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 What Should I Include?

The focus of a Business Continuity Plan is making sure that your Mission Essential Functions (MEF) - those tasks that you perform that support your core business - have the resources required to resume operations as quickly and efficiently as possible.  The MEF are identified during your Operational Analysis (Business Impact Analysis - BIA).  Typically resources fall into one of the following categories:


- Computer Applications: Server, Web-based, local PC programs you use.  E-mail is a typical example.


- Electronic Data Files:  Spreadsheets, MS Word / PDF documents, Transaction Log files.  These can be stored on a server or on your local hard drive


- Hard Copy Documents: Contracts, Log Books, Financial Statements, Blueprints or Mechanical Drawings


- Office Equipment: PCs, Photocopiers, Shredders, Safes, Specialized / Desktop Printers, Telephones


- Tools of the Trade: Fingerprint Machines, Digital Cameras, Testing Equipment, Safes, Refrigerators


- Manufacturing Equipment: Industry Specific, Customized Tools of the Trade


- Employee / Vendor / Stakeholder Contact Information: Be sure to include off-hour phone and personal e-mail


- Alternate Facility Requirements: Of the above, what is required within 24 hours, 1 week, 1 month



Depending upon your particular business, other items may be necessary, but these are the basics.

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Tech Valley Continuity, LLC. provides business continuity and disaster recovery planning services to a wide range of public and private organizations.  Services include: Risk Analysis (RA), Business Impact Analysis (BIA), Plan Testing and Plan Audits for key vendors and customers.  We model our Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity plans against the national standard - NFPA 1600 Standard on Disaster / Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs


Tech Valley Continuity, LLC. promotes a full and complete business continuity planning process, performed with due diligence and conforming to industry best practices, and Tech Valley Continuity, LLC. asserts that only by employing these practices and applying them to your unique business environment can a comprehensive business continuity plan be developed.


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