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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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Business Continuity Planning Reports
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Data Backup and Recovery Technology Tutorials
sponsored by DLT & Veritas
EGUIDE: Access this expert eGuide for informative tutorials about the latest in backup and recovery. Read on to learn about the differences between backup and archiving, as well as the benefits of using tape vs. disk for each.
Posted: 24 Nov 2015 | Published: 24 Nov 2015

DLT & Veritas

Enabling Fast Email Recovery when Something Goes Wrong
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses on helping organizations to understand key issues around email governance—the set of activities that range from formal eDiscovery and regulatory compliance to the daily activities that are focused on addressing problems in email environments—and provides guidance around helping overcome their challenges.
Posted: 23 Nov 2015 | Published: 23 Nov 2015

Dell Software

Bringing Enterprise Backup Features to SMB with Dell Appassure
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper, learn about a backup and replication system that provides enterprise-class backup, replication, and recovery features for both virtual and physical systems running Microsoft or Linux operating systems.
Posted: 23 Nov 2015 | Published: 23 Nov 2015

Dell Software

Be Prepared with a Doomsday Disaster Recovery Plan
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the common causes of IT disasters, outlines best practices for establishing a doomsday disaster recovery plan, and offers two tools that can help you get your business running again quickly after an inadvertent mistake, malicious attack or natural disaster.
Posted: 20 Nov 2015 | Published: 20 Nov 2015

Dell Software

The State of Security Today: What Needs to Change
sponsored by Unisys
VIDEO: This video discusses the state of security and what needs to change in order to keep our enterprises safe in today's environment. Watch now to learn how micro segmentation can minimize the damage of vicious threats and attacks.
Posted: 20 Nov 2015 | Premiered: 09 Nov 2015


Downtime Costs How Much? Calculating the Business Value of Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper, uncover the characteristics of a top-notch disaster recovery strategy and how you can craft your own to ensure the fastest recovery time possible. Access now and learn about the true cost of downtime and why ineffective DR strategies can cause such a large amount of harm to the business.
Posted: 19 Nov 2015 | Published: 19 Nov 2015

Dell Software

Three Reasons to Include a Plan for Recovery
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In the following exclusive white paper, learn about the top three reasons why you need to have a recovery plan when planning out a migration initiative. Inside, find out what a recovery plan should include, discover exactly how it can help mitigate migration faults, and more.
Posted: 18 Nov 2015 | Published: 18 Nov 2015

Dell Software

The Comprehensive IT Managed Services Guide for Enterprise CIOs
sponsored by Unisys
EGUIDE: In this exclusive e-guide, you will learn how to establish an IT managed services provider strategy to cover new delivery models in your organization. Access this guide to focus your business around a comprehensive DR/BC strategy, as well as access insider tips on outsourcing app development, and more.
Posted: 16 Nov 2015 | Published: 16 Nov 2015


Beauty & The Backup: Are You Spending Too Much Time on Backup and Recovery?
sponsored by Unitrends
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the importance of user experience in backup and recovery strategies. Read on to learn about a backup strategy that provides IT staff with an intuitive and interactive dashboard and hundreds of key performance indicators related to backup and recovery operations.
Posted: 16 Nov 2015 | Published: 16 Nov 2015


Top Data Protection Strategies and Tips
sponsored by Vision Solutions
RESEARCH CONTENT: This research report delves into top trends on data protection, disaster recovery, data management, and more to give you a closer look into the approaches and techniques your peers are leveraging. Explore statistics, key takeaways, and more.
Posted: 11 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Vision Solutions

Best Practices for Data Protection and Business Continuity in a Mobile World
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this report, you'll find information that will help you overcome the challenges and risks of the digital era. Take a look and discover how to position your newly mobile business for success.
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Building the Business Case for Resiliency
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a resiliency services framework that helps managers throughout the corporation discuss resiliency operations across seven zones of interdependent IT and business operations. Access now to see how you can build and organize your resiliency programs to meet the challenges of today's threat landscape.
Posted: 09 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 May 2015


Business Continuity Management and Security Can Work Together to Safeguard Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details five approaches to successfully integrating security operations and business continuity management that can improve breach prevention and mitigation. Access now to see how you can improve your business continuity management to lessen the cost and impact of any data breach and reduce the likelihood of one occurring.
Posted: 09 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2015


How to Prevent Active Directory Disasters
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to prevent Active Directory disasters. Read on to discover use cases, best practices, and more.
Posted: 09 Nov 2015 | Published: 09 Nov 2015

Dell, Inc.

2015 Cost of Data Breach Study: Impact of Business Continuity Management
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: This exclusive report quantifies the economic impact of data breaches in 2015 by observing cost trends over time and analyzes the impact of business continuity management programs. Access now to see how implementing a business continuity management program can positively impact the financial and reputational consequences of a data breach.
Posted: 06 Nov 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


Forbes Insight Paper: How Cloud is Changing the Face of Resiliency
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how cloud storage can be extremely successful in ensuring resilience and efficient backup but there is no "one-cloud-fits-all" strategy. Read on to see how implementing the right cloud solution can help improve your enterprise's business continuity management and ensure stronger data protection.
Posted: 05 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Your Journey to Always-On in Four Steps
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides four time-tested steps that detail how your organization can shift from your legacy disaster recovery solution to an always-on design. Download your copy now for advice on seamlessly making the transition.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


Deep Storage Solution Leverages Tape, NAS, and Cloud for Cost-Effective DRaaS
sponsored by FujiFilm Dternity
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the benefits of a hybrid disaster recovery approach while also implementing DRaaS for data protection and recovery. Read more to see how this can offer your enterprise an easy-to-use, cost-effective approach to your data protection systems that will help improve your business continuity both on-premise and in the cloud.
Posted: 27 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

FujiFilm Dternity

Special Report: Best Practices for Incident Response
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: The SANS 2015 Incident Response survey results reveals an increasingly complex response landscape and the need for automation of processes and services to provide both visibility across systems and best avenues of remediation. Read this paper for coverage of these issues, along with best practices and sage advice.
Posted: 22 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

Intel Security

Flexible, Dependable, End-to-End BPM
sponsored by Sage (UK) Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about an all-in-one business process management option that can help you manage finances, customers, and business insights. Read on to see the customizable capabilities of this BPM option.
Posted: 20 Oct 2015 | Published: 20 Oct 2015

Sage (UK) Limited

Research Report: Attack Detection and Incident Response
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: This report examines organizations' security strategies, cyber-attack environments, and IR challenges and needs, including a lack of visibility into user and network activity, shortage of investigative skills, and poor security analytics capabilities.
Posted: 20 Oct 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Intel Security

How virtualization is transforming today's IT environment
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how virtualization is becoming an attractive alternative for businesses seeking to boost their business agility as they simplify IT operations, improve business continuity, and minimize risks. You'll uncover the top business benefits virtualization delivers and how you can unlock the potential of virtualization.
Posted: 14 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014


24 Questions to Take the Migraine out of Email Migration
sponsored by Intermedia.Net
WHITE PAPER: Decision-makers won't want to miss this guide, which helps pinpoint your most pertinent email migration questions. In it, you'll find details on how to examine which cloud provider can help you migrate and avoid risks associated with downtime.
Posted: 08 Oct 2015 | Published: 08 Oct 2015


A Comprehensive Guide to Selecting the Right Hosted Communications Solution
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a three-step process that will allow you to make an informed decision on which cloud partner and hosted communications solution you should choose.
Posted: 07 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013


How to Solve Cloud Backup Difficulties
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This informative brief highlights how a hybrid cloud approach with an integrated backup service can extend to server, files, and applications and can support cloud-based and both on and off-premise servers. Read now to see how this scalable solution can efficiently back up your enterprise applications and workloads.
Posted: 06 Oct 2015 | Published: 06 Oct 2015

Dimension Data
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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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