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Next Meeting - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - Disaster Recovery Workshop & Breaking Bad DR Habits


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Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

1st Session Sign in 1:30PM;
1st Session/Workshop 2:00PM
2nd Session Sign in 5:15PM; Speaker 6:00PM; Dinner to follow

Place: Ambrosia Tavern, 116 Elm Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760
Topic: 1st Session: Disaster Recovery Workshop
2nd Session: Breaking Bad DR Habits
Speaker: Richard Dolewski, Denovo
Dinner: Vermont Maple Glazed Salmon, grilled salmon glazed with a Vermont maple syrup reduction served over a vegetable nest and with roasted herbed potato; or Chicken Marsala, sauteed chicken breast with sweet Marsala wine and mushrooms, served with roasted herbed potato and seasonal vegetables; or Sirloin Tips served with mushrooms, onions, baked potato and vegetables; or Pasta Primavera, sauteed seasonal vegetables tossed in lemon basil, lemon garlic vinaigrette with penne (Vegetarian). Also included are appetizers, salad, dessert, and coffee/tea.

Cost:  NEMUG Members for both sessions and dinner $40, Guests $50, Students $10. Cost for one session and dinner NEMUG Members $30, Guests $40, Students $10.Make check payable to: NEMUG. Mail to: NEMUG, c/o Eileen Newell, 455 Smith Street, N. Attleboro, MA 02760 or register on the NEMUG web site, , and pay at the door.

R.S.V.P. to Rasa Pizzi. Register on the web, , or e-mail .
We must receive your reply no later than Friday, October 14, 2016.
** No shows will be billed, unless cancellation is received by Monday, October 17, 2016. **



Richard Dolewski is Chief Technology Officer of Denovo, a Managed Service Provider, specializing in transforming the Business of IT.  Richard is a recognized SME and world renowned award-winning industry speaker specializing in, Cloud Computing Architecture, Business Resiliency, Disaster Recovery Planning and Backup & Recovery Program Design.  He leads a team of dedicated, highly-skilled professionals transcending organizations through the new era of technology, achieving the desired, successful business outcomes. 

Disaster Recovery Workshop

Do you have a Disaster Recovery Plan? The difference in surviving in business depends on how well you prepare for the unexpected. If a disaster struck, how would your company do?
This workshop delivers a proven DR methodology from years of preparing organizations to handle disaster-related events. Leveraging our experience in supporting multiple FEMA region disasters and data center level incidents, this workshop demonstrates a real-world, time-tested approach for keeping organizations in business.  Attend, so you do not make the same recovery planning assumptions others have made.  The workshop will cover:

Building a DR Plan for Today’s Business:
Understand how to build a complete DR Planning solution that WILL work in a real disaster. Using the Business Continuity Model, this workshop breaks down vital components as it relates to the availability and recovery of computing services.
Ready, Set, Test:
Exercising your DR Plan is essential.  Listen and learn from the experience gained from over 350 DR tests and simulations performed to see how to do it right.  Test because your business depends on it. 

 Breaking Bad DR Habits

Investigate everyday exposures in disaster recovery today.  Hear actual lessons learned from the computer room, regional disasters, and near misses, so you can avoid making the same disastrous recovery assumptions that others have made.  The mistakes are common and plenty.  Witness the good, the obvious, and the ugly.  This session is a compilation of assumptions, technical gaps, blunders, and good practice recommendations to help you recover successfully.


NEMUG Officers

President Dawn Dawson, The Moore Company (401) 315-6351
Vice President Chip DiFolco, Callico (774) 227-7373
Secretary Rasa Pizzi, Franklin Sports, Inc. (781) 573-2443, (508) 944-1545
Treasurer Eileen Newell, FGX International (401) 719-2337
IBM Liaison Rick Cowles, IBM (781) 895-4714
Webmaster Jerry Perreault (401) 949-2613
NE Conference Liaison Chip DiFolco, Callico (774) 227-7373 cdifolco@callico.comMessage from the President

Message from the President

In October, Richard Dolewski from Denovo is going to discuss Disaster Recovery and how to keep our business running after an unanticipated event. We will change our format a bit this month with a Workshop during the afternoon and a regular session at night.  In the Workshop Richard will provide interactive education with emphasis on classroom participation.  The second session he will discuss Breaking Bad DR Habits.  Come to the October meeting to listen and learn from Richard's experience gained from 350 DR tests/simulations and learn how your company will benefit from a solid DR plan.  

See you Tuesday October 18th
Dawn Dawson, President NEMUG

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Do you want to attend the Northeast User Groups Conference in Framingham, MA for FREE? All you need to do is attend NEMUG meetings between September 2016 and February 2017. Those in attendance at the meetings will be entered into a drawing for a free registration for the April 10-12, 2017 conference. Attending more than one of our NEMUG meetings? Get one entry for each meeting you attend. At one of our meetings in early 2017, we will draw the winner. (Winner is responsible for their own lodging, transportation, and other expenses)

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COMMON Fall Conference & Expo

The Fall Conference will be held at the Hilton Columbus Downtown in Columbus, Ohio, October 24-26.  NEMUG is a member of COMMON and so our members get a User Group discount.  Contact Rasa Pizzi (781-573-2443) or for our ID in order to get your discount.

Welcome to the following New and Renewing Member Companies

(as of 9/21/16)


Aurora Technologies



Franklin Sports, Inc.

JH Lynch

Jim Mason

The Moore Company


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