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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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Evolution of an Integrated Crisis Management Program at UPS (Case Study)

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Jack McKlveen | Comments

Effective business continuity is critical for an organization to survive incidents that threaten its ability to make products, provide services or otherwise conduct business. During a major incident, business continuity plans will be executed as...

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Bracing for More Hurricane Fury

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Chris Hebert | Comments

The 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons brought a series of particularly devastating storms to the U.S. Gulf and East Coasts, and we predict the recent increase in storm activity will continue for the next 10 to 20 years. The devastation wrought by ...

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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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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