About Disaster Planning
The DPCF is segmented into topics relevant to business continuity, SaaS and disaster planning.
One segment is titled 2006/2007 “Disaster Preparedness Communications Forum (DPCF) Column Links” and provides the titles and web links to previous columns.
Another segment, “Government Links” will connect you to Government and Government Recommended Sites”, provides advice and links to disaster and business planning sites plus other government resources including:
This segment also includes information on sites recommended as a resource by government agencies. For example, the Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Association (DERA) http://www.disasters.org/dera/dera.htm , is a membership organization founded in 1962 as a nonprofit association linking professionals, volunteers and organizations active in all phases of disaster preparedness and emergency management. DERA is a worldwide association and membership information is available at http://www.disasters.org/dera/member.htm
A third segment “Resources Available for Educational Institutions” provides data on organizations with specialized advice educators and school administrators. Looking back at recent school tragedies, you may want to review the services of Omnilert, LLC (http://www.omnilert.com) which offers delivery of messages to mobile phones (SMS), email, web pages, RSS, and other communications services for schools, governments, corporations plus sports and special events.
Infotech's managed services and business continuity solutions has been adjudged to be the best in the industry by more than 16,000 value-added resellers.
An in-mine test of its MagneLink Magnetic Communication System or MCS has been conducted by Lockheed Martin. On June 15 and 16 the testing was conducted at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health or NIOSH Test Mine in Bruceton, Pa.
GPS-based telematics manufacturer GuidePoint Systems has released a new tracking, safety and convenience application for users of Motorola's Droid and other smartphones that run on the Google Android operating system.
In an effort to keep students and staff members safe during the recent rough weather, Omnilert LLC announced that the northeastern part of the United States leveraged e2Campus to send critical messages to students, staff and parents. Earlier this month, more than 5 million text messages were delivered and 1 million voice calls and e-mails sent to recipients, in addition to several Web page posts, desktop alerts, and social media content, company sources said.
Sprint Emergency Response Team reportedly completed another year in providing secure and reliable communications with wireless equipment, infrastructure and operational support. In 2009, the company provided support to more than 850 events, including the 56th presidential inauguration, Arkansas ice storms, the Red River floods and the shooting massacre in Fort Hood, Texas.