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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 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

Dell EqualLogic PS Series Video: Business Continuity
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
VIDEO: Check out this short video to learn about the Dell EqualLogic virtualized storage systems and how it can enable around-the-clock operation with minimal administration.
Posted: 21 Jun 2011 | Premiered: 21 Jun 2011

Dell, Inc.

E-Guide: Data Retention and Business Continuity Best Practices
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This SearchStorage.com E-Guide focuses on retention issues that can’t be ignored, how to go about aligning your data protection strategy with business continuity, and leveraging overlooked backup strategies to your advantage. Download this informative e-guide to learn more!
Posted: 18 May 2011 | Published: 18 May 2011

IBM

Presentation Transcript: Disaster Recovery Planning and Security for the IT Industry
sponsored by IBM
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: The biggest security issues are the ones that you don’t know about – and the reality is many businesses don’t truly know where they stand. Check out this presentation transcript from a SearchDisasterRecovery.com webcast to learn about today’s biggest security concerns and best practices for protecting your IT center.
Posted: 17 May 2011 | Published: 17 May 2011

IBM

Presentation Transcript: How to Get Started with Cloud-based Disaster Recovery: Tips, Tricks and Vendors
sponsored by Dell and VMware
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: What about cloud for disaster recovery? Read this presentation transcript to learn how to set up cloud DR, the strengths and limitations of this technology, a list of vendors currently offering the service and more.
Posted: 25 Apr 2011 | Published: 25 Apr 2011

Dell and VMware

Selecting a Virtualization Solution for Your Small or Midsize Business
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: It’s often difficult for businesses to evaluate competing virtualization platforms. Despite superficial similarities, different providers' platforms are far from identical. This paper compares the VMware vSphere virtualization platform to two alternatives, focusing on features and issues.
Posted: 19 Apr 2011 | Published: 19 Apr 2011

VMware, Inc.

Getting Business Leaders to Buy-in for Virtualization Initiatives
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how small to midsize businesses are increasingly using virtualization to reduce capital expenses, improve business continuity and make their operations more responsive.
Posted: 19 Apr 2011 | Published: 19 Apr 2011

VMware, 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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