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Business continuity and resiliency services from IBM - Strengthen your business with cloud computing
Using cloud technology to manage your availability, data and overall resiliency
Your business is challenged with meeting the demand for continuous availability while also effectively managing enormous amounts of information that continue to grow, much of it online, and often with no offline option for conducting business. When your systems are down, you risk more than loss of revenue and productivity: you jeopardize business-critical data as well as damage to your brand. Read this IBM white paper to learn how to develop a cost-effective cloud computing strategy to manage and store your data, along with developing better recovery capabilities that can provide greater protection against data loss and downtime.
Examining business resiliency management best practices: How to prepare today for future trends in business
Business resiliency best practices prepare you for future trends.
Today, organizations that aren't able to respond to IT disruptions or rapid market changes can find themselves left behind. The IBM Business Resiliency Framework parses an organization into unique, but interdependent layers consisting of strategy, organization, processes, applications and data, technology and facilities, and security. Read this paper and learn to effectively manage people, process, and technology within a business resilience strategy.
Clabby Analytics White Paper: Don't Overlook Business Resiliency and Security When Building a Dynamic Infrastructure
Security and business resiliency are crucial to a dynamic infrastructure.
Many companies moving to a dynamic infrastructure ignore two important aspects—security and business resiliency. Read the Clabby Analytics Research Brief and see how IBM can help. Plus get a closer look at IBM's Smarter Planet initiative to help companies use IT more efficiently.
Getting personal with business continuity -- Five critical success factors in overcoming workforce disruptions
Five critical success factors in overcoming workforce disruptions
Pandemics, terrorism, natural and manmade disasters can be life-threatening or hinder your workforce from its ability to continue business in multiple ways. While disaster recovery planning for your facilities and technology is critical to business continuity, businesses must also fully consider the impact of a disruption on a company's most valuable asset: its employees. Read this white paper to learn about the five critical areas you should build human factors into in order to create a business continuity strategy that helps ensure that your workforce, and therefore your business, remains resilient in the face of adversity.
IBM Information Protection Services - fastprotect online
Recover lost data anywhere, anytime
Safeguarding data creates multiple challenges:
- The expense of maintaining a comprehensive backup data solution for desktops and laptops
- Easing the complexities of managing data in diverse locations with mobile employees
- Maintaining data integrity and availability
Learn how IBM Information Protection Services – fast protect online delivers a security-rich, affordable offsite data backup solution that provides scalable, continuous and optimized data protection for your critical data assets, along with simplified restore capabilities.
Business Resilience: The best defense is a good offense
At a time when you need it most, a strong business resilience strategy can save you time, effort and money. This white paper will provide you with a better understanding of the value of business resilience and how your IT architecture and management teams can use a tiered resilience approach to balance and align your technology capabilities and investments with your business requirements.
Expanding and Enhancing Risk Evaluation Strategies for Better Information Protection
Determining critical success factors for mitigating disaster
There is more at risk today than ever before which is why organizations must expand the traditional disaster recovery approach to create a program that includes continuous enhancements to their continuity capabilities. But changes to your recovery strategy can have unforeseen consequences and should not be implemented without careful consideration. This white paper from IBM helps you consider the following questions in order to determine the best approach to changing your recovery strategy:
- What are the guiding principles involved in determining a recovery design?
- What options are available for implementing a recovery solution?
- What variables should be considered when evaluating alternatives?
Using IBM Data Reduction Solutions to Manage More Data with Less Infrastructure
Surviving the tidal wave of data
In today's on demand world, you can't afford a data breach or data loss, as customers will simply go elsewhere if you can't help them immediately. Organizations must do a better job of protecting data assets, and as these assets grow and budgets shrink, protect and manage more data with fewer resources. This white paper from IBM outlines ways you can build a dynamic storage infrastructure and
- Reduce your capital and operational costs by reducing your storage requirements.
- Improve your application availability and service levels by reducing downtime.
- Mitigate the competitive risks associated with losing data in a rapidly changing environment.
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IBM Information Protection Services
Protect and maintain access to your data on demand
Companies are facing an explosion of data growth and information protection requirements, and leaving backup or archiving strategies to individual employees could expose data to a wide variety of methods or tools that lead to inconsistent results. In addition, unproven security policies and procedures for widely distributed data could lead to loss or theft of key critical data assets. Learn how IBM Information Protection Services can augment current IT capabilities by helping to quickly back up, restore, archive and maintain access to critical data.
Beyond disaster recovery: becoming a resilient business
Developing a business resilience transformation blueprint
Today's business environment is characterized by rapid, unpredictable change and your business has to be responsive and resilient—seamlessly taking advantage of opportunities while mitigating risks. This white paper details the IBM object-oriented business resilience framework and helps you identify:
- Which risks may affect your organization
- The potential impact that these risks could have on your organization
- How the objects in your current infrastructure could respond to these risks
Once you understand these "objects" and others, you can begin to develop a blueprint for the process of transforming your business into one that's truly resilient. Read how IBM can help.
Virtualizing disaster recovery helps ensure business resiliency while cutting operating costs
Aligning your disaster recovery approach with your virtualized infrastructure
Catastrophic hardware failures in virtualized environments can bring down many more applications than in non-virtualized environments, which makes disaster recovery (DR) planning and implementation more critical, not less. Fortunately, the virtualization technologies that make production environments more resilient and responsive can also transform the responsiveness and speed of recovery of the DR environments that back them up. Read this white paper to learn best practices for how to align your DR approach with your virtualized infrastructure.
How Mature is your IT Risk Management?
Assessing risk management maturity
Your organization is already focused on risk management, but have you reached risk maturity? Companies with mature IT risk management capabilities are not only more effective at risk management, but at IT management in general. In this research brief from MIT, you can learn more about the three core disciplines that make up a mature IT risk management capability, as well as a way to assess your risk management maturity.
The Brave New World of Resiliency
The brave new world of business resiliency
As business requirements drive organizations to provide faster, broader access to information, the decision about how to best manage and protect this information is critical. It is no longer feasible to separate availability from recovery, business continuity from disaster readiness or system failover from continuous processing. Read this paper from IBM to learn how new strategies and techniques are being designed and integrated into a singular, seamless approach for true data availability and business resiliency.
Business Continuity and Resiliency Services from IBM--Helping Business Stay in Business
The highly resilient enterprise
With supply chain interdependencies, increasing regulatory requirements and geographically dispersed businesses encompassing everything from traditional storefronts to online operations, organizations are facing intense pressure to improve performance, maintain continuous availability and ensure data integrity. But how do you know if your business is truly prepared for – and able to flexibly respond to – unplanned events? This paper from IBM helps you to protect your brand and potential revenue by helping you:
- Assess your risks
- Develop a tailored business resilience strategy
- Safeguard your business-critical information while maintaining continuous operations
- Enable a virtually complete recovery should disaster occur
Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
Using business impact analysis to understand availability and recovery requirements
Unplanned disruptions can be costly, resulting in financial losses, customer dissatisfaction and regulatory compliance issues. Read how an IBM Resiliency Consulting Services business impact analysis can help you understand and define your availability and recovery requirements and objectives from a business perspective. Learn how a comprehensive analysis of impact on your business enables you to develop the right resilience strategy for your organization and provides impact information to justify your business continuity investments.
About Paragon Software Group
To provide efficient and effective corporate and enterprise level solutions in storage management, continuous data protection and hard drive management.
Paragon Software Group has been providing cost effective solutions for hard drive management, storage management and data protection since its inception. Known internationally for its innovative Partition Manager provides proven, full featured solutions for storage lifecycle management. Paragon enables midrange enterprises to effectively and efficiently manage, deploy and protect server and desktop storage resources.
Specific target segments:
- Corporate Customers: Continuous data protection, data recovery, cost effective system rollouts and software deployment, storage maintenance, virtual image management.
- Consumers: Safe and easy to use partitioning and imaging solutions for home users.
- System Builders, VARs, Service Providers: Multicast and Deployment tools, System Recovery Solutions.
- Technology partners: Hard Drive Management technologies, File System Drivers, Continuous Data Protection technologies based on Sector and File Backup.
The applications support mobile devices (Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPod touch, Java, Windows Mobile, Symbian OS, Palm OS), and desktop PCs (MS Windows and Mac OS platforms).
The most recent areas of development of Mobility Division include:
120 Multilingual Dictionaries (for 30+ languages and all possible language pair combinations)
SlovoEd and its extensive family of monolingual and bilingual dictionaries for handheld devices, bundled with the world's foremost line of language-related reference works such as Merriam-Webster, Oxford, Duden, PONS, Van Dale, VOX offer the capability to translate to the most widely used languages of the world, all in the handheld environment.
LEng and PiLoc full-scale localization solutions create a genuine language environment to better customize mobile devices for the local markets.
PenReader & PenReader Touch provide multilingual handwriting recognition software and unique custom solutions for corporate customers to support efficient text input for devices.
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Handy personal productivity and lifestyle utilities, as well as game applications, enhance device performance.
Paragon Software's technologies are acknowledged worldwide by both customers and leading IT companies. The company was awarded Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status with ISV (Independent Software Vendor) and Mobile Solution competencies, an honorable addition to its Microsoft Tablet PC Premier Partner status.
About Twenty First Century Communications
Public and private organizations use our notification and call-handling solutions to relieve their call center, respond to a crisis, protect people, mobilize first responders, and much more.
Twenty First Century Communications (TFCC) provides a suite of web-based, vendor-hosted solutions for high-speed notification. Our system features both inbound and outbound messaging, with applications ranging from outage reporting to business continuity, employee accountability, and mass public notification.
Twenty First Century’s customized, remotely run notification and call-handling services are backed by the industry’s largest and most reliable telecommunications network, and require no hardware, no software, and no additional phone lines.
Founded in 1989, TFCC has twenty years of experience, a host of high-profile utility and government clients, and a proven track record of relentless reliability. Today, TFCC is a nationally recognized leader in the critical communications industry.
Twenty First Century Communication Launches New Mass Notification System
Easier to use system includes new user interface, advanced security controls, and social media integration
Columbus, Ohio, June 1, 2010: Twenty First Century Communications (TFCC) announces the release of TFCC Alert®, the newest version of its mass notification system. New advanced alerting capabilities improve communications, increase the effectiveness of emergency efforts, and ultimately reduce the costs of a traditional communications infrastructure.
With the TFCC Alert mass notification system, corporate and business continuity clients can send targeted messages to select groups by landline, cell phone, VoIP phone, PDA, pager, text, email, fax and TTY/TDD machines.
Jim Curran, chief technology officer for TFCC reports, “Our research and development process includes extensive work with corporate, government, utility, education and healthcare clients who use our mass notification system every day. TFCC Alert is a blend of ideas and requests from customers, our product development team and our client management team.
TFCC Alert includes a new user interface. The task based workflow and one-page quick launch make sending notifications stress-free. Users now select the type of message they’d like to send and TFCC Alert will present only the options needed for the particular message type.
Lynn Diebold , Director of Emergency Communications for Monterey County, CA has previewed the system and said, “I like that the activation and creation process is uncluttered, and that the default options are customizable and can be changed based on my needs.”
TFCC Alert allows for an unlimited number of users and includes a flexible array of user profiles with different permissions, access and visibility restrictions. The system also allows for limitless security groups and provides clients with the ability to self-manage their groups.
“TFCC Alert is straight forward and simple. I’m very pleased that the activation process takes one page instead of multiple pages. The new look is much cleaner,” said Bob Armstrong, Director, Emergency Management & Fire Prevention for the Ohio State University.
TFCC Alert is backed by Twenty First Century Communications’ client care commitment. Each client is partnered with a dedicated client manager and supported by a live 24/7/365 Help Desk. Clients also have access to the new online Resource Center featuring best practices, FAQ’s, sample operating procedures, training exercises and much more. All of this is in addition to the enhanced Online Help, a searchable online database of easy-to-find technical help.
About Twenty First Century Communications
By using technology to connect people to information, TFCC provides time-sensitive communication solutions that help clients quickly receive and send high volumes of information to the right people at the right time, using most any communication device.
For more than 20 years their suite of web-based, high-speed, high-volume notification solutions have been the industry standard. Backed by the largest and most reliable telecommunications network in North America, TFCC’s reliable inbound and outbound communication solutions are in place at hundreds of government, corporate, utility, education and healthcare organizations all across the country. For more information visit: www.tfcci.com
About BC Management
There are many factors distinguishing BC Management from other recruiting firms. Clearly the first and most significant is the fact that BC Management specializes in continuity-related careers. This unique focus benefits both the employers whose positions we fill and the candidates whose careers we help develop and elevate. We know BCP, but we also know recruiting. And by combing the two we have developed proprietary processes and tools to aid recruiting and evaluate talent.
Program Management Benchmarking
Continuity Program Benchmarking BC Management has the data to answer your BCM program management research inquiries from one specific question to a complete customized report and data within a custom built dashboard. Reports may be personalized in selecting from any combination of the following demographics to ensure a comparison to similar study respondents:
- Company Revenue
- Number of Employees
- Number of Locations
- Geographic Distribution
- Disciplines within Program
- Scope of Program
- Maturity Rating of Program
- Names of Organization
*All respondent contact (organization and personal) information is kept confidential and is never revealed or sold.
Available Customized Program Reports
We offer a wide-array of reports available to fit any budget.
Specific Data Inquiries (a la carte) – Customize your own report! Review a complete sample customized report and choose the BCM program awareness trends that will most impact your program and organization. Data figures are priced at $250/ data figure.
Best in Class – Finally, a report highlighting the most mature programs customized to your industry. Our Best in Class report focuses on the current state of the program, budgeting, personnel, program visibility, assessment, exercising and auditing of the program for the most mature programs in your industry. Priced at $3,000. View Sample Report
Complete Report – An in-depth, customized report that focuses on the programs of similar organizations as it pertains to program maturity, budgeting, personnel, sponsorship, vendor utilization, regulations, organizational certification, program activation and much more. Pricing is based on organizational revenues. See table below. View Sample Report
Complete Report and Data in Dashboard – BC Management’s most complete benchmarking option available. Clients receive the complete customized report and the specified data set within a custom built business intelligence dashboard. The dashboard allows for additional data analysis within a dynamic, user friendly interface. Schedule a demo today to learn more about our custom built BCM research data dashboard. Pricing is based on organizational revenues. See table below.
Pricing Schedule for Complete Customized Reports and Data in Dashboard
"BC Management's Benchmarking studies were extremely helpful in comparing our BCM program to our competitors or other "like" companies. We really appreciated all the help and wisdom and we were extremely grateful for their expertise. As a result, we were able to double our staff."
Director, BCP - Healthcare Organization
All BC Management customized reports should be treated as confidential. As such, the information within our reports should not be shared outside the organization that requested and purchased the research data. Our reports should not being distributed as a complimentary reports among the profession. Please contact BC Management if you would like to share or site any of the information within the reports.
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About eBRP Solutions
eBRP Solutions is a product company. We design, develop and provide web-based tools to help organizations do a better job of managing their BCM and Enterprise Risk Management requirements. Incorporating standard reports for Audit and Compliance, and with automatic Review Dates with email Reminders; the Toolkit Suite was designed to reduce the administrative, logistical and management overhead of a typical BCM program – freeing Planners to refocus their resources on identifying and mitigating gaps and vulnerabilities.
eBRP Solutions is the Thought Leader in Business Continuity Management.
While others follow the conventional wisdom, eBRP has continuously forged a new path – seeking input from DR, BC and Risk Managers to develop tools to help organizations advance their needs.
eBRP was the first to:
Introduce Process Modeling as a BCM concept that goes far beyond the capabilities of a traditional BIA.
Promote the value of Dependency Mapping as a knowledge tool for both BC/DR Planning and Enterprise Risk Management.
License its BCM software for Unlimited Users - giving BCM programs the freedom to expand at their own pace, at no additional cost.
Pioneer Technology Modeling as a means of mapping IT Applications and systems from their dependent components (hardware, software, networks, etc.) to the Business Processes that depend on them.
Focus on Asset-based Risk Management (rather than simply writing plans) as the key to robust BCM program capabilities.
Incorporate Supply Chain Modeling & Risk Analysis as part of the larger BCM program in support of Enterprise Risk Management.
The Toolkit Suite of fully integrated modules includes:
CommandCentre (Real-time Incident Management)
eRAPS (Enterprise Risk Assessment for Products and Services)
Integrated Notification using email & Automated Voice Notification
Interactive GIS to map and conduct “what if?” geospatial analyses
BlackBerry Integration to access plans from anywhere, anytime
Work Area Recovery Planning for graphical views of alternate workspace utilization
Plan Approval Workflow to assure signoff and version controls
Realize that simply maintaining BC and DR plans isn’t enough
Understand that updating your BIA every year doesn’t’ provide sufficient value
Then it is time to:
Modernize your BCM program from plan-centric to risk-centric
Stop concentrating solely on plans and start focusing on business intelligence
Support your organization’s Enterprise Risk Management efforts
To energize your BCM program – and see how you can use the power of Toolkit Suite to become more valuable within your organization - visit us at www.eBRP.net, or contact us at info@eBRP.net
It’s finally time to take your BCM program to the next level – with Toolkit Suite.
Does your Business Continuity Management or Enterprise Risk Management utility provide your organization with:
Process and Organizational Modeling tools - to identify risks and exposures and their potential impacts, to visualize dependencies and to create actionable plans to meet any potential disruption?
Technology Modeling tools - to identify end-to-end dependencies among IT systems and Business Processes?
Supply-Chain Risk Analysis tools - to identify single points of failure, supplier over-reliance, bottlenecks, weak points and potential risks (both vertically and horizontally) across supply chains?
Command, Control & Communication tools - for real-time, online Incident Management decision support, collaboration and monitoring?
If you answered No to any of those questions, you are not alone.
That’s why the Thought Leaders at eBRP developed the Toolkit Suite: to provide its diverse clients all of those tools in a single, web-based package. Much, much more than a typical BCM planning tool, the Toolkit Suite provides support for Enterprise Risk Management - helping organizations understand their operational risks, evaluate their exposures and weigh actions to manage & monitor those exposures.
Today’s BCM professionals need to move their focus from residual risks to operational risk. With shrinking budgets, BCM professionals need to seek out the potential value in Business Continuity Management - analyzing, monitoring and mitigating operational risks, and playing a vital role in managing day-to-day operational disruptions. If your BCM program is ever going to move from the status of a simple ‘insurance policy’ to a role providing true operational value, you must change your focus and acquire new skills & tools.
In today’s globalized business environment, change is nearly constant and new risks continue to arise. For most Business Continuity professionals change and risk sometimes seem to come from every direction at once:
Record winter storms and flooding in Europe and US cities
The threat of avian flu pandemic shifted to H1N1
Business bankruptcies in the US up 63% in 2009
Earthquakes in Haiti and Chile
Vulnerabilities due to dependencies on global markets and suppliers
Coping with the speed and frequency of unanticipated changes and risks requires a change in focus. Plans for ‘disaster’ (smoke and rubble impacts) fall far short of meeting the need to address potential operational risks and operational failures. Toolkit provides BCM professionals the tools to meet the needs of today’s evolving business world.
Avalution is a U.S. based consulting firm specializing in business continuity strategy design, development, implementation and long-term program maintenance.
Avalution is also recognized as a participant BSI Americas Associate Consultant Program (ACP). BSI Americas administers the ACP program in order to provide a list of consulting organizations who are "credible and offer an acceptable service in terms of value and performance.” As a certified firm, Avalution assists in preparing organizations for BS 25999 certification as well as assessing readiness for the certification process.
As of January 2009, members of Avalution's team were also certified as BS 25999 Lead Auditors, which allows individuals to "conduct and lead effective business continuity management system audits in accordance with the requirements of BS 25999-2:2007 and ISO 19011:2002..."
What Makes Us Different?
Our team believes that you deserve a business continuity program tailored specifically to fit the unique needs of your organization – meaning that your organization is the starting point for everything we do. As a result, our analysis, recommendations, plans and exercises are never justified by generic “best practices” alone – instead, we combine our experience and knowledge with a deep understanding of your organization to create a continuity program that best manages your risk.
Value-Driven Business Continuity Consulting Services
Avalution believes in providing services that are custom designed to fit the unique needs of your organization – not making your needs fit a standardized template. Our approach, refined over years of focused experience, has resulted in balanced, cost-effective strategies designed to manage the risk associated with a business interruption. Our experience directly enables our team to meet your most aggressive requirements while our solutions align with executive management demands, contributing to – not getting in the way of – revenue growth, market share expansion and business process maturation.
Learn more about Value-Driven Business Continuity Consulting Services ››
Industry Experience Matters
Not only does Avalution have deep experience in all aspects of business continuity management, but our firm has served the unique needs of organizations in nearly all levels of government, as well as across every industry group. These experiences give us a “head start”, avoiding the situation where costly mistakes are made when focusing on the wrong aspects of the business. We recognize every organization is unique – but we also understand what makes each industry segment tick. This knowledge positions our consulting teams to deliver recommendations supported by what “others are doing”. Leveraging our knowledge and experiences saves our clients time and money – and results in credible solutions.
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Customizable Business Continuity Software
Business continuity software purchases often disappoint. Package A is a 60% fit when compared to existing business continuity processes – but if we go this route, we have to change processes that have proven to be effective since the software lacks flexibility. Package B could work, but it’s too complex. And then there’s Package C – we simply can’t afford the initial cost, let alone the time and resources necessary to customize it.
Avalution’s team (with significant input from our diverse client base) developed a flexible, cost-effective platform that conforms to your most effective business continuity processes. This capability allows your team of professionals to customize virtually all aspects of the functionality, reporting and layout. We call this solution The Planning Portal. Its integrated training saves travel time and expense, and its familiar format decreases confusion and increases confidence, leading to higher usage levels. Above all else – it works well for everyone.
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Key Focus - Certification Readiness - BS 25999
The business continuity industry is rapidly maturing. Regulatory requirements require action in many industries, customers are demanding business continuity protection from key suppliers, and a focus on corporate governance is leading to additional inquiries from the most senior business executives. Recent crises have also demonstrated the need for all entities - public and private - to prepare and work together in order to increase the likelihood of an effective response.
In this environment, organizational certification has emerged as a method of demonstrating commitment and readiness to key stakeholders. BS 25999, launched in November 2007 (www.bsiamericas.com), is one such example, as is existing ISO standards governing issues such as information security (ISO 27001). In the United States, Title IX is emerging as another example of voluntary certification.
Learn more about Certification Readiness ››
Avalution is unique in the consulting industry because we back up our commitment to each client with a Guarantee. We pride ourselves on building strong relationships with our clients and becoming a long-term resource and partner. Our commitment to every client is so strong that we now offer a complete satisfaction guarantee to ensure each client receives the expected value from our services.
Our work is guaranteed to the complete satisfaction of the client. If the client is not completely satisfied with our services, we will, at the client's option, either waive professional fees or accept a portion of those that reflects the client's level of satisfaction.
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We invite you to explore our business continuity consulting services – customized to meet each of our client's unique requirements.
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View descriptions of work performed by our team that enables our clients to manage the risk associated with business continuity.
Disaster Recovery Journal and Business Continuity Planning Workgroup for Healthcare Organizations (BCPWHO) have partnered to raise awareness on business continuity and disaster recovery issues in the healthcare industry. The healthcare industry is a fast-growing segment that faces many challenges when tackling data storage, regulatory and compliance standards, privacy issues and more. It is imperative that planning professionals remain up to date on the latest information, methodologies and technologies.
This partnership will serve as an information portal for planners and will offer many benefits for anyone in the healthcare business continuity and disaster recovery fields.
According to Bob Arnold, president of DRJ, the information will be disseminated through DRJ’s online site, the magazine and through annual conferences.
“Healthcare is such a critical component of our infrastructure. It is imperative that this sector remain well protected against any risk. The recent pandemic has again reminded us how important it is to protect that resource. We hope in this new partnership with BCPWHO we can share the knowledge needed to those tasked in the healthcare industry on how best to protect their organizations”, said Arnold.
BCPWHO will provide exclusive online articles throughout 2010. These will appear on drj.com. In addition, two articles will appear in editions of the Disaster Recovery Journal. Other information could include White Papers, surveys, newsletters and conference presentations.
“With the move to electronic medical records, the increasing number of events requiring contingency planning responses, such as ‘surge’ situations , and more stringent regulatory compliance guidelines for protecting the medical records, it is imperative that we be prepared for ‘all hazards’, says Bill Rider, President of BCPWHO,, “ We are pleased that through our partnership with DRJ our members will have access to additional resources to ensure healthcare continuity programs are in place to care for the communities we serve.”
Healthcare professionals and those in related industries are encouraged to visit the healthcare industry portal often. Participation in surveys, white papers and more will build the information-sharing opportunities in the healthcare industry.
For more information, visit www.drj.com or www.bcpwho.org.
Formed in 2002, COOP Systems is a leading provider of Business Continuity Management software for the global enterprise, covering all Operational Risk Mitigation needs. Winner of Software of the Year Award, COOP Systems empowers some of the world's largest organizations by unifying all the Professional Practices, including BIA/Risk, Planning, Incident Command and Notification processes, in one instance that covers the enterprise.
To supply Business Continuity Management software that covers all Operational Risk Mitigation needs, that can be quickly and easily implemented by organizations to support enterprise recovery programs, allowing them to get back into business as quickly as possible while protecting the assets and people of the organization.
BIA/Risk Analysis in myCOOP is integrated completely in the same unified instance of myCOOP software. With the need to conduct this work simultaneously at all points of a distributed enterprise, this capability allows for the simple creation, distribution, collection and analysis of multiple concurrent surveys throughout the organization for risk and business impact analysis considerations.
Some standard surveys are supplied to users, e.g., an exhaustive BS25999-standard twenty-five part risk assessment.
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Plan Design & Development
This phase is fast and powerful. Content from legacy planning tools is imported into myCOOP with special tools. Existing content in Microsoft-formatted structured and unstructured sources is quickly re-used with simple imports. Templates of private and public sector documents and tables are supplied to fill gaps in clients' continuity planning process. All content types are supported, e.g., documents and files, contact lists, and database tables.
A complete set of standard BC and DR templates and processes are available for immediate use by public and private sector clients. Pandemic is included. The result allows organizations to have planners easily and immediately review, document and update plans and procedures.
At the plan and site levels, standard design and control features are easily modified by the Administrator from a simple browser.
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Training and Awareness
To support this phase, a calendar view can be used to manage student and teacher schedules. For Awareness, there are unlimited free concurrent Guest accounts allowed on myCOOP. Any plan participant who needs to review content on the system can be allowed by the Administrator with no license charges.
All activity on the system is monitored by real-time usage reports by several parameters, including user access by time period, allowing the Administrator to track Awareness & Training compliance.
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Exercises and Tests
All activity on the system is monitored by real-time usage reports by several parameters, including user access by time period, allowing the Administrator to track Awareness & Training compliance. GANTT chart views are available.
Exercises help provide emergency simulations promoting preparedness, improve response capability of individuals and organizations, validate plans, policies, procedures and systems, and determine the effectiveness of command, control, communication functions and event-scene activities.
Learn more about Exercises and Tests ››
Updating & Maintenance
Best practices indicate organizations should have a policy of periodic review and (as needed) update of plan elements. This work is often the responsibility of over-worked Contributors in multiple locations. myCOOP allows simplified creation and re-use of routine and one-off maintenance tasks, rolled-up for central viewing by the Administrator.
Assignees are alerted to assignments and report on their progress. Access by Contributors is always by URL to their responsibility areas, easily bookmarked for repetitive access.
GANTT charts and graphics are available for graphical views of progress against plan and compliance.
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The myCOOP™ Recovery Dashboard manages exercises or actual events, avoiding the problems with executing printed plans. Currency, inflexibility and access are no longer problems. Instead, myCOOP™ allows pre-determined views and response actions to be managed in real time from anywhere on the Web or via PDA.
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COOP Systems integrates with numerous vendors that manage emergency notification. Our complete set of .NET SOAP Web Services and other powerful integration tools facilitates that capability.
Depending on the notification vendor's capabilities, their solutions can be managed from the COOP Systems Recovery Dashboard . For example, with MIR3, a customer can manage many key functions without ever leaving myCOOP™. Those capabilities include creating, retrieving, sending and managing broadcast emergency notifications across a full spectrum of methods, including SMS, voice, text-to-voice, pager, and fax.
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COOP Systems uses the most advanced Microsoft technology to deliver a robust, scalable, powerful platform for myCOOP. COOP Systems teams with Verizon Business to deliver 99.99% guaranteed up-time for hosted clients at Tier-4, SAS-70, Type II data centers in Atlanta and Toronto. Rapid recovery from any scenario, including regional failures, with the two facilities backing up one another.
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