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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

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...


Objectively Evaluate (and Potentially Overhaul) Your Program

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

Chances are you have some kind of program in place, but does it just need tweaking, or does it require a serious overhaul? How do you build support for a program that was previously viewed as sub-par by clients and peers? Countrywide Financial C...


The Real “ROI” for BCP

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by John M. Stagl | Comments

 For some time now we in the business continuity profession have read and heard countless dissertations on how to develop and calculate a positive return on investment (ROI) to justify the business continuity planning effort within our comp...


Making High Availability and Recoverability Predictable!

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Joe Flach Vice President | Comments

What is the definition of High Availability (HA)? If you have HA, does it eliminate the need for recovery or simply make recovery more predictable? Well, the answer is maybe! There are a number of definitions found on the Web for High Availa...


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...

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...


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...


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.


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...


Continuity Challenges at Higher Education Institutions

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Brendan McCluskey | Comments

Higher education administration is a mix of operations and academic departments, with the former dedicated to running the institution, while the latter attends to education, and where applicable, research and other intellectual pursuits. Academi...

Ready or Not? Identifying (And Filling) Critical Gaps in Private Sector Disaster Preparedness

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Harrison Lobdell | Comments

Five years after the attacks of 9/11 and a year after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, disaster preparedness is both a buzzword and a household word. But are we truly prepared for a large-scale disaster? A recent survey shows that while most compani...

Business Impact Analysis:

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Barry A. Cardoza | Comments

Some regulations have become more specific about stating what a Business Impact Analysis (BIA) must include. But they still don’t give any clear instruction regarding how to collect or analyze the BIA data. Neither do they describe what the fin...


Crisis Management -

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Ian M. Steinberg Global Crisis Management Expert | Comments

As organizations continue to face a growing number of threats, they are beginning to realize the costly, far-reaching impacts on their people, their customers, their operations, their economic base and their day to day lives of either not being ...


BCP Gumbo:

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Doug Sievers | Comments

Business continuity professionals often struggle to develop effective plan templates. Many develop their plans over the course of years, through trial and error, adding and subtracting, until finally arriving at plan documents that seem to addre...

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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