September 11: Six months on

The US terrorist attacks last year were an unprecedented tragedy, claiming almost 3,000 lives. Six months on, what have we learnt...

The US terrorist attacks last year were an unprecedented tragedy, claiming almost 3,000 lives. Six months on, what have we learnt from the course of events about business continuity?

As the world struggled to come to terms with the events of 11 September 2001 IT professionals bent their thoughts to ensuring that should we again face a similar catastrophe the systems on which everyday life and business depend would not buckle beneath the strain.

Six months after those terrible events CW360.com asks if our industry has done enough

From catastrophe to complacency
Business and IT leaders have failed to apply the lessons of 11 September
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Picking up the pieces, six months on
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The lessons learnt
Decentralise and survive
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Planning may not be enough
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E-mail: the new business critical application
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Case studies
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Merrill Lynch lost two data centres at the World Financial Centre in New York but there was scarcely a pause in its operations. Marvin Balliet, first vice-president and chief financial officer of the bank's Technology Group, talks about rebuilding the investment bank
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2. Asset management systems enabled a hotel that was destroyed during the 11 September attacks to recover its IT systems, allowing it to determine who had checked in and out before disaster struck. Giga Information Group looks at how this was achieved
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Do you have a contingency plan?
We all had Y2K contingency plans. So what happened to all that preparation? We still have not accepted the need to organise ourselves to sustain operations in an emergency, argues interim IT director Colin Beveridge
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Analyst briefing
How do you choose a disaster recovery service provider? What information is critical to the survival of your business? What are the core functions you need to keep in case of an emergency? Analyst group Ovum offers an insight into planning for disaster recovery
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