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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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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.

E-Guide: Align Data Protection with Business Importance
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This SearchStorage.com E-Guide discusses the importance of protecting not just data but "use" of the associated information system, and outlines 4 capabilities needed for a better approach to data protection. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 25 Aug 2011 | Published: 25 Aug 2011

IBM

Intel Cloud Builders Guide: Cloud Design and Development on Intel Platforms Trusted Computer Pools with Parellels
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes six key aspects of security and offers advice for addressing them in your cloud strategy.
Posted: 23 Aug 2011 | Published: 22 Aug 2011

Intel

DR Presentation Download: Disaster Recovery Planning in the 21st Century
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this seminar presentation download, Jon William Toigo, a 25 year practitioner in the DR and continuity planning craft, shares his knowledge and experience to help participants develop a smart and cost-effective DR plan that adequately assures protection – and recovery – from any potential disaster.
Posted: 22 Aug 2011 | Published: 22 Aug 2011

Iron Mountain

How to Choose a Cloud Backup Provider
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: Many people think the only question is to ask when thinking about backup and recovery is "What is the best way to make backups?" That’s certainly a critical question but business data is the very lifeblood of your business. You can’t afford to look at only half the equation. Recovery is vital as well, especially when choosing a cloud provider.
Posted: 22 Aug 2011 | Published: 22 Aug 2011

Asigra

E-Guide: Criteria for Staffing a Disaster Recovery Site
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this Q&A Harvey Betan, an independent business continuity consultant, discusses what you need to remember when staffing a DR site, and what to do to ensure your recovery site runs smoothly.
Posted: 22 Aug 2011 | Published: 22 Aug 2011

IBM

E-Guide: Virtualization management for streamlined consolidation and improved disaster recovery
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: Inside this expert e-guide, learn how automation tools simplify the virtualization management process and can aid in both data center consolidation and disaster recovery.
Posted: 17 Aug 2011 | Published: 17 Aug 2011

Dell Compellent

Backup and Restore Service for Data Protection: Facilitate Greater Business Resilience with Onsite Data Protection
sponsored by IBM
DATA SHEET: What is your organization's rate of successful data backup and restore? Are you worried about your exposure to data loss? Unsuccessful backups and long restore times can negatively impact your business. This data sheet discusses how IBM can help with an on-site data protection and business resilience solution.
Posted: 12 Aug 2011 | Published: 12 Aug 2011

IBM

Resilience Services for Business Continuity and Risk Management: Address Risks More Effectively with a Flexible Resilience Strategy
sponsored by IBM
DATA SHEET: The demand for continuous access to information and applications places increasing pressure on organizations to have an optimal business resilience program. This data sheet discusses how IBM can help you assess, plan, design, architect, implement and test your business continuity and resilience plans across the enterprise.
Posted: 12 Aug 2011 | Published: 12 Aug 2011

IBM

The Costs and Implications of EHR System Downtime on Physician Practices
sponsored by Stratus Technologies
WHITE PAPER: The paper includes calculations showing the cost of downtime expected for a given level of EHR solution uptime in practices of various sizes, as well as products associated with specific uptime levels. The report also includes a “cost per hour” tool that estimates the financial impact of downtime in practices they administer, oversee or assist.
Posted: 11 Aug 2011 | Published: 11 Aug 2011

Stratus Technologies

Myth Busted: Affordable, Easy to Manage Virtualization with High-Availability is a Reality
sponsored by Stratus Technologies
WHITE PAPER: SMBs want to take advantage of the benefits of virtualization but it can be costly to manage if they do not have the required skills in-house. Dan Kusnetzky takes a deep look at all of the benefits as well as the issues these businesses are facing, including the requirement to use automated systems, reducing complexity and maintaining availability.
Posted: 11 Aug 2011 | Published: 11 Aug 2011

Stratus Technologies

Presentation Transcript: Best Practices for Automated Disaster Recovery with Virtualization
sponsored by Dell Compellent
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Disaster recovery (DR) is a critical operation for nearly every organization, and automating the DR process is essential for ensuring it happens continuously and efficiently. Take a look at this presentation transcript to learn how you can leverage virtualization to create an effective DR plan for your entire infrastructure.
Posted: 09 Aug 2011 | Published: 25 Jul 2011

Dell Compellent

IBM XIV Storage System: Engineered for Business Continuity
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive white paper explores the factors to consider and the evaluations needed to make informed decisions to minimize downtime, prevent technological mishaps, and compensate for natural or man-made disasters.
Posted: 08 Aug 2011 | Published: 08 Aug 2011

IBM

Virtual Disaster Recovery Solutions for IT Executives
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: Disaster recovery (DR) shouldn’t be left on the back burner until a natural disaster strikes. In fact, around 80% of network disruptions are a result of IT architecture complexity. But for many organizations, virtualization is an economical DR solution. This e-guide addresses the benefits of virtual disaster recovery.
Posted: 05 Aug 2011 | Published: 05 Aug 2011

Dell Compellent

Automatic Failover for DR 101: Who Needs It and How It Works
sponsored by FalconStor Software
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, Andrew Burton, senior editor of SearchDisasterRecovery.com and Jeff Boles, senior analyst with the Taneja Group, discuss who should consider automatic failover, the vendors that offer products in this space, how the technology works, and the challenges associated with automatic failover.
Posted: 29 Jul 2011 | Published: 29 Jul 2011

FalconStor Software

CIO strategies for DR planning in virtual environments
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: Regarding disaster recovery, expenses currently overshadow the risk of theoretical disaster. As a result, CIOs who hope to implement or upgrade their DR plans must compromise. This e-guide discusses how to make a value case for DR, along with a series of low-cost strategies for planning, implementing, and testing virtual DR plans.
Posted: 27 Jun 2011 | Published: 24 Jun 2011

Dell Compellent

eGuide: DR & BC Planning for the Midmarket
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Server virtualization promises to significantly increase the value proposition of the data center in the small to medium-sized market. Access this expert resource from the editors at SearchStorageChannel.com to learn about all the available options for disaster recovery.
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | Published: 22 Jun 2011

IBM
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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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