The Disaster event in United States on September 11th, 2001
must have forced many organizations’ executive management to
question whether their organization would survive such a disaster.
Besides the terrible toll that was taken on human life, many
businesses, especially those in New York City, were affected
severely. Some will never recover. There were, however, many
examples where good business continuity planning resulted in
successful resumption of operations.
These example came from businesses and organizations that had made the investment in a frequent disaster plan tests and updates, regular real-time backup of their data, and establishment of hot site capabilities just to name a few of them.
We have also seen how catastrophic events such as tsunamis can disrupt the flow of business on a global scale. Another bad news is that happened on Saturday September 22nd, 2007 in Dar es Salaam where Sea Cliff Hotel was gutted by fire.
Having a business continuity plan in place can help You do more than just anticipate disaster. Business continuity management (BCM) is concerned with managing risk to ensure that, at all times, an organization can continue operating to, at least, a pre-determined minimum level. It should be focused on entire business processes rather than solely on specific assets such as IT systems. This is where RCG can help You to accomplish your strategic objectives despite disruptions
RCG follows a phased approach to design a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) for an organization. The phases are outlined below.