Over the last 30 years, companies have significantly changed their approach to ensuring that their businesses can continue to run in the event of a catastrophe.
In the 1970s, IT departments responsible for companies’ information-based assets focused on the recovery of the data center and associated networks. By the 1990s, the focus had shifted to business units. The commitment of management became a critical success factor in the development of business continuity plans, as both IT and the business were required to develop those plans.
As a result of 9/11, organizations extended business continuity planning to create enterprise-wide plans. Today, executive management is much more involved in ensuring the success of the plans, and the focus has shifted from power, hardware, and software outages to regulatory requirements, business requirements, and non-traditional events such as terrorist attacks.
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