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ALSO CALLED: Continuity Planning, BCP
DEFINITION: Business impact analysis (BIA) is an essential component of an organization's business continuance plan; it includes an exploratory component to reveal any vulnerabilities, and a planning component to develop strategies for minimizing risk. The result of analysis is a business impact analysis report, which describes the potential risks specific to the organization studied. One of the basic assumptions  … 
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D2D Backup and Data Deduplication: Lowering the Costs of Business Continuity
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WEBCAST: This Webcast discusses the growing importance of data deduplication as an enabling technology that leverages cost-effective VTLs and other disk appliances to identify and eliminate redundant data.
Posted: 17 Oct 2007 | Premiered: Oct 17, 2007, 09:00 EDT (13:00 GMT)

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Solving the VMware Backup, Recovery and Replication Challenge
sponsored by Avamar Technologies
WEBCAST: Find out how to provide your organization with an efficient alternative that solves the backup, recovery and replication challenge for VMware.
Posted: 03 Nov 2006 | Premiered: Nov 15, 2006, 14:00 EST (19:00 GMT)

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The New Business Continuity Professional: Why the Business Continuity Professional Role Is Transforming and How to Make the Transformation Now!
sponsored by IBM Global Services
WEBCAST: Please join us for a 30-minute Web seminar that will help you understand what it takes to transform yourself into a 21st-century expert who manages the recovery, resilience, and continuity of an entire organization.
Posted: 12 Oct 2006 | Premiered: Oct 17, 2006, 12:00 EDT (16:00 GMT)

IBM Global Services
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BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING DEFINITION (continued): …  behind BIA is that every component of the organization is reliant upon the continued functioning of every other component, but that some are more crucial than others and require a greater allocation of funds in the wake of a disaster. For example, a business may be able to continue more or less normally if the cafeteria has to close, but would come to a complete halt if the information system crashes. As part of a disaster recovery plan, BIA is likely to identify costs linked to failures, such as loss of cash flow, replacement of equipment, salaries paid to catch up with a backlog of work, loss … 
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