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Mayday, Mayday: What Happens at Mail-Gard Once a Disaster Declaration is Made

Posted May 4, 2016 by in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

This past Sunday was May Day, an annual celebration of spring. But being in the print-to-mail recovery industry, when I hear May Day, I can’t help but think of “mayday,” the internationally-recognized distress signal that’s reserved for emergencies. We thought we would take a moment to describe the processes Mail-Gard has in place and what  […]

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Risk Management and Business Continuity Take Center Stage at Recent Events

Posted April 27, 2016 by in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Although April showers bring May flowers, for those of us at Mail-Gard, they also bring plenty of trips to the airport and living out of suitcases, as it’s also tradeshow season. We recently returned from the Risk Management Society (RIMS) Annual Conference in San Diego and the 2016 Continuity Insights Management Conference in Nashville and  […]

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A Look at the National Postal Forum from Mail-Gard’s Perspective

Posted March 29, 2016 by in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Postal Issues Updates

Although IWCO Direct makes a point to attend the National Postal Forum annually, it had been 14 years since Mail-Gard last exhibited there. We decided to attend again this year after a number of our customers told us they were planning to attend. And when we learned that the speaking proposal we submitted had been  […]

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The Biggest Takeaways from Mail-Gard’s 20th Year at DRJ Spring World

Posted March 22, 2016 by in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Mail-Gard has been a faithful attendee of the Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) Spring World conference for two full decades, with the 2016 event marking our 20th year of participation. Year in and year out, the biggest names in the business continuity and disaster recovery industries look to the DRJ conference for the latest industry  […]

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What You Missed at the 2015 Disaster Recovery Journal Fall World Event

Posted October 7, 2015 by in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

The Disaster Recovery Journal presented its 53rd conference and its last conference in beautiful San Diego from September 27th – 30th. Attended by over 1,000 participants from a wide spectrum of industry platforms, the event centered on the current state of business resiliency and provided a focus on the future of  […]

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Does Your Disaster Recovery Provider Have A Backup Plan?

Posted September 9, 2015 by in Announcements, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

The nation recently paused to remember the events of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the Gulf Coast ten years ago. We at Mail-Gard also remember the impact this storm had on not one, but three of our customers. It was our first multiple declaration event, and we were honored and are proud to have assisted our  […]

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In Case You Missed It: The 13th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference

Posted May 1, 2015 by in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

The 13th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference was held in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona last week, and just like each of the past 12 years, we didn’t want to miss it. John Barnes, Paul DePaoli and I represented Mail-Gard at this event known for providing deeper knowledge and in-depth sessions on continuity and recovery planning. Here  […]

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Xploration 15 Kicks Off Series of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Events for Mail-Gard

Posted April 10, 2015 by in Announcements, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Many of us at Mail-Gard will be crisscrossing the country throughout April and May attending trade shows and conferences focused on business continuity and disaster recovery. It all starts at Xploration 15 next week, followed by Continuity Insights, RIMS and finally wrapping up at the Document Strategy Forum. We’re very excited about next  […]

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