Business Continuity needs to be practical if it’s going to work.

Plans need to be simple. Burying your business units in paperwork and building thick binders only serves to aggravate the people who will need to perform recovery operations. There is power in knowing the inter-connections of your business. It allows you to work out contingency and recovery strategies should an interruption occur that denies you access to critical items. We believe that a focus on documentation alone is a mistake – you need to utilize documentation as a tool to ensure preparedness.

Focus on four categories:

  • Denial of Technology
  • Denial of Facility
  • Denial of People
  • Denial of Key Supplier

The truth is that a business disruption can vary in scope, duration and severity. Instead of planning for specific scenarios (fire, earthquake, etc.), viable continuity plans should be based upon the above four impacts.

Business Continuity needs to be part of your business culture; not an activity that simply checks the box.

We can help.

  • Current State Assessments
  • Maturity Roadmaps
  • Charters, Policies, & Procedures
  • Business Impact Analyses
  • Business Continuity Plans
  • Exercise Programs
  • Cyber-Threat Exercises
  • Pandemic Plans
  • Plan Maintenance
  • Local Risk Assessments
  • Vendor Management
  • Compliance Support
  • Systems Support
  • Solutions Evaluations
  • Plan Availability & Tools Evaluations
  • Program Management
  • Staffing/Outsourcing
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Industry Benchmarking