Business Continuity Management

What is Business Continuity Management?

Business Continuity Management (BCM) is implemented used to protection of business operations against internal and external threats or damage. Response to a BCM scenario can include both organizational and technical measures. They must be designed to maintain the business operations or at a minimum to prevent operational damage during problem resolution.

The following diagram shows the basic process flow and the main components of BCM.

Why Business Continuity Management?

Measures in place to manage the aftermath disasters and other serious incidents can often be inadequate or limited to technical matters. However, events such as the 11 September 2001 in New York and subsequent analysis of the viability of companies forcefully showed the importance of comprehensive business continuity planning. Most organizations are more or less dependent on IT and communication services. The loss of infrastructure can lead to financial problems after a relatively short period of time. Similarly, the loss of key employees could quickly lead to the collapse of the organization. Companies that were unable to resume had, for the most part, failed to secure these essential elements.

Business Continuity Management (BCM) is often interpreted as a set of technical measures for system and data recovery or provision of a back-up data centre. The case study above shows that this perspective is inadequate, if not misleading. Good BCM is based on clear priorities:

  • core business and critical processes
  • main control functions, and
  • services required for their support.

Our Services

Planning for business continuity must be based primarily on the needs of the organization. The decisive factors are the organisation?s critical processes, which are determined by economic, technical and any legal or regulatory requirements. Good BCM is comprised therefore of both organizational and technical measures.

COREVA has specialists who can help you to implement the right business continuity management, based on critical business processes and leading to effective solutions.

Our service is geared to your needs. Whether for a one-off coaching session or assistance in the development and implementation of business continuity plans, our staff will be pleased to help.

Your Benefits

Good business continuity management makes a positive contribution to day-to-day operations, but must of course be cost-effective. The following qualitative and quantitative advantages can result from the implementation of Business Continuity Management:

  • Identification of threats and vulnerabilities
  • Improvements in business processes
  • Protection of employees
  • Avoidance of incidents
  • Reduce the impact of incidents
  • Consistent security measures
  • Cost-effective emergency and recovery solutions.


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