Every organization faces the possibility of major and minor disruptions of all kinds, from planned events such as IT maintenance and office relocations, to looming emergencies such as hurricanes, snow storms and epidemics, to unplanned events that strike completely without warning, such as earthquakes, tornados, terrorism and fires. Even relatively small incidents like a water or power outage, commute delays, and the seasonal flu can have a major impact.
While business continuity planning has traditionally focused on failover and disaster recovery for the data center, this is only part of the picture. If people can’t access the applications, data, files and services their work depends on, then the business is still down—and losing money, customers, productivity, reputation and opportunities every moment it takes to get them back to work.
Although each business disruption is unique and many decisions will have to be made as situations unfold, a business continuity plan provides a framework and preparation to guide these decisions, as well as a clear indication of who will make them. A successful business continuity plan includes the following elements.
Citrix helps organizations ensure continuity of operations during business disruptions and:
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