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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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Presentation Transcript: FAQ - How server virtualization benefits disaster recovery
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Server virtualization presents some interesting implications for disaster recovery (DR), including cost reductions and increased recovery times. In this FAQ, business continuity expert Paul Kirvan discusses the various server virtualization approaches that are effective for DR and how they benefit failover and failback processes.
Posted: 07 Apr 2011 | Published: 07 Apr 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Business Risk and the Midsize Firm: What Can Be Done to Minimize Disruptions?
sponsored by HP & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: While it is clear that midsize businesses must prepare for disasters just as larger enterprises do, very few have actually taken action. What are the critical steps for disaster preparedness? Read this paper for that information.
Posted: 21 Mar 2011 | Published: 21 Mar 2011

HP & Intel®

Intel® Virtualization Technology FlexMigration Enablement
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Intel® Virtualization Technology FlexMigration allows virtualization software vendors to deliver live migration solutions across different generations of Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers. This white paper explains how Intel VT FlexMigration works, including how and why some instructions are masked by the hypervisor while others are not.
Posted: 18 Mar 2011 | Published: 18 Mar 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

What's New in VMware vSphere 4.1 for Small and Midsize Businesses
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WEBCAST: For small and midsize businesses, the new VMware vSphere 4.1 delivers higher efficiency, greater agility and more freedom of choice than ever before, making it easier than ever to optimize existing assets and get always-on IT with comprehensive, cost-effective backup and recovery. View this webcast to learn more.
Posted: 04 Mar 2011 | Premiered: Mar 4, 2011

VMware, Inc.

Maximizing Business Continuity and Minimizing Recovery Time Objectives in Windows Server Environments
sponsored by StorageCraft Technology Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines each of these issues, why they are important for SMBs to address and how to resolve them while maximizing business continuity and minimizing IT resources necessary to accomplish the demands of maintaining Windows servers.
Posted: 18 Feb 2011 | Published: 18 Feb 2011

StorageCraft Technology Corporation

Protecting Mission-Critical, Multi-Tier Business Applications with Neverfail and Virtualization
sponsored by Neverfail Group Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines many of the common virtualization deployment scenarios organizations face and describes how Neverfail Continuous Availability and virtualization can be used, to deliver a more complete, consistent and cost effective availability solution for mission-critical, business applications.
Posted: 15 Feb 2011 | Published: 15 Feb 2011

Neverfail Group Limited

Enhancing Exchange Server 2010 Availability with Neverfail: Best Practices for Simplifying and Automating Email Continuity
sponsored by Neverfail Group Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of the availability features in Microsoft’s Exchange Server 2010 platform. Details include planning, migration, and cost-related considerations. The paper also includes details on how Neverfail’s technology can help IT organizations build an efficient, manageable, and cost-effective messaging infrastructure.
Posted: 15 Feb 2011 | Published: 15 Feb 2011

Neverfail Group Limited

E-Zine: Enterprise CIO Decisions: CIO Perspectives on Cloud Computing
sponsored by Google
EZINE: If there’s an overhyped term today, it is cloud computing. Cautiously optimistic might be one way to describe some of those attitudes presented in this edition of Enterprise CIO Decisions: Many see the benefits, but costs, risk and uncertainty still prevail. At the very least, cloud computing is forcing IT professionals to innovate.
Posted: 15 Feb 2011 | Published: 15 Feb 2011

Google

Taking a Business Centric Approach to Service Level Compliance
sponsored by Neverfail Group Limited
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses why it is imperative that Service Level Agreements (SLA) are defined from a business centric perspective and that the most appropriate solution is employed, to ensure that service availability can be delivered enabling compliance with the SLA.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 | Published: 14 Feb 2011

Neverfail Group Limited

Cloud-Connected Backup and Recovery Delivers a Command Performance for small and mid-size business
sponsored by i365, makers of Evault
WHITE PAPER: Move out of the stone age with cloud-connected data backup and recovery. There is a fundamental shift taking place in data protection. More and more companies are turning to cloud-based solutions to provide a more secure and even more simplified method of storing and access business-critical information. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 07 Feb 2011 | Published: 07 Feb 2011

i365, makers of Evault

Presentation Transcript: Taming the Data Demons: Leveraging Information in the Age of Risk
sponsored by IBM
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Check out this presentation transcript from IBM as it discusses the advantages of implementing a holistic approach to data risk management, and provides both the “why” and “how” to begin putting a holistic data risk management program to work in businesses of all sizes.
Posted: 31 Jan 2011 | Published: 31 Jan 2011

IBM

The Acronis Global Disaster Recovery Index: 2011
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: When it comes to successfully recovering from a serious incident the Australians were the least confident. Just 22% of Australian businesses felt that they would be able to recover quickly in the event of downtime, compared to a global average of 50%.
Posted: 30 Jan 2011 | Published: 28 Jan 2011

Acronis

Migrating to Windows 7: How to Select a Provider for PC Online Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: In addition to implementing strategic initiatives, IT has the basic function of keeping workers productive. With many enterprises migrating to Microsoft Windows 7, it is important to consider a backup provider that supports Microsoft’s latest platform. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 26 Jan 2011 | Published: 26 Jan 2011

Iron Mountain

Cisco Tidal Intelligent Automation Solution for SAP System Refresh
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
DATA SHEET: By simplifying and making system refresh execution consistent, automation can decrease the potential for errors inherent in standard approaches. Cisco Tidal Intelligent Automation for SAP System Refresh does just this. Continue reading to learn more.
Posted: 25 Jan 2011 | Published: 25 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Symantec 2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: For the second year, Symantec’s SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey revealed that SMBs are not taking disaster preparedness for their computer and networking systems as seriously as they should. Read this survey and analysis to learn more.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Symantec Corporation

Presentation Transcript: 3 Reasons to Consider Google Apps
sponsored by Google Apps
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this presentation transcript with John Buckholz, VP of IT, to learn how Google Apps compares to on premise and hosted Microsoft Exchange, how LCC migrated the company intranet from Microsoft Sharepoint to Google Sites, and more!
Posted: 19 Jan 2011 | Published: 19 Jan 2011

Google Apps

Presentation Transcript: Discover: New Backup Strategies Designed to StoreOnce
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript from  how to manage the data with different data reduction technologies.  It also outlines examples of how to improve disaster recovery plans using centralised remote replication and how you can design a business continuity strategy that is not only highly efficient, but also future proof using HP StoreOnce.
Posted: 11 Jan 2011 | Published: 11 Jan 2011

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Presentation Transcript: Next Generation Backup And Recovery For Oracle
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this transcript to learn how EMC Data Domain next-generation backup technology provides a scalable deduplication storage system with inline dedupe throughput and exceptional data availability for Oracle databases.
Posted: 06 Jan 2011 | Published: 06 Jan 2011

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

Leveraging Clustered File System Software to Deliver Superior Application Availability
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Transactional application availability is more important than ever to businesses in a globalized economy. This Vendor Spotlight examines the various architectural approaches to ensuring application uptime and availability, particularly a clustered file system approach with clustered services.
Posted: 28 Dec 2010 | Published: 28 Dec 2010

Symantec Corporation

A Guide to Ensuring Business Continuity Through the Power of Virtualization
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Citrix provides a robust set of virtualization technologies to help improve the resilience and usefulness of an organization's information infrastructure, ensuring that not just critical resources remain available but that they are always accessible to all users in any location with any device. Continue reading to learn more.
Posted: 21 Dec 2010 | Published: 21 Dec 2010

Citrix

E-Book: Standardizing Business Continuity
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: Download this e-book, brought to you by SearchCompliance.com, for insights, tips and suggestions for developing an optimal business continuity plan. Read on to learn details of FEMA’s PS-Prep, how to make the case for business continuity, what standard to use, how to measure continuity risk, and much more!
Posted: 15 Dec 2010 | Published: 15 Dec 2010

IBM

Risk and Rewards of On-Demand BC
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: Enterprises are intrigued with the idea of passing the burden of business continuity to a service provider, but such an undertaking is more thanmost are willing to risk. Read this e-book now for topics ranging from the benefits and drawbacks of BC on-demand to BC in the cloud.
Posted: 14 Dec 2010 | Published: 14 Dec 2010

IBM

Presentation Transcript: EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions - Backup to the Future
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read transcript as it provides specific examples of backup and recovery solutions at the forefront of next-generation data protection. Discover industry-leading deduplication storage systems and software and how it enables organizations of all sizes to transform the way they protect and manage their information.
Posted: 13 Dec 2010 | Published: 13 Dec 2010

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

Virtualization eGuide
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
EGUIDE: 76 of the Fortune 100 trust their data to Hitachi Data Systems, shouldn’t you? The following e-guide showcases how easy it can be to implement virtualization, tiered storage and software to deliver significant economic benefits to the organization.
Posted: 02 Dec 2010 | Published: 02 Dec 2010

Hitachi Data Systems

Presentation Transcript: College of Virtualization - Lessons in Implementing a Cost-Effective Disaster Recovery Plan
sponsored by Dell and VMware
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This SearchDisasterRecovery.com 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 receive some general advice to get you started on the business and technology considerations that are going to be crucial to you.
Posted: 22 Nov 2010 | Published: 22 Nov 2010

Dell and VMware
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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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