CPM 2005 WEST is the premier event for business continuity/COOP, emergency management and security. Keynotes by General Barry McCaffrey and Bill Boni, CISO, Motorola! Play in our Golf Tournament! Participate in a Disaster Simulation! The Mirage, Las Vegas, May 24-26, 2005. Click HERE>>

BCP In The Future: The Office-Less Office A decentralized office can improve BCP by spreading informational and human resources over a diverse area. The social costs, however, may cause businesses to think twice before implementing it. Michael Seese tells us more. Click HERE>>



Split FEMA and DHS, Ex-Chief Says
Former FEMA director James Lee Witt says the agency has been crippled since it was amalgamated into the DHS. Should FEMA make the break from Homeland Security? Click HERE>>

ITAA Calls for Industry Action to Protect Consumer Privacy
The Info. Tech. Assn. of America says the government, financial services firms and data aggregators need to work together to stop identity theft. But will the industry listen? Click HERE>>

Top Ten Worst IT Security Practices
A security expert is taking companies to task for their IT security practices, pointing out that many are making some big mistakes. Are you guilty of making one of them? Click HERE>>

Public Doesn't Take Hurricanes Seriously, Say Emergency Personnel
Emergency officials say the public doesn't always take evacuation orders and safety preparations seriously in the event of a hurricane. How can emergency officials get the word out? Click HERE>>

Truck Drivers Must Get Fingerprinted Under Patriot Act
More than three million truck drivers will be subject to fingerprinting and criminal background checks as the federal government cracks down on new homeland security measures. Click HERE>>

Tips for Evaluating Backup Companies
Looking for a data backup company? Follow these tips, says one expert, and you won't risk making the wrong decision. Click HERE>>

Protect your critical applications during any crisis by taking the risk out of your replication and failover process. Learn best practices to avoid the top 5 flaws of replication systems. Download this MessageOne sponsored white paper. Click HERE>>

Emergency Lifeline Catalog 72-hour Personnel Support EvacuationSearch & Rescue Medical ResponseFood & WaterSanitationMuch More! Supplying companies worldwide since 1985. "We can be afraid or we can be ready," Homeland Security Secretary, Tom Ridge. Click HERE>>

ACP's Best Practices in Contingency Planning Conf This annual event is designed to share the knowledge of the excellent resources and experts there are in the Washington area with ACP membership and colleagues in government and business. Click HERE>>

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easyJet Chooses MissionMode for Rapid Communications
Minneapolis, MN - easyJet, a low cost airline based in the United Kingdom, has selected MissionMode Solutions for rapid communications and incident management. Using MissionMode, operations staff and senior management will be kept informed of the operational heartbeat of easyJet through timely and assured communications between its Flight Network Operations Center and other operational divisions. Any escalation requiring immediate response will be quickly initiated using MissionMode's multi-channel collaboration (land-line and mobile phones, SMS, web, pager, fax, etc). For more information, Click HERE>>

DRJ Spring World is a Success
Orlando, FL - More than 1,100 attendees joined experts and exhibitors for the Disaster Recovery Journal Spring World 2005 conference. "We are very pleased once again by the excellent turnout, supporting the idea that business continuity is growing rapidly," said Bob Arnold, VP of DRJ. Sessions featured a wide variety of topics, representing industry events and trends. DRJ President Richard L. Arnold was particularly excited about the new Advanced Networking Session for experienced planners. "We continue to pull in a great deal of novice business continuity planners," said Bob Arnold, "but DRJ has made a concerted effort to attract seasoned planners." DRJ will hold its 33rd conference Sept. 18-21, 2005, in San Diego, CA. For more information Click HERE>>

5-Minute Continuity Planning Survey
Herndon, VA - March 28 - Chris Alvord, CBCP (COOP Systems) is asking for your help. If you are a continuity planner, this survey is designed to benchmark continuity planning practices as part of a doctoral research program. The results will be used in classes at NYU and the Grad School USDA, as well as presented at the Continuity Insights Conference this May. At your option, results of the survey may also be sent to you. There is no access to responses until all respondents reply and analysis is complete. There are only sixteen yes/no and multiple choice questions at the Continuity Planning Survey. Results are automatically saved on a server for later analysis. Click HERE>> to participate.

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