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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Challenges and Direction of Business Continuity

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Don DeMarco | Comments

Companies are continuously dealing with advancements in technology and the increasing dependency on technology to operate their business. In addition, over the past few years we’ve seen an increase in large regional events that have challenged t...

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BCP for Healthcare Organizations:

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Kathy Lee Patterson | Comments

You have been asked to take over the BCP/DR program at a healthcare provider. You are experienced, but possibly not in the clinical environment. Where do you start? If there is an existing BCP/DR program and plan, how should you begin to evaluat...

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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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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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No More Maintenance!

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Steven Ross | Comments

The concept of Business Continuity Plan maintenance is out-dated. Maintenance implies that the plan was once at the proper point but that it has degraded and needs to be brought back to the status quo. Instead we should be thinking in terms of c...

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Analyzing BIA (And Other) Data By Geographic Area For a Nominal Cost (Case Study)

May 7, 2006 8:00 pm | by Barry A. Cardoza | Comments

When Union Bank of California wanted to analyze BIA data by geographic region in order to determine the total potential impact of a regional event, we looked at a number of services and tools and found that they wouldn’t work for us. These tools...

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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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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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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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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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Continuity Insights Management Conference Triumphs in New Orleans

April 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Continuity Insights Staff | Comments

The Continuity Insights Management Conference is a one-of-a-kind industry event. Nowhere else will you find such an experienced group of attendees along with quality sessions and speakers delivering information well beyond the basics.

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Professional Development: What Are You Worth?

April 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Chris Worton | Comments

Wondering what a business continuity professional is worth? Well, here's the answer: More than ever before. Over the past year,BCP salaries were up more than 5 percent for full time  employees  and 12 percent for  consultants compared to the previous year.

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Gemstar-TV Guide: BCP Hollywood Style

April 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Buffy Rojas Editor-in-Chief | Comments

Beyond listing television programming, Gemstar-TV Guide runs its own TV network, and even takes wagers on horseracing. Here's how this household name stays up and running no matter what.

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Virtually Painless Disaster Recovery

April 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Steve Kaplan | Comments

The disaster recovery department of one of the largest U.S.  banks  has  some  very colorful charts that specify the following:24-hour recovery for their "A" applications, 48-hour recovery for their "B" applications, 72-hour recovery for their "C" applications, and so on.

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2006 Hurricane Season Outlook - Another Active Season

April 30, 2006 8:00 pm | by Chris Hebert | Comments

The 2006 hurricane season is upon us, and hurricane-weary Florida and Gulf Coast residents are frightened at what the season will bring. Many are not prepared for even a tropical storm, much less another hurricane.

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