Lesson four: Business continuity

Be careful not to confuse business continuity with disaster recovery. While disaster recovery means, well, what it says; business continuance seeks to prevent interruption of mission-critical services in the first place. Use the resources in this lesson to learn more.

Be careful not to confuse business continuity with disaster recovery. While disaster recovery means, well, what it says; business continuance seeks to prevent interruption of mission-critical services in the first place. Use the resources in this lesson to learn more.

SMB business continuity planning basics
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can't afford to lose business because of an unexpected disaster. Here are basic steps for a business continuity plan at SMBs.

What to do when you lose your data -- and how to recover it
Understanding how the data recovery process works can help you the next time you lose important data.

Data Backup and Disaster Recovery School for SMBs
Homeroom
Lesson one: Data backup and disaster recovery planning
Lesson two: Policies and management
Lesson three: Making the business case
Final exam

CIOs not making time for business continuity planning
Company culture and lack of management support are preventing many firms from planning for downtime or disaster.

Gartner: Existing business continuity plans will fail in a pandemic
Existing business continuity plans will not protect a company during an avian flu pandemic, says a Gartner analyst. Business continuity plans assume a geographically specific disaster, while a pandemic will strike everywhere nearly simultaneously.

Is there a way to integrate business continuity planning and operational risk management?
In this SearchSecurity.com Q&A, security management expert Mike Rothman discusses the differences between business continuity planning and operational risk management.

Network disaster recovery tips for business continuity
Network disaster recovery planning tips for business continuity from Verizon Business highlight what needs to be done to weather the storm.

SearchStorage.com Videocast: Business Continuity -- Ensuring availability with DR
Bill Peldzus of GlassHouse Technologies looks at how DR fits in to a business continuity plan and provides best practices to make sure you're heading in the right direction.

Will your business continuity plans survive a pandemic?
A Gartner analyst warned that many business continuity and disaster recovery plans will not protect a company during a pandemic.

>> Continue on to the final exam

This was first published in October 2007

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