Business Continuity Planning

BCP (Business Continuity Plan) is the identification of organizational threats, management of their impacts, and building response strategies to protect critical resources. 

Our BCP Practice is based on practical experience, know how combined with technical expertise.  

Reducing your operational and reputational risk is paramount in today's business climate.   

Now you can improve and/or develop  a BCP Strategy without spending excessive amounts of resources.   

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Business Impact & Risk Assessment Analysis

  • Assess BCP Initiatives 

  • Explore current challenges

During the phase, we work with you and your key stake holders to learn more about your key BCP Initiatives. 

 

An array of factors are examined such as the real risks that disruption can have on your business.   For instance, in the case of  major illness or systems failure  - understanding how accountable receivable would function could be critical.  

This analysis is customized for your particular needs and will result in a document that builds a basis for a new/refined BCP. 

Benefits of this approach: 

Allows for your organization to develop consensus around key issues and challenges before taking on a major BCP project. 

Provides you with a tangible measurement about the impact of a failure/outage on your business.   

Saves you time and money, as many organizations buy technology infrastructure and/or pay high cost consultants before taking this step. 

For example, a manufacturer purchased $150,000 worth of DR hardware and services however had no practical business continuity plans for the business divisions that require access to that data.  



 

Develop and Implement BCP

or Streamline Existing BCP


Areas covered in the Business Continuity Offering:

  • Program scope and purpose 

  • Governance structure 

  • Documentation and update plan(Documents such as the Business Impact Analysis, Business Continuity Plan or IT Disaster Recovery Plan) 

  • Exercise, testing and program maintenance schedule 

  • Training

  • Reporting schedule, and other related information.

 

Continuous Improvement/ Quality Assurance

The continual improvement is simply ‘acting’ on the outputs of these performance aspects. It’s not a separate phase but an umbrella to the whole management system.

BCP policy should be presented to the organizational leadership for review and approval. This approach will introduce some formality around the process, ensure senior leadership buy-in, and secure budget to maintain the program