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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

The Business Continuity Program Puzzle

June 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Kathy Lee Patterson, Ken Frantz, and John Kelly | Comments

Senior executives want the best for the organization; theywant to understand  the  technology underpinning itssuccess. They understand you know your business, butthey often don't quite understand how what you do fits into the organization's global view. DR/BC professionals tend to work too deep in the trenches to sufficiently bridge the gap between redundancy and fiscal responsibility.


Disaster Recovery Services: Old School Is New Again

June 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Kate Debevois | Comments

Business Continuity, resiliency, high-availability, zero acceptable downtime those are the industry buzzwords and watchwords of today. But what about disaster recovery? While the phrase may scream "old timer", disasters do still happen and you still need to be ready to revover if your plans fail or are overwhelmed.


ORECK. How A Small Company Is Meeting BIG Continuity Challenges

June 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Buffy Rojas Editor-in-Chief | Comments

ORECK may be a household word, but it's still a fairly small, family-owned, family-run company. When ORECK was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina, it's family focus, with emphasis on trust and responsibility, brought the company from the brink of disaster back to continued business success.


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...


BCP ROI Considerations

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Monica Goldstein | Comments

Technology projects often require that the return on investment (ROI) be determined prior to receiving the necessary approvals to go forward. Although business continuity planning has moved out of the arena of being just an IT initiative, its co...


Going Mobile:

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Chuck Wachter | Comments

Mobile recovery is a fast-growing and evolving segment of today’s continuity market. A mobile solution recovers not only immediate business continuity needs, but reduces the impact on employees. This session will explore how mobile recovery work...



May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Matt Moyer CBCP, PMP, Business Continuity Planner | Comments

As we have seen, particularly over the last several years, hurricanes can be some of the worst natural disasters. The one advantage continuity planners have in dealing with hurricanes over other natural and manmade disasters is that we have adva...


Avoiding Disaster in Mission-Critical Facilities:

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Joe Soroka | Comments

Infrastructure failure and human error are the two leading, yet preventable causes of downtime in mission-critical facilities. However, organizations continue to spend a disproportionate amount of their information technology (IT) budgets on dis...


Crisis Management Communications Lessons Learned

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Paul Sullivan | Comments

This year’s record-breaking hurricane season showed that crisis communication planning is critical. Events also reinforced that a vital records program that keeps both paper and electronic documents accessible is crucial. This session will show ...


Insurance Assurance: Understanding How Insurance Impacts BCP

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by John W. Marini | Comments

The BCP professional’s task is to ensure uninterrupted operations, with the ultimate goal of protecting the organization from financial loss. The risk manager or insurance professional’s goal is also to ensure a full financial recovery. It’s app...


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...


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...


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. ...


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...



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