SOURCE: AIIM - The ECM Association

October 04, 2005 10:10 ET

AIIM Contributes to Habitat for Humanity and Assists Businesses Affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

SILVER SPRING, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 4, 2005 -- AIIM, the Enterprise Content Management Association, will be contributing $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity for helping victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. AIIM will also be offering disaster recovery publications, free of charge, to the information technology community. "This is a time when a lot of attention is focused on disaster recovery," states AIIM President John Mancini. "I have personally heard from a number of our members in the Gulf region who have been both personally and professionally affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. We hope this contribution will help individuals in rebuilding their homes, and want to also offer assistance to organizations in rebuilding their businesses."

It is estimated that more than 455,000 housing units in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama will need to be replaced or totally rebuilt as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Nearly 156,000 of those units were home to families with household incomes of less than $20,000 a year. Nearly 99,000 more were home to families with annual incomes of less than $35,000. "Many non-profit organizations are doing incredible work directly in the region, and we believe it is important for all associations and non-profits to do what they can to help in this effort."

In addition to the direct contribution to Habitat for Humanity, AIIM is offering at no charge a series of online publications that will assist businesses in preparing for and recovering from disasters. Publications are available on the AIIM website at

"Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have clearly demonstrated the ongoing risk facing organizations that have not made adequate plans to insure business continuity and to prepare for potential disaster recovery," notes Mancini. "Central to the ability to recover from a disaster, is a plan that takes into consideration the information assets of an organization, with the same urgency and care as any other critical business asset."

About AIIM

AIIM, the international authority on Enterprise Content Management (ECM), is leading the way to the understanding, adoption, and use of ECM technologies. These technologies, tools, and methods are used to capture, manage, store, preserve, and deliver content across an enterprise in support of business processes. As a non-profit association for more than 60 years, AIIM provides industry news and information, education and training, market analysis, industry standards development, publications, regional chapters, and executive networking. Complete information about AIIM is available on the Web at Contact AIIM by e-mail at or by telephone at 301.587.8202 / 800.477.2446.

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