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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

The ChicagoFIRST Model:

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Brian Tishuk | Comments

Firms must ensure that their plans are linked with those of their key business sector partners and that they factor in the expected responses of government at all levels. Learn how a regional partnership serves these goals, how to form one in yo...

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Aligning Disaster Recovery Strategies with Business Needs

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Scott Hall | Comments

This strategic session provides a holistic view of designing, implementing, and managing an enterprise business continuity program. The overview includes approaching DR/BCP from a business perspective by determining verifiable RTO's (recovery ti...

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Now that You're Good At Measuring Compliance, Start Measuring Capabilities

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Joe Jurchak Director of BC Management | Comments

Ninety-three percent of your IT systems passed their recovery test and 99 percent of your plans had annual maintenance applied on time. Does this mean you are ready? Are you as resilient as the business requires? This session illustrates commo...

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Objectively Evaluate (and Potentially Overhaul) Your Program

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Mark Armour | Comments

Chances are you have some kind of program in place, but does it just need tweaking, or does it require a serious overhaul? How do you build support for a program that was previously viewed as sub-par by clients and peers? Countrywide Financial C...

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The Secrets to Successful Recruiting Revealed

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Cheyene Haase | Comments

Hiring BC professionals is not easy. Staffing miscalculations can and do cause continuity programs to fail. This session will help you intelligently profile your staffing needs, develop a definitive job description, identify mandatory talents, s...

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Come Together:

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Andrew Cohen | Comments

Legal and IT departments must work in unison to ensure that appropriate record retention and archival practices are in place in order to adhere to regulatory requirements and litigation best practices. In addition, the new Federal Rules of Civil...

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Sanity Check:

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by R. Andrew Fernandes | Comments

The types of business interruptions that any organization faces today are complex and unpredictable. This has left both planners and executives scratching their heads and wondering where start and how much is really enough? This session will pr...

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

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Marty Plevel | Comments

Enterprises today are facing the challenges of building and sustaining a Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program that supports the resiliency and continuity of operations needs of their organization and interdependent stakeholders. In this...

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Understanding Your Production and Recovery Vulnerabilities

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Charles Iannuzzelli | Comments

This  session will  explore  the  value of conducting a vulnerability analysis report (VAR) to identify potential exposures that may threaten the availability  of  technical  services within the production environment or the   recoverability  of  critical  operations  at  an  alternate recovery facility.

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Developing Partnerships with Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services for Achieving Business Continuity Success

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Bill Lowe | Comments

Local emergency response personnel represent an underutilized resource for developing business continuity scenarios and response plans that benefit all stakeholders. This session offers attendees a comprehensive review of the capabilities, equip...

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What Katrina Taught the Red Cross

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Kay W. Wilkins | Comments

The American Red Cross has helped people help their neighbors for 125 years. Last year, victims of a record 72,883 disasters turned to the nearly 1 million volunteers and 35,000 employees of the Red Cross for help. Through more than 800 local ch...

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Business Impact Analysis:

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Barry A. Cardoza | Comments

Some regulations have become more specific about stating what a Business Impact Analysis (BIA) must include. But they still don’t give any clear instruction regarding how to collect or analyze the BIA data. Neither do they describe what the fin...

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The Real “ROI” for BCP

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by John M. Stagl | Comments

 For some time now we in the business continuity profession have read and heard countless dissertations on how to develop and calculate a positive return on investment (ROI) to justify the business continuity planning effort within our comp...

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Continuity Challenges at Higher Education Institutions

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Brendan McCluskey | Comments

Higher education administration is a mix of operations and academic departments, with the former dedicated to running the institution, while the latter attends to education, and where applicable, research and other intellectual pursuits. Academi...

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260 Plans in 260 Days!

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Angela R. Wolverton | Comments

This session will explore how Educational testing Service (ETS) implemented a methodology for building enterprise resiliency plans – a project currently being undertaken at ETS. This session will share ETS’ experiences with and results of develo...

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