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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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Information security trends
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RESEARCH CONTENT: This report from CompTIA, based on original research, assesses the current trends in information security.
Posted: 11 Mar 2013 | Published: 11 Mar 2013

Virtualization Security: Protecting Virtualized Environments
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BOOK: This extract from the book Virtualization Security, includes a 30% discount for Computer Weekly readers.
Posted: 20 Feb 2013 | Published: 20 Feb 2013

Making the Most of Disaster Recovery Products and Services
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WHITE PAPER: This informative paper highlights a four-step process for selling disaster recovery and business continuity products and services. Read to learn how you can successfully engage with clients about the need for disaster recovery.
Posted: 01 Feb 2013 | Published: 01 Feb 2013

Datto, Inc.

Weathering the storm: How DR provider ensured business continuity during Hurricane Sandy
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WHITE PAPER: When disaster strikes, you want your disaster recovery (DR) partner to be in the trenches with you, battling to keep your systems running. This case study explores how a disaster recovery provider kept its partners up and running during Hurricane Sandy.
Posted: 01 Feb 2013 | Published: 01 Feb 2013

Datto, Inc.

Business Continuity: Availability, recovery and archive
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ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Clive Longbottom and Bob Tarzey offer a 7 step approach to creating a business continuity and disaster recovery strategy.
Posted: 25 Jan 2013 | Published: 25 Jan 2013

Business Continuity Management Systems
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BOOK: Brush-up you knowledge of the practical aspects of business continuity management with this book extract.
Posted: 17 Dec 2012 | Published: 13 Dec 2012

Don't Overlook Records Management in Business Continuity Planning
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WHITE PAPER: Effective business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) planning is a critical aspect of any business – without it you're at risk for serious consequences. But many enterprises today make the mistake of only planning for digital files. Read on to learn 10 steps to crafting a BC/DR plan for your digital and physical records.
Posted: 21 Nov 2012 | Published: 21 Nov 2012

Iron Mountain

VMWorld Case Study:  Catalent Pharma Solutions
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CASE STUDY: A robust virtulisation, back-up and disaster recovery plan, helped Catalent Pharma Solutions survive an earthquake, tsunami and a fire in 2011.
Posted: 23 Oct 2012 | Published: 23 Oct 2012

Video Conferencing: The Key to Successful DR?
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EGUIDE: This E-Guide from describes how businesses of all sizes can benefit from video conferencing technology. View now to learn the increasing role video is playing in not only collaboration and connectivity but also disaster recovery initiatives and maintaining business continuity.
Posted: 31 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for Virtual Infrastructure
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Can you streamline your backup and recovery process?
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: When it comes to disaster recovery, not all data is created equal. In this presentation transcript, expert John Toigo describes key metrics to incorporate into your DR strategy and provides actionable advice to help you decide which data requires the greatest protection.
Posted: 20 Mar 2013 | Published: 20 Mar 2013

Dell, Inc.

Disaster Recovery Planning 2012: Essential Steps for Building a Business-Savvy Business Continuity Capability
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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: 20 Mar 2013 | Published: 20 Mar 2013

EMC Corporation

About to Buy Guide: Building a Business Case for DR
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EGUIDE: Are you a CIO looking to justify your DR project to upper management? This Q&A with Paul Kirvan, a consultant with more than 20 years of experience in business continuity management, will give you a perspective on the overall issue of DR and why your organization should implement a documented backup plan.
Posted: 05 Mar 2013 | Published: 05 Mar 2013

Disaster Recovery: A CIO’s First Line of Defense
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EGUIDE: Access this e-guide for an expert Q&A discussion with independent consultant and auditor, Paul Kirvan, on developing an effective disaster recovery and business continuity plan. In addition, compare the gains and losses for today's DR management.
Posted: 05 Mar 2013 | Published: 05 Mar 2013

Dell and VMware

The Importance of High-Availability Systems in Disaster Recovery Plans
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EGUIDE: Learn why high-availability systems are integral components of disaster recovery plans in today's always-on business climate by checking out this expert E-Guide.
Posted: 01 Feb 2013 | Published: 01 Feb 2013


Emergency Management Plans Made Easy & Practical
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EGUIDE: Your DR plan covers immediate incident response, but does it address long-term post-crisis support? Learn about the key phases of an effective emergency management program - from prevention to resolution - by reading this exclusive E-Guide.
Posted: 25 Jan 2013 | Published: 25 Jan 2013

VMware, Inc.

Storage Magazine January
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EZINE: This issue of Storage Magazine clarifies some of the confusion around measuring solid state storage performance.  Explore newly released storage industry benchmarks and gain detailed insight into why SSD is a driver for auto-tiering, the current state of the online file-sharing market, and much more.
Posted: 03 Jan 2013 | Published: 01 Jan 2013

Presentation Transcript: College of Virtualization - Lessons in Implementing a Cost-Effective Disaster Recovery Plan
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript will give you a crash course on how to implement a cost-efficient disaster recovery plan. You'll hear an overview of disaster recovery and recieve some general advice to get you started on the business and technology considerations that are going to be crucial to you.
Posted: 11 Oct 2012 | Published: 16 Mar 2011

Dell, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Next Generation Data Protection with HP StoreOnce and Data Protector 7 Software
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Failing to modernize your data protection could be catastrophic in terms of lost time, profit, and reputation. This informative white paper explores today's easiest, most cost-effective solutions to new data protection challenges.
Posted: 12 Sep 2012 | Published: 10 Sep 2012

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Five data protection guidelines for business continuity - Presentation Transcript
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Jon William Toigo covers data protection guidelines, including mirroring, tape backup and WAN-based replication technologies.
Posted: 06 Sep 2012 | Published: 06 Sep 2012

Dell, Inc. & VMware Deliver Disaster Recovery For All
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WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive resource to learn how your business can employ enterprise-class BC/DR at a mid-market price.
Posted: 30 Aug 2012 | Published: 30 Aug 2012
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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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