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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Conducting a Meaningful Continuity Assessment

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Lee Milligan | Comments

Assessing the quality of a company’s BCP program is difficult and complex, and involves multiple levels of measurement and consideration. Learn about the factors and issue relationships involved with a business continuity assessment, and how the...

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Building a Business Continuity Organization Workshop

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Tonya T. York | Comments

When most people get assigned the job of business continuity, they immediately jump into the task of writing plans, conducting tests, and implementing mitigation strategies. Seldom do they try to build an infrastructure to support an ongoing and...

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BCP Best Practices from Impact Assessment to Incident Management

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Tom Abruzzo | Comments

There are lots of theories about what might work when it comes to BCP. But real lessons learned and best practices are best straight from the source. This session will share best practices and lessons learned gleaned from more than 100 business ...

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Emergency Response Planning at Constellation Energy (Case Study)

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Dan Sadler | Comments

At Constellation Energy, a leading supplier of energy to large commercial and industrial customers nationwide, keeping the power on is priority one. As a result, Constellation has spent years developing and refining an emergency response program...

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The 21st Century Data Center

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Ryan Hansen | Comments

Technology marches on! Data centers commonly in use today were designed around technologies developed for IT processing systems employed in the 1980s and 1990s, effectively making them 20th Century data center designs. With the advent of solid s...

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DR Planning at Healthcare Organizations: Internal vs. External Solutions

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Kevin Chenowith | Comments

This session will provide a comparison of internal and external IT disaster recovery solutions and how they might fit into the overall business continuity strategy. The factors involved in deciding whether to develop internal solutions for recov...

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Continuity of Business is Business Continuity (Case Study)

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Eugene Bridges | Comments

Executives from both the public and private sectors are being forced to educate themselves on the possible risks to which their organizations may be vulnerable. With regulatory and standards requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), COBIT, ...

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Risk:

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Ellen Pfeiffer | Comments

Like disaster recovery before it, business continuity efforts often focus on what is perceived by professional practitioners as necessary. But this necessity must flow from the risks that confront the organization and those that it is willing to...

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What’s Happening in the Hot Site Industry?

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Ted Brown | Comments

With SunGard’s acquisition of Comdisco’s hot site business, the hot site industry changed. But are there really fewer vendors, or are there actually more? What’s the impact of Hewlett-Packard bolstering its hot site offerings? And what does IBM’...

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Lincoln National’s Business Continuity Maturity Assessment (Case Study)

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by James Gelineau | Comments

The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company assessed its business continuity program using a maturity model in August, 2004. Attendees at this presentation will learn what happened before, during, and after. We will discuss the fundamental goals...

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Everything Happened in 2005:

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by John Copenhaver | Comments

Right from the start, 2005 found us coping with unfathomable disaster, as January 1 came just on the heels of the one of the worst disaster in history – the Indian Ocean Tsunami. And 2005 has continued to pack quite a punch with the impacts of H...

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Unleashing the Value of Compliance Investments

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Patricia McAnally | Comments

Have compliance issues created more work, more complexity, more distraction, and more expense? Do compliance projects get the resources you really need? Then don’t miss this session. Attendees will learn how to view compliance in a new light, to...

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Preparedness Assessments:

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Scot Ferrell | Comments

Determining the right mix of preparedness within your enterprise is the single most important decision any business continuity professional faces when developing a program. Too many professionals learn the hard way that they haven’t identified r...

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Every Crisis Management Team Needs a Critical Decision Checklist

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Roseanne Rostron President | Comments

In many cases, the crisis management team spends its time actively responding to the event. There is little time for reading and reviewing the crisis management plan during the actual response. And, although this team may be well prepared for th...

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Business Continuity Management Program Requirements, Benchmarking Results, and Best Practices

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Marty Plevel | Comments

Enterprises today are facing the challenges of building and sustaining a business continuity management program that supports the needs of their organization and interdependent stakeholders. In this presentation, the NFPA 1600 Standard on Disast...

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