Business Continuity Planning
The Business Continuity Planning ("BCP") process, as delivered by DEXAGON, is generally done in three steps: the Business Continuity Needs Analysis ("BCNA"), the Business Continuity Plan ("BCP"), and an actual test run of the BCP, utilizing all of the resources and procedures defined in the BCP itself.
The Business Continuity Needs Analysis is a document that is designed to address general situations that could disrupt the normal operation of any organization, such as a power failure, terrorist attack, hurricane, etc. To ensure that the BCP addresses the normal operations of the organization, those operations must be analyzed with respect to possible interruptions. This investigational process includes answering questions about the mission-critical aspects of the business, including identifying the people and technology that are required to keep the business alive, the acceptable downtime limits, any interim solution preparation, and other issues.
The Business Continuity Plan is a document that builds on the work of the Needs Analysis and details the steps required to maintain the business throughout the disaster and until such time as the impacts of the disaster have been addressed and resolved. It outlines the standby systems, the work arounds, the procedures, and the people necessary to continue the operations of the business. The BCP should also include non-technology components as well, such as the personnel and their roles in the event of a disaster.
Testing of the BCP is the only real way to prove that your BCP works. Plan a mock disaster, execute it, measure the perfomance, and learn from that test.
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