A Business Continuity Plan is a detailed plan to help an organization navigate operational and technical challenges during a major system outage or process disruption.
Business Continuity Plans are more than IT plans or disaster recovery plans, they also involve personnel, facilities, services, goods, external vendors, and business processes.
For many industries such as healthcare, finance, and government, Business Continuity Plans are required to meet compliance regulations.
Whether or not your organization is required to have a plan, it is a best practice for any company to create and regularly test their Business Continuity Plan to guide them through difficult system disruptions.
Creating a Business Continuity Plan can be a lengthy and resource-intensive effort for any organization. The planning and teamwork required to create a plan can be taxing on your organization and will require strong individuals prepared to do tough work.
The total effort required to create a Business Continuity Plan depends upon the following criteria:
For smaller organizations, creating a Business Continuity Plan may take a few hours and only involve a single person to line it out. For other companies, the process of creating a plan can take weeks to months and bring in representatives from multiple departments and teams.
While every Business Continuity Plan is unique, they all cover the following areas of concern:
Server At Work employs professional Information System Auditors to guide and manage Business Continuity Planning before, during, and after disasters.