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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

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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Team Response: NIKE's Process-Driven Crisis Communication Plan

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Katie Willis | Comments

Learn how a process-driven crisis communication plan can be an integral part of a highly responsive crisis management infrastructure. This session will review NIKE's process-driven approach for crisis management planning, specifically focusing ...

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Public and Private Interdependencies-

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by John A. Jackson | Comments

Many organizations realize that an event like September 11 or Hurricane Katrina requires companies to focus not only on their own recovery plans but also on recovery efforts of other companies in their industry, customers, and suppliers. They al...

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Come Together:

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Andrew Cohen | Comments

Legal and IT departments must work in unison to ensure that appropriate record retention and archival practices are in place in order to adhere to regulatory requirements and litigation best practices. In addition, the new Federal Rules of Civil...

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BCP for Competitive Advantage:

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Michael Landadio | Comments

The pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries are highly regulated, yet can be subject to unique vulnerabilities: process design and FDA control means that manufacturers are highly reliant upon suppliers like Millipore to provide consistent, h...

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Sanity Check:

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by R. Andrew Fernandes | Comments

The types of business interruptions that any organization faces today are complex and unpredictable. This has left both planners and executives scratching their heads and wondering where start and how much is really enough? This session will pr...

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Developing Partnerships with Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services for Achieving Business Continuity Success

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Bill Lowe | Comments

Local emergency response personnel represent an underutilized resource for developing business continuity scenarios and response plans that benefit all stakeholders. This session offers attendees a comprehensive review of the capabilities, equip...

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The ChicagoFIRST Model:

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Brian Tishuk | Comments

Firms must ensure that their plans are linked with those of their key business sector partners and that they factor in the expected responses of government at all levels. Learn how a regional partnership serves these goals, how to form one in yo...

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Proving What You’ve Got Before the Disaster Happens

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Mark Haimowitz | Comments

The dilemma of planning is that you’re never quite sure if the plan will really work. People spend endless amounts of time strategizing and preparing for an event that may never happen. And then there are all the plan changes! A plan that recove...

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Now that You're Good At Measuring Compliance, Start Measuring Capabilities

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Joe Jurchak Director of BC Management | Comments

Ninety-three percent of your IT systems passed their recovery test and 99 percent of your plans had annual maintenance applied on time. Does this mean you are ready? Are you as resilient as the business requires? This session illustrates commo...

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Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Goes to College

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Bernard Chapple | Comments

Colleges and Universities have unique issues and concerns. Disaster recovery and business continuity professionals in this sector must be concerned with manifold issues, including weather-related anomalies, pandemics, data security, as well as s...

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The Secrets to Successful Recruiting Revealed

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Cheyene Haase | Comments

Hiring BC professionals is not easy. Staffing miscalculations can and do cause continuity programs to fail. This session will help you intelligently profile your staffing needs, develop a definitive job description, identify mandatory talents, s...

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Aligning Disaster Recovery Strategies with Business Needs

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Scott Hall | Comments

This strategic session provides a holistic view of designing, implementing, and managing an enterprise business continuity program. The overview includes approaching DR/BCP from a business perspective by determining verifiable RTO's (recovery ti...

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Effective Written Communication Before, During, and After a Crisis

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Meryl Natchez | Comments

Clear written communication is a cornerstone of continuity planning. No matter how well you plan, if you can't produce clear, concise written communications your program may falter. Effective communication with executive management, recovery pla...

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Understanding Your Production and Recovery Vulnerabilities

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Charles Iannuzzelli | Comments

This  session will  explore  the  value of conducting a vulnerability analysis report (VAR) to identify potential exposures that may threaten the availability  of  technical  services within the production environment or the   recoverability  of  critical  operations  at  an  alternate recovery facility.

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