Supporting you through the complete BCM Lifecycle
Understanding the organisation
For BC to be effective in any organisation, it is imperative to have a detailed understanding and analysis of your business. During this stage of the Lifecycle SunGard will work closely with your people in order to understand what is important to your business and what you need to consider when recovering.
Determining BCM strategies
Once BC requirements are understood SunGard can draw on its experience, gained across five decades, to help you identify a number of strategies to meet your BC requirements. This includes balancing your business and budgetary requirements to provide a ‘fit for purpose’ solution that considers people, process and technology.
Developing and implementing a BCM response
Once your strategies have been agreed SunGard can support you in developing and implementing an appropriate BCM planning process. SunGard has unparalleled experience in the production and implementation of BCM plans, including incident management, business and IT recovery.
Exercising, maintaining and reviewing BCM arrangements
BC plans are not robust until they are exercised and rehearsed. Exercising not only confirms validity of plan data, but also provides essential awareness of roles and responsibilities within the process. From our experience, the lessons learned during exercising will help you justify the overall investment into BCM. SunGard can add significant value at this stage of the Lifecycle, as we can provide you with support across all areas of exercising, including incident
management, business and IT recovery plans.
Embedding BCM in the organisation’s culture
For BCM to be truly successful requires it to be embedded within your organisation’s culture. Such culture change needs a clearly defined strategy, strong leadership, effective communication and buy-in from management and staff at every level. Having plans in place is not enough – they have to be understood and owned by your organisation. SunGard can provide ongoing support in creating and sustaining a BCM culture.