The GUIDE includes articles, resources for business continuity, disaster mitigation/recovery and emergency management
SANTA ANA, Calif.The Disaster Resource GUIDE announces the release of its 10th annual print edition and 100th weekly Continuity e-GUIDE. Both GUIDEs are available without charge to businesses and government agencies worldwide.
The Disaster Resource GUIDE and Continuity e-GUIDE have become the leading sources for information, articles, resources, products and services for business continuity, disaster mitigation, recovery, and emergency management.
Our mission for 10 years has been to provide critical and hard-to-find information for disaster preparedness, said Kathy Rainey, publisher of The GUIDE. The GUIDE has grown dramatically over the 10 years as companies and government agencies have focused on the critical areas of continuity and preparedness in light of the events of 9/11, information and security breaches of private financial information, and natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina.
The GUIDE is distributed to 45,000 organizations worldwide, and is available at no charge to professionals in the United States.
Two years ago, Rainey said, we saw the need for more timely updates in the rapidly changing areas of disaster recovery and business continuity. The Continuity e-GUIDE was created as a weekly e-newsletter to fill this void. Our latest and 100th issue focuses on lessons being learned after the devastation of hurricane Katrina.
Circulation of the free Internet newsletter has increased to more than 24,000 in the U.S., Canada and worldwide.
Both GUIDEs feature articles and white papers authored by recognized industry experts. The GUIDEs also provide contacts for local, national and international government agencies and non-profit associations involved in mitigation and recovery. These groups provide assistance in the complex process of continuity planning and crisis management. Other sections include a comprehensive list of conferences and training events, and a directory of products and services offered by more than 400 companies.
The task of disaster planning is often viewed as overwhelming and costly due to the difficulty professionals face gathering information and locating expertise, products and services to assist in the process, Rainey observed. We have seen a dramatic increase in interest after recent disasters of all kinds. The GUIDE addresses natural disasters, terrorism, information security, power outages, workplace violence and plant security.
Both GUIDEs can be requested at http://www.disaster-resource.com/cgi-bin/freeguide.cgi.
From the Oct. 5-11, 2005, issue