| Business Continuity Strategy | ParkinsonHowe


We work closely with an organisation to scope and design a suitable strategy in accordance with best practice and ISO22301:2012. We utilise the information obtained from the business impact analysis.

We envisage that the following activities will be undertaken:

  • Develop recovery strategies for the time and mission-critical actives/processes and those processes that would be difficult to recover.
  • Developing a BCM Strategy document to set out the organisations risk appetite for recovering from a business continuity event.
Development of Recovery Strategies
The purpose of this task is to select appropriate overarching strategies and tactical business area continuity options for each business activity that supports the delivery of the organisation’s products and services and to identify what needs to be done to implement the selected options.

For each time and mission critical activity/process, a recovery strategy is required. Key questions to consider are:

  • What recovery strategies could be developed?
  • How effective are these strategies, and how much would they cost to plan and implement?
  • Would any of these strategies achieve the recovery time objective at the cost of disrupting other activities?
  • What budgets could be available?
Examples of strategic options include:

  • Internal arrangements: ‘spare’ office accommodation; standby computer facilities; mirroring of critical systems; reciprocal arrangements with other organisations.
  • Specialist external services: warm restart computer sites; work-area recovery sites; cold restart sites; data storage; salvage and recovery of property and key information (paper and data).
  • Environmental improvements: fire, water and intruder detection; physical security; diverse routing of power and telecommunication circuits; relocation.
  • Data protection measures: data security policy; backup.