Communications of the Association for Information Systems


This article views Business Continuity Management as a progression from more traditional Disaster Recovery Planning. While recovery presupposes an event that causes a failure, continuity suggests the avoidance, or at least minimizing, the impact of a failure. Business Continuity Management is not just about Information Systems. Rather it is about ensuring that the critical business functions can continue. Business Continuity Management is a process not an event and should deal with any threat that could affect the business. For many organizations reliant on sophisticated Information Technology, adequate Business Continuity Management is a basic requirement.