Business Continuity Management

Failure to plan is a plan to fail. - Sir Winston Churchill

Business Continuity
December 1, 2016 David Carter

What is Business Continuity Management?

Business Continuity Management (BCM) is a management process that identifies risk, threats and vulnerabilities that could impact an entity’s continued operations and provides a framework for building organizational resilience and the capability for an effective response.

Has your website ever gone down for a short period of time? Do you know what that down-time has cost you in revenue? For many of our clients their website is their lifeblood, but it’s not always the network, sometimes it is their internet service or possibly a server. Whatever it is that interrupts your business it causes you to lose valuable time and money. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plans are necessary to make sure that when something major happens – you already have a plan in place.

Creating a Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Plan

1. Business Impact Analysis – analyze the situation and have a firm understanding of infrastructure and business needs. Be sure an interview all key stakeholders so there are no gaps in information and all areas are covered.

2. Recovery Strategies – Once the major and minor areas of disruption are determined create a document with resources and requirements

3. Plan Development – create a detailed process of disaster recovery procedures that is clearly outline and organized for fast resolution. A poorly organized plan will only slow down the recovery process. Once the plan is created be sure and run it by the team of individuals that you interviewed and get their approval.

4. Testing & Exercises – it’s always a good idea to actually test your plan during a non-critical time to make sure it will actually work and document your test results. After testing make notes of improvements and any other information that might be helpful for further improvement of your Business Continuity Plan

At TekConcierge we help our clients create a thorough Business Continuity and Disaster recovery plan to minimize business disruption. With our monthly managed services, businesses can have confidence that their information technology is being managed and that should a problem arise, their is a team of individuals that are experienced in resolving the issues quickly. There is a latin phrase that says “AMAT VICTORIA CURAM” which translates to Victory Loves Preparation. Being prepared for any type of problem will help your business succeed.

If you are looking for assistance with Business Continuity and Disaster recovery then schedule a free consultation.

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More Resources on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

https://www.drii.org/certification/professionalprac.php

http://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/business-continuity-planning.asp?lgl=no-infinite