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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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Expert Checklist: 11 Steps for Aligning Your BC/DR Program with Business Needs
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EGUIDE: This e-guide provides an expert checklist for developing a successful business continuity program, designed with the specific needs of your organization in mind.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 25 Jul 2013

The Cloud and HR: Choosing the Right SaaS Application
sponsored by SearchBusinessAnalytics
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide from outlines four questions to ask potential service providers before signing an HR SaaS contract. In addition, uncover the top five HR technology trends for 2013 that you should keep an eye out for.
Posted: 24 Jul 2013 | Published: 24 Jul 2013


Expert Tips for Preventing and Resolving Potential Backup and Recovery Issues
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EGUIDE: This e-guide provides an in-depth overview of both the backup and disaster recovery aspects of a successful defense strategy.
Posted: 23 Jul 2013 | Published: 23 Jul 2013

NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP improves storage utilization and reduces risk
sponsored by NetApp
ANALYST REPORT: This ESG Lab Spotlight explores how NetApp Data ONTAP 8.2 Storage QoS can help organizations create a highly efficient, flexible, and scalable data storage environment that supports a shared IT infrastructure foundation for non-disruptive operations, operational flexibility and efficiency, and on-demand IT services.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 15 Jul 2013


Business Plan Blueprint: Turn Your Dreams Into Actionable Goals
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: This e-book and planning worksheet will walk you through the steps to creating a winning business plan and change the way you look at your business processes.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 19 Jul 2013


Expert Steps for Testing DR Effectiveness
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EGUIDE: This E-Guide outlines three key phases of DR performance evaluation and provides two examples of how conducting a business impact analysis can minimize the effects of a disruption.
Posted: 14 Jun 2013 | Published: 14 Jun 2013

Prepare for the Unexpected: Guide to Modern IT Disaster Recovery
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource presents the theory of Black Swan Events, and shows you how to prepare and mitigate the consequences on your data center.
Posted: 06 Jun 2013 | Published: 06 Jun 2013

VMware, Inc.

Cloud Data Protection: Selling Benefits and Overcoming Adoption Barriers
sponsored by Intronis
EGUIDE: This e-guide recaps the benefits of and barriers to cloud data protection services and elaborates on the concept behind hybrid cloud DR.
Posted: 05 Aug 2013 | Published: 05 Aug 2013


Five Critical Lessons in Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This eBook explores what it takes to ensure you're in the best position to bounce back should disaster strike.
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Iron Mountain

How Virtualization is Key to Managing Risk: A Guide to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Learn how encapsulation and server consolidation can minimize the damage that disasters cause.
Posted: 26 Jul 2013 | Published: 26 Jul 2013

Dell and VMware

Disaster Recovery Planning 2012: Essential Steps for Building a Business-Savvy Business Continuity Capability
sponsored by EMC
EBOOK: Access this exclusive disaster recovery/business continuity presentation by Jon Toigo, CEO and managing partner of Toigo Partners International, to explore expert insight into the steps to building a business-savvy business continuity strategy.
Posted: 26 Jul 2013 | Published: 20 Mar 2013


8 Questions to Ask Before Implementing Cloud Storage
sponsored by Asigra
EGUIDE: This e-guide underscores the importance of DR testing, no matter what type of strategy or solution your business is using.
Posted: 26 Jul 2013 | Published: 26 Jul 2013


Cloud BDR for MSPs: Partner Support Makes the Difference
sponsored by Intronis
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper provides deeper insight into solution providers, value-added resellers and MSPs implementing online backup as a cost-effective way to deliver a foundational IT service to SMB clients. Find out you can provide maximum value to customers while realizing optimal recurring revenues, profits and branding opportunities.
Posted: 22 Jul 2013 | Published: 22 Jul 2013


Expert Overview: New Data Protection Strategies and Success Metrics
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: This e-guide explores the basic philosophy behind continuous data protection and how it's making its way into the current backup landscape.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 19 Jul 2013

EMC Corporation

Building an Affordable, Fully Redundant Storage Appliance
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: A shared storage solution is critical to achieving many of the benefits of server virtualization. Find out how LSI Syncro CS solutions can help you get reliable and high availability shared storage now.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

LSI Corporation.

Affordable High Availability (HA) Delivers Convenience, Value and Improved Response Time to Retail Branches
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: Need to minimize the risk of server failures and optimize your inventory database? LSI shows why deploying HA servers at your retail branch locations is critical to adding value to your business.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

LSI Corporation.

IT Reputational Risk Study Overview
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This short video summarizes the findings from a recent study on risks to your business reputation resulting from failures in your IT environment.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Premiered: 13 Dec 2012


IBM SmartCloud Virtualized Server Recovery Portal Demo
sponsored by IBM
PRODUCT DEMO: This video provides a quick tour of how one virtual, cloud-based DR tool works. View now to discover the benefits it provides.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Premiered: 08 Feb 2013


IBM SmartCloud Virtualized Server Recovery
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This short video explores a disaster recovery solution that can help you improve recovery times for apps running on both virtualized and traditional servers.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Premiered: 24 Feb 2012


IBM Power Systems Keep Your Applications Ready for Anything
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This short white paper provides insight into a disaster recovery solution that maintains continuous high availability in the face of any threat to the data center.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012


Senior Vodafone Staff Access BlackBerry Service at all Times with Rapid Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Neverfail
CASE STUDY: This case study discusses how one company implemented a high availability solution that delivers 24/7 availability and allows for routine maintenance while their system is live.
Posted: 24 Jun 2013 | Published: 24 Jun 2013


Neverfail Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS)
sponsored by Neverfail
DATA SHEET: This short white paper explores a next-generation, cloud-based DR solution that ensures your critical data is protected and easily recovered.
Posted: 24 Jun 2013 | Published: 24 Jun 2013


Neverfail Heartbeat Failover Engine
sponsored by Neverfail
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to explore a business continuity solution that continuously keeps your applications up in the face of any threat to system availability.
Posted: 24 Jun 2013 | Published: 24 Jun 2013


Archiving, Backup, and DR: Essential Tips and Issues to Address
sponsored by Rand Secure Data
EGUIDE: This E-Guide points out four records retention issues you may inadvertently be exposing your business to and reveals the keys to integrating backup, archiving, and DR.
Posted: 07 Jun 2013 | Published: 07 Jun 2013

Rand Secure Data

Developing Effective DR/BC Plans
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EZINE: This Essential Guide offers a primer on business continuity and risk management.  Get exclusive information on tailoring a DR plan to your organization's needs and discover 10 things every IT professional should know about disaster recovery. Read on to make DR planning a priority before it's too late.
Posted: 31 May 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Iron Mountain
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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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