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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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Data Protection for EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the data protection considerations that enterprises currently face and introduces EMC's innovative data protection technologies for VSPEX Proven Infrastructures.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 27 Nov 2013

EMC & Arrow

The New Five 9s: Achieving Big Iron Storage Availability with Commodity Storage Hardware
sponsored by Nexenta
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper from ESG takes a look at software-defined storage (SDS) in the enterprise and how it can help organizations achieve "five 9s" (99.999%) availability.
Posted: 21 Nov 2014 | Published: 21 Nov 2014

Nexenta

Guidelines for maintaining business continuity for your organization
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how mobile workspace technology can help make your strategy more comprehensive, protect against the risks posed by planned and unplanned disruptions, and keep your workforce productive. You'll learn how this approach delivers improved efficiency, cost savings, and more.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Citrix

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Virtualize
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn more about the benefits of server virtualization. You'll learn about the benefits you can expect with virtualization, including, cost savings, streamlined manageability, maximized uptime, improved business continuity and security, and more.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

VMware

Protecting Your Company From a Data Disaster
sponsored by LabTech Software
WHITE PAPER: Unexpected data loss can occur at any time. Whether due to natural disasters such as floods and tornadoes or to more common events such as water main breaks and hardware failures, the consequences of data loss can be extensive and far-reaching. It's up to you to educate your users and ensure a proper backup and disaster recovery plan is in place.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 11 Nov 2014

LabTech Software

5 Keys to Successfully Sell Business Continuity as a Service
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines five key capabilities service providers MSPs need to address when it comes to providing business continuity services.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 06 Nov 2014

Datto, Inc.

Prepare Now and Save Later: Guide to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Implementation
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Take a look at this in-depth white paper to find out how this backup and replication solution helps organizations plan and implement a disaster recovery and business continuity that is capable of supporting their demanding data centers.
Posted: 31 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Veeam Software

Virtual Backup Strategies: Using Storage Snapshots for Backups
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative white paper to find out how storage snapshots can be used as backups for virtual environments, and how it compares to one vendor's disk-to-disk backup solution.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Published: 16 Jan 2014

Veeam Software

Business Continuity/ Disaster Recovery for Virtualized Tier 1 Applications
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will help you learn more about how VMware can help provide the continuity and recovery capabilities you need to keep your virtual environment running.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 21 Oct 2014

VMware, Inc.

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager™ 5.0 Performance and Best Practices
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides SRM performance data and recommendations so that you can architect an efficient strategy that minimizes recovery time for your environment.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 21 Oct 2014

VMware, Inc.

Disaster Recovery: This is Not a Drill
sponsored by SearchCIO.com
EBOOK: In this issue of Modern Infrastructure: CIO Edition, learn how to govern enterprise disaster response and recovery efforts and spring into action when true crisis strikes.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

SearchCIO.com

Building The Always - On, Always - Available Enterprise
sponsored by SUSE
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the 3 steps to take to get on the path to running 24x7x365 services. Read on to learn how you can calculate the cost of downtime, measure availability effectively, and match business needs to the appropriate technologies.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

SUSE

Simplify Management & Deliver Business Continuity for VMware Horizon 6
sponsored by VMware
VIDEO: This whitepaper will help you learn how desktop virtualization can help you simplify end-user management while also optimizing backup and recovery capabilities.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Premiered: 30 Jun 2014

VMware

SAP HANA® – High Availability FAQ
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In today's reality business cannot stop and data must always be accessible. Learn how SAP HANA can protect data and ensure business continuity in the most demanding mission-critical enterprise environments.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

SAP America, Inc.

Software-defined Storage: Simplify Storage Management and Protect Investments
sponsored by ShiftF7
WHITE PAPER: Check out this brief paper that includes 4 user success stories for deploying software-defined storage. Learn how application performance and recovery objectives have improved with this data storage technology.
Posted: 19 Sep 2014 | Published: 19 Sep 2014

ShiftF7

Chasing and Attaining the Goal of Zero Downtime
sponsored by SUSE
RESEARCH CONTENT: In this expert resource, explore the findings of a recent research report on how successful organizations are  identifying causes of downtime and attempting to achieve "zero downtime."
Posted: 31 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2014

SUSE

Top 5 Reasons Why You Can’t Afford Not to Virtualize
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why embracing virtualization now is a necessary step for organizations across all industries. It gives the top 5 reasons that organizations need to move forward with virtualization.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 19 Aug 2014

VMware

Woolworths and Google: Innovating together
sponsored by Google
WEBCAST: Tune in to this in-depth webcast to learn how one company was able to implement widespread change within their business with the help of Google Apps for Business. Watch this webcast today, and discover how you can bring serious change to your organization and facilitate innovation within, with Google Apps for Business.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Premiered: Jun 8, 2014

Google

Achieve Business Continuity and Keep People Productive with Remote Access
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses an approach to business continuity that leverages multiple virtualization technologies to provide the flexible mobile and remote access needed to keep the workforce connected to the critical apps and data they depend on.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Published: 07 Jan 2014

Citrix

5 Ways Virtualization Can Protect Your Business Now
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details a virtualization foundation focused on building robust business continuity and disaster recovery.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014

VMware

Infographic: Rethinking protection for the modern data center
sponsored by HP Autonomy
WHITE PAPER: This inforgraphic examines some of the most important trends surrounding modern IT and protecting the "always-on enterprise."
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 05 Aug 2014

HP Autonomy

Head to Head Comparison: Two Top Backup Solutions Face Off
sponsored by arcserve
WHITE PAPER: This white paper compares two backup/data recovery tools. It shows how each performs on a number of different areas including performance, costs, ease of use and more.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 28 Jul 2014

arcserve

How the Cloud Can Minimize Contact Center Downtime
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Companies today need to have a business continuity plan that covers more than minor application downtime -- they need to be ready for the very real possibility of natural or man-made disasters. How prepared is your contact center for disaster? Find out in this white paper.
Posted: 23 Jul 2014 | Published: 23 Jul 2014

Genesys

Case Study University of North Texas
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces an ITSM solution that utilises the cloud, and eliminates the pain points of traditional infrastructure management.
Posted: 21 Jul 2014 | Published: 21 Jul 2014

FrontRange Solutions Inc.

University of North Texas System Debuts IT Shared Services in the Cloud
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces an ITSM solution that utilises the cloud, and  eliminates traditional infrastructure management pain points.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

FrontRange Solutions Inc.
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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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