Business Continuity Management

Business Continuity Plan Development

The ability of an organization to recover from a disaster is directly related to the degree of Business Continuity Planning that has taken place before the disaster.

The terrorist attacks upon the United States of September 11th, 2001 proved to be a wake-up call to many who had looked at business continuity and disaster recovery planning as a task that was going to be done "down the road." Besides the terrible toll that was taken on human life, many businesses were affected severely.

Every business and organization can experience a serious incident that can prevent it from continuing normal operations. This can range from a flood or fire to a serious computer malfunction or information security related incident.

Business Continuity Plans are critical to the transparent and continuous operation of all types of businesses. More importantly, these strategies are assuming increased importance as companies become increasingly reliant on technology to do business. As companies place more emphasis on IT and communications services - to support their customer communications and transactions, or to help manage supply chains - they become less tolerant of information and service loss as a consequence of disasters.

The Business Continuity Planning is a splendid opportunity to provide common goals and to bring people from many sectors and levels of the organization into a positive collaboration. Potech Consulting’s approach is based on International standards and best practices such as ISO 22301, BS 25999 and BCI GPG in addition to the local Lebanese regulations e.g. BDL circular no.123. Potech Consulting will help your organization in creating the business continuity plan in order to strengthen its Business Resilience, minimize the financial losses and comply with regulations and standards.

IT Disaster Recovery Plan development

An IT disaster recovery plan (IT DRP) is part of the business continuity management and should be developed in conjunction with the business continuity plan. The IT DRP focuses on the recovery strategies covering the information technology side (hardware, systems, applications, etc.).