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DR/BC Best Practices: Keep your Business Applications Accessible from Anywhere Whale's SSL VPN keeps employees working - using any Internet browser. Provides access to critical applications, email, files while adhering to the highest security standards. Click HERE>>


Does Your BCP Reflect Real People With Real Needs? Ted Brown explains how Disaster Recovery plans have focused on technology and data with little attention given to the people component. Are you making assumptions in your DR plans that will backfire on you? Click HERE>>


Is Our Level of Workplace Preparedness Dropping?
The Red Cross says the level of workplace preparedness is dropping as we move farther away from September 11. But a new report in Forbes says companies like Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley know preparedness is more important than ever. Click HERE>>

Homeland Security Contracts Fuel Increase in Government IT Spending
Government spending in information technology jumped by 50 percent from last year, and homeland security got a big chunk of that cash. Click HERE>>

Project Aims to Improve Supply Chain Continuity
Why are some companies better than others at dealing with sudden supply chain disruptions? A research project from MIT found the answer. Is it the answer your company needs? Click HERE>>

Employers Still Ignoring Workplace Violence
Homicide, aggravated assaults, and harassment are all part of workplace violence, but 70 percent of companies do not address these problems. Are you ignoring violence in your workplace? Click HERE>>

Is Health Care the Next Enron?
The health care industry is tightly regulated, and government efforts to enforce these regulations are on the rise. A white paper examines corporate accountability in health care. Click HERE>>

County Prepares Residents to Survive Disaster
A California county is taking the lead in reminding residents to prepare themselves in the event of a terrorist attack or a natural disaster. Is your community looking out for you? Click HERE>>

 

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Disaster Recovery Books!

Check out the newly expanded bookstore - your source for 100's of books, software tools, videos and research reports. Over 60 new titles!
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Corporate Security, Business Continuity & Crisis Management Conference The Conference Board, the world's leading business membership organization, is offering an executive level BC conference for members as well as the public.
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“Share the Wealth”…Industry Organizations Update
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Continuous Solutions, Inc. Announces Two New Services, MyCBCO and MyCISO
Continuous Solutions, Inc. announced today that they have added two new services to their Business Continuity Management, Disaster Recovery Planning, Information Security Management, and Training and Awareness consulting services. MyCBCO and MyCISO are aimed at helping small and medium-sized businesses have business continuity and information security plans created with an expert at an affordable price.

MyCBCO
and MyCISO offer the small and medium-sized business with an expert in the field of Business Continuity and/or Information Security without adding to the employee overhead of the business. The services include project management, risk analysis/assessment, impact analysis, and planning when needed and maintenance and testing for established plans.

To find out more about MyCBCO
and MyCISO, go to www.continuoussolutions.com.

Analysis of Business Continuity Planning Recommendations in 9/11 Commission Report
King of Prussia, PA - The recently released final report of the 9/11 Commission contains many practical and important recommendations for the US government. Not to be overlooked, the report also contains recommendations regarding Business Continuity Planning (BCP) in the private sector. In fact the report states that, "Homeland security and national preparedness...often begins with the private sector."

"We believe that compliance with the standard should define the standard of care owed by a company to its employees and the public for legal purposes," the report states. "Private-sector preparedness is not a luxury; it is a cost of doing business in the post-9/11 world. It is ignored at a tremendous potential cost in lives, money, and national security."

The complete report can be found on the Web at www.9-11commission.gov. More information about Strohl Systems can be found at www.strohlsystems.com
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eSilo joins TAMP Computer Systems, Inc. Disaster Recovery System (DRS) Affiliate Program
Merrick, NY - August 2, 2004: TAMP Computer Systems, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions and consulting for business continuity and disaster recovery planning has recently added eSilo Incorporated, headquartered in Jupiter, Florida to the DRS Affiliate program. eSilo, Inc. is a privately owned company offering comprehensive on-line data backup, retrieval, and management services for individuals and corporations. As part of the TAMP Affiliate Program, both eSilo and TAMP can provide additional solutions for their clients.

For more information on TAMP or the DRS affiliate program, go to: www.drsbytamp.com.

eSilo's website is: www.esilo.com.

EAI TEAM Wins ECBC Engineering Support Contract
July 13, 2004 - EAI Corporation, a GEO-CENTERS, INC. Company, was awarded a five-year, $500,000,000.00, multiple-award task order contract to support the Homeland Defense Business Unit of Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center (ECBC).

Under this contract, EAI will support ECBC with the development and delivery of "All Hazards" Incident Response training and exercises, perform tests and conduct assessments of operations, organizations, equipment and infrastructure against CBRN threats, provide data analysis and IT, administrative, logistics and technical support and develop strategic plans.

For more information, please visit us on the worldwide web at www.eaicorp.com/company_ne.htm and www.geo-centers.com.


a Weekly Publication of Disaster Resource GUIDE.

The weekly Continuity e-GUIDE will provide a concise seven-day snapshot of the business continuity and emergency management industry from around the world right down to the local level.

Based on the philosophy of “working together”, the e-GUIDE will integrate, consolidate, and communicate resources from organizations that are leaders in business continuity, risk management, crisis management, emergency response, and disaster recovery.

Watch your Inbox each Wednesday for the latest edition of the Continuity e-GUIDE. Do you have an interesting story, case study or some breaking news? Contact the Editor, Alison Dunn at alison.dunn@disaster-resource.com

Interested in sponsoring a weekly update or spotlighting your product or service? Contact Tommy Rainey at tommyr@disaster-resource.com

The 2004/2005 DISASTER RESOURCE GUIDE (9th annual Edition) has been published and is now available. Visit the Online GUIDE to sign up for a free copy. You can sign up today. Click HERE>>