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ZIFF DAVIS EDITORIAL INITIATIVE TO HELP PROTECT TECH. INFRASTRUCTURE.

Ziff Davis Media (New York) is launching an editorial initiative designed to assist companies plan for new levels of security and methods of operating their computing and communications networks in the event of catastrophic emergencies, both natural and man-made. Ziff Davis said the initiative, "Mobilizing IT," was launched in response to 9/11.

Ziff said the initiative involves coverage in its business technology publications, including eWeek, Interactive Week, The Net Economy, Smart Partner, CIO Insight, Ziff Davis Smart Business, PC Magazine and its new title, Baseline. The aim of the new editorial will be to coordinate contingency planning, response and recovery procedures, and strategies and tactics for IT system managers. Editorial will include coverage of: security of data/data centers; storage management and back-up strategies; business continuity and contingency plans; network management, including monitoring of infrastructure; business application availability; public policy; and, corporate policy.

Ziff Davis president Al Perlman said that "companies have to rethink their entire IT strategies in light of these tragedies (and) the best way we can repsond is to help executives, managers and workers in as many industries in as many places as possible protect themselves from an ongoing threat that we are just beginning to learn how to cope with."
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Title Annotation:"Mobilizing IT" initiative
Comment:ZIFF DAVIS EDITORIAL INITIATIVE TO HELP PROTECT TECH. INFRASTRUCTURE.("Mobilizing IT" initiative)
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Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 30, 2001
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