What is a Business Continuity Plan?
A Business Continuity Plan ensures your business is always up and running, regardless of what happens.
Our Business Continuity Planning & Management backs up systems and facilitates quick restores them when a disaster occurs.
Firstly, eEnsure ongoing operations with our business continuity solutions. Our backup software ensures your business is backed up continuously. And whenever the system of your client fails, our disaster recovery service ensures the business will be restored.
Secondly, protect your clients’ business from internal and external threats. Our security software safeguards sensitive data, only allowing access to those permitted. With software from the best vendors around, your customers’ business is in safe hands.
Thirdly, comply with industry related regulations. Automated dashboards alert your customers in cases of risk. Enforcing device security, data protection and network access policy control. And automated updates ensure devices are always secure.
Building a Business Continuity Plan
To sum up a disaster is defined with unplanned event will result in the inability of the business to support operations.
A business is vulnerable to three different types of disaster:
- Natural disasters
- Wilful damage
- Accidental damage
In conclusion, to minimise the damage to the business by such an occurrence, it is necessary to have a recovery plan, which addresses the worst case scenario – destruction of the building or main facility. See Appendix A for listing of potential disasters.
BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING GUIDELINES
No matter what the size of the business, similar principles will apply:
A senior person in the business should take ownership of the business continuity plan. The plan should beallocated the same importance in business planning. For example quality management, cash flow or health and safety
Managing the business continuity. The business and everyone should know the importance of the plan and who has overall responsibility
Assemble a small team of suitably qualified and/or experienced people. Above all to review the business operations and moreover look the key features and areas of operation.
Establish the scope of the work. An organisation may already have, for example, adequate recovery plan for its IT system. Include this in the completed Business Continuity Plan
It is imperative that a business is able to respond to any type of emergency. A disaster or emergency situation is, by definition, unexpected.
Prepare the business continuity plan long the following principles:
The plan should have a broad scope if it is to effectively address the many disaster scenarios that could affect the company.
It should not distinguish between a partial loss of service and a complete loss of services andfacilities. A “worst case scenario” should be the basis for developing the plan – destruction of the main or primary facility.
As a result less critical situations needed portions of the plan, with minor (if any) alterations required.
Address Broad issues in your planning. Use our checklist is to assist the team when preparing a business continuity plan.