Business Continuity Planning
Business continuity planning provides an organization with a well-defined methodology for responding to and re-establishing business operations in the event of a disruption. Business disruptions can be caused by a variety of factors, such as severe weather, fire, terrorist attack, and cyber-threats. Disruptions can result in loss of key personnel, lack of access to corporate facilities, or destruction of corporate assets.
ITAG's business continuity planning services help identify areas of vulnerability based on critical business functions and create a strategy to minimize downtime and establish acceptable restoration guidelines. We conduct an impact analysis to review and document internal business processes and then work with our clients to define the impact each process has on the success of the operation. A solid, well-executed Business Continuity plan ensures the restoration of business activities to normal operations as quickly as possible after a disruption.
ITAG's approach to BC planning is comprehensive yet practical, so businesses can incorporate it into their daily operations to assist later in the event of a disaster. Our services include:
Define organizational considerations for business continuity, such as critical business functions and timing
Review internal policies and procedures such as leadership succession plan, disaster recovery, staff communications with external parties
Determine areas of vulnerability that can impact timely restoration
Conduct a business impact analysis
Establishing minimum acceptable recovery alternatives (MARC) for each required business process
Build online Business Continuity Plan portal that contains all necessary plan components for remote access during a disruption
Performing plan testing
Defining ongoing plan maintenance