March, 2024

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DRI International Announces Winners of the 2024 DRI Awards of Excellence

DRI Drive

DRI International is proud to announce the winners of the 2024 DRI Awards of Excellence for their achievements in the business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management fields. The awards were revealed at a special gala event held during DRI2024 in New Orleans, LA. “We have the privilege of hosting the hardest working and most […] The post DRI International Announces Winners of the 2024 DRI Awards of Excellence appeared first on DRI Drive.

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Understanding Crisis Management for Businesses

Bernstein Crisis Management

Understanding Crisis Management for Businesses Believe it or not, many businesses still don’t understand the importance of crisis management While shows like Scandal and Succession have helped bring a basic understanding of crisis management to the general public, far fewer understand the business case for crisis management as a valuable tool for any organization rather than a high-level tool for political candidates or household names.

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Two-Part Piece on The Basics of Recovery

Recovery Diva

From HSToday: Slaying the Recovery Beast: Part 1 – The Need for Program Management in Disaster Recovery. This is a useful article on the essentials of the recovery process. One of the authors is a former FEMA Administrator. When the 2nd part is issued, the Diva will revise this posting.

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Pure Introduces First External Block Storage for Azure VMware Solution

Pure Storage

Pure Introduces First External Block Storage for Azure VMware Solution by Pure Storage Blog Today, we are excited to announce that the Pure Storage Platform now delivers the first generally available external block storage for Microsoft’s Azure VMware Solution to improve TCO for VMware workloads in Azure. For customers with storage-intensive VMware workloads, Pure Cloud Block Store ™ provides the flexibility to match your Azure VMware Solution compute needs with your storage capacity needs—optim

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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Acronis recognized on 2024 CRN Data Center 50 list for the second year in a row

Acronis

Acronis is honored to have been included on the 2024 CRN Data Center 50 list. Leading data center providers and supplying vendors are meticulously identified by the publication’s editors based on several factors, including range of services, market impact and overall influence on the channel.

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Louis Drapeau Wins DRI International Honor Roll Award

DRI Drive

DRI Board of Directors member Louis Drapeau was recognized at the DRI2024 Awards of Excellence Gala in New Orleans, LA, Mar. 5, 2024, as he was named this year’s recipient of the prestigious Honor Roll Award. The DRI International Honor Roll Award was created to honor individuals who have demonstrated exceptional service to DRI International […] The post Louis Drapeau Wins DRI International Honor Roll Award appeared first on DRI Drive.

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Strategic Approach is Critical to Communications Success

Bernstein Crisis Management

Strategic Approach is Critical to Communications Success Communicating with Intent In an information-rich world, the strategic orchestration of communications — from routine public relations, to critical discussions between leaders and stakeholders, to high-stakes crisis management — stands as a cornerstone in maintaining control of your own story, upholding reputation and empowering your team to meet organizational goals while steering clear of potential disruptions.

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Proactive Planning for Community Relocation

Recovery Diva

From HSNewswire: Proactively Planning for Community Relocation Before and After Climate Disasters. “Between 1980 and mid-2023, 232 billion-dollar disasters occurred in the U.S. Gulf Coast region, with the number of disasters doubling annually since 2018. As the frequency, intensity, and destructiveness of climate change-driven disasters increase, accompanied by an increase in recovery costs, more experts are calling for a managed retreat of entire communities from disaster-prone areas to s

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Optimize GenAI Applications with Retrieval-augmented Generation from Pure Storage and NVIDIA

Pure Storage

Optimize GenAI Applications with Retrieval-augmented Generation from Pure Storage and NVIDIA by Pure Storage Blog Generative AI (GenAI) is one of the fastest-adopted technologies in history. But for boardrooms and business leaders to give it serious consideration, it has to prove its worth for enterprise use cases. How will it increase business, innovation, and operational velocity?

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Is Training the Right Solution?

Speaker: Tim Buteyn

Let's set the scene: you’ve identified a critical performance gap in your organization and need to close that gap. A colleague suggests training, but you suspect there’s something going on that training can’t address. How can you determine if training is the right solution before you commit your budget and resources to a new training program? In this webinar, you will learn how to determine if training is the right solution using the Behavior Engineering Model.

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Revolutionizing threat hunting for MSPs with Acronis Advanced Security + EDR

Acronis

Threat hunting is the latest enhancement to Acronis Advanced Security + EDR. Learn how this new functionality for Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud will revolutionize and simplify the practice for MSPs.

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Security Industry Association Reveals the 2024 SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100 Honorees

Security Industry Association

Now in its third year, the SIA WISF Power 100 program showcases 100 women who are role models, leaders, innovators and influencers in the global security industry. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has revealed the 2024 honoree list for the SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF) Power 100. This initiative, presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum , honors 100 women in the security industry each year whose outstanding accomplishments and success stories are breaking bar

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Collaborative Partner Spotlight: April-May, 2024

DRI Drive

As the leading nonprofit helping organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on groups that promote greater resiliency. We encourage Certified Professionals to support these valuable partners. Business Continuity Planners Association – BCPA will host an in-person event on Apr. 11 at Central Lakes Office Park in Edina, MN, focused […] The post Collaborative Partner Spotlight: April-May, 2024 appeared first on DRI Drive.

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The Intersection of Traditional PR and Crisis Management

Bernstein Crisis Management

The Intersection of Traditional PR and Crisis Management In an era where the digital landscape dominates the field of communication, it’s important to remember that many of the timeless principles of traditional public relations continue to underpin the strategies shaping crisis management today. The intertwined relationship between traditional PR and crisis management is a valuable example of how foundational communication strategies can be adapted to navigate today’s complex busine

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Revitalizing Dry Content: A Lesson in Engagement

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

We’ve all been there. You’ve been given a pile of dry content and asked to create a compelling eLearning course. You’re determined to create something more engaging than the same old course that learners quickly click through, but how do you take this “boring” content and create something relevant and engaging? Many instructional designers will say, “Boring in means boring out.

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One Current Take on FEMA

Recovery Diva

From Gov.Exec.com: Lawmakers debate the role of an overworked and under-resourced FEMA. Despite some hiring success, FEMA is taking on more tasks while operating at 65% capacity.

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People of Pure: Meet Kelly Greene

Pure Storage

People of Pure: Meet Kelly Greene by Pure Storage Blog If there’s one thing Kelly Greene knows about, it’s how to parlay struggle into success. Having lost her parents at an early age, Kelly faced the responsibility of raising her 12-year-old sister while trying to start her career in tech. “I had to grow up very fast and step up to the plate,” Kelly said.

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The U.S.–China Rivalry in a New Medieval Age

The Rand Blog

Trends like weakening governments and fragmenting societies suggest that the era of industrial superpowers is over and we've entered a new medieval age. The U.S.-China rivalry may have more in common with the fitful conflicts of the 14th century than with the cataclysmic world wars of the 20th.

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New Solutions for Multifamily Access Control

Security Industry Association

Cloud platforms and mobile credentials offer convenience and security Jennifer Lytle is vice president and general manager, emerging business at LiftMaster. Access control systems for apartments, condominiums and gated communities have evolved from traditional methods such as keys, cards and fobs to more advanced solutions. Smart access control presents an opportunity to foster new client relationships, and security integrators who are serious about growing their business should get in front of

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Brain Fog HQ: Memory Enhancement Techniques for Professional Development

Speaker: Chester Santos – Author, International Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach, Corporate Trainer, Memory Expert, U.S. Memory Champion

In October, scientists discovered that 75% of patients who experienced brain fog had a lower quality of life at work than those who did not. At best, brain fog makes you slower and less efficient. At worst, your performance and cognitive functions are impaired, resulting in memory, management, and task completion problems. In this entertaining and interactive presentation, Chester Santos, "The International Man of Memory," will assist you in developing life-changing skills that will greatly enha

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Collaborative Partner Spotlight: March-April 2024

DRI Drive

As the leading nonprofit helping organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on groups that promote greater resiliency. We encourage Certified Professionals to support these valuable partners. Business Continuity Planners Association (BCPA) – BCPA is holding an in-person meeting on Mar. 14, with the presentation, “Exorcise Atrophy: 3 Steps to Better […] The post Collaborative Partner Spotlight: March-April 2024 appeared first on DRI Drive.

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How Insurance Companies Can Align with the NAIC 2024 Strategic Priorities using ERM

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How Insurance Companies Can Align with the NAIC 2024 Strategic Priorities using ERM Last Updated: March 7, 2024 What are the NAIC Strategic Priorities for 2024? The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is the U.S. standard-setting and regulatory support organization for the state-based insurance regulatory system. Every year, the NAIC announces its strategic priorities to address the most pressing issues affecting consumers, the insurance sector, and markets.

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FEMA Administrator Calls for Collaboration

Recovery Diva

From HSToday: FEMA Administrator Calls for Collaboration in Building a Resilient Nation at National Emergency Management Association Conference. An excerpt: “From the accident at Three Mile Island in 1979 to the COVID-19 pandemic, the field of emergency management has evolved through the decades. Emergency managers are called upon to respond to more and more incidents and a variety of natural and man-made hazards.

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Visit Pure Storage and Explore AI at NVIDIA GTC 2024

Pure Storage

Visit Pure Storage and Explore AI at NVIDIA GTC 2024 by Pure Storage Blog In just a few weeks, AI thought leaders, tech industry heavyweights, and business leaders will gather in San Jose, California, from March 18-21 for the first in-person NVIDIA GTC conference in five years. Pure Storage is excited to be back as both an in-person and virtual event conference sponsor at NVIDIA GTC 2024.

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Help Ukraine Win—or Risk Kicking Off a U.S. Losing Streak

The Rand Blog

Continued assistance to Ukraine is critical if the United States is to retain its position as the world's indispensable nation and the many benefits Americans enjoy as a result. Failing to support Ukraine now might kick off an American losing streak that could take decades to overcome.

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Navigating VMware ESXi migrations with Acronis

Acronis

With Acronis by your side, you can navigate VMware ESXi migrations and future challenges with confidence, knowing that your data is secure and accessible at all times.

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The Importance of Mindfulness in Business

Security Industry Association

Nicole Rigby is a sales and operations planner at Axis Communications. Mindfulness and self-care have been hot topics lately, and for good reason. While it may sound like face masks and spa days, the true impact of these concepts goes much deeper. Merriam-Webster defines mindfulness as “the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis.

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Business Continuity (BC) or Disaster Recovery (DR)

KingsBridge BCP

Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) are the same, right? A Business Continuity plan or a Disaster Recovery plan? How do you know which of these you should be writing for your company? Is there even a difference between the two? The short answer is yes, there is a difference!

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Book Review: Resilience Matters;Flourishing in an Era of Extremes

Recovery Diva

Our intrepid reviewer, Mr. John Plodinec (PhD), has reviewed the new edition of this book. This ebook is available free of charge from the website of Island Press. Once again, Claire has asked me to review the latest in the Resilience Matters series – this one subtitled Flourishing in an Era of Extremes. The ebook , again edited by Laurie Mazur, consists of 51 short essays, most of which have appeared as opinion pieces in various periodicals.

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Celebrate Pure Leaders for International Women’s Day

Pure Storage

Celebrate Pure Leaders for International Women’s Day by Pure Storage Blog As we celebrate International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to honoring the achievements and resilience of women across the globe, Pure Storage is proud to spotlight the extraordinary contributions of women within our organization. This year, under the theme “Inspire Inclusion,” we delve into the significance of International Women’s Day through a special Q&A session with four Pure leaders who ma

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The U.S. Can't Guarantee Armenia's Security, Despite Azerbaijan's Threats, but It Can Help

The Rand Blog

The United States and its European allies cannot be everything Armenia wants and needs from a foreign partner. The West should recognize and accept Armenia's multi-alignment and focus on areas where it is comparatively able and willing to deepen ties and foster stability.

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Deep dive into automated patching with Acronis Advanced Management

Acronis

MSPs need a streamlined and efficient patch management solution. Acronis Advanced Management offers a simple, automated product that can help them resolve this challenge.

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5 Ways Your DR and Backup Solutions May Be Weakening Your Cyber Resilience

Zerto

Cybersecurity has evolved far beyond protecting passwords and preventing intrusions. Cyber resiliency builds on cybersecurity with measures to not only prevent and detect attacks but also recover from them effectively. Are your disaster recovery and backup solutions up to the task of cyber resilience ? Consider these five ways they may be deficient. 1.