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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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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

A Guide to Hybrid Cloud-Based Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this document to learn how hybrid cloud services can provide your enterprise with cost-saving business continuity and data backup strategies. Read on to see how easily accessible, off-site systems can protect your data and prepare your enterprise for any type of future disaster.
Posted: 21 May 2013 | Published: 20 May 2013

Datto, Inc.

Virtual Machine Backup Strategies for Optimal Business Continuity
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EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide provides insight into how optimal virtual machine and virtual server backup strategies are key for optimal business continuity.
Posted: 14 May 2013 | Published: 14 May 2013

Building an Affordable, Fully Redundant Storage Appliance
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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
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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
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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
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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

Developing Effective DR/BC Plans
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This handbook offers tips on how to develop and implement an effective disaster recovery plan.
Posted: 15 May 2013 | Published: 15 May 2013

Neverfail Ensure Continuous Care at Alpena Medical Arts
sponsored by Neverfail
CASE STUDY: This case study details how one rural health clinic located in northeast Michigan implemented a disaster recovery/business continuity solution that provides the highest of availability so they can properly serve their community.
Posted: 14 May 2013 | Published: 14 May 2013


Crash Insurance: Protect Your Business with Virtualization
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers how virtualization can protect you against unpredictable disasters and includes six steps for crash-proofing your business.
Posted: 09 May 2013 | Published: 09 May 2013


IDC: The Business Value of Entry-Level Enterprise Storage
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this short white paper, learn how to deploy the next-generation of entry-level arrays to businesses that are budget-conscious, but also cannot afford to compromise on technology.
Posted: 24 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Hitachi Data Systems

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for Virtual Infrastructure
sponsored by Veeam Software
EBOOK: This handbook offers key strategies for improving disaster recovery plans for virtual infrastructures.
Posted: 05 Apr 2013 | Published: 05 Apr 2013

Veeam Software

BC/DR for Virtualized Environments
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: This expert handbook presents key tips for putting the pieces together to develop a strategy to make the most out of next-generation virtualization technology.
Posted: 02 Apr 2013 | Published: 02 Apr 2013


Disaster Recovery Strategy Building
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this transcript of a video by expert Jon Toigo, founder and CEO of Toigo Partners International outlines what should go into a disaster prevention strategy and why, above all, data must be protected. Also discussed - the importance of data restore time.
Posted: 20 Mar 2013 | Published: 20 Mar 2013

Dell, Inc.

Seeing Beyond the Big "D" Disasters
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Jon Toigo discusses why you should consider the "little" disasters such as power outages more than natural disasters when it comes to DR planning in this brief presentation transcript.
Posted: 20 Mar 2013 | Published: 20 Mar 2013

Dell, Inc.

Business Continuity Strategy Development
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this video transcript, industry expert Jon Toigo extols the essential elements of a business continuity strategy and offers advice to help you build a plan that embodies each of them.
Posted: 20 Mar 2013 | Published: 20 Mar 2013

Dell, Inc.
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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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