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Written by  Jeff Blackmon, CBCP Monday, 19 November 2007 21:43

The majority of business continuity/disaster recovery articles written for trade journals are directed toward the technical audience. There is an abundance of information available on the steps necessary to implement a business impact analysis or build the disaster recovery plans necessary to restore critical systems. But there is very little information available as to what steps are necessary to start a business continuity project. The project initiation can be one of the most difficult portions of the project to complete. Anymore, the business continuity professional needs to be just as much as a sales person as a business recovery planner. The sales of a BC project need to be made to upper management to get their support for the project. Without the support of upper management, there is little hope of getting the project off the ground. What exactly is business continuity? Business continuity is a well-defined recovery process to keep your