Business continuity management (BCM) is a plan to be executed to continue your operations if your company is affected by an external or internal events : fire, storm, flood, utility outage, civil disorder, ...
Developing a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) will give the insurance that you have a comprehensive and systematic process of protection, response and recovery.
This can covers:
- business recovery for business processes, services and activities
- disaster recovery for ICT assets
- emergency response for people, premises and utilities
- crisis management for the protection of intangible assets, such as brand, reputation, image
The conjunction of an efficient guidance and high level of expertise in technologies will play a large role in assuring that your business is resilient in a changeable business environment.
The challenges is to make sure that this plan is applicable and tested. Applying a BCP is one thing, once done the objective is to being able to move back to the normal.