Business Continuity Planning and Design

Resiliency Services

Improve resilience and optimize business continuity with planning and design services

Sustain operations

Maintain critical operations in the event of a disruption by defining strategic business continuity, disaster recovery and crisis management plans

Optimize investments

Optimize investments in your business continuity program so they meet the unique needs of your business

Improve architecture

Design and implement a business requirements-based, resilient architecture for your IT environment

Gain flexibility

Choose from flexible and customizable solutions tailored to your specific business objectives

Services we offer

IBM’s proven, value-added approach focuses on impact, risk, recoverability, availability, and resiliency to help you understand your specific business continuity challenges and improve your enterprise-level resilience strategy.

Resilience strategy design

Create and document a holistic business resilience strategy. IBM consultants work with you onsite to connect business and IT objectives and develop a customized strategy to address your IT resilience and disaster recovery issues. We provide you with multiple options so you can select the best solution for your business continuity and resilience goals.

Resilience architecture design

Design a resilient architecture that supports your recovery objectives, strengthens your IT infrastructure, and increases responsiveness. Using our expertise, tools, and time-tested methodology, we define a customized solution that includes a plan for implementation and ongoing operations. IBM resilience experts work with your resources to create a cost-effective resilient architecture design that maximizes your investments.

Technical procedure development

Build actionable technical plans and processes to support your critical operations. IBM provides documented technical recovery procedures that allow someone with knowledge of the IT platform – but not of your environment – to execute them. IBM technical procedure development also helps reduce the time and resources needed to create step-by-step technical recovery instructions.

Resilience plan development

Develop actionable business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management plans. We help you build plans to handle disruptions, manage regulatory requirements, and maintain continuous business operations. We’ll also help you create and maintain up-to-date resilience plan documentation.

Resilience program design

Establish a governance structure to keep your resilience strategies and plans current, and meet the demands of business and industry regulators. IBM experts can also help you successfully implement and manage your resilience program design by providing you with a step-by-step resilience program road map.


Understand the issues


2015 Cost of Data Breach Study: Impact of Business Continuity Management

Benchmark research conducted by Ponemon Institute


What will your next IT failure cost your company?

IBM and Ponemon Institute detail what business continuity and IT security really mean to your organization.


Avoiding the pitfalls of outdated disaster recovery plans

IBM has identified seven outdated assumptions on which many organizations base their disaster recovery plans. Learn what they are.



Understand the options


How business continuity management helps to address changing business realities

See how IBM’s holistic approach to BCM helps organizations reduce risk.


7 essential practices for business continuity management

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