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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

What Do You Get When You Mix IP and BCP?

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Michael Croy Director Business Continuity Solutions | Comments

With 95 percent of large- and mid-sized U.S. companies anticipating the convergence of voice/data networks by 2010, business leaders must understand the future implications of IP communications and adjust their business continuity and disaster r...


Security and BC Incident Response: Two Paths Same Objective

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Cole Emerson Director, Assurance | Comments

Frequently the two disciplines each plan in their respective silos without fully understanding how similar their processes are. The individuals sitting on the security incident response team are usually the same individuals sitting on the busine...


Continuity Leadership:

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Phil Lambert | Comments

Do you want to learn how to obtain buy-in from senior leaders, ownership from line mangers and participation from recovery team members? Well, be of good cheer, because what once seemed impossible is now possible, and this workshop will show you...


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...

Planning for the Unthinkable –

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Lucy Boardway | Comments

Rohm and Haas Company did not have a centralized business continuity team until 2004. That’s when the CIO realized that the newly completed ERP project created significant exposure to business continuity, particularly if the system were to exper...

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 ...


Building a Better Business Continuity Program Office (Case Study)

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Telva E. Chase | Comments

To prepare a corporation for business continuity operations and crisis management, a properly staffed and chartered business continuity program office (BCPO) is the first requirement. This hands-on session covers BCPO goals, objectives, executiv...

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 ...


Challenges and Direction of Business Continuity

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Don DeMarco | Comments

Companies are continuously dealing with advancements in technology and the increasing dependency on technology to operate their business. In addition, over the past few years we’ve seen an increase in large regional events that have challenged t...

Business Continuity Concepts for the IT Disaster Recovery Professional

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Joe Flach Vice President | Comments

As our industry matures and more organizations address the challenges of both business continuity and disaster recovery, some subtle differences between the two disciplines are causing some confusion and problems for different groups within an o...


Achieving BCP Harmony: The Yamaha Story (Case Study)

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Brian Jemelian | Comments

At Yamaha Corporation of America, BCP is not just another project within that needs to be managed. BCP is a driving force in strategic process improvements made within the organization. This session details the development of Yamaha’s comprehens...


How to Embed BCP:

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Katie Willis | Comments

Understanding how to lead your organization from “current state” to an enterprise business continuity program seems almost an impossible task, particularly for matrix, highly segmented, or global organizations. In this session, learn how to: • G...


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...

Reduce Operational Risk Using the Information You Already Have

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Bill Kaplan | Comments

An organization may not know the answers to all of its risk questions or how to address its risk challenges, but with a solid knowledge management framework throughout the business or organization, it can begin to ask the right questions. Organi...


BCP for Healthcare Organizations:

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Kathy Lee Patterson | Comments

You have been asked to take over the BCP/DR program at a healthcare provider. You are experienced, but possibly not in the clinical environment. Where do you start? If there is an existing BCP/DR program and plan, how should you begin to evaluat...



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