Fall World 2016

Conference & Exhibit

Attend The #1 BC/DR Event!

Spring Journal

Volume 29, Issue 2

Full Contents Now Available!

Who's In Charge? Should Business Continuity be an IT Function?

Written by  John Glenn, MBCI Thursday, 22 November 2007 03:06

In many organizations, information technology (IT) has responsibility for the business continuity plan. It is a natural. IT was the sponsor – and primary beneficiary – of an organization’s disaster recovery plan. Business continuity, as many in IT see it, is just the current name for disaster recovery. Thus, IT should retain sponsorship and continue to be the primary beneficiary of the business continuity or disaster recovery plan. Scenario The organization’s principle business function is a call center. People call into the call center for information. People in the call center call out to move the product. Information systems (IS) is responsible for the telephones and fax machines used by call center personnel and for the desktop equipment and infrastructure that moves data to and from the servers in the computer room. The servers are equipped with an external generator with a 24-hour fuel supply and guaranteed fuel top-offs. IS sponsors the business continuity plan.


Not a Member? Subscribe Today For Free! Membership Includes:

  • Free delivery of DRJ's Quarterly Magazine
  • Free online access of DRJ's latest Magazine
  • Free access to the DRJ Archives
  • Informational Updates
  • Conference alerts and information
  • Free White Papers
  • Free blog posting
  • And much more!