One of the key steps in developing a successful continuity of operations plan is to test it through auditing of processes and systems.
When it comes to continuity of operations planning, companies often feel like they have to focus on a lot of areas at once.
It can be easy to prepare internally for a disaster, but when outsourced services come into play, business continuity planning can become significantly more complicated.
Companies need to start focusing on making their disaster recovery strategies adaptive, rather than reactive.
During any disaster, it’s nearly impossible not to make a mistake. Business continuity is often about minimizing mistakes and their impact just as much as it is optimizing recovery.
Banks are by and large ignoring key business continuity needs, some experts warn. The trend is increasing, which is putting more financial institutions at risk, especially those operating on global markets.
For most businesses, data recovery will be a key part of continuity of operations planning. However, one way to save time and resources with these processes is to understand which data sets are mostly commonly requested for restoration.
At this year’s Disaster Recovery Journal Fall World 2014 event in San Diego, California, KETCHConsulting CEO Ted Brown will be running two sessions, as well as offering a post-conference course on business impact analysis.
Technology isn’t the only consideration in business continuity planning, and more companies are becoming concerned by the Ebola pandemic affecting West Africa as the situation worsens.
Upgrading to any new systems or infrastructure can be a trying time for an organization, with the potential for mistakes being a threat to business continuity akin to a natural disaster.