Business continuation planning is the process of defining procedures that will enable your company to continue operating after a disaster has struck. That process can be broken down into the following steps:PREPARE: Business continuation planning requires a significant investment of time, money and other resources. It also requires full support of senior management. Preparation includes appointing a coordinator, selecting committee members from each business unit, establishing meeting dates for a year, and developing a budget, schedule and project assignments for team members.

DEFINE THE SCOPE: The planning team defines the scope of the business continuity plan. It also identifies objectives and priorities, selects a typical disaster outcome that covers most likely events, and considers alternative business resumption strategies.

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