Check out this awesome business continuity plan examples

by | Jul 27, 2015 | Business Continuity

Here’s a great business continuity plan example

It was just one of those things, one of those crazy server disasters you thought would never happen to your business. After all, you just spent hundreds of dollars on getting new flash drives for all of your outside sales force, and upgraded your tapes and DVD storage capacity.

Getting the call at midnight was one thing, but not having a ‘plan’ in place for staff to follow proved more than disruptive to your eCommerce business—particularly with your global revenues!

As such, a business continuity plan example should touch on these topics:

Disaster Recovery (DR) versus Business Continuity (BC) planning: is there a difference?

The two concepts are interlinked and help lessen the impact of power failures, system crashes and even natural disasters. And, yes, the difference is:

“…Disaster recovery is the process by which you resume business after a disruptive event…“Business continuity planning” suggests a more comprehensive approach to making sure you can keep making money, not only after a natural calamity but also in the event of smaller disruptions …”

But continuing in a business-as-usual mode in the midst of a chaos sounds more theoretical than practical. What’s needed on the BC-side of the plan, for example, are staff members who are trained to step-in when key people leave the company; or when they are on an extended leave of absence.

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Another business continuity plan example may entail covering gaps in the company’s supply chain. Such disruption can occur when vendors change, or inventory shipment-problems surface and threaten revenue streams.   Moreover, one of the top priorities could be recovering critical data on the mainframe; companies may also have a two-day recovery for their mobile PBX system; or can switch to a temporary call center in another location if necessary.

Contact us to learn more about the steps needed to develop your BC plan.

Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.