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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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When Good Backups Go Bad: Data Recovery Failures and What to Do About Them
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to explore how to make sure your backup and recovery system protects all of your data, all of the time.
Posted: 21 Sep 2011 | Published: 20 Sep 2011

Symantec Corporation

Total Economic Impact of Vmware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure- Healthcare Industry
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Find out what happened when Forrester Consulting interviewed a healthcare facility that implemented virtual desktops. Gain insight on both quantitative and qualitative benefits, including reduced support costs, increased worker productivity and more. Learn how your organization can take advantage of desktop virtualization.
Posted: 30 Aug 2011 | Published: 30 Aug 2011

Dell, Inc.

Intel Cloud Builders Guide: Cloud Design and Development on Intel Platforms Trusted Computer Pools with Parellels
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes six key aspects of security and offers advice for addressing them in your cloud strategy.
Posted: 23 Aug 2011 | Published: 22 Aug 2011

Intel

How to Choose a Cloud Backup Provider
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: Many people think the only question is to ask when thinking about backup and recovery is "What is the best way to make backups?" That’s certainly a critical question but business data is the very lifeblood of your business. You can’t afford to look at only half the equation. Recovery is vital as well, especially when choosing a cloud provider.
Posted: 22 Aug 2011 | Published: 22 Aug 2011

Asigra

The Costs and Implications of EHR System Downtime on Physician Practices
sponsored by Stratus Technologies
WHITE PAPER: The paper includes calculations showing the cost of downtime expected for a given level of EHR solution uptime in practices of various sizes, as well as products associated with specific uptime levels. The report also includes a “cost per hour” tool that estimates the financial impact of downtime in practices they administer, oversee or assist.
Posted: 11 Aug 2011 | Published: 11 Aug 2011

Stratus Technologies

Myth Busted: Affordable, Easy to Manage Virtualization with High-Availability is a Reality
sponsored by Stratus Technologies
WHITE PAPER: SMBs want to take advantage of the benefits of virtualization but it can be costly to manage if they do not have the required skills in-house. Dan Kusnetzky takes a deep look at all of the benefits as well as the issues these businesses are facing, including the requirement to use automated systems, reducing complexity and maintaining availability.
Posted: 11 Aug 2011 | Published: 11 Aug 2011

Stratus Technologies

IBM XIV Storage System: Engineered for Business Continuity
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive white paper explores the factors to consider and the evaluations needed to make informed decisions to minimize downtime, prevent technological mishaps, and compensate for natural or man-made disasters.
Posted: 08 Aug 2011 | Published: 08 Aug 2011

IBM

Selecting a Virtualization Solution for Your Small or Midsize Business
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: It’s often difficult for businesses to evaluate competing virtualization platforms. Despite superficial similarities, different providers' platforms are far from identical. This paper compares the VMware vSphere virtualization platform to two alternatives, focusing on features and issues.
Posted: 19 Apr 2011 | Published: 19 Apr 2011

VMware, Inc.

Getting Business Leaders to Buy-in for Virtualization Initiatives
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how small to midsize businesses are increasingly using virtualization to reduce capital expenses, improve business continuity and make their operations more responsive.
Posted: 19 Apr 2011 | Published: 19 Apr 2011

VMware, Inc.

Business Risk and the Midsize Firm: What Can Be Done to Minimize Disruptions?
sponsored by HP & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: While it is clear that midsize businesses must prepare for disasters just as larger enterprises do, very few have actually taken action. What are the critical steps for disaster preparedness? Read this paper for that information.
Posted: 21 Mar 2011 | Published: 21 Mar 2011

HP & Intel®

Intel® Virtualization Technology FlexMigration Enablement
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Intel® Virtualization Technology FlexMigration allows virtualization software vendors to deliver live migration solutions across different generations of Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers. This white paper explains how Intel VT FlexMigration works, including how and why some instructions are masked by the hypervisor while others are not.
Posted: 18 Mar 2011 | Published: 18 Mar 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

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
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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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