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Seattle Disasters

    Mudslide     We’ve had two of them in less than a week.  First, the fiery news helicopter crash last week.  Then last Saturday, a horrific mudslide in Snohomish County, where rescue operations have been too dangerous to be fully...

Sponsors

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Schedule

Conference Schedule To make sure you get the most out of Fall World, we’ve created a free and easy-to-use mobile app that gives you all the information you need to maximize your conference experience. Download Guidebook and create a free account – then simply...

Education

The #1 Educational Experience In The Industry Learn From and With the Best With over 40 sessions, 45 speakers and 85+ vendors – you’re getting the best value for your education and travel dollars. We are known at our conferences for bringing together the leading...

Fall World 2014 – September 7 – 10, 2014 Hilton San Diego Bayfront – The World’s Largest Conference Dedicated To Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery!

Photos From DRJ’s Fall World 2014 Conference Thanks To Our Attendees, Sponsors, & Exhibitors For Another Great Event! Full Agenda Now Available! Building Your Program Using Best Practices Join us in beautiful San Diego September 7-10, 2014 as we celebrate...

Securing Storage Networks

Storage networking has come a long way in a very short time. Until recently, storage area networks (SANs) were limited to single corporate sites, but, today, SAN extension is hot. Perhaps as many as 70 percent of the world’s Fortune 1000 companies rely on...

Living On the Edge

Data located in remote sites, home offices and laptops sits outside the central network. So called “edge data” comprises more than 60 percent of critical business data. A study by the Strategic Research Corporation estimates that 75 percent of this data is...

Inventing the Future

Most organizations take time every so often to look at who they are, where they are, who they want to be, where they want to be, and how they are going to get there. Inventing the future through corporate business planning has received significant attention at DRI...

Infrastructure Maintenance

One of the most pressing challenges for IT managers today is maintenance. How do you maintain and manage your UPSs, power distribution units, air conditioning, gen-sets, and other critical infrastructure systems? How much maintenance is enough maintenance? One of the...

Ice, Gas & Money

In this article, I draw on some of the lessons my bank learned from last year and offer some recovery tips for other financial institutions. My advice is meant to apply not only to hurricanes, but for any type of natural disaster – such as tornadoes, floods,...

2005 BCM/DR Survey Results

In October, 2005, Gartner partnered with Disaster Recovery Journal to conduct a survey on the topic of business continuity management and disaster recovery. 2005 BCM/DR Survey Results From Gartner, DRJ By ROBERTA J. WITTY, CISSP In October, 2005, Gartner conducted a...

How to Get a Passing Grade on DR Preparedness

Originally posted on Rentsys Recovery Services’ blog.  Earlier this year, the Disaster Recovery Preparedness (DRP) Council released the results of an annual benchmark survey that graded businesses worldwide on their state of DR preparedness using...

Spring World 2014 is Almost Here

In a little over a week we’ll be getting together in Orlando, Florida for our 50th conference! This is pretty amazing and it’s hard to believe how quickly the time has gone. It seems that in no time at all, we went from planning Spring World to now...

Small Business Case

Can small businesses recover from significant disasters? The answer depends on a number of variables such as the size of the business, its location, its financial strength, and the direct and indirect effects of the event. Did you know there were approximately 22.9...

Say What?

I was coming home from the gym when I heard a news report on the radio. It was a typical report about tornados that had touched down earlier that day. The reporter was giving the lead in to the story before the broadcast of a statement from a weather “expert.” I was...

Point of No Return

At the DRJ Fall World 2005 conference a group met to review the Generally Accepted Practices (GAP) document relating to “Developing Business Continuity Strategies.” This was shortly after Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest and costliest hurricanes in history....

Planning for the Bird Flu

Current information suggests the Avian flu H5N1 could in all likelihood mutate into a communicable virus among humans. Rather than the limited geographical targets of a natural disaster or terrorism, where the majority of the damage would be to infrastructure and...

Lessons from Katrina

As gulf coast businesses evaluate the effectiveness of their disaster recovery plans after Hurricane Katrina, a major area of focus will no doubt be data protection. As most know, a solid and secure data back-up procedure is a necessary part of any disaster recovery...

Is it Hype or Real?

If you work in business continuity long enough, you will see new threats appear and become the focus of this year’s conferences, sales pitches, and marketing. Some of this is justified and a correct reaction to a new threat. Others are hype and in an industry led by...

Avian Flu: Special Report

Concerns over a possible pandemic continue to capture the attention of almost every segment of society. In recent months, experts have warned that the world is overdue for a pandemic occurrence. The last severe one struck the United States in 1918, with milder...

How do you count the costs?

Counting the cost is the theme for BC Awareness Week this year. How do you do it? Do you think there are benefits, or is BC just a cost centre? Do you have an opinion on the subject? Then why not share your opinion or your techniques for assessing costs and benefits...