Business Continuity

What Is Business Continuity?

and why do you need it?

A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is the processes and procedures an organization implements to ensure that essential functions can continue during and after a disaster. The first step in business continuity planning is deciding which of the organization’s functions are essential.

BCP involves defining all risks that can affect your business’s operations, making it an important part of your risk management strategy. Risks may include natural disasters, including fire, flood, or weather-related events and, of course, cyber-attacks. Once risks have been identified, the plan should move forward to include:

  • Identifying Risks that Will Affect Operations

  • Implementation of Safeguards and Procedures to Mitigate Risks

  • Testing Procedures for Viability

  • Conducting an Ongoing Process Review to Ensure that the BCP is Always Up to Date

A business continuity plan should include: a disaster recovery plan, which specifies an organization’s planned strategies for post-failure procedures; a business resumption plan, which specifies a means of maintaining essential services at the crisis location; a business recovery plan, which specifies a means of recovering business functions at an alternate location; and a contingency plan, which specifies a means of dealing with external events that can seriously impact the organization.

For certain, creating a Business  Continuity Plan is not a trivial exercise. Such initiatives require the expertise and knowledge of experienced business and information technology professionals. We invite you to leverage our capabilities in this area and have our certified experts help you identify the vital functions your business can’t live without, then tailor a solution to fit your budget so that your business is never without a backup plan.

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