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jean andersonDisaster Recovery Journal: Your session covers the standard, repeatable processes and plans we use to validate resiliency compliance and train global staff on IT business continuity and disaster recovery response. What will attendees take away from this session and how can they implement it into their organization?

Jean Anderson:  
You can leverage this tested IT resiliency compliance testing model and toolkit that can be used by businesses of all sizes. You will benefit from the resources and new technologies used to develop this resiliency compliance testing model and toolkit, which is shared with a commitment to business continuity/disaster recovery best practices, in the spirit of DRJ.

Disaster Recovery Journal: What are the benefits of having face-to-face training at a conference?

Jean Anderson: 
The IT Resiliency Compliance Testing model and Toolkit presentation encourages discussion of best practices and efficient testing by the participants, many who are the top IT SMEs working to develop efficient resiliency compliance testing plans and processes.

Disaster Recovery Journal: How do disasters such as Hurricane Sandy (or tornadoes in Oklahoma) affect the need for training for business continuity professionals?

Jean Anderson: 
The Hurricane Sandy disaster demonstrates the absolute requirement for the corporate business continuity planners and IT responders to be trained to develop/execute good recovery plans quickly and know how to adapt as conditions change.

Disaster Recovery Journal: What are some of the most challenging issues business continuity planners face and how can Fall World 2013 help with these?

Jean Anderson: 
I believe a challenging issue is understanding how to support business continuity and disaster recovery resiliency for all applications supported by your company IT. Whether it is an IT business interruption today in the data center or a catastrophic large region disaster like Hurricane Sandy, IT is the anchor position – we take the baton and restore the data center business and revenue processes supported by IT. Resiliency in the data center protects the ability of the company to survive and continue to serve customers, partners, and suppliers.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

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Not all Business Continuity plans are created equally.  Calling something a “plan” doesn’t make it one.  Real planning should go into its creation – not simply filling in blanks in a template, or copying lists to an appendix.

A viable Business Continuity plan is actionable, applicable to any disruption, and effective under all circumstances.  It should be accessible, practiced and up-to-date.

Yet, in the rush to meet deadlines, satisfy regulatory standards or avoid audit write-ups, those real measurements of an effective BCM plan sometimes get lost or overlooked.  When an organization produces hundreds of plans (or even dozens) it is easy to focus on the update process – and lose sight of the content of all those plans.

There are warning signs that a plan is likely to have lost its bearings.   In this one hour Webinar, we’ll examine the 6 major signs that a plan might be headed in the wrong direction – and tactics to avoid or eliminate each of those pitfalls.Presentation by guest speaker Stephanie Balaouras, Vice President, Research Director at Forrester.

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