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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 Reports
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High Availability is not a Luxury: How to Eliminate Downtime
sponsored by arcserve
WHITE PAPER: It's time for another "get real" moment. What you do in terms of disaster recovery and business continuity planning matters to your organization...a lot. Yet many organizations choose to ignore the challenge. Don't ignore it. Review this analysis to get a better understanding of how you can eliminate application downtime.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 26 Aug 2015


Leveraging the Public Cloud for Faster Disaster Recovery at Lower Cost
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the importance of disaster recovery and suggests the cloud as an alternative to traditional, more expensive DR strategies.
Posted: 25 Aug 2015 | Published: 21 May 2015


Access your comprehensive guide to disaster recovery. Includes 20+ bonus templates!
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Weigh in on your ongoing disaster recovery projects and you'll receive immediate access to this 93-page Special Report: Essential Guide to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 24 Aug 2015


Computer Weekly – 25 August 2015: Coping with a crisis
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, IT leaders discuss their experiences of dealing with disaster and the importance of planning to ensure business continuity. Jaeger's CIO talks about bring the iconic fashion brand into the digital age. And we look at the issues around writing supplier contracts for agile software development. Read the issue now.
Posted: 21 Aug 2015 | Published: 21 Aug 2015

Hybrid Storage for Backup and Data Protection
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces the convenience and flexibility of using hybrid storage for your data backups.
Posted: 20 Aug 2015 | Published: 20 Aug 2015

Quantum Corporation

Study: The Impact of Business Continuity Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This research report analyzes the impacts of business continuity management on the cost of a cyber-breach.
Posted: 20 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


The Democratization of IT Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents the new trends and developments that have made DR widely available and discusses how you can best implement DR in your environment.
Posted: 20 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014


4 Steps for Successful Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Datalink
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for 4 essential steps for deciding which backup and recovery system will best protect your data. Learn how to identify your needs, map applications, determine the right architecture, and more.
Posted: 06 Aug 2015 | Published: 06 Aug 2015


The Democratization of IT Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how the notion of DR has been democratized through a dramatic reduction in cost and complexity.
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014


Get the Facts on Two High-Performing Deduplication Products
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
RESOURCE: The following resource provides a direct comparison between two leading deduplication products. Access now and learn how each system compares in terms of max native performance, types of support, deduplication ability, and more.
Posted: 10 Jul 2015 | Published: 10 Jul 2015

Quantum Corporation

Red Hat Gluster Storage's snapshot feature
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: The following resource provides readers with a technology overview of Red Hat Gluster Storage's Snapshot feature. Access now and learn how this feature can provide a point-in-time copy of Red Hat Gluster Storage server volume(s) so that an administrator can revert to a previous state of data in case of a mishap.
Posted: 30 Jun 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Red Hat

Technology in Action: Kingston Tech Migrates to a Broadband WAN
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper and see how Kingston Technology implemented a software-defined WAN to reduce costs and complexity while streamlining data replication efforts.
Posted: 25 Jun 2015 | Published: 25 Jun 2015

Silver Peak

Manage a Server Failure With an Efficient Backup Solution
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how one company was able to manage a server failure with an efficient backup solution. Read on to learn how this solution can allow your enterprise's IT services to stay up and running despite any technical support nightmare.
Posted: 19 Jun 2015 | Published: 19 Jun 2015

Datto, Inc.

A Category 4 Is No Excuse For Downtime
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: A reliable backup is your best defense against downtime in an interconnected landscape. In this white paper, you'll find insights into the backup product market.
Posted: 19 Jun 2015 | Published: 19 Jun 2015

Datto, Inc.

Prevent Clients' Downtime from DB Errors
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
CASE STUDY: This white paper shows how to implement a solid backup, recovery, and business continuity solution for clients' data. Read on to find out why tape backup systems are becoming obsolete, and how to comply with government regulations to prevent problems down the road.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Published: 12 Jun 2015

Datto, Inc.

5 Reasons to Buy – Not Build – Backup Capabilities
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to discover five reasons why buying backup may be a better idea than building your own, and how you can take the first steps in purchasing a reliable backup solution for your clients.
Posted: 11 Jun 2015 | Published: 11 Jun 2015

Datto, Inc.

What Happens When a Contact Center's Communication Systems Fail 72 Hours Before Black Friday?
sponsored by IR
CASE STUDY: 72 hours before Black Friday, one organization's critical communication systems began to fail and business continuity systems crashed. Access this case study to find out what happened; why the outages occurred in the first place; and how to prevent a similar catastrophe within your organization.
Posted: 27 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


The Case for Hosted Exchange
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the benefits of managing Microsoft Exchange in the cloud and lays out the detailed costs of managing a hosted versus an on-premises Exchange environment.
Posted: 14 May 2015 | Published: 01 May 2013


Business Continuity and SMBs: What's the Risk?
sponsored by Carbonite
RESEARCH CONTENT: In this brief research report, discover the measures organizations with limited resources are taking to ensure business continuity. View now to learn what steps your organization needs to take to ensure you can continue running no matter what happens.
Posted: 04 May 2015 | Published: 04 May 2015


Monitoring Security In Cloud Environments
sponsored by CloudPassage
ANALYST REPORT: In this Dark Reading report, examine tools and practices that enterprises can use to monitor the security of cloud environments and receive notifications when their data might be at risk.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015


Business Continuity: A Growing Opportunity in a Digitalized World
sponsored by Carbonite
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the four common challenges channel partners are facing and offers strategies to overcome them and take advantage of market opportunities.
Posted: 10 Apr 2015 | Published: 05 Nov 2014


MSPs: Top 7 Benefits of Hybrid Cloud Backup for SMBs
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the top 7 reasons every managed service provider—and every small-to-medium sized business—should embrace the hybrid cloud for data protection. Access now to uncover the benefits you can deliver your SMB clients.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Datto, Inc.

Strategies for the age of digital disruption
sponsored by
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Disruption can happen at any time, in any sector, and its effect on traditional organisations can be fundamental. Capgemini offers some strategic advice.
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015

Data Protection: Save Time, Reduce Costs, and Limit Risk
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses a variety of data protection software and appliances that protect virtual, physical and cloud environments, all while saving you money. Access now to discover how your organization can utilize these tools to not only safeguard your critical digital assets, but also dramatically reduce costs and improve productivity.
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015

Dell, Inc.

GPFS Design Best Practices by Scott Denham
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Access this webcast and learn how to effectively design GPFS so that you can best manage your storage.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Apr 1, 2015

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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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