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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

The People Factor Before and After a Disaster (Case Study)

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Tom Serio | Comments

How can a company help prepare its employees for a disaster? How can you educate employees so they can weather the storm and be available to return to work? This presentation shows how Office Depot takes a grass-roots approach to educating and p...


What Happened When Print-to-Mail Met Hurricane Katrina? (Case Study)

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Gerald Montella General Manager | Comments

New Orleans-based disaster recovery and continuity teams were in their offices Saturday, August 27 getting ready for Hurricane Katrina to hit. They left to get their recoveries underway not knowing it would be weeks before they saw their familie...

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...


Voice Communications:

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Mike Bemis | Comments

Telecommunications breakdowns make business interruptions even worse. Employees and their families, customers, partners, supply chain members, even the press, rely on effective communications during the initial minutes and hours after an event. ...


Selecting the Right Disaster Recovery Site

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Rich Schiesser | Comments

Planning for a disaster and selecting the right recovery site requires an incredible amount of forethought, decision-making, and analysis. But how do you decide exactly which recovery site works best for your particular situation? This session w...


Organizational Crisis Management:

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Gerald Lewis | Comments

Floods, hurricanes, power outages, layoffs, violence, litigation, earthquakes, fires, hacking, sick building syndrome, strikes, terrorism…work crises come in all shapes and sizes. Most continuity plans prioritize infrastructure, IT, and security...


Maintaining Communications Through Hurricane Katrina (Case Study)

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Paul D'Arcy | Comments

Hurricane Katrina took many companies by surprise by severing all normal lines of communication. For more than a week after the hurricane, many organizations had no access to phone, e-mail, the Internet, or wireless networks. Likewise, many empl...


Everything Happened in 2005:

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by John Copenhaver | Comments

Right from the start, 2005 found us coping with unfathomable disaster, as January 1 came just on the heels of the one of the worst disaster in history – the Indian Ocean Tsunami. And 2005 has continued to pack quite a punch with the impacts of H...



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...


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...


BCP Budgeting that Works (Case Study)

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Tim Matthews | Comments

When the business continuity program is stuck in the proverbial mud, an assumptive approach can wake up the boardroom and get the funding your BCP really needs. So often funding is requested to assess and study the problem. Incremental budget re...

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...


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’...


Every Crisis Management Team Needs a Critical Decision Checklist

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Roseanne Rostron President | Comments

In many cases, the crisis management team spends its time actively responding to the event. There is little time for reading and reviewing the crisis management plan during the actual response. And, although this team may be well prepared for th...


Unleashing the Value of Compliance Investments

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Patricia McAnally | Comments

Have compliance issues created more work, more complexity, more distraction, and more expense? Do compliance projects get the resources you really need? Then don’t miss this session. Attendees will learn how to view compliance in a new light, to...



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