[This is part of a special
Disaster Planning section from the November 2006 issue.]
Following the most active hurricane and natural disaster season in years, many businesses and organizations felt the frustration of not knowing where to turn to find the help they need to prepare for and recover from disasters. Edwards Information, LLC, has just released an online version of its Edwards Disaster Recovery Directory to help cope with this problem.
Now in its 16th year, Edwards Disaster Recovery Directory is a business-to-business directory containing thousands of vendors divided into over 400 disaster-recovery categories designed to help professionals be better prepared and save time and money when every second counts, by quickly locating crucial but hard-to-find recovery services throughout the United States and Canada.
Access to the online database is included with the purchase of either the book version of the directory or the CD version, which also has hotlinks to vendor websites. Edwards Disaster Recovery Directory contains thousands of vendor listings organized into more than 400 categories such as data recovery, drying and dehumidification, smoke odor counteracting services, trauma counselors, salvage, emergency rentals, storm damage restoration, disaster planning software and hundreds more.
Augmenting these listings is an introductory section, with articles on “getting started” with disaster planning without destroying your budget, items which even experienced disaster planners often overlook, planning for bio-terrorism, crisis communications, and workplace violence.