BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING OR BCP is a process to protect not only the personnel essential but also the business assets while allowing it to function rapidly in any time of crisis scenario.
Following the outbreak of COVID-19 all over the world, Abode Relocation is taking all the steps to abide by the guidelines of the Ministry of Health. In order to prevent any of our Staff-members to travel from their office to home or home to office Abode Relocation is taking all the needed steps. It is promoting social distancing in the most efficient ways possible while looking at the business aspects.
While Coronavirus has had a very limited impact on India so far, our BCP could change. Regarding the pattern of spread in other countries, the next two weeks are considered to be crucial for India to slow it down.
The steps must be followed to develop a solid BCP include-
Business Impact Analysis: The time-sensitive business will identify functions and related resources.
Recovery: Here, the business has to identify and implement new steps to recover critical functions.
Organizations: A team is to be created to devise a plan to manage the disruption. For example, if the building that houses your customer service representatives is flattened by a tornado, do you know how those reps can handle customer calls? Will they work from home temporarily, or an alternate location? The BC plan addresses these types of concerns.
BIA or Business Impact Analysis is another part of a BC plan. A BIA identifies the impact of a sudden loss of business functions, usually quantified at a cost. Such analysis also helps you evaluate whether you should outsource non-fire activities in your BC plan, which can come with its risks. The BIA essentially helps you look at your entire organization’s processes and determine which are most important.
All businesses require an up-to-date BCP to protect the IT systems from a disaster. A BCP is needed to minimize your exposure from an IT Relocation disaster.
Here are the steps to safeguard your IT Relocation against the unexpected: Inventory of all software and hardware, servers, storage, and networking equipment
Planning to switch phone lines, numbers, internet connection, migration of data and transferring the servers
Listing all the business priorities and data classified according to business criticality
Creating an Emergency contact list including IT and Telecoms Vendor Technicians, IT and Telecoms company and all Internet IT team members
Making backup copies of all the important data of firewalls and servers
Arranging the backup copies at an off-site secure data centre to be not affected by the office relocation
Abode Relocation continues to be watchful but not worried. We decide to continue our normal work with developing and maintaining our products and we will regularly communicate with all team members through Video and Audio conferencing, Phone and Chat collaboratively. While supporting our Clients and developing our products are important, individual health and mortality risk is fundamentally different in nature and are our top priorities in this difficult time.
Businesses, therefore, should have BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING OR BCP in order to functionality and any incident which may affect the company to recover quickly with fewer losses.