Computer sciences and Information technology

Computer sciences and Information technology

Business Continuity Plan

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You Decide Transcript Scenario
Sunshine Machine Works has an infrastructure which includes over 100 employees working within their one-story headquarters. Management needs a business continuity plan to help them continue with their business in the event of a serious incident.

Your Role:
You are an outside consultant brought in to provide some valuable insight and feedback for Sunshine Machine Works. This company has seen rapid growth and management is looking to you to provide critical input for a business continuity plan. Although they have a format they can use for the policy, they are looking to you to provide some guidance on areas they will need to address when creating this policy.

Key Players:

Wilma Stone, Chief Executive Officer
When we first started this company there were only a few computers that we used to share our files. Now, with the growth of our company we have a situation where we have centralized our file storage, created an extensive online collaboration process, and increased our dependency on all of that information. I am concerned that if we do not make preparations, some type of natural disaster or malicious act could jeopardize the future of our company. We need a good business continuity0 plan in place.

Margie Nelson, Chief Financial Officer
We have a lot of account information stored or our local server systems. There is restricted access so that the only ones to access those files are the CEO, the General Manager, and I. No other employees have access to most of them. Although our system is running efficiently, management realizes that in certain emergency situation alternative arrangements need to be in place in case of catastrophic damage to our facility or loss of our server systems to damage or theft.

Gary Thomas, General Manager
I look at the way we need to do business now, which entails a lot of online collaboration with our vendors, customers, and activities related to our potential sales outreach. We have made all our file storage centralized and we need to look at how we maintain productivity in the event of some type of disaster or other disruption

As the expert providing consulting services, you will want to identify and describe the key components of a comprehensive business continuity plan for an attack or incident which could affect Sunshine Machine Work’s network and data. Follow the instructions provided in the You Decide Exercise: Business Continuity Plan.


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