Business Continuity Planning

Introduction

The Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is an essential part of any organisation’s incident and disaster response planning. It sets out how the business operations will continue following an incident and how it expects to return to ‘business as usual’ in the quickest possible time afterwards.

Due to the advancement of Information Technology (IT), business nowadays depends heavily IT services to support core operations and deliver to business goals

A BCP need not be specific to incidents and apply to any major disruption such as a major fire, flooding, power fault etc. The plan itself sets out the agreed arrangements for bringing events under control, the necessary resources for maintaining critical business functions and the staff required for co-ordinating actions.It also needs to be clearly presented, avoiding vague internal references and abbreviations, and structured in such a way that people can quickly find and understand what is expected from them.

Employees are often unaware of the existence of a business continuity management program within their organization and if they are aware of it, they may not be aware of their specific role within the business continuity effort.

Our business continuity training and awareness programs have the potential to deliver significant value across the entire organization. An effective training and awareness program directly correlates to the ability to recover effectively and in a timely manner.