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Everything you want to know about Business Continuity by Tony Drewitt

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CHAPTER 8: STRATEGY AND OPTIONS

In business continuity terms, a strategy is a considered approach to how the continuity of each product or service will, or will not, be maintained, and to what level in the hours, days, weeks and even months following an interruption.

A premise for this entire subject is that the organisation wants to resume the provision of its products or services, almost regardless of how bad the incident or disruption is and how long it takes to recover.

There is something of a circular relationship between BIA and strategy, principally because until you know how critical an activity (which supports a product or service) is, you don’t really know which strategic option(s) to consider or choose–and if you don’t know that, then ...

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