About FUTUREFABRIC

FUTUREFABRIC Business Resilience is an Australian based company specialising in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for public and private sector organisations in the Asia-Pacific region. Read more

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Business Continuity Services

Many organisations are realising the need to have better Business Continuity Plans & Policies. Often however the skills necessary to write a truly useful Business Continuity Plan that also satisfies auditors and regulators are not available in-house. Business Continuity Skills are highly specialised and unless individuals or teams have first hand experience the end product can be worth less then the effort put in. FUTUREFABRIC Business Resilience can guide organisations through the process, or can completely manage the entire Business Continuity Programme in your organisation; continually training your staff in the skills that they need to take over management when ready.

We apply a business continuity management methodology that is based on internationally recognised standards (British Standards / BCI – PAS 56, Australian Standards – HB221:2003) and which satisfies all auditing and regulatory requirements in the region. The methodology we use briefly follows.


BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGY


1. Governance and Framework Development

The initial creation of a Business Continuity Management structure in an organisation: by means of defining Business Continuity Policies & Processes that are in line with internationally recognised standards, corporate governance and regulatory body requirements.

2. Business Impact Analysis

Examination and prioritisation of all business processes in the entire organisation: achieved by measuring the business impact of a process outage over differing periods of time. From this a Resource Requirement Footprint and Schedule of Recovery can be drawn up with priority to the largest impacts in the shortest periods of time. Resource Requirements for Business as usual operation in a Crisis Situation such as workstations , phones, systems etc.

3. Strategy and Plan Development

Creation of a Strategy Report Document gathering all BCP information from the framework, impact analysis and resource requirements leading to a selection of potential recovery strategies.

4. Implementation

Upon deciding on which strategies to employ the implementation phase concentrates on setting up the Business Continuity strategies and Disaster Recovery solutions chosen. Please see the DR section for further details.

5. Documentation

The creation of a structured Business Continuity Plan comprised of differing volumes relevant for different groups in the organisation. From Governance Statements to Team Recovery Plans with contact details, disaster recovery site information, contact lists and

6. Training & Testing

  • Crisis Management Team round table disaster simulations.
  •  Awareness Sessions for all Staff.
  • Call out mechanism testing for out of hours staff contact.
  •   Disaster Recovery Site checking and Emergency Box checks.
  • Auditing of BCP Documentation, Procedures and Processes.

7. Maintenance & Update

  • Reviews of plans identifying any operational changes, structural and staff changes.
  •  Improvement of Business Continuity Management processes and procedures.
  •  IT Surprise Spot Checks – The only way for Senior Management to rely on their DR Technology in a disaster.
  •  Inclusion of new external threats identified since previous review e.g. bird flu.
  •  Documentation Service – Ongoing management of Business Continuity Documentation updates, security, distribution and storage.