The definition of disaster has been modified in recent years. Apart from natural events like (fire, hurricanes etc) now it also includes harmful events such as terrorist attacks, hacking incidences, and email viruses. In present scenario there’s a lot of competition in business field and it’s so unpredictable too and that makes us to look for a properly designed and maintained business continuity program as it comes out to be one of the most critical components of an organization’s business plan.
Disasters recover and Business continuity can be defined as ‘the processes, procedures, decisions and activities to ensure the proper and continued functioning of an organization through an operational interruptions’.
Business continuity planning – where a plan is developed to help in preventing operational interruptions, crises and disasters happening and to help the organization in recovering quickly and return to its previous business state in case any of these events occur. Once a business continuity plan has been made, it must be examined and exercised to ensure logistics and performance as thought earlier.
Business continuity management- this is the ongoing management of the business continuity plan to ensure that it is always current and available. It also includes the ongoing management of operational strength and process availability within an organization, with the aim of ensuring that organization experiences least day-to-day disruptions.
Some main points taken into consideration while planning include addressing communications, escalations, logistics, testing and periodic operational reviews. Many operational efficiencies and process improvements in day-to-day activities of your organization can be achieved by these initiatives.