IT Resilience Planning

Minimize Risk. Maximize Responsiveness.

An organization’s ability to successfully respond to and recover from disruptive events directly correlates to the effectiveness of their business continuity and IT disaster recovery training and awareness programs.

Business Continuity Program Development

We will help you establish a business continuity steering committee, policy statement, standard operating procedures, and the tools necessary to drive preparedness and continual improvement. This effort will clarify expectations, enable meaningful management involvement, and set a solid foundation for the development of a business continuity management system.

  • Crisis Management:

    Assists senior management with quickly performing situation assessments, provides the initial response to the disruptive event, and leads the recovery of essential products and services that the business and customers need to mitigate the impact associated with the disaster.

  • Crisis Communication:

    An adjunct to the Crisis Management Plan that summarizes key audiences (internal and external), methods of communication following the onset of a crisis, template messaging that can be updated when needed, and information regarding optimal, situation-specific spokespersons.

  • IT Disaster Recovery:

    Designed to enable a timely and complete recovery of core technology assets within a management-approved timeframe and with the appropriate data available based on pre-determined recovery point objectives.

  • Business Recovery:

    This part of IT Resilience Planning is designed to enable a timely and complete recovery of key business activities within a management-approved timeframe, thus ensuring core products and services are available per stakeholder expectations.

Business Impact Analysis (BIA)

A business impact analysis (BIA) is a detailed study of departments, activities, dependencies and infrastructure that provides an understanding of how the organization delivers critical products and services and the cost of a business interruption to the organization over time. The BIA is designed to clarify priorities, specifically recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs).

Risk Assessment

A properly conducted risk assessment, performed in conjunction with a business impact analysis, enables an organization to clearly identify key risks to its most critical activities and resources. The information resulting from this analysis enables management to identify where risks exceed its risk appetite, and sets the stage for developing business continuity strategies and plans to reduce the likelihood of a disruption, shorten the period of the disruption, or limit the impact to the delivery of the organization’s key products and services.

Our team will work with you to evaluate the business risk associated with disruptive incidents, assess the causes of downtime (as well as potential impacts and likelihood), and identify ways to reduce these risk to a level acceptable to management through proactive planning. In addition, GadellNet’s consulting team can assist you with identifying the critical elements of your supply chain and developing solutions to mitigate those risks.

Training and Roll Out

When done right, business continuity training and awareness programs have the potential to deliver significant value across the entire organization. Our team has successfully developed training programs with the objective of introducing emergency response, crisis management, and business continuity processes in one clear, concise training module. We’ve built programs that address evacuation, accountability, first aid, crisis communication and recovery – without jargon and utilizing scenarios that the organization has or may experience.