chapters for each product. Click HERE>>


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