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Business Continuity Management: In Practice by Stuart Hotchkiss

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The special cases of it and facilities

As mentioned above these are both supporting functions, although often they are not treated as such. Indeed many continuity plans simply regard IT continuity as making IT work and able to move to other sites during certain outage cases. The common method of making IT work ‘continuously’, and thereby avoid continuity problems, is to look towards technical solutions that improve uptime and then to measure this.

For Facilities it is also common only to take protective measures to ensure the availability of the current facilities. Facilities are usually a shared resource for multiple lines of business. There is usually a Facilities manager who will take the actions to protect the facilities but it is incumbent ...

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