Improve business continuity and resiliency by identifying and mitigating your availability risks
Achieving business continuity is critical to your organization’s success. But how do you know you are investing in the right set of capabilities to develop a successful resiliency program targeted to your specific business requirements? IBM business continuity assessment offerings help you identify and evaluate potential risks and disruptions so you can understand their impacts on your current business environment. Using our custom-developed frameworks, blueprints, and models, our business continuity assessment experts recommend an improvement plan that encompasses crisis management and disaster recovery and is tailored to your needs.
Understand, manage, and address potential threats to business continuity
React to risk events that affect critical business processes more quickly
Ensure your investments are focused on the right resilience capabilities
Plan for success
Develop a strategic road map for ongoing business continuity optimization
Services we offer
Business impact analysis
Identify the most critical processes and functions for your business and the tangible and intangible impacts of a disruption, including potential cost of downtime. Our experienced consultants help you define your recovery objectives and resource dependencies so you better understand the value of business continuity planning. Our business impact analysis services create a foundation to help you plan your business continuity strategy and identify the best solutions to support it.
Evaluate your IT disaster recovery and business continuity processes and discover how they stack up against your recovery objectives. Identify vulnerabilities preventing you from meeting your organization’s business continuity goals. IBM recoverability assessment services can help identify specific requirements needed to recover from virtually any business disruption and define steps for resuming operations quickly and accurately.
Resilience program assessment
Measure and compare the maturity of your resilience program against best practices and gain recommendations to move your strategy forward. IBM resilience program assessment services is customized to your specific business and industry needs and covers key areas including plans and procedures for business continuity, crisis management, disaster recovery, work area recovery, and IT and business programs.
Recognize and evaluate natural, physical, and social risks to your business operations. IBM risk assessment services help you pinpoint where your business is most vulnerable, identifying potential impacts and evaluating safeguards. We develop documented, customized recommendations to help you prioritize your assets and build a strong business case for investing in mitigation technologies and techniques.
Analyze your current strategy, organization, processes, applications, data, technology, and facilities to identify gaps in your business continuity plans. IBM availability assessment services take a methodology-driven approach to help you analyze the root causes of outages, the robustness of your IT availability architecture, and the strength of your supporting availability management processes. We then provide prioritized recommendations based on industry-leading practices.
Understand the issues
2015 Cost of Data Breach Study: Impact of Business Continuity Management
Benchmark research conducted by Ponemon Institute
The economics of IT risk and reputation
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.