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CMP Information and ContinuityLink are pleased to announce that the internationally recognised Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) International education & certification (1) courses for business continuity will take place in parallel with Networks for Business 2003. Networks for Business 2003 and the courses will run at the Birmingham NEC, UK on 25-27 June 2003.

The three courses, Business Continuity Planning Review, Business Impact Analysis; and Business Continuity Planning, Executive Briefing have been designed to train key personnel about strengthening their organisations; Business Continuity Planning (BCP) process, and provide a range of solutions designed to mitigate against loss and quickly provide Return On Investment (ROI).

Details for each course (2) are as follows:-

Business Impact Analysis: Participants are introduced to the business impact analysis and the importance of this element in the functional requirements phase of corporate contingency planning. Participants will learn how to plan and successfully conduct a business impact analysis project. Class participation and team utilization of ideas are emphasized.

This course has been designed for advanced business continuity & disaster recovery planners and those who organise, manage & conduct business impact analysis (BIA) projects. Upon completion of this course, participants are able to:

- Understand the need and commitment required to conduct a BIA,
- Plan the BIA project to determine scope, resources, and time requirements,
- Conduct data gathering,
- Analyze data to reach conclusions,
- Document findings to achieve results, and
- Obtain acceptance of findings and approval to go to next step.

Business Continuity Planning Review: Major topic areas will identify most parts of a contingency or recovery plan, and also address areas included in the CBCP examination. Topics will include: business interruption risk analysis, business impact analysis, selection of alternative recovery methods, communications recovery planning for voice & data communications, managing & developing recovery plans, implementation of recovery plans and maintenance and testing of recovery plans.

This course has been designed for experienced BCP & Disaster recovery planners, BCP & disaster recovery coordinators & planners, operations managers, communications managers, disaster recovery planning & recovery team members. Upon completion of the course, participants have reviewed:

- the functional components of a plan,
- components of risk analysis and risk assessment, and how to identify critical business functions,
- development of recovery alternatives for business functions and communications facilities, and
- development of recovery methods and procedures and techniques for monitoring and controlling recovery plan tests.

Business Continuity Planning & Executive Briefing. Materials will cover important current aspects of BCP issues at the executive level and in the boardroom including, core concerns and actions for the business executive, and positioning your organisation for cost effective planning, response and recovery. This briefing will examine how to provide executive support for an effective ongoing BCP program at the appropriate level. Additionally the executive will be briefed on what to expect from inside the organisation and from external expertise. Measuring the value received for the investment in BCP will also be examined.

This course has been designed for executive and senior managers of public & private organisations. Upon completion of the course, participants have reviewed:

- An overview of the 10 Professional Practices for Business Continuity Planners,
- The impact of implementing a BCP Program in an organisation,
- The required executive support for a successful BCP Program, and
- The results to be expected from investment in a BCP program.

-Planning for business continuity is key-critical for businesses today," explains Jane Murphy, Networks for Business 2003 Portfolio Director. "In the event of a disaster, communication is crucial and customer-facing, partner-facing and internal communications are all part of the IT managers remit. Organisations need to learn how to best handle any situation, and by running the DRI business continuity courses alongside Networks for Business, professionals have now an even greater opportunity to learn best practice methods to internationally recognised standards.

For further information and registration details, please send an email to education@continuitylink.com
For further information about Networks for Business 2003 and to register for free entry, visit

http://www.networksforbusiness.com

Notes to Editors:

1. Courses with exams will be held either the morning of the 25 June or the afternoon of the 27 June.
2.
ACTIVITIES NAME COST LENGTH DATES
DRP210
Business Impact Analysis £795.00 2 days 25-26 June
DRP501
Business Continuity Planning Review £795.00 2 days long over 3 days 25 June (pm)
26 June (am-pm)
27 June (am)
DRP550 Business Continuity Planning – Executive briefing £445.00 0,5 day 27 June (am)
CBCP
Exam Exam with course £95.00 0,5 day 25 June (am) or 27 June (pm)
Exam without course £195.00

About Networks for Business

Networks for Business 2003, supported by The Times, will take place at the Birmingham NEC from 24-26 June 2003. Networks for Business 2002 (formerly networks telecom europe 2002) was held in Halls 17-20 at the Birmingham NEC, UK. It ran from 25-27 June 2002. Over 190 exhibitors and 11,559 people (ABC Audited) attended the event. Further information and to register for free entry, visit

http://www.networksforbusiness.com

About CMP Information - IT & Games Division

CMPi's IT & Games Division has more than 20 years of experience in producing industry leading, business-to-business events and publications that reflect the rapidly changing and diverse high-tech markets. It remains at the forefront of the industry by continuously developing existing events and adding new products to its portfolio. CMPi’s current successful products include CCF magazine (Call Centre Focus); Networks for Business, GeoSolutions, GeoNorth, Technology For Marketing incorporating Technology For Customer Service and Technology For Sales, ECTS, GDCE, SCoRE, Call Centre Expo UK and Call Center Expo Europe events; The Call Centre DataFile, Call Centre Management Yearbook, CMP Intelligent Marketing, CMP Interactive events and the Call Center Media Portal.

About DRI International

DRI International was founded in 1988 to provide a base of common knowledge in contingency planning, a rapidly growing industry. DRI International administers the industry's premier global certification program for qualified business continuity and disaster recovery planners.

About ContinuityLink

ContinuityLink is a Business Continuity consulting firm with international customers, mainly in North America and Europe. ContinuityLink has become the privileged partner of major organisations by implementing efficient and custom-made Business Continuity solutions.

Press Contact: Toni Cullen, Tel: +44 (0)20 7921 8518, email: tcullen@cmpinformation.com

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