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Implementation of ERP Systems - A Significant BC Risk This article examines some of the risks of the implementation process of ERP systems and emphasises the importance of having BC be an active consideration from the start of the project. For Michael Gallagher's insights, Click HERE>>

Stay on Top of HIPAA, Expert Says
Healthcare organizations breathing a sigh of relief after last month's HIPAA deadline shouldn't take it easy just yet, warns one expert. It's not quite time to disband the committee. Click HERE>>

Making Disaster Recovery Affordable
Small and midsize businesses struggle with disaster recovery and BCP because of high costs, but some experts say new technology could change that. Is affordable DR within reach? Click HERE>>

Can We Keep Electronic Data Safe?
With security breaches popping up all over the place in the news, some experts question the safety of electronic data. Are we fooling ourselves that we can keep it safe? Click HERE>>

SOX Drives up Audit Costs by $1.4 Billion
Fortune 1000 companies' auditing costs increased by $1.4 billion, and they blame it on SOA. But experts warn the fees are only part of the true effects of SOX. Click HERE>>

Business Inaction Could Lead to Cybersecurity Laws
Businesses have asked the government to stay out of computer security standards for years, saying they can take care of it. So far, nothing has been done. Will Congress now step in? Click HERE>>

Do We Need a Sarbanes-Oxley for the Internet?
Billions of dollars are moved on the Internet every day. Some experts are starting to ask: Should there be a higher authority for Internet security? Click HERE>>

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AOK RESCUE CHAIR The safest and easiest way to transport a person, in an emergency, down or up a flight of stairs in a high-rise building! The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled employees. Click HERE>>

The Future Is Convergence! May 24-26. Las Vegas, NV. CPM 2005 WEST is the premier training event dedicated to professionals charged with business continuity/COOP, emergency management and security. Find out why you should attend! Click HERE>>

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Online Backup and Storage System Helps Prevent Data Loss from a Disaster
IBM recently announced new services designed to help businesses better protect, store and retrieve their critical data, which can significantly reduce the time it takes to retrieve data for business analysis or recover from a disaster. IBM's Electronic Data Management Services use an online, disk based storage and retrieval system for corporate data, replacing the current tape backup systems and processes used by companies around the world for the past 35 years. The new services integrate previously separate processes into a single approach incorporating backup, storage, retrieval and recovery into one efficient and cost effective process. To read the full press release, Click HERE>> For the service website page, Click HERE>>

Building Safety Week
May 8-14 - Building Safety Week is celebrated to recognize the importance of making homes and buildings safe places where people can live, work and play. Sponsored by the International Code Council Foundation, Building Safety Week was first observed in 1980. The theme of Building Safety Week 2005, "Making Homes, Schools and Workplaces Safer Together," reflects the importance of getting everyone involved in the prevention of safety and security hazards. Their web site provides information to educate the public and children about building safety. It also includes resources for building safety and fire prevention professionals to use in educating comunities about building safety throughout the year.

Free Training Opportunities - Now until October 2005
Sponsored by Congressman Rohrabacher, these events take place in California and are completely free of charge!
May 10-12: Threat and Risk Assessment for WMD (TRA)
May 17-19: Public Works:Planning for and Responding to Terrorism/WMD Incident
June 2: Hospital Emergency Management: Concepts and Implications of WMD Terrorist Incidents
June 7-9: WMD/Terrorism Incident Defensive Operations for Emergency Responders
July 6: WMD Crime Scene Management for Emergency Responders
July 7-8: WMD HazMat Evidence Collection
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