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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

What Do You Get When You Mix IP and BCP?

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Michael Croy Director Business Continuity Solutions | Comments

With 95 percent of large- and mid-sized U.S. companies anticipating the convergence of voice/data networks by 2010, business leaders must understand the future implications of IP communications and adjust their business continuity and disaster r...

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Building a Better Business Continuity Program Office (Case Study)

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Telva E. Chase | Comments

To prepare a corporation for business continuity operations and crisis management, a properly staffed and chartered business continuity program office (BCPO) is the first requirement. This hands-on session covers BCPO goals, objectives, executiv...

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Resiliency and DR Technology in Plain English

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

This presentation will categorize and review all current resiliency and disaster recovery technology solutions in use today. This session will provide this information at a comprehensive yet non technological level geared to those attendees who ...

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BCP: From Zero to 60 in Five Months Flat (Case Study)

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Barbara Devine | Comments

This presentation will show you how a business continuity program can be successfully created and implemented in a short period of time. TAP, a $4B pharmaceutical company, implemented a business continuity program over a five-month period of tim...

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Analyzing BIA (And Other) Data By Geographic Area For a Nominal Cost (Case Study)

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Barry A. Cardoza | Comments

When Union Bank of California wanted to analyze BIA data by geographic region in order to determine the total potential impact of a regional event, we looked at a number of services and tools and found that they wouldn’t work for us. These tools...

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Security and BC Incident Response: Two Paths Same Objective

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Cole Emerson Director, Assurance | Comments

Frequently the two disciplines each plan in their respective silos without fully understanding how similar their processes are. The individuals sitting on the security incident response team are usually the same individuals sitting on the busine...

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Business Resiliency End to End (Case Study)

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Chuck Wachter | Comments

GMAC-RFC recently transitioned from a primarily third-party recovery solution to an internal recovery solution. During this transition every aspect of business processes was modified to include business resilience, creating a sustainable, proact...

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BCP’s Big Secret? It’s Powerful and Cool

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Randy MacCleary | Comments

The presentation will describe the evolution of power and cooling strategies and trends significant to business continuity planning. Included are real-world examples of how IT and business continuity professionals can assess their network protec...

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A Results-Driven Approach to Business Resilience

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by George Andrews | Comments

Business executives want a business resilience program that is managed well and they want to know where the program is headed. The program should answer key questions for executives, including: How resilient are my critical business processes? H...

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Why Your Partners May Be Your Biggest BCP Liability

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Troy Harris RSM | Comments

Organizations rely on their business partners. Just as customers are vital to an organization, reliable business partners are essential to continuity of operations. This presentation explores, from a strategic perspective, the types of business ...

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FSTC Resiliency Maturity Model, A Process Improvement and Measurement Tool

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Charles Wallen | Comments

This session will discuss a project currently being undertaken by the Financial Services Technology Consortium and the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. These groups aim to define a Resiliency Maturity Model (RMM) fra...

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2006 Hurricane Season Outlook - Another Active Season

April 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Chris Hebert | Comments

The 2006 hurricane season is upon us, and hurricane-weary Florida and Gulf Coast residents are frightened at what the season will bring. Many are not prepared for even a tropical storm, much less another hurricane.

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Continuity Insights Management Conference Triumphs in New Orleans

April 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Continuity Insights Staff | Comments

The Continuity Insights Management Conference is a one-of-a-kind industry event. Nowhere else will you find such an experienced group of attendees along with quality sessions and speakers delivering information well beyond the basics.

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Exploring Lessons and Trends in Continuity

April 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by John Jackson | Comments

Welcome to a regular series of articles focused on lessons learned and major trends that are shaping the business continuity industry. I have spent the majority of my 30-plus year career on the vendor side, primarily with Comdisco and IBM, and I have also spent time as a manufacturing company data center and systems software manager.

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Professional Development: What Are You Worth?

April 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Chris Worton | Comments

Wondering what a business continuity professional is worth? Well, here's the answer: More than ever before. Over the past year,BCP salaries were up more than 5 percent for full time  employees  and 12 percent for  consultants compared to the previous year.

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