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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Insurance Assurance: Understanding How Insurance Impacts BCP

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by John W. Marini | Comments

The BCP professional’s task is to ensure uninterrupted operations, with the ultimate goal of protecting the organization from financial loss. The risk manager or insurance professional’s goal is also to ensure a full financial recovery. It’s app...

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Organizational Crisis Management:

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Gerald Lewis | Comments

Floods, hurricanes, power outages, layoffs, violence, litigation, earthquakes, fires, hacking, sick building syndrome, strikes, terrorism…work crises come in all shapes and sizes. Most continuity plans prioritize infrastructure, IT, and security...

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The People Factor Before and After a Disaster (Case Study)

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Tom Serio | Comments

How can a company help prepare its employees for a disaster? How can you educate employees so they can weather the storm and be available to return to work? This presentation shows how Office Depot takes a grass-roots approach to educating and p...

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Voice Communications:

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Mike Bemis | Comments

Telecommunications breakdowns make business interruptions even worse. Employees and their families, customers, partners, supply chain members, even the press, rely on effective communications during the initial minutes and hours after an event. ...

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Bracing for More Hurricane Fury

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Chris Hebert | Comments

The 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons brought a series of particularly devastating storms to the U.S. Gulf and East Coasts, and we predict the recent increase in storm activity will continue for the next 10 to 20 years. The devastation wrought by ...

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Evolution of an Integrated Crisis Management Program at UPS (Case Study)

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Jack McKlveen | Comments

Effective business continuity is critical for an organization to survive incidents that threaten its ability to make products, provide services or otherwise conduct business. During a major incident, business continuity plans will be executed as...

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First Katrina, then Rita:

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Ms. Michael Redmond | Comments

Entergy Corporation is the only Fortune 500 headquarted in New Orleans, and its headquarters was downtown and hard hit. Entergy is an electric/gas utility operating in a regulated environment in four states and has an unregulated nuclear busines...

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What Happened When Print-to-Mail Met Hurricane Katrina? (Case Study)

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Gerald Montella General Manager | Comments

New Orleans-based disaster recovery and continuity teams were in their offices Saturday, August 27 getting ready for Hurricane Katrina to hit. They left to get their recoveries underway not knowing it would be weeks before they saw their familie...

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Selecting the Right Disaster Recovery Site

May 9, 2006 8:00 pm | by Rich Schiesser | Comments

Planning for a disaster and selecting the right recovery site requires an incredible amount of forethought, decision-making, and analysis. But how do you decide exactly which recovery site works best for your particular situation? This session w...

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Data Integrity Meets DR

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Claus Mikkelsen | Comments

Server-based, network-based, array-based, application based: You’ve heard the arguments before from a host of vendors. Who, if anyone, is telling the whole truth? Are there advantages of one technology over another and why does it matter? How do...

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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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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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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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Craft and Technology for Your BCP (Case Study)

May 8, 2006 8:00 pm | by Don Saracco | Comments

This session is designed to share new strategies that can help you leverage existing experience and expertise for designing, planning, and developing your enterprise-wide business continuity program.We will discuss and demonstrate the methods us...

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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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