Case Study: Business Impact Assessment and Disaster Recovery Plan

Business Aspect completed an in-depth, organisation-wide business impact assessment and subsequent disaster recovery plan framework that would enable the organisation to recover critical systems in line with business requirements. The business was in a high growth phase that included significant acquisition activity. This presented a number of challenges to the business in defining critical processes and recovery timeframes. The complexity and diversity of the systems environment and criticality of point-of-sale systems and networks meant that there were numerous key areas to address in the recovery strategies and plans.

The project involved significant consultation with business areas to identify key business processes and the IT systems and services that they rely upon. The outcomes from the project provided a number of high-value artefacts for the organisation, such as a system inventory and systems criticality classification.