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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

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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Data Integrity Meets DR

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Claus Mikkelsen | Comments

Server-based, network-based, array-based, application based: You’ve heard the arguments before from a host of vendors. Who, if anyone, is telling the whole truth? Are there advantages of one technology over another and why does it matter? How do...

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BCP Best Practices from Impact Assessment to Incident Management

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Tom Abruzzo | Comments

There are lots of theories about what might work when it comes to BCP. But real lessons learned and best practices are best straight from the source. This session will share best practices and lessons learned gleaned from more than 100 business ...

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Emergency Response Planning at Constellation Energy (Case Study)

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Dan Sadler | Comments

At Constellation Energy, a leading supplier of energy to large commercial and industrial customers nationwide, keeping the power on is priority one. As a result, Constellation has spent years developing and refining an emergency response program...

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Craft and Technology for Your BCP (Case Study)

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Don Saracco | Comments

This session is designed to share new strategies that can help you leverage existing experience and expertise for designing, planning, and developing your enterprise-wide business continuity program.We will discuss and demonstrate the methods us...

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Conducting a Meaningful Continuity Assessment

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Lee Milligan | Comments

Assessing the quality of a company’s BCP program is difficult and complex, and involves multiple levels of measurement and consideration. Learn about the factors and issue relationships involved with a business continuity assessment, and how the...

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Winning Ways to Get and Keep Executives On Board (Case Study)

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Janet L. Mebust | Comments

Are you a BC practitioner who really knows your stuff but still can’t seem to garner and maintain the support of executive management? Do you want to assure executive commitment for the duration of program development, through maintenance and be...

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Building a Business Continuity Organization Workshop

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Tonya T. York | Comments

When most people get assigned the job of business continuity, they immediately jump into the task of writing plans, conducting tests, and implementing mitigation strategies. Seldom do they try to build an infrastructure to support an ongoing and...

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The 21st Century Data Center

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Ryan Hansen | Comments

Technology marches on! Data centers commonly in use today were designed around technologies developed for IT processing systems employed in the 1980s and 1990s, effectively making them 20th Century data center designs. With the advent of solid s...

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Raising the Bar for Resiliency and Security at Bridgestone/Firestone (Case Study)

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by David Sarabacha | Comments

The concept of business continuity management is foreign to many manufacturing organizations and those in other industries where regulatory drivers for business continuity management do not exist. However, given the ever increasing focus on the ...

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DR Planning at Healthcare Organizations: Internal vs. External Solutions

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Kevin Chenowith | Comments

This session will provide a comparison of internal and external IT disaster recovery solutions and how they might fit into the overall business continuity strategy. The factors involved in deciding whether to develop internal solutions for recov...

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Continuity of Business is Business Continuity (Case Study)

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Eugene Bridges | Comments

Executives from both the public and private sectors are being forced to educate themselves on the possible risks to which their organizations may be vulnerable. With regulatory and standards requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), COBIT, ...

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Risk:

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Ellen Pfeiffer | Comments

Like disaster recovery before it, business continuity efforts often focus on what is perceived by professional practitioners as necessary. But this necessity must flow from the risks that confront the organization and those that it is willing to...

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What’s Happening in the Hot Site Industry?

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Ted Brown | Comments

With SunGard’s acquisition of Comdisco’s hot site business, the hot site industry changed. But are there really fewer vendors, or are there actually more? What’s the impact of Hewlett-Packard bolstering its hot site offerings? And what does IBM’...

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Lincoln National’s Business Continuity Maturity Assessment (Case Study)

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by James Gelineau | Comments

The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company assessed its business continuity program using a maturity model in August, 2004. Attendees at this presentation will learn what happened before, during, and after. We will discuss the fundamental goals...

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