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Protect your employees. The Deskit is an ideal starting point. This individual, space-saver, kit has Velcro fasteners to allow storage on the inner side of a desk for easy access during an emergency. It's compact, lightweight and offers 72-hours support for one person. Click HERE>>

Research data is crucial in assessing your BCM program Everyone wants to know what the other company is doing with their BCM program. How much are they spending? Where is it positioned within the company? A complimentary BCM program management report is available. Click HERE>>
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Russian Hackers Used Social Networking
New research says Russian hackers in last year's Russia-Georgia conflict used Twitter and Facebook to coordinate their cyber-crimes against Georgia. Click HERE>>

Disaster-Prone Philippines On Board With Mitigation
Twenty typhoons strike the Philippines every year. A new proposed law aiming to curb the damage could motivate municipal governments to act rather than react. Click HERE>>

Biometric Kiosks to Improve Airport Security
Soon, 20 airports will have adopted a biometrics system at customs. DHS hopes it will enable them to concentrate their resources on identifying higher-risk travelers. Click HERE>>

eCourse Teaches School Gunshot Survival
Crisis drills in the event of a shooting are common practice in many colleges. Wayne State University has gone a step further by launching an online training program. Click HERE>>

Include Disabled in Disaster Plans
People with disabilities are among the most vulnerable in a disaster. The National Council of Disability calls on authorities to revamp EM practices so no one is left behind. Click HERE>>

Invention Could Save Motorists from Emergency Vehicles
Emergency vehicles have nearly 16,000 collisions a year. If automakers buy inventor Bill Spann's idea, vehicles might warn drivers of approaching emergency vehicles. 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>>

AOK Rescue Chair
The safest and easiest way to transport a person 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>>

DRJ Fall World 2009. Sept. 13 - 16. San Diego, CA. No other show in the world can offer you the session choices, networking opportunities and full educational experience as DRJ can. Since 1989, the largest BC conference in the industry. Click HERE>>

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GroupCast Announces Referral Partnership with Paradigm Solutions International
St. Louis, MO - GroupCast, the instant messaging and notification company, announces a referral partnership with Paradigm Solutions International, a source of emergency planning products and consulting services. Each company will refer the other's offerings to customers that have a need for Crisis Planning and Management Solutions. The agreement will expand both companies' client base and give customers a greater choice of tools to manage disruptions. Click HERE>>

Topp Portable Air Receives Inc 5000 Award
Aston, PA - For the 2nd year in a row, Inc. magazine has awarded Topp Portable Air, a company offering equipment to satisfy customer temperature control needs, a position on the Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing privately-held companies in the country. The Inc. 5,000 includes many larger businesses this year. Topp is the only company of its kind to be included on this prestigious list. Click HERE>>

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