What's under the business continuity umbrella?
Although the need to implement business continuity management processes is understood by the majority of organisations, there is much variation in what is actually included under the auspices of 'business continuity'. Continuity Central recently conducted a survey amongst the readers of the website to discover what the trends are in this area.
Respondents were asked to indicate what areas of activity were the responsibility of the business continuity function / department in their organisation. The full results are presented in the table below.
Percentage saying that this was a business continuity responsibility
Business impact analysis
Testing and exercising the business continuity plan
Training and awareness raising amongst non-business continuity staff
Training business continuity staff
Crisis team building and development
IT disaster recovery planning
Crisis communications planning
Auditing of own business continuity plan
Risk awareness culture development
IT disaster recovery solution design
Liaison with local authorities
Operational risk management
Auditing of supplier business continuity plans