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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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The Top 5 Risks of Delaying a Move to the Cloud
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: We were told that cloud hosting was the inevitable norm and have since been waiting for an unavoidable takeover. The recent significant drops in cost mean that time is now. Read on to learn about five reasons why delaying a move to the cloud is creating risk for your organization.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 19 Jul 2016


Breach response: It's about keeping your customers safe
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to deliver a timely, organized breach response that boosts customers' confidence, repairs customers' identities if they've been victimized and helps minimize irreparable damage to your brand. Ensure peace of mind by giving your assurance that your organization values both their identities and their loyalties.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

AllClear ID

A Guide to Improving Disaster Recovery With Virtualized Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how to make your disaster recovery as effective possible by implementing storage virtualization.
Posted: 08 Jun 2016 | Published: 08 Jun 2016


Delivering Availability for the Always-On Enterprise
sponsored by Veeam Software
RESEARCH CONTENT: This report by Forrester looks into availability strategies and practices employed at midlevel enterprises today. Explore 5 important tips for meeting the needs of new digital business demands.
Posted: 31 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Veeam Software

Complete Guide to Disaster Recovery
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Participate in our Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Research Program and get immediate access to our BRAND NEW, comprehensive, 93-page Project Success Plan: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. Discover expert tips, compare today's leading DR products, develop a DR staff training program, and more.
Posted: 08 Apr 2016 | Published: 22 Apr 2016


The Business Case for Hybrid Networks
sponsored by MASERGY
WHITE PAPER: The market for hybrid network services is growing rapidly which is driven by the increase in enterprise bandwidth consumption — growing by 30% a year, according to Gartner market research. Access this white paper now to discover if a hybrid network is right for your business.
Posted: 21 Mar 2016 | Published: 07 Mar 2016


Improving Business Continuity with a Virtual DR Strategy
sponsored by Hedvig Inc
EGUIDE: This expert e-Guide examines how you can improve business continuity with an effective virtual disaster recovery strategy. Learn how to craft a solid virtual DR strategy and discover key tips and advice to help you get started today.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 03 Feb 2016

Your Journey to Always-On in Four Steps
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn the industry trends that are affecting business processes and infrastructure decisions relating to business continuity. Additionally, learn four steps that you can take to keep pace using an "always-on" platform.
Posted: 10 Dec 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


The False Dilemma: Agentless vs. Agent Based Backup
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: For the past few years, agent based vs. agentless backup has been the common argument among many vendors. In the following white paper, uncover the differences between the two, and learn about each approach's pros, cons, and how they fair against the most important factors of backup.
Posted: 20 Nov 2015 | Published: 20 Nov 2015

Dell Software

Proving the Value of a Business Continuity Plan
sponsored by Colt Data Centre Services
EGUIDE: Our experts explore why linking risks to business performance is the key to proving the value of a continuity plan to business managers and discover best practices for approaching this important disaster recovery topic.
Posted: 05 Oct 2015 | Published: 05 Oct 2015

Colt Data Centre Services

Cloud API and DR Questions Answered
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: APIs are the lifeline between enterprise applications within cloud environments and cloud disaster recovery is becoming a popular option as cloud adoption grows. In this e-guide, learn the answers to frequently asked questions about proper API and disaster recovery set up and management.
Posted: 10 Aug 2016 | Published: 08 Aug 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Made Simple
sponsored by Veritas
EGUIDE: Many backup products include disaster recovery, enabling users to manage both tasks from the same platform. In this exclusive e-guide, storage expert George Crump discusses how to streamline data backup and disaster recovery.
Posted: 17 Mar 2016 | Published: 17 Mar 2016


Why are Data Backups and Disaster Recovery Converging?
sponsored by Veritas
EGUIDE: Backup and disaster recovery have primarily been treated separately. In this exclusive e-guide, consultant Brien Posey explains how server virtualization has allowed these two technologies to converge.
Posted: 17 Mar 2016 | Published: 16 Mar 2016


Untapped Data Protection Processes
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: In this three-part expert e-guide, learn how a single pool of data created by merging backup, data recovery, and archive can serve multiple data protection needs—and spawn new ideas about how to use that data. Additionally, learn why a hybrid approach using disk, cloud, and tape is best for most organizations' protection plans.
Posted: 08 Jan 2016 | Published: 08 Jan 2016


Accelerating and Broadening Disaster Recovery Protection
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how disaster recovery solutions can still be useful even when top-tier applications do not experience problems. Discover how a hybrid data management model can efficiently help you with recoveries and other storage issues without contributing to data growth problems.
Posted: 05 Jan 2016 | Published: 05 Jan 2016


Monitise Uses Resiliency Service to Improve Business Continuity
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: This webcast details how Monitise, a leading global mobile money specialist, developed a business continuity management systems and strategy to safeguard systems, processes, and personnel while also supporting extremely high service levels as mobile transaction volumes continue to increase.
Posted: 11 Dec 2015 | Premiered: Aug 5, 2015


Service Profile: Virtual Server Recovery
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a virtual server recovery service that utilizes the cloud to provide faster, reliable disaster recovery. Access now to see how the automated nature of this service can help your enterprise improve the reliability and accuracy of your recovery operations and discover how you can get started with six simple steps.
Posted: 10 Dec 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


The Big Bang – How cloud is changing the face of resiliency
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how the cloud may be the key to robust disaster recovery and mitigating cybersecurity threats and downtime. Read on and discover how implementing the right cloud strategy can help improve your enterprise's business continuity management and ensure stronger data protection.
Posted: 08 Dec 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


7 Reasons to Consider DRaaS
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This interactive white paper presents 7 reasons why you need a resilient, cloud-based disaster recovery plan in place to protect data and operations.
Posted: 08 Dec 2015 | Published: 23 Apr 2015


The Cost of a Data Breach and Impact of Business Continuity Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this report, view the impact of data breaches and observe cost trends over time. Access this global study to learn how to mitigate the chance of an attack and how proper business continuity management can reduce the costs of data breaches for your organization.
Posted: 07 Dec 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


How Can I Become an Always-On Business?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the 3 prevailing strategies to being an always-on organization to address security threats and protect data without downtime.
Posted: 07 Dec 2015 | Published: 25 Nov 2015


How Business Continuity Management Can Improve Risk Exposure
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This expert resource discusses the key elements that your business continuity strategy needs in order to minimize the cost of security incidents. Read on to discover how to lower the probability of a data breach and reduce the impact if a breach occurs.
Posted: 04 Dec 2015 | Published: 26 Nov 2015


How to Virtualize Disaster Recovery with Cloud Computing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how your business can grow securely and thrive in the expanding data universe, bolstered by one enterprise-grade, cloud-enabled disaster planning platform. Access this white paper to learn more about how cloud-based business resilience can provide an alternative to traditional disaster recovery.
Posted: 04 Sep 2015 | Published: 04 Sep 2015


Leverage the Cloud to Lower Risk and Downtime
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores cloud strategies that can help you dramatically reduce risk and downtime. Learn how cloud resilience can ease the restoration of servers, apps and data, improve the security of data, and more.
Posted: 04 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014


Top 7 Practices for Effective Business Continuity
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper is your roadmap to elevating business continuity management (BCM) to the enterprise risk management level. Read on to explore the top 7 practices for effective BCM.
Posted: 04 Sep 2015 | Published: 04 Sep 2015

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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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