Turkey Day Travel. Disaster Recovery Tip #47

It seems more people are planning to travel this holiday season. According to AAA forecasters, 42 million Americans will travel fifty miles or more away from home for Thanksgiving. That's a 4% increase over this same time last year.

As the office shuts down and employees prepare to hit the road or take to the skies to reach their Thanksgiving Day destinations, make sure they consider the following tips for a safe and stress free holiday.
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Gaining Support. Disaster Recovery Tip #46

With the end of the year just around the corner, most companies are in the midst of 2012 budget planning. Tough economic times are forcing small business owners to take a critical look at their past and future expenses.

Due to its perceived complexity and traditionally high cost, management can be quick to put business continuity planning on the budgetary chopping block. But that doesn't have to be the case. Sometimes all it takes is an internal champion to help upper-level managers see that implementing a solid disaster recovery plan doesn't need to take a lot of time or money.
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It's Just a Test. Disaster Recovery Tip #45

As you have probably already heard, the nation-wide Emergency Alert System test is scheduled to take place today, November 9th, at 2:00 p.m. est.

The test will interrupt regularly scheduled television, radio, cable, and satellite shows for approximately 30 seconds with a series of beeps and a message stating, "This is a test". Watch the below video for more information from FEMA's Administrator, Craig Fugate.
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Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System

In an effort to strengthen our nation's preparedness and resiliency, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct the first nation-wide test of the Emergency Alert System on November 9th, at 2 p.m. eastern standard time.

The test will interrupt regularly scheduled television, radio, cable, and satellite shows for up to three and a half minutes.  As your partner in preparedness, we would would like to remind all Agility members that this event will be just a test, and not a real emergency alert.
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Trick or Treat! Disaster Recovery Tip #44

Seeing as it is Halloween, we felt it was appropriate to take a break from the ordinary and talk about preparedness of another sort…preparing your ghouls and goblins for a safe night of trick-or-treating. By taking a few common sense measures, you can ensure a safe and happy Halloween for all.
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Fight the Flu. Disaster Recovery Tip #43

It's hard to believe, but flu season is right around the corner. Officially, flu season doesn't begin until November, but now is the time for your business to take steps to ensure your employees are protected. continue reading...

A Chilling Forecast. Disaster Recovery Tip #42

Winter is right around the corner and with it comes ice storms, blizzards and other cold weather threats. Preparing your organization before a winter storm hits can help you protect your employees, minimize damage and lead to a speedy recovery.

Don't let a cold and snowy winter interrupt your ability to do business. Join us next Wednesday, October 26th at 2:00p.m. for a free webinar, "Preparing your Business for the Winter Weather Season". continue reading...

How Smart is Your Phone? Disaster Recovery Tip #41

Millions of BlackBerry users around the world had their work, business and social lives severely affected this week after a server crash that disconnected smartphone users across the globe. The three-day outage interrupted email messages and Internet services for customers spanning five continents. continue reading...

Get Tech Ready. Disaster Recovery Tip #40

The world mourned the death of Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs this week. Apple fans worldwide held iPhone-lit vigils paying tribute to the man who made computers personal, put internet in our pockets and ultimately changed the way we do business.

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In Case You Missed It. Disaster Recovery Tip #39

As you may have heard, September was National Preparedness Month, a nationwide initiative designed to help Americans prepare for emergencies. This year marked Agility's seventh consecutive year as a Coalition Member and our most successful year to-date.
 
All told, we had over 2,500 registrants for our webinar series and tremendous support from national partners including: The Small Business Administration, FEMA and The American Red Cross.
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