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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

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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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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Your Board Will Care About Business Continuity

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

A growing number of boards of directors, specifically audit committees, are taking an activist role in managing enterprise risk and mandating business continuity programs. With a view of the entire organization – its financial targets, stakehol...

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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...

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Team Response: NIKE's Process-Driven Crisis Communication Plan

April 22, 2007 8:00 pm | by Katie Willis | Comments

Learn how a process-driven crisis communication plan can be an integral part of a highly responsive crisis management infrastructure. This session will review NIKE's process-driven approach for crisis management planning, specifically focusing ...

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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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