First Business

February 01, 2012

IT: Business continuity and disaster recovery planning

Good business continuity plans will keep your company up and running through interruptions of any kind: power failures, IT system crashes, natural disasters, supply chain problems and more.

Disaster recovery and business continuity planning are processes that help organizations prepare for disruptive eventswhether those event might include a hurricane or simply a power outage caused by a backhoe in the parking lot. The CSO’s involvement in this process can range from overseeing the plan, to providing input and support, to putting the plan into action during an emergency. This primer (compiled from articles on CSOonline) explains the basic concepts of business continuity planning and also directs you to more resources on the topic.

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