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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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Business Continuity Planning White Papers (View All Report Types)
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Maximizing Business Continuity and Minimizing Recovery Time Objectives in Windows Server Environments
sponsored by StorageCraft Technology Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines each of these issues, why they are important for SMBs to address and how to resolve them while maximizing business continuity and minimizing IT resources necessary to accomplish the demands of maintaining Windows servers.
Posted: 18 Feb 2011 | Published: 18 Feb 2011

StorageCraft Technology Corporation

Protecting Mission-Critical, Multi-Tier Business Applications with Neverfail and Virtualization
sponsored by Neverfail Group Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines many of the common virtualization deployment scenarios organizations face and describes how Neverfail Continuous Availability and virtualization can be used, to deliver a more complete, consistent and cost effective availability solution for mission-critical, business applications.
Posted: 15 Feb 2011 | Published: 15 Feb 2011

Neverfail Group Limited

Enhancing Exchange Server 2010 Availability with Neverfail: Best Practices for Simplifying and Automating Email Continuity
sponsored by Neverfail Group Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of the availability features in Microsoft’s Exchange Server 2010 platform. Details include planning, migration, and cost-related considerations. The paper also includes details on how Neverfail’s technology can help IT organizations build an efficient, manageable, and cost-effective messaging infrastructure.
Posted: 15 Feb 2011 | Published: 15 Feb 2011

Neverfail Group Limited

Taking a Business Centric Approach to Service Level Compliance
sponsored by Neverfail Group Limited
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses why it is imperative that Service Level Agreements (SLA) are defined from a business centric perspective and that the most appropriate solution is employed, to ensure that service availability can be delivered enabling compliance with the SLA.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 | Published: 14 Feb 2011

Neverfail Group Limited

Cloud-Connected Backup and Recovery Delivers a Command Performance for small and mid-size business
sponsored by i365, makers of Evault
WHITE PAPER: Move out of the stone age with cloud-connected data backup and recovery. There is a fundamental shift taking place in data protection. More and more companies are turning to cloud-based solutions to provide a more secure and even more simplified method of storing and access business-critical information. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 07 Feb 2011 | Published: 07 Feb 2011

i365, makers of Evault

The Acronis Global Disaster Recovery Index: 2011
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: When it comes to successfully recovering from a serious incident the Australians were the least confident. Just 22% of Australian businesses felt that they would be able to recover quickly in the event of downtime, compared to a global average of 50%.
Posted: 30 Jan 2011 | Published: 28 Jan 2011

Acronis

Migrating to Windows 7: How to Select a Provider for PC Online Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: In addition to implementing strategic initiatives, IT has the basic function of keeping workers productive. With many enterprises migrating to Microsoft Windows 7, it is important to consider a backup provider that supports Microsoft’s latest platform. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 26 Jan 2011 | Published: 26 Jan 2011

Iron Mountain

Symantec 2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: For the second year, Symantec’s SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey revealed that SMBs are not taking disaster preparedness for their computer and networking systems as seriously as they should. Read this survey and analysis to learn more.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Symantec Corporation

Leveraging Clustered File System Software to Deliver Superior Application Availability
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Transactional application availability is more important than ever to businesses in a globalized economy. This Vendor Spotlight examines the various architectural approaches to ensuring application uptime and availability, particularly a clustered file system approach with clustered services.
Posted: 28 Dec 2010 | Published: 28 Dec 2010

Symantec Corporation

A Guide to Ensuring Business Continuity Through the Power of Virtualization
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Citrix provides a robust set of virtualization technologies to help improve the resilience and usefulness of an organization's information infrastructure, ensuring that not just critical resources remain available but that they are always accessible to all users in any location with any device. Continue reading to learn more.
Posted: 21 Dec 2010 | Published: 21 Dec 2010

Citrix

IT Automation: Evaluate Job Scheduling and Run Book Automation Solutions
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Businesses increasingly use IT automation tools to meet the challenge of managing their data centers. This document describes two types of IT automation software: enterprise job scheduling and run book automation (RBA). It explains how each solution helps to improve efficiency and reduce risks and when to use each solution and when to combine them.
Posted: 22 Nov 2010 | Published: 19 Nov 2010

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Email as Part of a Business Continuity Strategy: Why always-on-business requires always-on-email
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: The paper looks at the general approaches available to ensure email continuity from a high level and the implications of deploying each strategy on infrastructure, budget, people and resilience.
Posted: 22 Nov 2010 | Published: 22 Nov 2010

Mimecast

SMB Guide to Continuous Operations
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: SMBs can’t afford not to have a plan for continuous operations, especially when it comes to the computer systems, applications and data the business depends on to keep going — and growing. This paper highlights some of the issues around implementing SMB business continuity practices and provides guidance on developing an effective BC strategy.
Posted: 08 Nov 2010 | Published: 08 Nov 2010

CA Technologies.

Incorporating Wireless into the Business Continuity Plan
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: Increasingly WAN-centric enterprises make mobile equipment and services more important for business continuity. To determine the role wireless should play in an organization’s business continuity plan, IT should consider a mix of factors including type of business, physical locations and applications.
Posted: 13 Oct 2010 | Published: 13 Oct 2010

AT&T Corp

Why Virtualize?
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains the potential benefits and key decisions associated with virtualization projects and how to get started.
Posted: 13 Oct 2010 | Published: 13 Oct 2010

AT&T Corp

Best Practices in Data Protection: Encryption, Key Management and Tokenization
sponsored by nuBridges, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Protecting sensitive and business-critical data is essential to a company’s reputation, profitability and business objectives. This white paper describes best practices in encryption, key management and tokenization and how an integrated, multi-level solution can effectively meet these best practices.
Posted: 12 Oct 2010 | Published: 12 Oct 2010

nuBridges, Inc.

The Data Protection Benchmark Report
sponsored by Vision Solutions
WHITE PAPER: The practice of data protection has evolved into a full-fledged discipline. In the last few years, it has been marked with a strong surge in innovation. Bottom line: Customers now have a lot more data protection options. Read on to learn what options you should consider for your organization.
Posted: 28 Sep 2010 | Published: 28 Sep 2010

Vision Solutions

De-dupe: It’s not a question of if, rather where and when! ”What to Look for and What to Avoid“
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper looks at the value of data de-duplication for optimizing data protection along with considerations about how to add it to your storage strategy most effectively.
Posted: 23 Sep 2010 | Published: 21 Sep 2010

Quantum Corporation

The Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform for the Enterprise
sponsored by Mezeo Software
WHITE PAPER: Cloud storage reduces the cost of storing less critical files, automating business processes and providing ubiquitous access to employees globally. The deployable Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform is an enterprise-class solution ideal for organizations looking to implement private clouds.
Posted: 21 Sep 2010 | Published: 21 Sep 2010

Mezeo Software

Taking the Pain out of Data Protection, Recovery and Restore
sponsored by Zetta Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Ninety five percent of organizations that failed to recover their data and systems within two weeks of a disaster go out of business within two years. This is not a pretty picture. Regrettably, the consequences of poor DR preparedness will only come to light when there is a disaster. There has to be a better way. There is. 
Posted: 07 Sep 2010 | Published: 07 Sep 2010

Zetta Inc.

Business Continuity and Resiliency Services from IBM: Strengthen Your Business with Cloud Computing—Delivering Greater Resiliency and a More Globally Accessible Environment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing can simplify scalability to improve business resiliency and flexibility. Read this paper to discover how cloud computing combined with IBM continuity and resiliency services can improve the efficiency of your infrastructure while also improving your business continuity.
Posted: 25 Aug 2010 | Published: 15 May 2009

IBM

Agentless Architecture. Agentless Backup is Not A Myth
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: Backup and recovery software typically requires agents that are installed onto the host servers that a system administrator wants to back up. The Asigra solution requires no agents, which inherently makes it easier to install and support than legacy backup and recovery solutions. Read this whitepaper to learn more!
Posted: 24 Aug 2010 | Published: 24 Aug 2010

Asigra

Risk Never Sleeps: Managing Risk in an Uncertain World
sponsored by SunGard Availability Services
WHITE PAPER: IT professionals are increasingly responsible for doing more than just provisioning servers and maintaining applications – they are core players in the risk management process. Read this whitepaper to learn more.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

SunGard Availability Services

Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina: How To Maintain Operations During a Regional Disaster
sponsored by SunGard Availability Services
WHITE PAPER: No one could have prepared the country for the wrath that Hurricane Katrina unleashed on the Gulf Coast of the United States. Why were businesses not more prepared to recover quickly and continue operating in the face of this disaster? Read this whitepaper to find out how a comprehensive disaster recovery plan could have helped.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

SunGard Availability Services

3 Options for VMware Disaster Recovery and CDP
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Continuous data protection (or CDP) has been used by large enterprises for sometime for disaster recovery and to achieve the highest level of business continuity. Read this whitepaper to find out the 5 things you need to know about CDP and 3 options for VMware disaster recovery.
Posted: 16 Aug 2010 | Published: 16 Aug 2010

Veeam Software
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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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