Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Business Continuity Planning

There are lots of reasons organizations don't have business continuity plans or don't have working business continuity plans. Maybe the senior leadership isn't interested in putting much money into what they view as a cost center. Perhaps they are suffering from "it-won't-happen-here" syndrome. It's possible that no one has really sat down and identified the potential for disruptions or simply hasn't time or resources to figure out how to recover from those disruptions. Whatever the reason, it's definitely time to correct the situation. This week's articles can help you begin, refine, improve or rethink your plan... read on.

When it comes to a business continuity program, make sure you understand what BC is not. (Item #1)  Assumptions are the IED's (Improvised Explosive Devices) of Business Continuity. (Item #2)   Here are the top ten mistakes IT managers make when performing business impact analyses. (Item #3)

Right-sizing your business continuity capability is a juggling act between allocating enough resources to plan, to respond and recover effectively when your business is struck by disaster. (Item #4)   What are the 10 things you need to know when developing your business continuity plan? (Item #5)   If your smaller company needs to get started on a business continuity plan, here's a handy business continuity checklist designed specifically for smaller organizations. (Item #6)

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