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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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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

Advanced Virtualization E-Book: Essentials of High-Availability Planning
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and AMD
EBOOK: This e-book provides planning and testing tips for establishing high availability in a virtual environment, plus highlights effective management tools and procedures currently available.
Posted: 22 Nov 2010 | Published: 22 Nov 2010

Dell, Inc. and AMD

IT Automation: Evaluate Job Scheduling and Run Book Automation Solutions
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Businesses increasingly use IT automation tools to meet the challenge of managing their data centers. This document describes two types of IT automation software: enterprise job scheduling and run book automation (RBA). It explains how each solution helps to improve efficiency and reduce risks and when to use each solution and when to combine them.
Posted: 22 Nov 2010 | Published: 19 Nov 2010

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Email as Part of a Business Continuity Strategy: Why always-on-business requires always-on-email
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: The paper looks at the general approaches available to ensure email continuity from a high level and the implications of deploying each strategy on infrastructure, budget, people and resilience.
Posted: 22 Nov 2010 | Published: 22 Nov 2010

Mimecast

SMB Guide to Continuous Operations
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: SMBs can’t afford not to have a plan for continuous operations, especially when it comes to the computer systems, applications and data the business depends on to keep going — and growing. This paper highlights some of the issues around implementing SMB business continuity practices and provides guidance on developing an effective BC strategy.
Posted: 08 Nov 2010 | Published: 08 Nov 2010

CA Technologies.

Exchange Insider E-Zine - Volume 4: The Exchange Migration Path Is Paved With Caution
sponsored by Google
EZINE: Volume 4 of the Exchange Insider e-zine looks at how diminished budgets will affect IT pros’ migration plans in 2010—and where Exchange Server 2010 fits into their roadmaps. Also discover tools you need to troubleshoot mail flow issues and to tackle the perpetual question of how much security is needed for your Exchange environment.
Posted: 27 Oct 2010 | Published: 27 Oct 2010

Google

Incorporating Wireless into the Business Continuity Plan
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: Increasingly WAN-centric enterprises make mobile equipment and services more important for business continuity. To determine the role wireless should play in an organization’s business continuity plan, IT should consider a mix of factors including type of business, physical locations and applications.
Posted: 13 Oct 2010 | Published: 13 Oct 2010

AT&T Corp

Why Virtualize?
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains the potential benefits and key decisions associated with virtualization projects and how to get started.
Posted: 13 Oct 2010 | Published: 13 Oct 2010

AT&T Corp

Best Practices in Data Protection: Encryption, Key Management and Tokenization
sponsored by nuBridges, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Protecting sensitive and business-critical data is essential to a company’s reputation, profitability and business objectives. This white paper describes best practices in encryption, key management and tokenization and how an integrated, multi-level solution can effectively meet these best practices.
Posted: 12 Oct 2010 | Published: 12 Oct 2010

nuBridges, Inc.

Using data deduplication products as part of an IT disaster recovery strategy
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
PODCAST: Check out this FAQ podcast, to hear W. Curtis Preston, independent backup expert and executive editor, source and target deduplication, how these approaches differ, what that means from a disaster recovery perspective and more.
Posted: 06 Oct 2010 | Premiered: Oct 6, 2010

Quantum Corporation

Intelligent Data Management with Symantec's Enterprise Vault 9.0 & Dell's DX Object Based Storage - Presentation Transcript
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Check out this presentation transcript to learn about an archiving solution that allows businesses to efficiently manage the increasing costs associated with storage growth, compliance and litigation.
Posted: 04 Oct 2010 | Published: 30 Sep 2010

Symantec Corporation

The Data Protection Benchmark Report
sponsored by Vision Solutions
WHITE PAPER: The practice of data protection has evolved into a full-fledged discipline. In the last few years, it has been marked with a strong surge in innovation. Bottom line: Customers now have a lot more data protection options. Read on to learn what options you should consider for your organization.
Posted: 28 Sep 2010 | Published: 28 Sep 2010

Vision Solutions

Presentation Transcript: Navigating Your Way Through the Fog of Cloud-Based Backup
sponsored by Asigra
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: There is a current movement to cloud-based backup for MSPs. Why cloud backup and why now? In this transcript of the "Navigating Your Way Through the Fog of Cloud-Based Backup" video, learn about the considerations for buying into cloud backup.
Posted: 24 Sep 2010 | Published: 24 Sep 2010

Asigra

Using Data Deduplication Products as Part of an IT Disaster Recovery Strategy
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
EGUIDE: Download to learn all about using deduplication as a part of your IT disaster recovery strategy!
Posted: 24 Sep 2010 | Published: 23 Sep 2010

Quantum Corporation

De-dupe: It’s not a question of if, rather where and when! ”What to Look for and What to Avoid“
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper looks at the value of data de-duplication for optimizing data protection along with considerations about how to add it to your storage strategy most effectively.
Posted: 23 Sep 2010 | Published: 21 Sep 2010

Quantum Corporation

The Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform for the Enterprise
sponsored by Mezeo Software
WHITE PAPER: Cloud storage reduces the cost of storing less critical files, automating business processes and providing ubiquitous access to employees globally. The deployable Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform is an enterprise-class solution ideal for organizations looking to implement private clouds.
Posted: 21 Sep 2010 | Published: 21 Sep 2010

Mezeo Software

Presentation Transcript: How to Protect Large VMware Environments
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Check out the presentation transcript from EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions to learn detailed recommendations and best practices for backup and recovery of large, growing environments that may consist of hundreds or thousands of virtual machines.
Posted: 21 Sep 2010 | Published: 21 Sep 2010

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

Taking the Pain out of Data Protection, Recovery and Restore
sponsored by Zetta Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Ninety five percent of organizations that failed to recover their data and systems within two weeks of a disaster go out of business within two years. This is not a pretty picture. Regrettably, the consequences of poor DR preparedness will only come to light when there is a disaster. There has to be a better way. There is. 
Posted: 07 Sep 2010 | Published: 07 Sep 2010

Zetta Inc.

Business Continuity and Resiliency Services from IBM: Strengthen Your Business with Cloud Computing—Delivering Greater Resiliency and a More Globally Accessible Environment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing can simplify scalability to improve business resiliency and flexibility. Read this paper to discover how cloud computing combined with IBM continuity and resiliency services can improve the efficiency of your infrastructure while also improving your business continuity.
Posted: 25 Aug 2010 | Published: 15 May 2009

IBM

Agentless Architecture. Agentless Backup is Not A Myth
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: Backup and recovery software typically requires agents that are installed onto the host servers that a system administrator wants to back up. The Asigra solution requires no agents, which inherently makes it easier to install and support than legacy backup and recovery solutions. Read this whitepaper to learn more!
Posted: 24 Aug 2010 | Published: 24 Aug 2010

Asigra

Informix Active Clustering E-Book
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: Read this e-book for an exploration of the four advantages of clustering, including data redundancy and parallel processing, and such benefits as high availability, rapid scalability, flexibility and maximum resource utilization.
Posted: 23 Aug 2010 | Published: 07 Jun 2010

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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