Can your business survive without your core custom applications? To satisfy a variety of business needs, companies have traditionally created and implemented their own custom applications. Examples may be found in every industry, from specialised inventory applications for distribution to replenishment applications for manufacturing. However, what may have started as a simple convenience application in many cases has now evolved into part of the overall business process information flow within a company. The problem becomes how to determine what happens if a custom application fails. What applications feed it? What applications does it feed?
As you begin to build a formal continuity program for your business, you should look at all the related application dependencies within the organisation. It is important to note that many critical applications run on different multivendor platforms, from PC servers to the largest mainframes. In addition, what was once centralised may now be distributed across the country or around the world. Since these critical applications have become vital to the information flow that keeps your business running, you want to ensure their continuity with a provider you can trust
Using methodologies and processes that our experts have developed over 30 years, IBM Business Continuity and Resiliency Services assists many clients in the analysis, design and implementation of business process continuity solutions. We focus on critical processes and the applications that support them. Even in the most complex environments, with both centralised and decentralised applications, we can help you determine what applications are vital to your business and design a continuity strategy for them.
Three service modules
Our solution consists of three specific service modules:
Each of these service modules can be a discrete engagement, or they can be combined into a single statement of work to address your requirements.