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Planning For Individual Organizations

Written by  Jeff Covert Thursday, 22 November 2007 00:47

Your organization can be completely destroyed without a single explosion, storm, or earthquake. Examine what you do or what you produce. It is unlikely your enterprise can function without other organizations executing the roles you expect of them. Outsourcers, information processors, suppliers, brokers, and many others are required to be efficient in today’s world. An event that would cause any of these critical external organizations to fail to perform would likely shut down your operations. No organization is an island and it is folly to have a business continuity plan that does not include a risk evaluation that is inclusive of threats from critical external organizations. The point of view of the planner must first shift from concern for the IT department to concern for the entire enterprise. Too many planners are consumed with elegant storage area networks and overlook the world in which the organization operates. What will senior management

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