Atlantic.Net was a proud sponsor of Disaster Recovery Journal’s (DRJ) 42nd annual conference, held March 22nd – 24th, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. DRJ has been the leading publication focusing on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) for over twenty years and holds Spring and Fall conferences on both the East and West coasts. These conferences help to educate organizations about the importance of Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery , and BC/DR certification programs.
This was our second year sponsoring Spring World and the event seems to get bigger each year! In addition to an exhibition hall packed with companies and associations, there was an extensive line up of educational sessions and workshops ranging from How to Design a Disaster Recovery Strategy Without Breaking the Bank to Dealing with Pandemics . There was even a workshop dedicated to addressing BC/DR Solutions in a Wireless World .
DRJ also put on one heck of a networking party following the educational and training sessions, which provided a great opportunity for attendees to socialize with other business professionals who have an interest in BC/DR and a great environment for sharing ideas and information.
We spent most of our time in the exhibition area where we noticed that a good portion of the exhibitors present were involved in emergency notification services. These services send out text messages, emails, and automated telephone calls to notify businesses, schools, municipalities, and even sports teams about important events. These messages can be extremely valuable, for example, in the event that a class is canceled, weather becomes severe, or there is network maintenance! I took a spin at the wheel of goodies at one of these companies’ booths and won a free 2 month trial!
Atlantic.Net’s booth drew a lot of attention with the Voltaic Solar Powered Backpack give-away! All of the attendees we spoke with were doing some investigating on backup and cold site redundancy. John R., our Director of Channel Development , spent some time with the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP). He said that there were quite a few ACP members present at the event and he was able to network with members from other chapters.
The ACP will be holding its next meeting, in June, at our data center . We are proud to be hosting this event! We look forward to further strengthening our partnership with both DRJ and the ACP for many years to come and we will continue to support these, and similar, organizations.