The above list is only a general list of what businesses may want to include in their plans. The exact items that a particular business should have in its plan will depend on the nature of the business, how large it is, and what types of disasters could affect it. A professional who specializes in business continuity planning can help businesses make sure their plans include everything that might be needed if a disaster strikes.
So What Does it All Mean?
When disasters strike businesses, they can have lasting effects on routine operations. A single disaster can disrupt a supply chain, shut down a facility, make order fulfillment impossible, render data inaccessible and causes many other problems. Business continuity planning helps businesses develop strategies for dealing with the interruptions that disasters can cause.