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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

The Healthcare/AMC DRP-BCP Consortium:

May 15, 2005 8:00 pm | Comments

The walls of emergency planning for hospitals are beginning to expand and in some cases must be torn down and rebuilt. The challenges of current and future disaster recovery (DRP) and Business Continuity (BCP) planning, particularly for academi...

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Test First, Plan Later:

May 15, 2005 8:00 pm | by Abby De Lotto MBCP | Comments

Traditionally, business continuity planners build a plan, and then test it. But by turning the tables and testing first, then building or updating the plan later, planners can gain valuable insights into the validity of plan information and the ...

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An Emerging Concept of Liability –

May 15, 2005 8:00 pm | Comments

"Preparedness is not complicated. It does take time and attention. Wise managers will place priority on preparedness. For in the end, people do matter most." Tom Ridge The myriad of known traumatic incidents has expanded, yet planning for t...

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Back-to-Back-to-Back –

May 15, 2005 8:00 pm | Comments

The hurricane season of 2004 proved to be one of the most active on record. This presentation will review how Rockwell Collins, a $2.9 billion manufacturer with a campus in Melbourne, FL, proactively developed and tested detailed risk mitigatio...

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Case Study:

May 15, 2005 8:00 pm | Comments

More than ever, organizations today are facing the complex task of developing a business continuity framework that supports the needs of the business. In this presentation we will trace the creation of a solid business continuity framework from ...

Aligning Process, Information and Technology to Enable Operational Resiliency

May 15, 2005 8:00 pm | Comments

At this point in the maturity curve of the business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) industry, a reactive focus is quickly being replaced by more proactive measures that minimize the need for acute reactions in response to unplanned events. ...

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Internal Auditors:

May 15, 2005 8:00 pm | by Troy Harris RSM | Comments

For most BCP professionals, “auditors” do not necessarily conjure favorable thoughts. In fact, many recovery planners view the auditing process as a liability, impeding daily activities and invoking criticism of an otherwise commendable BCP prog...

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Executive-Level Crisis Management Planning

May 15, 2005 8:00 pm | Comments

Utilizing a scenario designed for top executives at ABN/AMRO, a large financial institution that spans 70 countries, this presentation will focus on how the highest levels of the organizations need to plan for an event that could threaten its fu...

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Conducting a Business Continuity Plan Audit

May 15, 2005 8:00 pm | Comments

A recent survey revealed an alarming 37 percent of Chief Financial Officers perceived their organizations to be particularly vulnerable with regard to disaster preparedness and recovery. As CFOs are quite familiar with the audit process, perhap...

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Tying Disaster Recovery Investment to Measurable Business Value

May 15, 2005 8:00 pm | by Brian Bobich | Comments

The Aventis Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) program was launched in October 2003, which encompasses a wide-ranging four-year business-driven initiative involving major participation by IS. Attendees at this presentation will learn...

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Transforming Your BCP to Meet Today’s New Pressures

May 15, 2005 8:00 pm | by Rita Pinon | Comments

In a rapidly changing environment it has become a challenge to balance the pressures of external threats, social factors, political factors and economic uncertainty along with the increasing demands to service your customers, improve your agilit...

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Business Continuity and Emergency Management Planning Relationships

May 15, 2005 8:00 pm | Comments

Public and private sector emergency and business continuity plans have traditionally been processes that related only to the goals of the individual sector. Coordination with the public sector could result in a sharing of risk assessment informa...

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Business Continuity Management:

May 15, 2005 8:00 pm | by Ms. Michael Redmond | Comments

Organizations are made up of systems with many layers and interdependencies, therefore sound BCM practices must address all of the capabilities within an organization or extended enterprise, integrating the various components, including people, ...

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Operational Compliance:

May 15, 2005 8:00 pm | Comments

If the data that you are so carefully backing up represents any type of critical document and you’re not including print and mail recovery as part of your contingency plans… your plan is not complete. Print and mail operations are often overloo...

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Creating Effective Continuity Working Groups:

May 15, 2005 8:00 pm | by Richard Harris Management Analyst | Comments

Not unlike private sector business, when government agencies are presented with the challenge of building a continuity plan they follow a familiar strategy. The evaluation and selection of a software tool, establishing a methodology for gatheri...

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