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Staying Strong After Tragedy

Forrester is responding to the recent tragedies in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania with a vow to help our clients continue to run

their businesses through these difficult times. You can find initial help on our home page, , with: First Steps After Tragedy

Business Continuity Plans: Now More Than Ever Making The Net Work For You During The Crisis

To support and help you and your company as you move forward, Chairman, CEO, and President George F. Colony shares his personal thoughts on grieving and invites you to join the discussion board at,1503,243,00.html.

I've mentioned to you the fact that the Feds have been working on a Community Disaster program similar to what you've been speaking about for about 10 years. The project is now called Project Impact. It combines government agencies and private concerns for the good of local communities. There is a lot on this topic, check out: Chicago is in Region V from a FEMA standpoint. is a website of a contingency magazine. Register on their website and then you can use many of the facilities including searching for resources, no matter what they may be, water pipes, furniture, air-handlers, etc. Check out the right hand side of the site ,under BCP Handbook, click on Disruption Defenses. There is a lot of detailed information about actions to take for a given specific disruption. Finally, there are dozens of groups that companies joins for DRP purposes. A local one that we belong to is the Business Resumption Planners Association, BRPA. Although they don't have a real website, they have their board listed and their meetings are listed at 


The Chicago Research & Planning Group is a 200+ member organization of CIO's from in and around the Chicagoland area. CRPG symbolizes the voice of corporate America and its many uses of technology. Our members are a who's who of top information technology executives from the world's leading companies.

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