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DEFINITION: A disaster recovery plan (DRP) - sometimes referred to as a business continuity plan (BCP) or business process contingency plan (BPCP) - describes how an organization is to deal with potential disasters. Just as a disaster is an event that makes the continuation of normal functions impossible, a disaster recovery plan consists of the precautions taken so that the effects of a disaster will be minimized  … 
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Disaster Planning Reports
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Expert Checklist: 11 Steps for Aligning Your BC/DR Program with Business Needs
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EGUIDE: This e-guide provides an expert checklist for developing a successful business continuity program, designed with the specific needs of your organization in mind.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 25 Jul 2013

Expert Tips for Preventing and Resolving Potential Backup and Recovery Issues
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EGUIDE: This e-guide provides an in-depth overview of both the backup and disaster recovery aspects of a successful defense strategy.
Posted: 23 Jul 2013 | Published: 23 Jul 2013

Achieve business continuity and keep people productive with remote access
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses an approach to business continuity that leverages multiple virtualization technologies to provide the flexible mobile and remote access needed to keep the workforce connected to the critical apps and data they depend on.
Posted: 07 Jan 2014 | Published: 07 Jan 2014


Symantec NetBackup™ Appliances: Key Factors in Modernizing Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Disasters strike without warning, so shouldn't your data protection solutions always be up to par? Explore this resource to find out the advantages of backup solution models, key requirements for solution offerings and cost-effective solutions.
Posted: 27 Dec 2013 | Published: 27 Dec 2013

Symantec Corporation

Flexibly Align Data Protection to different SLAs
sponsored by Fujitsu
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper discusses a data backup tool that can flexibly align data protection to different service level agreements (SLAs) to enhance your data protection environment and ensure speedy recovery when disaster inevitably strikes.
Posted: 27 Nov 2013 | Published: 27 Nov 2013


Minimize Downtime With a Disaster-Resilient Architecture
sponsored by Fujitsu
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines a backup and recovery solution that helps software-based backup data protection infrastructures reach previously unknown service levels.
Posted: 27 Nov 2013 | Published: 27 Nov 2013


A Practical Disaster Recovery Protection Tool
sponsored by Fujitsu
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines a set of disk-based backup solutions that use data deduplication technology to reduce the disk capacity required to store backup data by 90%, making WAN-based replication a practical DR protection tool.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 26 Nov 2013


Enterprise Resiliency & Application Recovery
sponsored by SunGard Availability Services
WHITE PAPER: When disaster strikes, your IT information and data is compromised. This side-by-side case study outlines how East Coast University and a medical center in NYC helped weather hurricane sandy and maintain IT availability.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 26 Nov 2013

SunGard Availability Services

Understanding the Ins-and-Outs of IT Disaster Recovery Management
sponsored by SunGard Availability Services
WHITE PAPER: This crucial white paper examines what elements are critical in constructing comprehensive DR strategy, detailing the three components crucial to success: backup hardware, software, and the surrounding programs.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 25 Nov 2013

SunGard Availability Services

Case Study: Housing Works reduces backup and restore times by more than 90 percent
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: When a tape backup failed after a small electrical fire damaged a file server, 3 IT staff members had to spend more than two weeks re-inputting data - which delayed other projects. Read this case study to learn about this organization benefited from deploying an instant restore appliance.
Posted: 22 Nov 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2012


Case Study: SSB Wind Systems, End-To-End Service Mitigates Information Risks
sponsored by Iron Mountain
CASE STUDY: This short white paper discusses how one organisation transformed its data and records management processes through end-to-end off-site data protection and records management services.
Posted: 16 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Iron Mountain

Data Protection and Disaster Recovery: How to look after your critical data
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EBOOK: Check out this informative paper to explore an off-site data protection solution that guarantees your data's longevity, even in the face of a disaster. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 16 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 Oct 2013

Iron Mountain

What You Need to Know about Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This eBook explores what it takes to ensure you're in the best position to bounce back should disaster strike.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 15 Oct 2013

Iron Mountain

Computer Weekly – 15 October 2013: What if your cloud provider shuts down?
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, after a major US cloud provider collapsed, we consider the exit strategies and business continuity plans needed when buying cloud services. We learn how big data analytics helped uncover an offshore tax avoidance scandal. And we examine the role of collaboration in successful IT security. Read the issue now.
Posted: 14 Oct 2013 | Published: 15 Oct 2013

Technology Availability & Disaster Recovery Spoken in the Language of Business
sponsored by SunGard Availability Services
WEBCAST: This upcoming webcast presentation will help you learn key details about the state of DR in today's business landscape, as well as five processes that will help you make sure your DR plan has you prepared for whatever comes.
Posted: 11 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 24, 2013, 14:00 EDT (18:00 GMT)

SunGard Availability Services

Considerations and Best Practices for Backup Policies
sponsored by VaultLogix
WHITE PAPER: Learn the basics of adopting a cloud backup solution, including the nuances of this technology, how to set up a proper backup policy and what information should be backed up to cloud environments.
Posted: 04 Oct 2013 | Published: 04 Oct 2013


Best Practices for Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery
sponsored by CloudVelocity
WHITE PAPER: This e-guide from defines what you need for effective cloud-based disaster recovery, defining key strategies and detailing management tactics.
Posted: 01 Oct 2013 | Published: 01 Oct 2013


5 Priorities to Address in a Business Continuity Plan Exercise
sponsored by Axcient
EGUIDE: This e-guide underscores the importance of BC testing and discusses five critical priorities you should address in the planning process. Read on to find out how this critical activity differs from DR testing and discover other essential components of a successful BC management system.
Posted: 20 Sep 2013 | Published: 20 Sep 2013


Disaster Preparedness for Core Network Services
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will take a look at how failures can unexpectedly disrupt core network services and the applications that depend on them despite employing traditional approaches to providing redundant configurations. Read this white paper to learn how to minimize the effects of failures to ensure business continuity.
Posted: 15 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013


Top 3 Considerations When Building Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Service Offerings
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to explore the top three things to consider whilst building your business continuity and disaster recovery strategies.
Posted: 08 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

CA Technologies.

Strategy guide to business protection for physician practices
sponsored by HP and Intel® Xeon® processors
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how hospitals can manage risk and keep critical IT infrastructure up and running. Read now to learn how HIT leaders can ensure a high availability IT infrastructure that can improve service and protect their business.
Posted: 01 Aug 2013 | Published: 15 Nov 2012

HP and Intel® Xeon® processors

Disaster recovery strategy’s impact on patient care
sponsored by HP & Intel®
EGUIDE: How confident are you that your health care organization can recover from a disaster? This resource highlights the impact unplanned downtime can have on your hospital. Read now to learn about an effective disaster recovery strategy that will ensure the safety of your patient data.
Posted: 01 Aug 2013 | Published: 14 May 2013

HP & Intel®

Five Critical Lessons in Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This eBook explores what it takes to ensure you're in the best position to bounce back should disaster strike.
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Iron Mountain

Disaster Recovery Planning 2012: Essential Steps for Building a Business-Savvy Business Continuity Capability
sponsored by EMC
EBOOK: Access this exclusive disaster recovery/business continuity presentation by Jon Toigo, CEO and managing partner of Toigo Partners International, to explore expert insight into the steps to building a business-savvy business continuity strategy.
Posted: 26 Jul 2013 | Published: 20 Mar 2013


8 Questions to Ask Before Implementing Cloud Storage
sponsored by Asigra
EGUIDE: This e-guide underscores the importance of DR testing, no matter what type of strategy or solution your business is using.
Posted: 26 Jul 2013 | Published: 26 Jul 2013

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DISASTER PLANNING DEFINITION (continued): …  and the organization will be able to either maintain or quickly resume mission-critical functions. Typically, disaster recovery planning involves an analysis of business processes and continuity needs; it may also include a significant focus on disaster prevention.Ask your questions about disaster recovery at ITKnowledgeExchange.comDisaster recovery is becoming an increasingly important aspect of enterprise computing. As devices, systems, and networks become ever more complex, there are simply more things that can go wrong. As a consequence, recovery plans have also become more complex. According … 
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