Quiz: What can happen if you don’t have a business continuity plan and a disaster occurs?
A. Confusion about what to do
B. Wasted time and delayed recovery
C. Negative impact to reputation
D. Possible revenue loss
E. All of the above
Business continuity at Indiana University involves planning for how services and business processes will continue when some sort of emergency disrupts the status quo. It assists staff by outlining steps to take before, during and after emergencies.
And yes, all IU departments are required to develop business continuity plans for their business processes. This week (May 15-19) is Business Continuity Awareness Week. You can check #bcaw2017 for social media posts about business continuity. Protect IU has information about how to get started with your plan if you haven't prepared one.
Disasters can be anything, from a tornado hitting a campus, pandemics or a cyber-attack. Collecting the appropriate information by using IU Ready provides opportunities for groups to think through their university service needs when faced with major disruptions. Think of business continuity as an insurance policy for your department’s services. The IU Ready tool can be found at One.IU.
IU Emergency Management and Continuity is part of Public Safety and Institutional Assurance, which falls under the Office of the Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs and the Office of the Vice President for IT and CIO.