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DISASTER RECOVERY SITES

A Magazine of Its Own
www.drj.com
Disaster recovery is such a hot topic it has its own magazine Disaster Recovery Journal . All the articles and pictures published in the magazine over the past year are on this Web site, as well as a glossary of terminology and a section for the novice disaster recovery planner. The site also features an online magazine, E-Zine a strictly electronic Disaster Recovery Journal publicationwhich includes articles, free downloads and sample disaster recovery plans.

A Resource for Recovery
www.disaster-resource.com
The Disaster Resource Guides Web site offers a directory of speakers, writers and consultants who specialize in crisis management, disaster recovery and business continuity. The site also has articles from Online Guide for the past three years. An interesting section called Nuggets gives brief chunks of information in five categories: disaster prevention, response, resumption, recovery and restoration.

Prepare for the Worst
www.itn.is/~gro/gro/disaster.html
The Disaster Connection Web site provides information and resources on natural disasters such as fires, earthquakes and extreme weather, and aspects of disaster management and recovery including medicalemergency services and search and rescue tips. The site offers a list of topical books and periodicals and job postings in the field of management and recovery, as well as contact information for service organizations including the Red Cross and government agencies.

For Contingency Planning
www.gsa-gsa.com
This site, maintained by GSA Disaster and Business Recovery, offers an affordable Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan specific to your in-house needs as well as training, consulting and organizational and management development products and services. Free links to government agencies, business recovery organizations and disaster relief services are also provided.

  Contingency Planners Unite!
www.acp-international.com
The Association of Contingency Planners (ACL) site has an open membershipfor an annual chapter fee of no more than $100for anyone interested in the varied aspects of contingency planning. The goal of this group is to provide members with an information exchange source. Included on the site is the electronic version of ACP Sentinel , which has articles by members on contingency planning trends and reports on ACL-seminars and symposiums.

Be Prepared!
kfwb.com/bicepp/bicepp.html
The mission of the Business and Industry Council for Emergency Planning and Preparedness (BICEPP) is to provide a forum for information exchange to enhance emergency preparedness with the business community. This site lists the benefits of BICEPP sponsorship including a disaster resource center with printed, audio and video information on how to prepare for disaster; networking opportunities; the councils own publication, the BICEPP Bulletin seminars and specialized workshops.

Join the Council
www.bepc.net
The site of the Business Emergency Preparedness Council (BEPC), a partnership of business and government agencies, has information on becoming a member and taking an active role in your companys recovery planning and preparedness in the event disaster strikes. Membership allows you access to educational meetings, conferences and workshops and interaction with planning and recovery agencies, as well as a council vote on key issues.

Y2K RELIEF

Your Year 2000 Headquarters
www.accountingnet.com
Select Y2K from the Research pull-down menu for links to millennial sites, news stories, software solutions and interviews with experts.

From the Home Office
www.aicpa.org/members/y2000/index.htm
The Institute offers reporting guidance, publications, auditing and accounting information and links to other resources. Included is information on 2000s leap-year status.

What the Experts Are Thinking
www.itaa.org
Visit the Information Technology Association of America, an IT trade association to which the Big 5 belong, for technical resources and details on a Y2K compliance certification program.

Get a Handle on It
Y2k.com
This basic site covers both technical and legal issues, with consumer and small business perspectives. Visit the many advertisers who offer Y2K consulting, software and publications.

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