Business continuity (BC) refers to maintaining business functions or quickly resuming them in the event of a major disruption, whether caused by a fire, flood or malicious attack by cybercriminals. A business continuity plan outlines procedures and instructions an organization must follow in the face of such disasters; it covers business processes, assets, human resources, business partners and more
Reason for Policy
The scope of this plan is limited to the restoration of services impacting the normal day to day operation of Tejas. This is a business continuity plan, meant to be implemented in the event of a disaster. It is not a daily problem resolution procedures document.
- Serves as a guide for the Tejas Software management teams.
- References and points to the location of any data that resides outside this document.
- Provides procedures and resources needed to assist in recovery and restoration of “normal” business operations as quickly as possible.
- Identifies vendors and customers that must be notified in the event of a disaster that impacts Tejas Software operations.
- Assists in minimizing confusion experienced during a crisis by providing a document to follow with testing and reviewing recovery procedures.
- Identifies alternate sources for supplies, resources, and locations.
- Documents storage, safeguarding and retrieval procedures for vital records.
- Key people (Managers/Team Leaders or Alternates) will be available following a disaster.
- A national disaster such, as nuclear war, is beyond the scope of this plan.
- This document and all vital records are stored in a secure off-site location and not only survived the disaster but are accessible immediately following the disaster.
- Each department will have its own plan to handle unique recovery procedures, critical resource information and procedures.