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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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Top 5 Reasons Why You Can’t Afford Not to Virtualize
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why embracing virtualization now is a necessary step for organizations across all industries. It gives the top 5 reasons that organizations need to move forward with virtualization.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 19 Aug 2014

VMware

5 Ways Virtualization Can Protect Your Business Now
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details a virtualization foundation focused on building robust business continuity and disaster recovery.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014

VMware

Podcast: Avoid the Data Apocalypse: Mitigating and Minimizing Data Disasters
sponsored by Commvault
PODCAST: This podcast delivers advice and insight from two experts in the field regarding the biggest challenges to data protection today such as VM sprawl and tips on how to handle them.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Premiered: Jul 2, 2014

Commvault

Top Five Benefits of Image-Based Backup
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the five most important benefits you can achieve with image-based backup. Read on to learn how image-based backup differs from traditional backups, as well as its impact on disaster recovery.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Datto, Inc.

How to Avoid Costly IT Downtime During Tax Season
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
CASE STUDY: This case study explains how one accounting firm was able to mitigate the effects of a server crash by having in place an image-based backup solution based on a hybrid-cloud model.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 20 May 2014

Datto, Inc.

5 Cornerstones of Compliance
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights the 5 cornerstones of security compliance, and gives you the facts on a security strategy designed to meet a diverse set of MSP needs.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Datto, Inc.

Presentation: The BBC’s Unified Communications Strategy
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
PRESENTATION: Steve Shepherd, head of IT and business alignment at the BBC, explains how unified communications technology is transforming the BBC.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Head to Head Comparison: Two Top Backup Solutions Face Off
sponsored by arcserve
WHITE PAPER: This white paper compares two backup/data recovery tools. It shows how each performs on a number of different areas including performance, costs, ease of use and more.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 28 Jul 2014

arcserve

Forrester on: The State of Business Technology Resiliency, Q2 2014
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Discover the six trends that describe the state of resiliency today, and learn why companies are looking to the cloud and co-location for failover sites.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 12 May 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel

Network Project of the Year 2014
sponsored by Talari Networks
CASE STUDY: This exclusive resource details how a leading railcar manufacturer utilized a networking tool to maximize availability and prevent costly network downtime. Read on to find out more.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 20 Jun 2014

Talari Networks

Data backup comparison: Oracle vs. EMC
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the benefits and capabilites of a high performance backup solution for Oracle Exadata that dramatically reduces backup and restore times at lower costs than the competition.
Posted: 06 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Oracle and Intel®

Secure Access and Continuity in a Virtualized and BYOD World
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This business whitepaper focuses on the challenges facing midsize businesses who are looking to provide business continuity and minimized downtime. It also highlights the benefits of HP Just Right IT secure access and business continuity solutions.
Posted: 06 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Protecting Technology Infrastructure: The Importance of Secure Access and Continuity Solutions
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper investigates mid-market continuity solutions drivers, deployment stages, and benefits and requirements. Its goal is to help IT managers understand the need for continuity solutions, benchmark their continuity journey against their peers, and evaluate how the right continuity solutions can address those needs.
Posted: 06 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Giving Small Businesses the Recovery Capabilities they Need
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes how MSPs can break into the small business market by offering business continuity solutions that touch on the 5 areas that are most important to small businesses.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 20 May 2014

Datto, Inc.

Active Directory Disasters and Tools to Prevent Them
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Microsoft Active Directory (AD) is the source of nearly all authentication and authorization in most Windows environments, which means it's critical to keep up and running. While AD's features can protect against some failures, there are others it can't recover from on its own. So what do you do when that dreaded day of disaster arrives?
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 09 Jan 2013

Dell Software

The Surprising Affordability of Today’s Cloud Archive
sponsored by Infrascale
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains why cloud data archive is a more secure and reliable backup option over legacy tape solutions for MSPs.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 14 May 2014

Infrascale

Webinar: Getting Hadoop Through an IT Audit
sponsored by WANdisco
WEBCAST: Join this webinar from GigaOM Research and WANdisco to learn how enterprises are hardening Hadoop across global data centers to ensure continuous availability, even during maintenance windows.
Posted: 08 May 2014 | Premiered: May 8, 2014

WANdisco

CIO Decisions E-zine: May 2014
sponsored by SearchCIO.com
EZINE: Innovations of the new mobility age, including the connected car, mean that CIOs need to reframe their mobile strategy with a customer-focused slant.
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 07 May 2014

SearchCIO.com

Focused IT Compliance at Barnabas Health
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WEBCAST: In this webcast, Barnabas Health leaders share their experience with an always-on compliance management solution that simplified administrative, policy, and risk management.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Apr 25, 2014

Symantec Corporation

Providence Health & Services is Reacting to Threats Five Times Faster
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This case study features Providence Health & Services experience with a managed security services provider that offered reliable and efficient security management.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Symantec Corporation

Drowning in a Sea of Downtime
sponsored by Borland, Micro Focus
RESOURCE: With your reputation, ROI, and revenue on the line, you can't afford downtime. You need a way to safeguard your applications and websites, ensuring top performance 100% of the time. Check out this infographic for more shocking stats about downtime, and discover a performance management technology that helps you on the road to minimal downtime.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 16 Apr 2014

Borland, Micro Focus

The Case for GRC: Addressing the Top 10 GRC Challenges
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shares the top 10 governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) challenges, and offers industry-leading advice on how to make the best investments in each of these areas.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

RSA

PEM Fuel Cells Make a Powerful Case for Small Business Backup
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper offers PEM fuel cells as an option to help prevent power outages, which lead to costly downtime.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 11 Apr 2014

CommScope

A UK Security Provider Fortifies its Systems for Greater Resiliency
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: This informative case study explores one company's success with a disaster recovery plan and how it sought business continuity while ensuring security.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

Double-Take Availability: Keeping Disaster Recovery Systems Up to Date
sponsored by Vision Solutions
CASE STUDY: Access this exclusive case study to discover how a successful accounting organization accommodated an increase in data into their disaster recovery plan.
Posted: 12 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Vision Solutions
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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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