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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

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 ...


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...


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 ...


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...


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 ...


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...


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 ...


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...


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 ...


An Integrated Approach to Continuity Metrics and Progress Reporting (Case Study)

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Chris Glebus | Comments

With $9.5 trillion in assets under custody and $1.4 trillion under management, State Street Corporation is a world leader in financial services. Attend this session to hear how State Street took its business continuity program to the next step b...


A Tabletop Exercise Becomes Reality:

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

On June 28, 2006, The Vanderbilt University Medical Center disaster recovery team conducted a tabletop exercise to address a number of known issues using a scenario based on a real event that happened at another hospital. Three weeks following t...


Raising the Bar on Testing

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by John M. Hayes | Comments

How closely do your tests (or exercises) resemble an actual response and recovery event? Is IT still tested separately from crisis management and work area recovery? Opportunities abound for increasing the effectiveness of testing over time. T...


Public/Private Partnerships:

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Tom Serio | Comments

Coordination between private businesses and the public sectors – before and after an event – is more critical now then ever. Public entities sometimes don’t know who the major employers in their area are, what resources they have to help the pl...


Establishing a Sustainable Crisis Management Program:

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Howard Mannella | Comments

Establishing a successful and sustainable, scalable crisis management program requires more than crisis management expertise. It requires the management consulting skills necessary to effect change and get the program off the ground. Business ...


Advancing Your Business Continuity Program

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Kathy Lee Patterson | Comments

As healthcare organizations become more and more interested in business continuity and disaster recovery, funding is starting trickle through IT for BC and DR programs. The future is looking brighter. Since business continuity within a hospital ...



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