Business Continuity Consulting

Allow Commissum to provide your business continuity management.

  • A company wishing to remain competitive and successful must be able to recover and continue to operate in the event of serious business interruption
  • Continuity planning is proactive: reasonable steps taken now will prepare your response to potential later occurrence of unacceptable risk
  • Commissum can help you cut to essentials, ultimately saving you money by defining your requirements based on business criticality analysis

Commissum will manage your Business Continuity Planning (BCP) process to ensure that you:

  • Satisfy corporate governance requirements
  • Reduce the probability of a disaster
  • Minimise the impact of a disaster if it happens
  • Maintain or even increase shareholder value
  • Potentially decrease insurance premiums

Business Continuity Issues

Even when the best security practices have been adopted, there will always be some residual risk. There is an increasing awareness that a company wishing to remain competitive and successful must implement measures to continue profitably in the event of a serious business interruption introduced by these risks.

Continuity planning is proactive, ensuring an organisation takes reasonable steps now to prepare their response to the potential later occurrence of unacceptable risks.

Many organisations adopt the attitude of “it won’t happen to me” with regard to Business Continuity Planning. It is an essential part of prudent business practice, demanded by Corporate Governance in many regulated sectors, that viable continuity and contingency plans should exist.

Our Approach

The key is to prevent disasters from becoming catastrophic, with a focus on everything that is needed to continue the key business processes. A Commissum expert can help you cut through to the essentials, and can ultimately help save you money in defining your requirements based on business criticality analysis.

  • Review business risks: what will be the impact on the business if there are system or network failures for significant periods in the business cycle?
  • Classify the criticality of IT processes: map risks on to IS processes and identify the criticality of processes; identify the architectural elements providing critical services, and draw up a recovery schedule for key processes
  • Options analysis: draw up options for business process recovery, and identify recovery strategies; compare the feasibility of in-house and third-party recovery solutions (including their effect on cultural integrity)
  • Select stand-by solutions and providers: manage the tendering process for a provider of stand-by services (either call-out, central service, or hybrid services)
  • Produce Continuity Plans: produce the plans and schedules for “business as usual” during catastrophic failures and emergencies; ensure that the plan invocation thresholds are defined and understood
  • Test the Continuity Plans: conduct tests and exercises to ensure the viability of contingency plans; include policies; ensure that communications, personnel, procedural, physical and technology aspects are all tested
  • Provide a stand-by crisis management team: designate members of the Commissum team on call-out, to help manage the continuity of invocation and management

Customer Benefits

A Commissum independent expert will manage the Business Continuity process for you, so as not to detract from the normal conduct of your business. The customer benefits include the following:

  • Satisfy Corporate Governance requirements
  • Reduce the probability of a disaster
  • Minimise the impact of a disaster if it happens

Get in touch to see how Commissum can help be ready for any eventuality.