Data Center

Business Continuity Planning

Why Your Business needs a Business Continuity Plan

A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is a document that outlines:

  • how a business will continue operating during an unplanned disruption in service
  • contingencies for business processes
  • assets
  • human resources
  • business partners

What your BCP should contain:

  • supplies and equipment
  • data backups and backup site locations
  • identify plan administrators
  • contact information for emergency responders, key personnel and backup site providers
  • detailed strategies on how business operations can be maintained for both short-term and long-term outages
  • how to re-establish office productivity and enterprise software so that key business needs can be met

A key component of a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is a disaster recovery plan that contains strategies for handling IT disruptions to networks, servers, personal computers and mobile devices. Manual workarounds should be outlined in the plan, so operations can continue until computer systems can be restored.

Primary aspects to a Business Continuity Plan for key applications and processes:

  • High availability
  • Continuous operations
  • Disaster recovery

Is your Business Continuity Plan current?