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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Cutting-edge QA Program at National City Bank

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Leslie Mahorney | Comments

During this session, attendees will learn how National City Bank employees -- charged with the design, implementation and execution of the corporate contingency planning (CCP) quality assurance (QA) program -- got the job done. Federal Reserve ...

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An Integrated Approach to Continuity Metrics and Progress Reporting (Case Study)

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Chris Glebus | Comments

With $9.5 trillion in assets under custody and $1.4 trillion under management, State Street Corporation is a world leader in financial services. Attend this session to hear how State Street took its business continuity program to the next step b...

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A Tabletop Exercise Becomes Reality:

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Kevin Chenowith | Comments

On June 28, 2006, The Vanderbilt University Medical Center disaster recovery team conducted a tabletop exercise to address a number of known issues using a scenario based on a real event that happened at another hospital. Three weeks following t...

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Raising the Bar on Testing

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by John M. Hayes | Comments

How closely do your tests (or exercises) resemble an actual response and recovery event? Is IT still tested separately from crisis management and work area recovery? Opportunities abound for increasing the effectiveness of testing over time. T...

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Public/Private Partnerships:

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Tom Serio | Comments

Coordination between private businesses and the public sectors – before and after an event – is more critical now then ever. Public entities sometimes don’t know who the major employers in their area are, what resources they have to help the pl...

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Establishing a Sustainable Crisis Management Program:

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Howard Mannella | Comments

Establishing a successful and sustainable, scalable crisis management program requires more than crisis management expertise. It requires the management consulting skills necessary to effect change and get the program off the ground. Business ...

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Advancing Your Business Continuity Program

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Kathy Lee Patterson | Comments

As healthcare organizations become more and more interested in business continuity and disaster recovery, funding is starting trickle through IT for BC and DR programs. The future is looking brighter. Since business continuity within a hospital ...

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From Planning to Practical

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by T. M. Smalley | Comments

When is the last time you took the RED Binder off the shelf, and thought about plan implementation? When disaster strikes, will your critical processes roll out according to plan? Do you know how to get started? Are roles and responsibilities st...

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Across The Seas:

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Laura Carrion | Comments

This joint presentation represents two Toyota business entities and will examine the challenges and successes of implementing the business continuity program at an international subsidiary. Toyota's U.S. Corporate BCP manager and her counterpart...

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Bottom-line Impacts of Preparedness and the Accountability that Follows Crisis

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Bill Raisch | Comments

Recent research of the Global 1000 corporations shows an 80percent probability that most major firms will encounter a significant crisis during the next five years. Its impact likely will result in the loss of 20-30 percent of the firm’s market ...

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Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Goes to College

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Bernard Chapple | Comments

Colleges and Universities have unique issues and concerns. Disaster recovery and business continuity professionals in this sector must be concerned with manifold issues, including weather-related anomalies, pandemics, data security, as well as s...

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Management:

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Jason Jackson | Comments

This session describes the key success factors and lessons learned by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in the management of both major crisis incidents (e.g. hurricane Katrina) and daily events. Most importantly, this presentation discusses engagements wit...

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BCP for Competitive Advantage:

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Michael Landadio | Comments

The pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries are highly regulated, yet can be subject to unique vulnerabilities: process design and FDA control means that manufacturers are highly reliant upon suppliers like Millipore to provide consistent, h...

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Virtualization:

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Dennis Wenk Advisory Solution Architect | Comments

Virtualization is blazing new trails and there is much uncertainty and confusion surrounding its benefit. While resiliency and continuity are not directly dependent upon virtualization, virtualization provides greater degrees of simplicity and a...

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Public and Private Interdependencies-

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by John A. Jackson | Comments

Many organizations realize that an event like September 11 or Hurricane Katrina requires companies to focus not only on their own recovery plans but also on recovery efforts of other companies in their industry, customers, and suppliers. They al...

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