Keywords: business continuity, business discontinuity, crisis management, disaster management, business readiness, business preparedness, emergency management, critical business functions, holistic management, information systems
Modelling business readiness frameworks
An effective business continuity and crisis management (BCCM) framework guarantees information availability and plays an important role in ensuring an organisation's survivability. Framework is critical as it will also provide reliable assurance on ensuring continuity of critical business functions in the event of a crisis or a disaster. There are many drivers forcing organisations to either implement business continuity management or to re-visit existing management practices to ensure they are still relevant and fit-to-era. This paper discusses four tested factors of such a model/framework to ensure business readiness or business continuity. That provides a framework for consistently reaching a holistic management practice in information systems.