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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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2012 Security Outlook
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This report from the Corporate Executive Board, based on extensive research with Chief Information Security Officers, identifies the top 10 security imperatives for 2012.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 | Published: 24 Feb 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Global Disaster Recovery (DR) Index 2012
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
IT BRIEFING: The Acronis Global Disaster Recovery (DR) index is an annual benchmark of businesses disaster recovery preparations worldwide.
Posted: 01 Feb 2012 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

CW+: Analyst's take: The benefits of third-party SAP and Oracle support
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Organizations running mature SAP or Oracle applications experience significant ongoing savings from third-party support.  Nucleus found Rimini Street customers can reduce their annual license maintenance fees by at least 50 percent and avoid upgrade costs while extending the value of their software investment.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 27 Dec 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

Optimise the Healthcare Data Centre through Operational Efficiency and Data Resilience
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers valuable insight into how modern health care facilities can ensure the continuity of operations, even in the face of an unforeseen disaster. Additionally, the ROI associated with a data resilience plan is explored.
Posted: 17 Feb 2012 | Published: 17 Feb 2012

Hitachi Data Systems

Rethink the Economics of Data
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This thought-provoking research report from Gartner is based on thousands of end user interviews and offers a roadmap toward rethinking data protection in ways that maximize value and meet business-critical needs.
Posted: 05 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Jan 2012

NetApp

Disaster Preparedness: Is there a hole in your disaster recovery plan?
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how software escrow agreements can be a critical tool to help ensure application continuity within your business continuity plan.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

Iron Mountain

How Verification Services Fortify Your Software Escrow Solution
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the types of verification services used in the escrow industry. It discusses why verification has become a best practice for both the users of software and the developers creating the applications, as well as a solid recommendation by the lawyers who advise them.
Posted: 28 Dec 2011 | Published: 28 Dec 2011

Iron Mountain

Best Practices for Enhancing Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Data Protection and Availability using Dell EqualLogic Snapshots
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: IT leaders are challenged by the growth of the amount of data they have to manage. While data management encompasses several areas of an organization, ensuring the data protection and business continuity is one of the most critical aspects. Inside this white paper, uncover strategies for avoiding data loss and lack of application availability.
Posted: 02 Dec 2011 | Published: 02 Dec 2011

Dell, Inc.

Podcast: Virtualizing Business Critical Applications
sponsored by Stratus Technologies
PODCAST: The second wave of virtualization will help many businesses extend the benefits of virtualization to additional applications and databases. Find out how self-managing, “zero-touch” infrastructure combined with vSphere virtualization and ftServer systems can help you immediately leverage the benefits of Stage 2 virtualization.
Posted: 22 Nov 2011 | Premiered: Nov 22, 2011

Stratus Technologies

E-Guide: What Joplin Teaches Hospitals About Disaster Recovery Planning
sponsored by HP & Intel®
EGUIDE: The 2011 Joplin Tornado tore through Joplin, MO, leaving devastation in its tracks. One organization that was hit particularly hard that day was St. John’s Regional Medical Center. If it wasn’t for proper disaster recovery planning, many patient records would be lost. In this e-guide, learn the story of how this hospital was prepared for the worst.
Posted: 14 Nov 2011 | Published: 14 Nov 2011

HP & Intel®

How to Prevent IT Disasters at Work from Ruining Your Vacation
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: The scenario is a familiar one. You’re about to step out for a leisurely day on the links, at the beach or in the backyard hammock and couldn’t be more excited about your time off, when the little red light starts blinking on your phone: URGENT.
Posted: 14 Nov 2011 | Published: 10 Nov 2011

Webroot

Discover the Key to a More Cost-Effective Data Center
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Emerging technologies such as virtualization and cloud computing are driving the demand for a next generation data center. This essential resource explores how you can make your business operations more cost effective and how service providers can help you rationalize and optimize your infrastructure, and sustain rapid expansion.
Posted: 04 Nov 2011 | Published: 04 Nov 2011

Alcatel-Lucent

E-Guide: Decoding DR: Selecting the right vendors and strategy for your implementation
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: Disaster recovery (DR) isn’t simple – but it isn’t optional, either. The truth of the matter is that a catastrophe-battered organization without a DR solution in place won’t survive. This e-guide provides straightforward guidelines for choosing vendors, determining must-have components and structuring essential plans for DR.
Posted: 03 Nov 2011 | Published: 03 Nov 2011

Dell Compellent

E-Guide: Recovering from IT disaster: What’s really causing your outage?
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: Most IT disasters have nothing to do with the hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods that can wipe out a facility. In fact, studies show that hardware failure is the number one reason for DR declarations.  This e-guide describes common DR misconceptions and consequences, and provides backup and testing suggestions for optimal recovery.
Posted: 02 Nov 2011 | Published: 02 Nov 2011

Dell Compellent

Virtualize Critical Applications with IBM and VMware
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: When IT professionals migrate critical applications to a virtualized infrastructure, they must consider continuity throughout every stage in the application lifecycle. Access this white paper to learn about technology solutions that can virtualize your critical applications to enhance business value and minimize risks.
Posted: 01 Nov 2011 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

VMware, Inc.

Critical Communications for Business Continuity: How to Ensure Employees, Partners & Customers Stay Connected
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines why companies should develop and implement an on-demand conferencing and collaboration plan that supports business continuity for both the enterprise and its customers.
Posted: 18 Oct 2011 | Published: 18 Oct 2011

Polycom, Inc.

Deliver Dynamic Business Continuity for the Enterprise with Dell Compellent Live Volume
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about an innovative platform that can help your business minimize downtime, balance workloads, and easily shift resources across the cloud.
Posted: 17 Oct 2011 | Published: 17 Oct 2011

Dell Compellent

E-Guide: Using a virtualized server environment to address HIPAA compliance
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: In an ever-digitized storage environment, there can be an array of threats posed to patient medical records. Amidst all of these concerns, how can you be sure which virtual server environment is right for you? In this exclusive e-guide, learn how one company successfully took the leap to a virtualized server environment.
Posted: 14 Oct 2011 | Published: 14 Oct 2011

Dell Compellent

Is your data center holding you back?
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: Access this essential resource to discover five crucial steps to jump-start business and IT agility by becoming an instant-on enterprise, including planning, standardizing, virtualizing, and more.
Posted: 10 Oct 2011 | Published: 10 Oct 2011

HP

E-Guide: Disaster Recovery Best Practices: Testing tips & maximizing your DR budget
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: Overall, disaster recovery tests are essential to execute and demonstrate, but you have to be cautious and take the correct steps to test your DR plans. This expert E-Guide can help minimize the risk of your plan failing by discussing different DR testing tips. Also outlined – how to make the most out of your DR budget.
Posted: 01 Oct 2011 | Published: 01 Oct 2011

Iron Mountain

Expert data center management tips:  consolidating, collocating, or the cloud
sponsored by SAVVIS
EGUIDE: This expert resource explains the differences between two methods of data center outsourcing management (IaaS and DCaaS). Discover which makes sense for your business, and learn about the pros and cons of collocation, including ensured uptime and increased security.
Posted: 01 Oct 2011 | Published: 01 Oct 2011

SAVVIS

When Good Backups Go Bad: Data Recovery Failures and What to Do About Them
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to explore how to make sure your backup and recovery system protects all of your data, all of the time.
Posted: 21 Sep 2011 | Published: 20 Sep 2011

Symantec Corporation

Business continuity planning essential for protecting patients, organizations
sponsored by HP & Intel®
EGUIDE: Something as seemingly trivial as a truck hitting a telephone pole can suddenly leave health care employees unable to access clinical applications and patient data. This tip discusses how providers can create, and update, business continuity plans to ensure that key systems and processes are maintained.
Posted: 20 Sep 2011 | Published: 20 Sep 2011

HP & Intel®

IBM's Technology Center
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE CENTER: As part of this multimedia resource center, expert Mike Laverick reviews the different disaster recovery options available for VMware infrastructures.
Posted: 12 Sep 2011 | Published: 09 Sep 2011

IBM

Total Economic Impact of Vmware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure- Healthcare Industry
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Find out what happened when Forrester Consulting interviewed a healthcare facility that implemented virtual desktops. Gain insight on both quantitative and qualitative benefits, including reduced support costs, increased worker productivity and more. Learn how your organization can take advantage of desktop virtualization.
Posted: 30 Aug 2011 | Published: 30 Aug 2011

Dell, 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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