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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Business Continuity Management Program Requirements, Benchmarking Results, and Leading Practices

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Marty Plevel | Comments

Enterprises today are facing the challenges of building and sustaining a Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program that supports the resiliency and continuity of operations needs of their organization and interdependent stakeholders. In this...


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.


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...


What Katrina Taught the Red Cross

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Kay W. Wilkins | Comments

The American Red Cross has helped people help their neighbors for 125 years. Last year, victims of a record 72,883 disasters turned to the nearly 1 million volunteers and 35,000 employees of the Red Cross for help. Through more than 800 local ch...


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...


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...


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...


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...


260 Plans in 260 Days!

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Angela R. Wolverton | Comments

This session will explore how Educational testing Service (ETS) implemented a methodology for building enterprise resiliency plans – a project currently being undertaken at ETS. This session will share ETS’ experiences with and results of develo...


Integrated Crisis Management:

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Kristen Hartwigsen | Comments

The fastest sprinters are not always the best on a relay team. Why? A relay relies on an integrated strategy, a series of practiced hand-offs, in order to be successful. In many organizations, public and private, one of the biggest obstacles to ...


BCP: The Next Generation

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Gerald Lewis | Comments

Business continuity, while no longer in it's infancy, has certainly not attained a level of full maturity. Most practitioners have journeyed from a myriad of jobs and educations to arrive in their current position. No one went to college and maj...


Making Sense of Measurement Methods

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Adam Levison Senior Vice President | Comments

Measuring program effectiveness includes a number of critical activities, among them quality control, budget justification, staffing adjustments, continuous improvement, return on investment, and risk management (to name a few). This session wi...


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...


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 ...


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...



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