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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

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’...


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...


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...


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...


Preparedness Assessments:

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Scot Ferrell | Comments

Determining the right mix of preparedness within your enterprise is the single most important decision any business continuity professional faces when developing a program. Too many professionals learn the hard way that they haven’t identified r...


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...


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

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Marty Plevel | Comments

Enterprises today are facing the challenges of building and sustaining a business continuity management program that supports the needs of their organization and interdependent stakeholders. In this presentation, the NFPA 1600 Standard on Disast...


Sarbanes Oxley + BCP + Enterprise Risk Management =

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Michael Keating | Comments

How does a business continuity team take advantage of high profile risk management initiatives within its organization to improve the business continuity program and strengthen the whole organization? This session will discuss the convergence of...


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...


Furthering Your BCP Career

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Chris Worton | Comments

The employment environment for business continuity professionals has become more competitive as the visibility of the profession increases. Given this atmosphere how can business continuity professionals prepare themselves to advance their caree...


Emerging Trends in BCP Program Management

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Chris Alvord | Comments

Distributed enterprises have special challenges when it comes to conducting BCP programs that are efficient, flexible, and rigorous. As BCP extends throughout distributed enterprises, traditional methods of managing BCP programs no longer work f...


Making the 80/20 Rule Work for You

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Thomas Gaitley | Comments

Since its inception, continuity planning has expanded from its data center origins to encompass not only the business but the entire value chain. While we have refined what is considered “best practice” and standardized many aspects of planning ...


No More Maintenance!

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Steven Ross | Comments

The concept of Business Continuity Plan maintenance is out-dated. Maintenance implies that the plan was once at the proper point but that it has degraded and needs to be brought back to the status quo. Instead we should be thinking in terms of c...


Aligning Backup, Recovery, and Archiving

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Allen Ruster | Comments

Most IT organizations continue to struggle with backup and recovery. Regardless of size, industry, or budget – information growth is the most common reason for yesterday’s backup and recovery procedures falling short of meeting today’s recovery ...


The Business Impact Dilemma

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Dennis Wenk Advisory Solution Architect | Comments

Downtime has an economic impact and it no longer takes a catastrophe to experience a severe economic loss. The business impact analysis (BIA) has been promoted as an effective tool for business continuity planners to understand the criticality o...



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