Do you have a way
to get HR, manufacturing, and sales and support
functionally up and running so the company can
continue to make money right after a disaster?
For example, if
the building that houses your customer service
representatives is flattened by a tornado, do
you know how those reps can handle customer
calls? Will they work from home temporarily, or
from an alternate location? Companies sell
access to cubicles that include a desk, phone
and computer in their recovery centers, along
with server- and device-based DR services.
Many people think a disaster recovery plan is
the same as a business continuity plan, but a DR
plan focuses mainly on restoring IT
infrastructure and operations after a crisis.
It's actually just one part of a complete
business continuity plan, as a BC plan looks at
the continuity of the entire organization.
Business continuity encompasses defined
planning, preparatory and related activities
which are intended to ensure that an
organization's critical business functions will
either continue to operate despite serious
incidents or disasters that might otherwise have
interrupted them, or will interrupt them, or
will be recovered to an operational state within
a reasonably short period.
There are six general steps involved in creating
a business continuity plan:
1. Identify the scope of the plan.
2. Identify key business areas.
3. Identify critical functions.
4. Identify dependencies between various
business areas and functions.
5. Determine acceptable downtime for each
6. Create a plan to maintain operations.
One common business continuity planning tool is
a checklist that includes supplies and
equipment, the location of data backups and
backup sites, where the plan is available and
who should have it, and contact information for
emergency responders, key personnel and backup
Donít let a disaster determine the success of
your company. Achieve your long-term goals
successfully, with a defined, organized,
business continuity plan from Business
Continuity Planning Group.
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business needs and how your company can be
prepared and survive in the event of a disaster
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