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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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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 APC 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

APC by 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

Enterprise Backup and Recovery Considerations: How to Maintain Your Restore-Readiness
sponsored by Sirius Computer Solutions
WHITE PAPER: IT systems are vulnerable to a variety of disruptions. This paper will focus on common processes and procedures that should be part of any effective enterprise backup/restore system.
Posted: 08 Jul 2009 | Published: 26 Jun 2009

Sirius Computer Solutions

Server Virtualization and Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Overland Storage
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of the issues and importance of a well thought-out disaster recovery plan for virtualization, and shows how to incorporate real-time data replication into your virtualized environment.
Posted: 06 Jul 2009 | Published: 06 Jul 2009

Overland Storage

IT@Intel: Using TCO to Determine PC Upgrade Cycles
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: At Intel, we've developed a comprehensive methodology, based on total cost of ownership (TCO), that lets us calculate the real cost of operating more than 90,000 PCs. Using it, we can understand the real cost of deploying and maintaining our PCs across varying time horizons.
Posted: 30 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

Intel Corporation

IDC White Paper: Making the Business Case for IT Consolidation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: IDC believes that IT organizations are constantly being asked to do more with less. This analyst report will look at some of the key triggers CIOs look for when deciding to consolidate as well as getting started with consolidation and its impact on the business.
Posted: 26 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

HP Simply Business Protection: Reliable Data Protection for Business Continuity
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: No matter the business, industry, or size, reliable data access is essential to operations. As that data continues to grow exponentially, it is important to have a backup and recovery strategy that meets current business needs and has the flexibility to grow and change. Read this white paper to learn about HP data protection solutions.
Posted: 23 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Embracing the Cloud: Top Seven Imperatives for an Organization
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This paper analyzes the impact of the cloud on the IT Ecosystem and provides answers to what an organization needs to do in embracing a right cloud strategy.
Posted: 12 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Mar 2009

Wipro Technologies

Virtualization with HP, Intel, and VMware Solution Guide for Midsize Businesses
sponsored by HP, Intel, & VMware
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to learn how virtualization technology can help midsize businesses reduce costs, mitigate risks, and accelerate growth. HP and VMware can show you how.
Posted: 08 Jun 2009 | Published: 02 Apr 2009

HP, Intel, & VMware

Virtualization and the Midsize Organization: How Much Does It Help?
sponsored by HP, Intel, & VMware
WHITE PAPER: This IDC paper addresses concerns specific to midsize organizations and presents how virtualization improves their business.
Posted: 05 Jun 2009 | Published: 02 Feb 2009

HP, Intel, & VMware

VMware Solutions for Small and Midsize Businesses: The Most Cost-Effective Way to Enable Always On IT
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Check out this solution brief to discover how VMware equips SMBs with technology solutions that allow them to cost effectively optimize the use of their existing IT assets and resources as well as protect the systems, data, and applications that run the business, ensuring Always On IT.
Posted: 01 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

Dell and VMware
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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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