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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

How to Talk to Your CEO About BCP

April 24, 2007 8:00 pm | by Donald Byrne | Comments

One of the first recommendations presented in every course on business continuity planning (BCP) is to secure senior management support for the program. Unfortunately, the same people who are recommending that you go and talk to senior managemen...

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Shared Threats Require a Shared Response

April 24, 2007 8:00 pm | by Robert B. Schmidt | Comments

The difficulties that surround public/private information sharing efforts revolve around non-trivial issues of trust. There are several trust and performance issues that impede effective public/private information sharing: 1) The private sector ...

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Securing the Facility after a Disaster:

April 24, 2007 8:00 pm | by Lorraine Motola | Comments

Help influence the need for an industry standard for disaster management planning and the effective collaboration between the public and private sectors. This session is presented from a facility, operational, security and legal perspective and ...

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The Secret to Overcoming Communications Roadblocks

April 24, 2007 8:00 pm | by Shirley Ono | Comments

How confident are you that the communications processes you have chosen will really work when a disaster strikes? Where do most failures occur? What are the ways to identify those weaknesses in your plans now? How many different kinds of comm...

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Small and Medium-Sized Continuity in Katrina:

April 24, 2007 8:00 pm | by Cherie Courseault Trumbach | Comments

There is no shortage of advice on Disaster Planning and Recovery. However, there is little research to determine which factors are the most important. The presentation reports on results from a survey of small and medium-sized businesses in the ...

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From Expense to Asset: A Re-Examination of Continuity Plans and Their Value

April 24, 2007 8:00 pm | by Aaron Miller | Comments

Continuity programs are an accounting expense today. For that reason, the resources for their preparation and maintenance are often minimized. This session will address the value proposition of effective continuity programs. It will show how an ...

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Conducting the Perfect Tabletop Exercise

April 24, 2007 8:00 pm | by Rich Schiesser | Comments

How many times has this happened to you? You prepare for weeks to conduct or participate in what you hope to be a successful tabletop exercise, and on the day of the exercise everything goes wrong. Attendees show up late or not at all. Your scen...

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Surefire Risk Management Project Implementation

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Irene Rozansky | Comments

Want a sure-fire way to create and implement a risk management project? Then attend this session. Organizations must understand and effectively manage risk as they develop and execute strategies to achieve business resilience. Creating an effect...

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Critical Success Factors in a Complex BCP Development Environment

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Don Groth | Comments

The development of business continuity plans in any organization can be a challenge. This case study looks at the successful development of business continuity plans at a complex medical system. The system includes a large 414-bed academic medic...

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Making the Business Case for Resilience

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Steven Ross | Comments

Summary: Many companies today are going beyond recoverability to enable themselves to continue operations seamlessly should there be a local disruption. This implies IT and communications resilience and also means that companies must adjust the ...

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Are You Really Ready to Lead During a Crisis?

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Bruce T. Blythe | Comments

At the heart of any crisis response are strategic decisions that will serve as “defining moments.” These strategic decisions have the critical power to bring you and your organization swiftly toward successful resolution, or they can spiral you ...

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Managing Up and Down During a Crisis

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Kevin Cassidy | Comments

During any crisis, your plan needs to be communicated to senior managers and employees. But does your plan translate well up and down your organization? Organizations have begun to pay close attention to crisis management over the past five year...

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Plan to Communicate, Communicate the Plan

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Stephen T. Gore | Comments

Your business continuity plans have been polished and tested. But if nobody in your organization knows about them, it doesn’t matter how good they are. The critical role of communications in business continuity planning and emergency management ...

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Is Your Program an Effective Selling Point?

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Telva E. Chase | Comments

A highly effective continuity program is one that helps attract clients to your company. Is your program effectively leveraged with existing and potential clients? How much should you disclose about your program? What recovery service levels c...

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Cutting-edge QA Program at National City Bank

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Leslie Mahorney | Comments

During this session, attendees will learn how National City Bank employees -- charged with the design, implementation and execution of the corporate contingency planning (CCP) quality assurance (QA) program -- got the job done. Federal Reserve ...

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