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The Hurricanes of 2004

December 31, 2004 7:00 pm | by Buffy Rojas Editor-in-Chief | Comments

The best exercise is a  real event, but that's the worst way to find out where the holes are in your plan," says Susan Fisch, business continuity specialist with the Florida State Turnpike Authority (Boca Raton, FL). Lucky for Fisch, her organization's plans were pretty solid. "We had most of our activity in hurricane preparation," Fisch says. "And it paid off.  We were ready."

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BCP You Can Bank On

December 31, 2004 7:00 pm | by Buffy Rojas Editor-in-Chief | Comments

At COMMERCE BANK, "BANKER'S HOURS" start as early at 7:30 a.m. and often end at midnight.  And in its quest to be "America's Most Convenient Bank,"Commerce is expanding more than just the typical teller's work day.  Headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ, Commerce has more than 320 locations throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, metro New York, and northern Delaware.

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Basel II and Business Continuity

December 31, 2004 7:00 pm | by Brian Zawada and Angela Isaac | Comments

The financial services industry, especially medium- and large-size banks, often have formal business continuity programs in place that encompass crisis management, business resumption, and IT disaster recovery processes. Many of these programs, however, can be improved in terms of scope and maturity.

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Protecting Employees During Wartime

December 31, 2004 7:00 pm | by John Briley | Comments

Maintaining Business Continuity requires more than just attention to detail in the home office. As too many executives know first hand, snags and slip-ups during business travel can delay (or derail) deals, slow up production, cost money, and generally disrupt the rhythm of your business. This is why so many companies are paying more attention to protecting their traveling employees, especially when sending staff overseas in a time of war.

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Keeping Production Line Running

December 31, 2004 7:00 pm | by Perry Depew and Frank Brown | Comments

In addition to traditional pressures of labor crises and material costs, the Information Age has ushered in global competition and the continually accelerating pace of change. American manufacturers today must fully employ the engineering, processing, and logistical capacities of their entire supply chains. America's drive toward customer responsiveness and business process and supply chain optimization must be as relentless as our foreign competitors'.

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The Right Mix: Balancing Technology and Services in Designing an Effective Data Protection and Compliance Plan

April 27, 2004 8:00 pm | by Phil Gilmour President and CEO | Comments

This session is relevant for up to mid-sized companies, often without the luxury of compliance departments and sizeable IT staff, to determine how to best blend hardware, software and services into a cost-effective plan to meet corporate policie...

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Government Perspective on Business Recovery

April 27, 2004 8:00 pm | by Richard Harris Management Analyst | Comments

This session will focus on the experiences and strategies in planning for possible interruptions to our business of running the government and how to negotiate obstacles such as gaining management commitment, ensuring public awareness, articulat...

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Continuity with Collaboration: A Framework for National Response and Homeland Security

April 27, 2004 8:00 pm | by Scott Ream President | Comments

Americans continue to be frightened about terrorism and their general well being at home. Why? In short, lack of collaboration. Public corporations and public officials should demand that their plans, approach, methods, technology and all parts ...

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Best Practices: Is There Such a Thing When You Are Developing Your Disaster Recovery Plan or Your Business Continuity Plan?

April 27, 2004 8:00 pm | by Stuart Murray Senior Business Continuity Consultant | Comments

In this tough economic environment, it is tempting to cut resources in business continuity planning (BCP). This presentation covers some specific industry-recommended best practices for BCP and DRP and will help you incorporate that into your da...

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Decision Rights—Avoiding Chaos and Conflict During Crises

April 27, 2004 8:00 pm | by Cole Emerson Director, Assurance | Comments

As part of corporate governance, clear identification of roles, responsibilities and decision-making during normal operations is expected. This presentation will cover the decision rights process required to ensure a more effective response to m...

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Integrating Business Continuity into the Corporate Culture

April 27, 2004 8:00 pm | by Matt Moyer CBCP, PMP, Business Continuity Planner | Comments

Chase Home Finance and Chase Cardmember Services will present a case study of their programs that embraces and supports a culture to provide the best-in-class principles and strategies recommended for business resiliency....

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Applying Incident Management in a Business Context

April 27, 2004 8:00 pm | by Rex Pattison Director, Business Continuity Management | Comments

Corporate incident management with issues such as the interface between the corporation as a tenant and building management; coordinating BC activation across the business units with differing reporting relationships; providing clear messages to...

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Keys to Implementing a Successful Internal Recovery Strategy

April 27, 2004 8:00 pm | by Rick Falvo Associate Director Disaster Recovery | Comments

Learn how the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) determined that an internal recovery strategy, utilizing a remote data center, best suited their recovery strategy needs. Discover CME’s keys to implementing a successful internal recovery strategy...

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Plan B – A Back to Basics Approach for Developing a Failsafe Plan

April 27, 2004 8:00 pm | by Larry Wisniewski Marketing Manager | Comments

As companies implement new technologies designed to preserve business continuity (BC), they may still be unknowingly exposed to significant business risks. This presentation will motivate BC managers to re-examine their recovery plans, looking f...

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Conducting A Self Assessment Using the Public Domain Business Continuity Maturity Model

April 27, 2004 8:00 pm | by Scott Ream President | Comments

Maturity models have been developed for a variety of business disciplines. Their use and value is well established for both evaluation and certification of corporate program implementations. The essence of a maturity model is to define the cha...

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