The year was 1999. The IBM Crisis Response Team (CRT) arrived in Istanbul, Turkey, to support the government in responding to a massive earthquake that had struck near the town of Izmir. The Minister of Health had requested assistance in setting up, organizing, and managing warehouse and distribution centers for the receipt, tracking, and shipping of drugs and medical supplies.
So your company has decided to implement internal recovery for the mainframe environment. Both the solution and the principle vendor have been selected, and you are ready to move forward. What’s next?
I took a moment to ask how many had a personal preparedness plan and sufficient supplies for their home. I was a bit surprised when only a quarter of the audience raised their hand.
A critical part of business continuity that is often missed is to provide training to your employees on the business continuity process. The following steps are the basics you will need to use to prepare basic continuity training.
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More than 1,300 attendees joined expert speakers and exhibitors for a total of 1,800 people at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Fla., for the Disaster Recovery Journal Spring World 2007 March 25-28.
Federal Financial Examination Council (FFIEC) is the regulatory body by which financial institutions are regulated and controlled. FFIEC provides guidance and examination procedures to assist examiners like myself in evaluating financial institutions and service providers risk management process to ensure the availability of critical financial services. Reviewing a financial institution’s business continuity plan (BCP) is an established part of examination performed by the FFIEC member agencies including the States Regulatory Banking Divisions.