Briefly it is to enable you to determine the impacts resulting from possible disasters and interruptions that could affect your business; the risks you have assessed previously.
It would also enable you to ascertain critical processes, their priority in the recovery phase, and anything dependent upon those processes so can set a goal for overall [...]
The next, essential, steps in preparing for Disaster Recovery [...]
The continued availability of your business depends on the business critical processes, their supporting applications and other resources. Formal analysis of these business functions is the essential foundation for Business Continuity Management (BCM). This analysis will provide you with a better understanding of your business and what is critical for its continued operation. [...]
To wind up this series on Business Continuity Planning here’s a summary as to why you should plan:
Information systems built on computers have become increasingly vital to the effective operation of a business; The provision of timely business services has become progressively more dependent on computer systems; By now you should be even more [...]
Develop your plan. BCM plans will be different for different businesses. However, effective continuity plans will share many important features:
Use non-technical language so that any- and every- one can understand it. Identify who does what, and who takes responsibility for what. Try to include an alternative to cover key roles. Use checklists. [...]