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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Who Is the Business Continuity Professional

June 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Allison Baker | Comments

As vulnerabilities and risks rose, the public became more aware of the business continuity industry and now may even have some faint idea of what a business continuity professional does. Threats such as Y2K, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and fear of pandemics put business continuity on the media's - and therefore the public's - map. Business continuity professional even recently made it into CNNMoney.com's list of "7 trendy new jobs". 

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The Business Continuity Program Puzzle

June 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Kathy Lee Patterson, Ken Frantz, and John Kelly | Comments

Senior executives want the best for the organization; theywant to understand  the  technology underpinning itssuccess. They understand you know your business, butthey often don't quite understand how what you do fits into the organization's global view. DR/BC professionals tend to work too deep in the trenches to sufficiently bridge the gap between redundancy and fiscal responsibility.

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ORECK. How A Small Company Is Meeting BIG Continuity Challenges

June 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Buffy Rojas Editor-in-Chief | Comments

ORECK may be a household word, but it's still a fairly small, family-owned, family-run company. When ORECK was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina, it's family focus, with emphasis on trust and responsibility, brought the company from the brink of disaster back to continued business success.

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Planning For People Recovery

June 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Bill Beattie | Comments

Business continuity planning began with technology people recognizing the need to plan to recover technology. While we've progressed beyond that in our profession, we still haven't reached the point where we plan for full business recovery.

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Avoiding Disaster in Mission-Critical Facilities:

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Joe Soroka | Comments

Infrastructure failure and human error are the two leading, yet preventable causes of downtime in mission-critical facilities. However, organizations continue to spend a disproportionate amount of their information technology (IT) budgets on dis...

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Evolution of an Integrated Crisis Management Program at UPS (Case Study)

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Jack McKlveen | Comments

Effective business continuity is critical for an organization to survive incidents that threaten its ability to make products, provide services or otherwise conduct business. During a major incident, business continuity plans will be executed as...

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Organizational Crisis Management:

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Gerald Lewis | Comments

Floods, hurricanes, power outages, layoffs, violence, litigation, earthquakes, fires, hacking, sick building syndrome, strikes, terrorism…work crises come in all shapes and sizes. Most continuity plans prioritize infrastructure, IT, and security...

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Insurance Assurance: Understanding How Insurance Impacts BCP

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by John W. Marini | Comments

The BCP professional’s task is to ensure uninterrupted operations, with the ultimate goal of protecting the organization from financial loss. The risk manager or insurance professional’s goal is also to ensure a full financial recovery. It’s app...

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Voice Communications:

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Mike Bemis | Comments

Telecommunications breakdowns make business interruptions even worse. Employees and their families, customers, partners, supply chain members, even the press, rely on effective communications during the initial minutes and hours after an event. ...

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Going Mobile:

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Chuck Wachter | Comments

Mobile recovery is a fast-growing and evolving segment of today’s continuity market. A mobile solution recovers not only immediate business continuity needs, but reduces the impact on employees. This session will explore how mobile recovery work...

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BCP ROI Considerations

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Monica Goldstein | Comments

Technology projects often require that the return on investment (ROI) be determined prior to receiving the necessary approvals to go forward. Although business continuity planning has moved out of the arena of being just an IT initiative, its co...

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Bracing for More Hurricane Fury

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Chris Hebert | Comments

The 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons brought a series of particularly devastating storms to the U.S. Gulf and East Coasts, and we predict the recent increase in storm activity will continue for the next 10 to 20 years. The devastation wrought by ...

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Crisis Management Communications Lessons Learned

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Paul Sullivan | Comments

This year’s record-breaking hurricane season showed that crisis communication planning is critical. Events also reinforced that a vital records program that keeps both paper and electronic documents accessible is crucial. This session will show ...

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First Katrina, then Rita:

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Ms. Michael Redmond | Comments

Entergy Corporation is the only Fortune 500 headquarted in New Orleans, and its headquarters was downtown and hard hit. Entergy is an electric/gas utility operating in a regulated environment in four states and has an unregulated nuclear busines...

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Selecting the Right Disaster Recovery Site

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Rich Schiesser | Comments

Planning for a disaster and selecting the right recovery site requires an incredible amount of forethought, decision-making, and analysis. But how do you decide exactly which recovery site works best for your particular situation? This session w...

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