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ALSO CALLED: Continuity Planning, BCP
DEFINITION: Business continuance (sometimes referred to as business continuity) describes the processes and procedures an organization puts in place to ensure that essential functions can continue during and after a disaster. Business continuance planning seeks to prevent interruption of mission-critical services, and to reestablish full functioning as swiftly and smoothly as possible. Although business continuance  … 
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Maximizing the Benefits of Virtualization: Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ and the Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Together, Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and servers based on the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series provide a highly efficient foundation for virtualization with improved performance and energy efficiency, increased flexibility, higher reliability and lower TCO. Read this paper to learn about the features and business benefits of these solutions.
Posted: 17 May 2010 | Published: 01 Mar 2009

Dell and Microsoft

Long-Term Data Protection and Retention: Finding the Correct Balance
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This expert white paper, written by storage guru Greg Shulz, is designed to give IT pros a better overall understanding of the strategic differences between short- and long-term data retention plans, what specific factors to consider when creating your backup plan, and the roles that disk and tape should play. Access this paper now to learn more.
Posted: 03 May 2010 | Published: 18 Mar 2009

Quantum Corporation

The Business Case for Hybrid Network Unification: Maximizing Performance, Continuity and IT Savings
sponsored by IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES
WHITE PAPER: While enterprises can better serve their business needs by deploying two or more WANs, questions arise about what trade-offs need to be made. At issue is not only the ability to create a hybrid network with MPLS and Internet VPN between data centers and branch offices, but also the ability to control. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Published: 28 Apr 2010

IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES

ArcGIS® Server and Virtualization
sponsored by Esri
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization is becoming a standard IT practice. It is becoming more popular among ArcGIS customers as well. ESRI uses virtualization technologies for the development, QA and certification processes of ArcGIS Server. This paper provides an overview of virtualization and addresses some common questions regarding ArcGIS Server and virtualization.
Posted: 14 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Jan 2010

Esri

Four Steps to Determine When a Standby Generator is Needed for Small Data Centers and Network Rooms
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Small data centers and network rooms vary dramatically in the amount of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) runtime deployed. This paper identifies four steps to identifying if a standby generator is required.
Posted: 01 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Jul 2007

Schneider Electric

Making the Right Move to a Managed Service Provider for SSL VPN
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Adoption of SSL VPNs is growing rapidly. A sample of areas in which SSL VPNs can help include serving more communities, supporting more access environments, providing access without application and network changes, enforcing compliance, protecting the network, quickly modifying access policies, and ensuring business continuity.
Posted: 26 Mar 2010 | Published: 26 Mar 2010

MegaPath Inc.

Maximizing ERP Return on Investment with On-Demand Support Services
sponsored by itelligence, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The current economic environment challenges manufacturers seeking to capitalize on their enterprise resource planning (ERP) software: How can a company increase ERP functionality while reducing operating costs and even head counts? To achieve this difficult balance, many manufacturers have turned to on-demand ERP-support services.
Posted: 08 Mar 2010 | Published: 08 May 2009

itelligence, Inc.

Real-Time Access to Real-Time Information: Oracle GoldenGate 11g
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a detailed look at Oracle GoldenGate 11g -- a log-based, real-time data replication and change data capture (CDC) software platform that offers real-time data integration and continuous availability solutions for mission-critical systems.
Posted: 02 Feb 2010 | Published: 02 Aug 2010

Oracle Corporation

High Availability for Desktop Virtualization
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This Implementation Guide shows how to provide high-availability, disaster recovery and business continuity to a XenDesktop environment. The document is divided into the following sections: local availablity, global availability, and disaster recovery/business continuity.
Posted: 01 Feb 2010 | Published: 26 Oct 2009

Citrix

Why You Need an Infrastructure Provider - The Top 10 Things to Look For When Choosing One
sponsored by Verio
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn the benefits of outsourcing to infrastructure providers in today's competitive environment that can deliver solutions that meet the new demands of IT departments. Here are 10 things to look for when seeking out that provider.
Posted: 29 Jan 2010 | Published: 29 Jan 2010

Verio

Performing Effective MTBF Comparisons for Data Center Infrastructure
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) is often proposed as a key decision making criterion when comparing data center infrastructure systems. This paper explains how MTBF can be effectively used as one of several factors for specification and selection of systems, by making the assumptions explicit.
Posted: 28 Jan 2010 | Published: 28 Jan 2010

Schneider Electric

Disaster Got You Down?
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The risks attached to not having a BC or DR plan are neither small nor cheap. Every good plan employs certain technologies and methodologies to limit the disruptiveness of an outage. CDW offers storage, power and networking specialists to assist with disaster recovery needs.
Posted: 27 Jan 2010 | Published: 27 Jan 2010

CDW Corporation

Technical Guide: Using a Comprehensive Virtualization Solution to Maintain Business Continuity
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the challenges of maintaining "business as usual" during major disasters and disruptions to distill the requirements of an ideal solution for disaster recovery and business and workforce continuity through virtualization.
Posted: 07 Jan 2010 | Published: 07 Jan 2010

Citrix

Cisco Delivers Enterprise-Class Next-Generation Acceleration Solution for Disaster Recovery and SAN Extension
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) emerges as one of the critical areas of focus as these data centers virtualize, unify, centralize, and scale out their storage resources. This document discusses some of the critical challenges related to the BC/DR solutions and how the Cisco MDS 9000 I/O Accelerator (IOA) addresses each of them.
Posted: 29 Dec 2009 | Published: 29 Dec 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Five Cost-Effective Ways to Enable Fast Recovery
sponsored by i365, makers of Evault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews options for a multifaceted recovery strategy, ensuring that your key systems are protected with maximum efficiency at minimal cost.
Posted: 16 Nov 2009 | Published: 16 Nov 2009

i365, makers of Evault

5 Ways VMware vSphere Improves Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: VMware's latest enterprise-level hypervisor product suite, vSphere, includes many new features and technological enhancements over its predecessor, VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3). This white paper focuses on how VMware improved various storage technologies, how they relate to data backup and recovery, and more.
Posted: 10 Nov 2009 | Published: 10 Nov 2009

Veeam Software

A Practical Guide to Disaster Recovery Planning: The Basics to Getting Started
sponsored by Double-Take Software UK
WHITE PAPER: This paper is intended to help simplify the process of starting a disaster recovery plan so as not to be so overwhelming. Through some basic steps, businesses can better protect themselves against data loss while working toward a more complete business continuity plan.
Posted: 23 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

Double-Take Software UK

Getting Personal with Business Continuity: Five Critical Success Factors in Overcoming Workforce Disruptions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses the critical factors you need to be aware of when dealing with workforce disruption, including threats like pandemics.
Posted: 06 Oct 2009 | Published: 02 Oct 2009

IBM

6 Mistakes Companies Make and How to Avoid Them
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper highlights common mistakes companies make in a down economy and discusses how organizations can use business intelligence to avoid them. Use the self-assessment questionnaire at the end of this paper to determine the level of business intelligence opportunity across your organization.
Posted: 28 Sep 2009 | Published: 28 Sep 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Executive Paper: Oracle Crystal Ball
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Increase revenue. Decrease costs. Reduce development time. Every day you strive to meet these goals. And each business decision you make either enables you to advance toward them - or impedes your progress. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 16 Sep 2009 | Published: 14 Sep 2009

Oracle Corporation

Datacenter Management Optimization with Microsoft System Center
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: System Center lowers the cost of delivering datacenter services through integrated, end-to-end management of physical and virtual environments, and supports the optimization of the datacenter in three primary ways. Each of these benefits, and the solutions that enable them, are discussed in this paper.
Posted: 08 Sep 2009 | Published: 08 Sep 2009

Microsoft

Disaster Got You Down?
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: While trying to predict an outage is impossible, being prepared for one is not. Having the right tools in place to respond to a "disaster" is essential to sustaining a successful organization. A business-continuity / disaster-recovery plan can help you cut costs by avoiding downtime, lost revenue and dissatisfied customers.
Posted: 08 Sep 2009 | Published: 08 Sep 2009

CDW Corporation

Continuity of Operations Planning: Implement COOP Requirements For Storage with HP LeftHand P4000 SAN Solutions
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) is the disciplined planning needed to prepare for a natural or man-made emergency that affects service availability. This data sheet presents an effective solution for COOP from HP.
Posted: 27 Aug 2009 | Published: 06 Aug 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Email As Part Of A Business Continuity Strategy: Why Always-On-Business Requires Always-On-Email
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: The modern organization has email at the heart of its communications and business processes. This makes it critical to minimize both the downtime and loss of email upon the outset of a business continuity event. Maintaining access to email while upholding risk mitigation and compliance is a challenging endeavor.
Posted: 06 Aug 2009 | Published: 05 Aug 2009

Mimecast

Planning for a Pandemic: Turning Office Workers into Mobile Workers for Business Continuity
sponsored by Fiberlink Communications
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at some of the key issues facing enterprises that might need to turn office workers into mobile workers, rapidly and in large numbers.
Posted: 20 Jul 2009 | Published: 20 Jul 2009

Fiberlink Communications
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BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING DEFINITION (continued): …  is important for any enterprise, it may not be practical for any but the largest to maintain full functioning throughout a disaster crisis. According to many experts, the first step in business continuity planning is deciding which of the organization's functions are essential, and apportioning the available budget accordingly. Once the crucial components are identified, failover mechanisms can be put in place. New technologies, such as disk mirroring over the Internet, make it feasible for an organization to maintain up-to-date copies of data in geographically dispersed locations, so that data … 
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