Harvey Betan is a certified business continuity (BC) planning consultant with experience in disaster recovery (DR) in both technology and business functions. He migrated to BC after the restoration of a large insurance company with a major presence in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. His career has spanned a dozen years in business continuity after a 15 year career as a senior manager in information technology for the financial, insurance and non-profit sectors. He has guided government agencies and private companies to prepare disaster recovery plans and exercises to determine readiness and impact of specific events. Betan has also written articles on business continuity and disaster recovery for various industry periodicals, and conducted seminars at DRJ and CPM conferences on pandemic planning and crisis management, and has been on numerous expert panels on business continuity planning.
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Contributions from Harvey Betan
- Using the business impact analysis as a planning tool
- The risks of human-made disasters
- Cold site disaster recovery FAQ
- Outsourcing disaster recovery sites
- How does server virtualization affect DR?
- Business impact analysis tools
- Presenting your business impact analysis methodology to your company
- Disaster recovery solutions for remote offices
- What is a disaster recovery appliance and how does it differ from a disk backup product?
- Business impact analysis software: the pros and cons
- How to build your own disaster recovery site
- What change management tools are available to help manage my change control process?
- What is a change control process and how does it relate to disaster recovery?
- What is a business impact analysis questionnaire and what types of questions should be included?
- Why is remote data replication important for disaster recovery scenarios?
- How can mobile phones and mobile devices aid in disaster recovery efforts?
- What is an IT risk assessment?
- How do IT disaster recovery plans for a hurricane disaster differ from preparing for other disasters
- Ten things to include in your IT disaster recovery plan
- What are the use cases for a VoIP telephone system vs. regular telephone services?