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Tuesday, 04 December 2012 23:17

2012’s Disasters, Issues Require Training, Awareness

Written by  BOB ARNOLD

It is hard to believe it is already the last quarter for Disaster Recovery Journal. Our fall edition is always a time of reflection. This has been a very busy year at DRJ and in business continuity companies in general. The economy is rebounding and budgets are loosening, but we still have a long way to go to continue the tremendous growth that occurred in earlier decades. I had many conversations with experienced business continuity planners at our recent DRJ show, Fall World 2012. All echoed the same sentiments, and were prepared to fight for budgets and increased training in their organizations. I hope we can all join in the fight. Training and awareness are vital. Looking back over the year, I see lots of disasters that have threatened businesses and held high risks for communities. Hurricane Isaac roared through the Gulf Coast in August, soaking the southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi and