Business Contingency Management Questions


• Can your organization recover from a disaster within a desired length of time?

• What would be the impact to your organization of a prolonged outage of all IT systems?

• What would be the impact to your organization of a prolonged outage of all voice communications systems including fax?

• Do you have customers, organizations or business units that your services are critical to?

• Would you know how to contact them?

• Do you depend on web based applications for critical business functions?

• Do you maintain up-to-date employee rosters, contact information, inventory lists, software inventories, communication and IT equipment inventories?

• Do you have at least one person who devotes at least 50% of their time responsible for business contingency management?

• Have you considered alternate sites?

• If you have a plan do you keep it up-to-date?

• Is your plan written in a common sense clear, concise writing style?

• Is it in an easy to maintain format?

• Have you included vendor information for key vendors you depend on?

• Do you know how to access vital records stored off-site and do you have established procedures for doing this?

• Have you provided information regarding insurance, legal and financial support that may be required?

• Have you considered addressing the media?

• If you do not have a Business Contingency Plan, why not?


Contact Information:

Dan Swearingen
Business Contingency Planning Director 900 SW Jackson , Room 751-S
Topeka , Kansas 66612 -1275
(785) 296-7422
Dan.swearingen@da.state.ks.us

Cheryl Shaughnessy
Business Contingency Planner
900 SW Jackson , Room 751-S
Topeka , Kansas 66612 -1275
(785) 296-1923
Cheryl.shaughnessy@da.state.ks.us
 


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