Firms urged to plan for disasters
Abu Dhabi, May 19, 2011
Given the fact that disasters are unforeseen, businesses need to prepare themselves for any type, size and duration of disruption caused by disasters, said an expert.
“They need to have a strong business continuity management framework in place built around the business and its critical processes,” said Gregory Trinh, head of consulting services at Injazat Data Systems, a leading IT and business process managed services provider in the UAE.
He was speaking at the ICT for Oil & Gas Forum which took place recently at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
The forum convened ICT executives to discuss major issues faced by oil and gas (O&G) sector and how technology can address them.
“We at Injazat emphasize to our clients that there are no shortcuts to analyzing and enhancing their readiness and that business requirements should drive disaster recovery schemes and not the other way around,” Trinh added.
Drawing from experiences in global incidents such as the Auckland power outages, the World Trade Center bombing and the BP oil spill, Injazat Consulting Services highlighted the need for O&G entities to address business continuity planning (BCP) within their corporate strategies and demonstrated how to conduct a robust business impact analysis (BIA).
Injazat also shared how his organization it is able to measure the BCP maturity level of any organization that has a mandate to address BCP.
Senior BCP consultant Chris Bester outlined how Injazat’s BCM and disaster recovery programme strictly adheres to the British BS25999 standard which addresses key elements of business continuity management. – TradeArabia News Service