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The #1 Business Continuity Publication in the World

Every issue, Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) delivers how-to, in depth knowledge into business continuity planning more than any other business publication. This unique ability to take readers further inside the issues has made DRJ the #1 read business continuity publication in the world, one with a circulation and audience that consistently dominates the business continuity magazine field. Add to this strength that we have consistently higher ad recall than our competitors in every major advertising category and the DRJ advantage becomes clear.

Uncompromising Integrity That Builds a Bond

Our readers always come first. It’s a principle we never sacrifice. Not in Print. Not at our events. This is proven in the fact that we are the most widely read publication in the industry as well as our shows pulling in the largest attendance in the business continuity industry. DRJ’s consistent delivery of unbiased business journalism has enabled us to forge a bond with our audience that is the envy of the business continuity world.


As the publishers of the industry’s premier publication on business continuity, DRJ has an abundance of resources and materials available for your use. DRJ delivers the most informative and up-to-date information available in our industry to over 58,000 business continuity professionals. In addition to the magazine, DRJ sponsors the worlds’ two largest conferences and exhibitions in the industry with over 3,000 in total attendance. The shows are held every year in Phoenix in September and Orlando in March. Check out to sign up for a free subscription or for more information.

The Largest BC/DR Conferences In The Industry

Besides founding DRJ, Arnold also was the co-founder of the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI International) in 1989 and served as the chairman of the executive board until August of 1994. Disaster Recovery Journal sponsors two annual conferences that began in September of 1989. The first conference drew a crowd of almost 250 disaster recovery professionals. Today, both conferences combined pull in more than 3,000 disaster recovery professionals from all over the world, which makes our conferences the largest in the entire industry.


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Richard L. Arnold


Richard L. Arnold is the founder and chief executive officer of the Disaster Recovery Journal. Arnold has an extensive background in the information system field, ranging from applications programming to systems programming. Some of the companies he has been employed by were: MoPac, Anheuser Busch, and Cincom, which are major employers serving the St. Louis metropolitan area. He has been extensively involved in the disaster recovery field for more than 25 years. Arnold has been innovative in the field of DR, establishing the first hot-site and cold-site in the state of Missouri in 1985. In 1987, he founded the Disaster Recovery Journal, the first publication dedicated to the field of disaster recovery and business continuity. The first issue of the magazine was 22 pages in size and was distributed to 3,000 people. Today, there are well over 60,000 subscribers and it is over 100 pages in size.


Bob Arnold

Bob Arnold is the President and Executive Publisher of Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) and serves on the Membership committee of The BCI. Based in St. Louis, MO, Bob has over 30 years of experience in the Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery niche. Having been involved with the first hot-site development in Missouri, in the early ‘80s, Bob has seen the industry change and develop over the years. He has channeled this knowledge, experience and passion into strengthening DRJ’s market position as the dominant information source in the BC/DR market. Bob has been instrumental in creating a strong online voice for DRJ – including a website, webinars, social media presence, and virtual conference options.

As well, DRJ is internationally recognized for hosting the top industry conferences: DRJ Spring and DRJ Fall. These two conferences are well-known for connecting leading industry experts with those who are ready and willing to expand their BC/DR knowledge. Bob has a B.A. of Business Management from Southeast Missouri State and his hobbies include cycling, camping and spending time with his wife and kids.

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