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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Plan to Communicate, Communicate the Plan

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Stephen T. Gore | Comments

Your business continuity plans have been polished and tested. But if nobody in your organization knows about them, it doesn’t matter how good they are. The critical role of communications in business continuity planning and emergency management ...


Managing Up and Down During a Crisis

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

During any crisis, your plan needs to be communicated to senior managers and employees. But does your plan translate well up and down your organization? Organizations have begun to pay close attention to crisis management over the past five year...


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 ...


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...

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...

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...


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...



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...


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...


Integrated Crisis Management:

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Kristen Hartwigsen | Comments

The fastest sprinters are not always the best on a relay team. Why? A relay relies on an integrated strategy, a series of practiced hand-offs, in order to be successful. In many organizations, public and private, one of the biggest obstacles to ...



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...


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...


Effective Written Communication Before, During, and After a Crisis

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Meryl Natchez | Comments

Clear written communication is a cornerstone of continuity planning. No matter how well you plan, if you can't produce clear, concise written communications your program may falter. Effective communication with executive management, recovery pla...


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...

Proving What You’ve Got Before the Disaster Happens

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

The dilemma of planning is that you’re never quite sure if the plan will really work. People spend endless amounts of time strategizing and preparing for an event that may never happen. And then there are all the plan changes! A plan that recove...


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