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Business Continuity Planning and the Ten Most Common Pitfalls to Avoid in the 'New Economy'

Written by  Dan Carson and Brian Zawada November 20, 2007

Whether a traditional brick and mortar company or an innovative 'dot com,' the issue surrounding business continuity planning essentially remains the same - business process and information systems continuity and availability. However, what has changed is the speed in which recovery is required and the increased willingness of competitors to capitalize on a company's downtime. With increasing reliance on electronic markets and the impact of natural disasters and criminal activity on the company's technology infrastructure, its supply chain and the customer base, companies are becoming more and more concerned about business continuity planning. This article will address the business need for a continuity plan, the ten most common planning 'mistakes' we've identified to date and a proven methodology for companies in the 'new economy' to employ in developing recovery strategies for critical business processes.

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