The Planet to Host Business Continuity Seminar

April 28, 2009 by  

The PlanetWeb Hosting ToolsHOUSTON – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today announced that it will host a seminar on the importance of developing a business continuity plan in preparation for natural disasters. Scheduled for Thursday, April 30, from 4 to 7 p.m., the company will feature two speakers. Robert M. Stein, professor of political science at Rice University, will share the results of a recent study that evaluates the experiences of Houston-area residents during Hurricanes Rita and Ike. Steve Ritter, data center manager for Panhandle Energy, will provide comments on his professional experience. The event will be held at The Planet’s Houston headquarters.

“In today’s competitive market, companies must have plans in place to ensure that critical business functions remain up and running in the event of a natural disaster,” said Steve Kahan, vice president of marketing and product management with The Planet. “This rings true everywhere, but in particular for businesses operating on the Gulf Coast during hurricane season. As a service to Houston companies, The Planet is hosting a forum where these topics are explored and local business-leaders can learn from those with both academic expertise and first-hand experience in disaster recovery solutions.”

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About The Planet
The Planet is the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 20,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 16.9 million web sites worldwide. Customers have the power to choose from the broadest range of hosting solutions in the industry, from dedicated servers, Managed Dedicated Servers, Northstar Managed Hosting and data center colocation, all backed by 24x7x365 support. With the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class service, backed by state-of-the-art data centers and an enterprise-class network, The Planet turns IT into a powerful competitive advantage that enables customers to grow their businesses. For additional information, visit
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