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business continuity: TESTING AND EXERCISING

Ten steps to a great business continuity exercise
Excercising your business continuity plan James Stevenson, a highly experienced business continuity manager, shares his thoughts on planning and running successful exercises.

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Butcher, baker, beer bottle maker: exercising with your supply chain
What are the advantages of running exercises with your critical suppliers? Harriet Wood provides a perspective from the brewing and pub industry.
Why testing and exercising are essential for an effective business continuity programme: BUT what exactly are you testing or exercising?
Lyndon Bird explains what the difference is between testing and exercising and offers some thoughts for improvements.

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BATS Global Markets releases details of successful business continuity test
Company headquarters taken completely offline for test of business continuity plan.

BCI publishes business continuity plan exercising guide
The Business Continuity Institute has published a new guide that will assist those who have responsibility for business continuity to manage their exercise programme.

Phoenix statistics show that disaster recovery as a service helps improve IT DR testing rates
DRaaS makes it much easier for customers to conduct tests.

Qatar Stock Exchange conducts a successful sector-wide business continuity test
The scenario involved a major disaster striking QSE premises and primary data centre/center during the pre-opening phase of the trading session.

SIFMA conducts financial industry business continuity test
As part of the ongoing financial industry backup site testing initiative that began in 2003, SIFMA has again led an industry-wide business continuity test.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority and regional banks conduct a business continuity exercise
Exercise was organized by the HKMA and 55 banks took part.

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The benefits that DRaaS brings to disaster recovery testing
Disaster recovery as a service offers many advantages for IT disaster recovery testing says Gabriel Gambill.

How to develop excellent business continuity exercises
Looking to improve your business continuity exercise skills? A new downloadable resource will help.

A challenging exercise…
Why are people often reluctant to participate in business continuity exercises? Luke Bird gives his views.

Words matter: why use ‘exercise’ instead of ‘test’?
The use of correct terminology is not just a matter of semantics: it can have a real impact on how participants view a business continuity exercise.

Incident response: digital fire drills are the road to faster recovery
Although many organizations may think that they have robust security policies in place, how well drilled are they at responding to security incidents when these occur?

The art of the disaster simulation
Mark Armour gives a comprehensive lesson in how to plan for, run and follow up a successful business continuity exercise.
Top tips for improving your business continuity exercises
Excercising your business continuity plan Could you get more out of your BC exercises? Do you have an inner concern that last year’s exercise programme didn’t demonstrate as much as you would have liked, or that there may be alternative ways of delivery that would be more cost effective and less effort? >> Read more
Choosing an appropriate scenario for your business continuity plan exercises
business continuity exercises The choice of business continuity exercise scenario is an important factor in its success, but how do you go about deciding what you should focus on?
By Ray Abide.

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