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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Emerging Trends in BCP Program Management

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Chris Alvord | Comments

Distributed enterprises have special challenges when it comes to conducting BCP programs that are efficient, flexible, and rigorous. As BCP extends throughout distributed enterprises, traditional methods of managing BCP programs no longer work f...

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Making the 80/20 Rule Work for You

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Thomas Gaitley | Comments

Since its inception, continuity planning has expanded from its data center origins to encompass not only the business but the entire value chain. While we have refined what is considered “best practice” and standardized many aspects of planning ...

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No More Maintenance!

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Steven Ross | Comments

The concept of Business Continuity Plan maintenance is out-dated. Maintenance implies that the plan was once at the proper point but that it has degraded and needs to be brought back to the status quo. Instead we should be thinking in terms of c...

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Aligning Backup, Recovery, and Archiving

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Allen Ruster | Comments

Most IT organizations continue to struggle with backup and recovery. Regardless of size, industry, or budget – information growth is the most common reason for yesterday’s backup and recovery procedures falling short of meeting today’s recovery ...

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The Business Impact Dilemma

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Dennis Wenk Advisory Solution Architect | Comments

Downtime has an economic impact and it no longer takes a catastrophe to experience a severe economic loss. The business impact analysis (BIA) has been promoted as an effective tool for business continuity planners to understand the criticality o...

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BCP for Healthcare Organizations:

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Kathy Lee Patterson | Comments

You have been asked to take over the BCP/DR program at a healthcare provider. You are experienced, but possibly not in the clinical environment. Where do you start? If there is an existing BCP/DR program and plan, how should you begin to evaluat...

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Planning for the Unthinkable –

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Lucy Boardway | Comments

Rohm and Haas Company did not have a centralized business continuity team until 2004. That’s when the CIO realized that the newly completed ERP project created significant exposure to business continuity, particularly if the system were to exper...

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Business Continuity Concepts for the IT Disaster Recovery Professional

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Joe Flach Vice President | Comments

As our industry matures and more organizations address the challenges of both business continuity and disaster recovery, some subtle differences between the two disciplines are causing some confusion and problems for different groups within an o...

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Challenges and Direction of Business Continuity

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Don DeMarco | Comments

Companies are continuously dealing with advancements in technology and the increasing dependency on technology to operate their business. In addition, over the past few years we’ve seen an increase in large regional events that have challenged t...

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Maximizing the Value You Get from Your Continuity Solution and Provider

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by John Jackson | Comments

Most organizations put a recovery solution in place, and then do not work effectively with their vendor(s) to improve it, update it or get full value from it. As a result, in many cases, it falls out of date, and might not live up to its potenti...

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The Risk Assessment Executives Are Begging For

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Brian Zawada | Comments

More and more business continuity professionals are demoting the risk assessment to a “Tier 2” activity, whereas a growing body of executive managers views the risk assessment as a strategic enabler. Why the disparity? Business continuity profes...

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Reduce Operational Risk Using the Information You Already Have

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Bill Kaplan | Comments

An organization may not know the answers to all of its risk questions or how to address its risk challenges, but with a solid knowledge management framework throughout the business or organization, it can begin to ask the right questions. Organi...

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The Implications of Global BCP Regulations

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Mike Jennings Director of Disaster Readiness | Comments

Regulations in the BCP industry run the gamut from ones that touch specific industries to laws that affect large swaths of organizations. In addition, countries around the globe are adopting different sets of standards and laws that may affect y...

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How to Embed BCP:

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Katie Willis | Comments

Understanding how to lead your organization from “current state” to an enterprise business continuity program seems almost an impossible task, particularly for matrix, highly segmented, or global organizations. In this session, learn how to: • G...

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How to Recruit and Retain A BCP Dream Team

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Phil Lambert | Comments

A staffing miscalculation can and does cause continuity programs to fail. This session will help you: intelligently profile your staffing needs, develop a definitive job description, identify mandatory talents, skills, and competencies to ensure...

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