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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Maximizing the Value You Get from Your Continuity Solution and Provider

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by John Jackson | Comments

Most organizations put a recovery solution in place, and then do not work effectively with their vendor(s) to improve it, update it or get full value from it. As a result, in many cases, it falls out of date, and might not live up to its potenti...

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The Risk Assessment Executives Are Begging For

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

More and more business continuity professionals are demoting the risk assessment to a “Tier 2” activity, whereas a growing body of executive managers views the risk assessment as a strategic enabler. Why the disparity? Business continuity profes...

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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...

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The Implications of Global BCP Regulations

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Mike Jennings Director of Disaster Readiness | Comments

Regulations in the BCP industry run the gamut from ones that touch specific industries to laws that affect large swaths of organizations. In addition, countries around the globe are adopting different sets of standards and laws that may affect y...

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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...

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How to Recruit and Retain A BCP Dream Team

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

A staffing miscalculation can and does cause continuity programs to fail. This session will help you: intelligently profile your staffing needs, develop a definitive job description, identify mandatory talents, skills, and competencies to ensure...

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The Economic Impact of the Bird Flu Pandemic

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by John M. Stagl | Comments

The Avian flu spreading throughout Asia and now Europe has one of the highest mortality rates of any flu virus of the century. This has experts around the world worried about a potential mutation of this virus that could be transmitted from huma...

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Building Corporate Awareness (Case Study)

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Doreen Norako Senior Vice President | Comments

BCP is not a job you can do by yourself. You have to rely on other departments and individuals to help you gather all the information necessary to make your plans effective. What’s the best way to build those alliances? Find out by attending thi...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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FSTC Resiliency Maturity Model, A Process Improvement and Measurement Tool

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Charles Wallen | Comments

This session will discuss a project currently being undertaken by the Financial Services Technology Consortium and the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. These groups aim to define a Resiliency Maturity Model (RMM) fra...

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Resiliency and DR Technology in Plain English

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Thomas Martin | Comments

This presentation will categorize and review all current resiliency and disaster recovery technology solutions in use today. This session will provide this information at a comprehensive yet non technological level geared to those attendees who ...

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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...

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