Five Business Continuity Misconceptions that Could Be Disastrous - Slide 6
We Have Tested Our Plan, So We’re OK
In business continuity, it's about overall readiness, not the plan. Organizations should always look to improve. A successful test of a plan doesn't mean your organization can't find room to improve. Every company needs to ask: what level of preparedness did our organization set for itself? What objectives were set? Was the scope such that the organization knows it will be ready-or was the exercise just a technology recovery procedure test? And how has the company gotten better over time? Organizations must raise the bar when testing and work to get better-continually looking for ways to fail in an exercise so they find ways to succeed.
Without a business continuity program in place, even a minor disruption to systems, facilities or other key resources can potentially halt operations, impact customers or harm the financials of an organization. We've compiled this slideshow of five helpful tips from SunGard Availability Services
to help you think through your business continuity planning at the highest level.
“It is essential for organizations to understand how an unplanned outage would impact their business and know the steps they need to take to respond effectively,” said William Hughes, director, Consulting Services BC/DR practice, Center of Excellence, at SunGard Availability Services. “You have to take a holistic view of not only threats to availability but also threats to your business continuity program’s continued viability.”
“A business continuity program should be built around realistic situations and assumptions, and incorporate preventive and reactive measures. It also should have a built-in means to drive continual improvement and focus beyond just continuity planning – also addressing organizational awareness and preparedness. Some organizations, unfortunately, may have misplaced confidence in their preparedness which could lead to weaknesses being exposed at the worst possible time – during a business outage or disaster,” said Hughes.
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