Whether it’s pandemics, supply chain disruptions, natural disasters or IT outages, there’s no shortage of events that can disrupt your complex and interconnected business processes. Building an Effective Business Continuity (BCP) and Disaster Recovery (DRP) plan to address all these threats can be challenging.
Business continuity and disaster recovery touch every aspect of your organization, making them potentially the most complex projects you’ll take on. Whether you are doing this internally or using external providers of business continuity services or a combination, the key to success is to streamline the efforts in order to get far.
The core goal of your plan is to prepare the business for a disaster scenario, thus minimizing operational downtime when such an event occurs. We have put together a checklist of the core objectives for successful business continuity planning.
- The most important step in creating a comprehensive plan is to identify your business continuity plan objectives. Putting business continuity goal and objectives into words serves two purposes:
- First it gives plan administrators a guide to what the plan aims to accomplish. This helps to provide a high-level overview of the areas that must be addressed within the document as it is being created and maintained.
- Second it gives stakeholders and other personnel a clearer understanding of the document’s purpose and scope.
E.g. think of payroll: if downtime might be 24 hours, the business might simply wait for recovery; if downtime might be a week, waiting is not an option.
If your organization is considering implementing business continuity (BCP) and disaster recovery planning (DRP) integrated solutions, we invite you to explore the Maclear GRC Suite™ by visiting https://www.maclearglobal.com. Our comprehensive range of solutions is designed using best practices with built-in integration to reduce risk, improve performance, and enable strategic decision-making.
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