Business Continuity Management (BCM) takes an holistic view of an organisation, and is defined by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) as „a holistic management process that identifies potential impacts that threaten an organization and provides a framework for building resilience and the capacity for an effective response that safeguards the interests of its key stakeholders, reputation, brand and value creating activities.“
Business Continuity Management is about:
identifying what your business critical functions and outputs are;
identifying and assessing the threats to them;
putting in place measures to eliminate threats, or if this is not possible, develop plans to mitigate and manage them, should they materialise.
The objective of BCM is to ensure the uninterrupted availability of all key business resources required to support critical business activities. The primary output from the business continuity management process is a Business Continuity Plan (BCP). Effective Business Continuity Management is not only about minimising the likelihood of an event occurring but also having the ability to recover if the worst scenario happens.
Our BCM solution is compliant with BS 25999 (former PAS 56), ISO 27002, ITIL, COBIT, Sarbanes-Oxley and BASEL II.
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Business Continuity Management (BCM) Is an ongoing program supported by senior management to ensure business continuity requirements are assessed, resources are allocated and recovery and continuity strategies and procedures are completed tested and maintained.
Business Continuity Planning (BCP) Process of developing advance arrangements and procedures that enable an organization to respond to an event in such a manner that critical business functions continue with planned levels of interruption or essential change.
Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) The technological aspect of business continuity planning. The advance planning and preparations that are necessary to minimize loss and ensure continuity of the critical business functions of an organization in the event of disaster.