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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Alternate Sites Are Evolving

October 31, 2010 8:00 pm | by Ted Brown | Comments

In the over 30-year history of recovery, there have never been as many choices as there are today. What's it mean to you? And how do you pick a provider?

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Have You Met Your Local Emergency Manager?

October 31, 2010 8:00 pm | Comments

All businesses in the United States operate within the jurisdiction of a municipality, county or state. Almost every municipality and county has an emergency management agency (EMA), and every state does. And that means they all have emergency managers too. Who is yours? Have you met this person? Do you know what she does, or what he can do for you? These are some basic questions that you must answer to fully understand where your organization fits in the emergency management plans for your jurisdiction, or whether you fit in to their plans at all.

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Cloud or Fog?

October 31, 2010 8:00 pm | by Dennis Wenk Advisory Solution Architect | Comments

The way I see it, cloud computing is not about “internal versus external” services; nor is it a shroud for outsourcing, service bureaus or time-sharing. Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.

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Food for Thought? GRC!

October 31, 2010 8:00 pm | by Buffy Rojas Editor-in-Chief | Comments

Governance, risk and compliance - they sure are important terms, but what do they mean to BCP? CI's experts answer some basic questions here.

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Business Recovery That’s Here, There and Everywhere

October 31, 2010 8:00 pm | by Erin Donohoe | Comments

Just like a good news story, your plans cover all the Ws – who, what, when, where, and why. Where used to be the easy part, but these days, where to recover is proving to be a complicated question with many potential answers.

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Benefits of Changing Conventional Thinking

October 31, 2010 8:00 pm | by Larry Heck CBCP | Comments

In our business continuity/disaster recovery world, we often are caught up in a “one-size-fits-all” mentality. Sometimes we fail to seek an out-of-the box solution that best suits the quickly changing business that we serve. Consequently, we pick proven remedies rather than unconventional approaches. Well, let me tell you about a recent situation that started on a normal DR path, but ultimately, took a turn for the better.

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And the Winner is...

October 31, 2010 8:00 pm | Comments

Thanks to everyone who played our game! The winner of the iPad is...Cory Williams, IT Director -- Harland Clarke

What You Can’t See, CAN HURT YOU.

October 31, 2010 8:00 pm | by Buffy Rojas Editor-in-Chief | Comments

By now you must have heard about the “bed bug epidemic,” this year’s answer to last year’s swine flu. It’s got people almost as paranoid on a personal level, but businesses have yet to realize – and plan for – the magnitude of potential disruptions, experts say.

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April in Atlanta?

October 12, 2010 8:00 pm | Comments

We’re just a few weeks away from unveiling the entire conference program for the 2011 Continuity Insights Management Conference. It promises to be an exciting and informative event with fantastic speakers and excellent networking opportunities. Please save the date (April 11-13), keep an eye out for the full conference program in the November/December issue of CI, and make your travel plans to join us in Atlanta at the Hyatt Regency.

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ARCHIVED Webinar: Why Isn't a BIA enough?

October 7, 2010 8:00 pm | Comments

Historically, BCP starts with a BIA - an assessment of financial and operational impacts. Unfortunately, most organizations believe a BIA is enough and fail to assess risk. A risk assessment identifies various threats, as well as, the severity of those threats to your business. Without this information, you may be planning for the wrong thing or planning for everything and unable to respond to anything.

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ARCHIVED Webinar: World Class BC

October 5, 2010 8:00 pm | Comments

This webinar will help you understand and, therefore, better communicate with high-level executives about implementing CPM as part of a World-Class BC program.

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ARCHIVED: 2010 CI e-Conference

September 30, 2010 8:00 pm | Comments

Know you missed a session, but not sure of the title? The approximate times of each session are listed below.

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Yeah, That Makes Sense

September 23, 2010 8:00 pm | by Joe Jurchak Director of BC Management | Comments

It’s a beautiful thing when your management understands immediately where your continuity risks are and what needs to be done about them. Getting to that point requires a little science and a lot of art. Metrics and reporting are the communication instruments of a sound BCP program. Often regarded as a simple technical exercise in gathering data, they can make or break your program’s effectiveness in leading the firm to sound continuity capabilities.

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Harnessing the Power of Social Media in Disaster Response

September 22, 2010 8:00 pm | by John Orlando Program Director for MS in Business Continuity Management | Comments

Get tweeting! People are going to talk about your event whether you do or not. Getting involved helps you control the message.

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Get Smart!

September 12, 2010 8:00 pm | by Buffy Rojas Editor-in-Chief | Comments

Education, certification, training ... how’s a BC practitioner supposed to decide which option makes the most sense? Start here for CI’s take on the opportunities out there and resources to get more information.

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