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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Making the Case for Establishing a Virtual EOC for Your Corporation

April 27, 2004 8:00 pm | by Matt Walton President and CEO | Comments

Most large corporations have a physical emergency operations center and while this is an important part of a company’s infrastructure for emergency preparedness, a key element is missing. By implementing a virtual command center, a corporation l...

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G4 - Crisis Communications

April 27, 2004 8:00 pm | Comments

The META Group reports that 80 percent of corporate end-users believe e-mail is far more valuable than the telephone for business communication. When companies can’t communicate, they can’t recover. ...

Assessing New Regulatory Directions in Business Continuity Management - A Post-9/11 Perspective from the Americas

April 27, 2004 8:00 pm | by Roseann McSorley Director | Comments

This session will examine key drivers of business continuity management, most notably events such as 9/11 and the Northeast Power Outages, and its subsequent impact on “old” regulatory perspectives and how it will help shape “new” regulatory dir...

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Recovery Point Objectives and Recovery Time Objectives – A Management Perspective

April 27, 2004 8:00 pm | by Bill Rider | Comments

This session will help clarify the distinctions between the IT and business recovery objectives and discuss a technique for negotiating mutually agreed-upon RTOs and RPOs, and in some cases, match technical solutions to business needs. ...

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Defining the Business Continuity Maturity Continuum

April 27, 2004 8:00 pm | Comments

Management continues to struggle with the concept of “how much continuity is right for our organization.” This presentation will focus on defining an industry-independent business continuity (BC) maturity continuum and key milestones and organiz...

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Business Continuity Management as a Key Component of Enterprise Risk Management

April 26, 2004 8:00 pm | by Richard Cooper | Comments

When boards of directors understand that good corporate governance depends on effective risk management, what controls must be in place to manage this risk? This session will examine the synergies between enterprise risk management and BCM as we...

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Emergency Deliveries How and When You Need Them

April 26, 2004 8:00 pm | by Joel Childs Vice President, Marketing | Comments

In an unexpected crisis situation, it’s certain that you’ll need to expedite shipments of supplies or products to and from your facilities. There are multiple ways to expedite shipments and numerous cost- and time-related issues to consider, inc...

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Executive Crisis Management Team Training

April 26, 2004 8:00 pm | by Roseanne Rostron President | Comments

The presentation is designed for executive management teams and includes the discussion of a two-phase approach. Preparing to manage, lead, or act as a team member in a crisis requires certain skills to produce effective results. ...

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A Business Functions Approach to Ensuring an Effective IT Recovery Program

April 26, 2004 8:00 pm | by Edward Deveau President, NEDRIX, and Principal Partner | Comments

This presentation will enable both technical and non-technical management level personnel to develop more effective IT recovery plan and how to better support their organization’s overall recovery needs. ...

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Eight Realistic Characteristics of a World-Class, But Pragmatic Business Continuity Program

April 26, 2004 8:00 pm | by Perry Deprew CRP, Director, Business Resiliency | Comments

This presentation takes a real-world look at business continuity (BC) programs and what the best companies are doing on the subject. It is especially relevant for those professionals that are still trying to get executive buy-in....

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The Real Cost of Downtime:

April 26, 2004 8:00 pm | by Alton Penz Ph.D., ABCP, RPA | Comments

Many estimates of the costs associated with business outages and disruptions rely on the simple metrics of either hourly/daily operating costs or rates of revenue generation. This presentation examines, via examples, the reliability and rational...

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Best Practices, Applications and Case Studies of Using High-Speed Notification Technology for Business Continuity

April 26, 2004 8:00 pm | by Bill Carman Vice President | Comments

Employers must possess the ability to notify and otherwise connect with all employees at a moment’s notice and regardless of location. This session will profile one company's integration of high-speed notification technology for disaster plannin...

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Using Disaster Lessons Learned to Improve Emergency Response and Business Recovery Capabilities

April 26, 2004 8:00 pm | by Lloyd Smith MBCP, President | Comments

This presentation will provide practical principles and recommendations for both those just beginning the business continuity planning (BCP) process and for those who want to expand and improve existing plans and capabilities. ...

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The Integrated Crisis Management Plan

April 26, 2004 8:00 pm | by Michael Keating Vice President, Client Services | Comments

This session will profile the various disciplines involved in the crisis management program, then discuss how its integration benefits all parties. A thorough review of the organization-wide planning process, priorities, and responsibilities wil...

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Designing and Maintaining an Alternate Operations Center at UPS Airlines

April 26, 2004 8:00 pm | by Shanan Neimann Business Continuity Planners | Comments

This presentation covers how the business continuity (BC) team for UPS Airlines designed, implemented and maintains its own alternate operations center. ...

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