Business continuity resources

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  • This book provides an excellent place for you to begin if you are starting a business continuity program and considering technology such as VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol), or if you are an IT person looking to make an informed decision about integrated networking, or designing the next level of a communications strategy. It's also an excellent starting place for end users who are new to business continuity and disaster planning to learn how things like VoIP and other Avaya solutions, software, and services can help in the process....

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  • The main purpose of this study was to analyse what strategies small and medium businesses actually adopt when confronted with a major crisis such as a fire, flood or similar catastrophe, and determine what factors proved vital to the survival of the business. Up until this study, the research in the area has been focused on large public companies.

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  • Competitiveness, as measured by the SBSI, relates strongly to the ability of a small business to succeed in meeting broad business goals. Owners of businesses in the “highly competitive” category largely believe they have successful businesses; for example, the businesses are growing, creating wealth, avoiding risk, and meeting the owners’ expectations for income and an attractive lifestyle.

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  • In today’s business environment, conditions remain challenging for many, and risk retains its position high on every organization’s agenda. Businesses themselves are changing, which brings new risk horizons and, at the same time, they are grappling with the changes brought about by a post-downturn economy. The ability to anticipate threats, respond and continually adapt is as critical a part of the risk management process as it ever has been.

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  • In 1978, when the last pages of Age of Inflation were penned, the annual inflation rate was on the rise. It peaked in 1980 at 13.58%, before declining to a low in 1998 of 1.55%. Today, inflation is on the rise again, but this time, the U.S. has new problems as the world's largest debtor. A new generation must cope with the ageless problem called inflation. The answers are different from those that worked during the early 1980's. To understand today's problems and solutions, see Age of Inflation Continued....

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  • This book contains the papers presented at the International Conference on the Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards, which was held in Patagonia, Argentina. The Conference name was shortened to ‘The Ravage of the Planet’ to emphasize the urgency of the problems under discussion. The state of our planet continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate. We have arrived at a situation where we need to determine urgent solutions before we reach a point of irreversible damage....

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  • The first test is the profit test. You must prove that you have started and continue to operate your business with the intent of making a profit. The IRS defines a business as an enterprise that makes a profit in three out of five consecutive years. This is fairly straightforward, but is not always easy to prove. In order to provide a broader definition for business, the IRS also has a factors and circumstances test that is used if you cannot prove the profit test. The factors and circumstances test is subjective and requires an...

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  • Websites continue to have the broadest reach of online technologies, with 67 percent of small businesses having or likely to have a site in two years. Websites are also the fastest growing online solution, significantly higher this year than last (17 percent plan to get a website in June 2010 vs. only 10 percent a year ago). Social media holds promise. Of the 20 percent who use social media in some way for their business, the majority use FaceBook (82 percent), and a lesser number use LinkedIn (38 percent) and Twitter (30 percent). Small businesses...

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  • Business leaders can no longer afford to continue doing business without the critical skills necessary for success. The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration is intended to strengthen the fundamentals of business, emphasizing practical skills important to the "real world" of corporate and business administration in a manner that is applicable to the regional and business challenges of the participant. In an increasingly competitive global environment, organizations need to develop managers capable of dealing with complexity and change.

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  • In almost all societies men and women differ in their daily tasks, in access and control over resources, and in participation in decisionmaking. In fact, discrimination by gender is likely to diminish the efficiency and impact of projects. It is essential therefore to analyse the potential impact of an intervention on men, women and other groups (eg. children, ethnic minorities, social groups) before important decisions are made on the intervention, its objectives, strategies and resource allocation....

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  • In September 2003, Lou Carter’s Best Practices Institute performed a research study on trends and practices in leadership development and organization change. BPI asked organizations in a range of industries, sizes, and positions in the business cycle to identify their top methods of achieving strategic change and objectives. The study found that there is a strong demand, in particular, in the following areas of leadership development and organization change (see Table I.1).

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  • The field of macroeconomic theory has evolved rapidly over the last quarter century. A quick glance at the discipline’s leading journals reveals that virtually the entire academic profession has turned to interpreting macroeconomic data with models that are based on microeconomic foundations. Unfortunately, these models often require a relatively high degree of mathematical sophistication, leaving them largely inaccessible to the interested lay person (students, newspaper columnists, business economists, and policy makers).

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  • The last decade has been one of rapid, profound, and ongoing change in the investments industry. This is due in part to an abundance of newly designed securities, in part to the creation of new trading strategies that would have been impossible without concurrent advances in computer and communications technology, and in part to continuing advances in the theory of investments. Of necessity, our text has evolved along with the financial markets. In this edition, we address many of the changes in the investment environment....

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  • Statistical methods for survival data analysis have continued to flourish in the last two decades. Applications of the methods have been widened from their historical use in cancer and reliability research to business, criminology, epidemiology, and social and behavioral sciences. The third edition of Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis is intended to provide a comprehensive introduction of the most commonly used methods for analyzing survival data. It begins with basic definitions and interpretations of survival functions....

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  • FOR many years the following question has been a source of continuing controversy in both academic and business circles: To what extent can the past history of a common stock's price be used to make meaningful predictions concerning the future price of the stock? Answers to this question have been provided on the one hand by the various chartist theories and on the other hand by the theory of random walks

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  • The Full Business Planning Model. The 1-Page Strategic Plan. The 1-Page Operational Plan. The 1-Page Organizational Plan. The 1-Page Resources Plan. The 1-Page Contingency Plan. Preconference Assignment. Plan Continuity...

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  • Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973) is arguably the most important economist of the twentieth century, and one of the greatest social philosophers ever. He made a large number of lasting contributions to economic theory, yet his main achievement is in the elaboration of a comprehensive system of social analysis. Mises had started his career as a student of economic and social history and then became a top policy analyst and government advisor in his native Austria.

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  • Probability theory began in seventeenth century France when the two great French mathematicians, Blaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat, corresponded over two problems from games of chance. Problems like those Pascal and Fermat solved continued to influence such early researchers as Huygens, Bernoulli, and DeMoivre in establishing a mathematical theory of probability.

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  • A step-by-step guide on how to use Python for CGI scripting, GUI development, network programming, and much more! Organizations such as NASA, Hewlett-Packard, and Xerox have already discovered the power that Python has to offer. This multipurpose development language can be used on virtually every platform, from Windows and Linux to OS/2 and Amiga. With its unique task-oriented approach, this book explores the language basics and then describes how to quickly begin using it for development work.

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  • This research was sponsored jointly by the Industrial Liaison Program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and PA Consulting Group. The analyses presented here were performed by a team directed by the author, with principal contributions by Lauri Mitchell and Mark Bamford, both formerly of Pugh-Roberts Associates. We thank PA Consulting Group, and in particular Paul Thornton and Stephen Payne, for funding this study, and Thomas Moebus, MIT Director of Corporate Relations, for his overall support of the research program.

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