Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Business Continuity Planning

Globalization, climate change, and other developments have complicated the business continuity planning process. It’s no longer enough to plan for what can happen to your organization directly; you have to take into account how major disasters anywhere can impact you. In addition, you need to know what to do post-disaster so you can keep operating. This week’s articles shed light on some of those concerns.

Currently there’s no science that can predict when or where the next disaster will strike or, more importantly, whether it will impact your company’s operations; fortunately, you can prepare. (Item #1) The post-crisis recovery phase is one of the least addressed in planning, training and simulations. (Item #2) This article explores different types of plans and examines their purpose within a wider business continuity strategy. (Item #3)

This article explains why coordinating of BC management with governance, risk & compliance is important, and provides some real examples, practical tips and advice on how to integrate them. (Item #4) A business impact analysis helps organizations recognize and prioritize which information, hardware and personnel assets are crucial to the business so that proper planning for contingency situations can be undertaken. (Item #5) Climate change causes some to ponder data center relocation and other, less drastic hardening measures. (Item #6)

The entire issue is available at

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