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Controlling Data in Business Continuity Planning Software

Written by  JOHN BARLAU, CBCP Wednesday, 05 March 2014 23:15

There are numerous software packages on the market that allow an organization to build, maintain, and report on the data in its continuity plans. Each package has its own strengths and weaknesses, and if you’re using one of these applications presumably you’ve done your homework to pick the right software for your needs. Now the fun begins — entering all of the locations, applications, hardware, and other recovery data into your application. You may have chosen a product that will allow information to be uploaded from existing sources such as word processing documents, spreadsheets, or SQL databases. If you’re very organized or have a mature continuity program, all of the information you need may be in these formats ready to be loaded. More likely, your data is in multiple formats scattered throughout the organization or even just in the brain cells of some of your key people. While it may

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