The CIO’s Vital Business Continuity Role   Someone has to plan for disaster. The CIO normally takes on the role of business continuity planner. Technology is so finely integrated into each business that most business continuity plans involve IT in one shape or another. Why Even Do Business Continuity Planning? Business continuity planning helps to minimize downtime in the event of a disruption, which can help to reduce the impact on customers, employees, and the organization’s reputation. It helps to protect the organization’s revenue by ensuring that critical business processes and systems remain operational during a disruption. This can

Business Continuity Strategies from a CIO Perspective Developing business continuity strategies is a critical responsibility for the CIO. If you’ve wondered by reading through the articles whether the CIO ever sleeps, the answer is no. Identify critical IT systems and infrastructure The first step in developing business continuity strategies is to identify the critical IT systems and infrastructure that are essential to maintaining or restoring business operations in the event of a disruption. This may include identifying critical applications, servers, databases, and network infrastructure. Conduct a business impact analysis (BIA): This involves assessing the potential impact of a disruption on