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How Prevalent is Workplace Violence?
In this issue’s Video Expert, Ted Brown, of KETCHConsulting, speaks to us about workplace violence. What is your take on it? Do you think it’s a very common event? How prepared are you if an incident occurred in your office? Click HERE>>

  • Business Continuity Institute Announces Inaugural BCI Awards – North America
    The award winners were announced in front of a packed house of nearly 300 professionals at the DRJ Spring World 2012. The Awards were set up to recognize and celebrate unparalleled achievement in 12 critical areas of the BCM discipline. Find out the winners, Click HERE>>
  • Future Quakes in Japan Predicted to Be Worse Than in 2011
    Officials advise that the only option is to prepare for the worst-case scenario to allow for better preparation. Otherwise, a catastrophic event could occur. Click HERE>>
  • Rethinking Cybersecurity
    The battle against cyber attackers has turned more into a matter of risk management and overall situational awareness for company and government leaders. Click HERE>>
  • A Looming Crisis — Climate Change and Our Water Supply
    Will climate change lead to a drastic water supply crisis? And if so, are we prepared to handle a change in water supply on a state-by-state level in the U.S.Click HERE>>
  • The Next Deepwater Horizon?
    Is the Total Gas Leak in the Elgin gas field off the coast of Scotland the next Deepwater Horizon? Some say this latest leak is comparable to the 2010 disaster. Click HERE>>
  • The Evolution of Business Continuity
    In the evolving world of business continuity, is it viable to host your data onsite? IT advances allow companies more options in an ever-changing business environment. Click HERE>>
  • Tsunami Warning System Saves Lives After Sumatra Earthquake
    A recent 8.6 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sumatra put new and improved warning systems to the test that were installed after the deadly 2004 earthquake. Click HERE>>

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Principles and Practices of Business Continuity.
This book explores the subject of BC Management: from basic principles to best practices. Learn development, delivery, exercise and maintenance of an effective BC program. Click HERE>>

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Avalution Wins ‘Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Company of the Year’ Award 
Avalution Consulting – a provider of BC, continuity of operations planning (COOP) and IT DR consulting, outsourcing and software solutions – won the award for BC/DR Company of the Year recently at the first annual BCI Awards - North America. Open to all BC management professionals, the first annual BCI Awards - North America were held on March 27th, in conjunction with Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) Spring World 2012. Click HERE>>

21st Century Software Enhances DR/VFI®
DR/VFI® 4.4 includes new features and functionality that enhance real-time operational recovery, providing a guaranteed recovery time regardless of the application. This provides assurance of meeting critical business SLAs. These and other improvements further strengthen the stature of DR/VFI® as a one-of-a-kind solution that you can depend on to recover your application data in real time in the event of natural or man-made disasters of virtually any scale. Click HERE>

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