Once all worksheets are completed, the worksheets can be tabulated to summarize: Those functions or processes with the highest potential operational and financial impacts become priorities for restoration.
The point in time when a function or process must be recovered, before unacceptable consequences could occur, is often referred to as the “Recovery Time Objective.”Recovery of a critical or time-sensitive process requires resources.
The basic principle and an absolute pre-requisite for BCP is that it is done in a close co-operation with the business and is based on business requirements.
Business processes must be evaluated and categorized based on their criticality.
Duplicated power supplies, hot swap disks and RAIDs, resilient network connectivity, elimination of the single point of failure etc.
are normal and common practices, when building the company infrastructure.
The constant lack of resources also bring own difficulties into BCP.
Obvious challenges when bearing in mind also BCP is not a light process either.
Business continuity from the business process perspective Even if technology allows quite substantial business continuity solutions, it is not enough in most cases.
Continuity element must also be built in to business processes.