Enterprise business continuity management

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    Advances in cloud computing are taking backup strategies skyward and easing common business continuity concerns. 

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  • Risk and rewards of cloud business continuity

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  • business resilience

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  • crisis management

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  • business continuity management (BCM)

    Business continuity management (BCM) is a framework for identifying an organization's risk of exposure to internal and external threats. 

  • hot site and cold site

    A hot site is a commercial disaster recovery service that allows a business to continue computer and network operations in the event of a computer or equipment disaster. 

  • X-engineering (cross-engineering)

    X-engineering (sometimes called cross-engineering) is a collaborative and process-oriented approach to change management in the business world. 

  • vertical market

    A vertical market is a particular industry or group of enterprises in which similar products or services are developed and marketed using similar methods (and to whom goods and services can be sold). 

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    Are you a real Know-IT-All? How many of these offshore outsourcing-related terms can you guess without peeking? 1. Sometimes used as a general gauge of management efficiency, this is a financial term for the profit or cost saving realized as the resu... 

  • intelligent agent

    On the Internet, an intelligent agent (or simply an agent) is a program that gathers information or performs some other service without your immediate presence and on some regular schedule. 

  • transaction

    In computer programming, a transaction usually means a sequence of information exchange and related work (such as database updating) that is treated as a unit for the purposes of satisfying a request and for ensuring database integrity. 

  • e-form (electronic form)

    An e-form (electronic form) is a computer program version of a paper form. 

About Enterprise business continuity management

Business continuity describes the processes and procedures organizations put in place to ensure that critical functions will continue during and after a disaster. Get the latest tips to strengthen your enterprise business continuity management practices with the resources in this section.