What is Business Continuity?

When does business continuity begin?

Business Continuity efforts begin once an emergency situation has been addressed via the Emergency Response Framework and safe conditions have resumed.

Aiming to be a more resilient campus

Business continuity planning is a university-wide initiative to ensure that Case Western Reserve University will be prepared to resume operations with efficiency in the event of a crisis. Business continuity, a critical component in establishing a resilient university, is the capacity to resume business functions, academic instruction and research activities shortly following a disruptive event. These disruptions could come in the form of natural or manmade catastrophes, large or small.

In the event of a crisis situation, CWRU’s Emergency Management program will direct response efforts, prioritizing the safety and welfare of the campus community. While order is being restored to operational levels across campus, IT will activate their Disaster Recovery plan. Disaster Recovery planning hones in on IT procedures to ensure that vital IT function is unimpeded and essential telecommunications, applications and systems continue to be accessible for the campus community.

Meanwhile, the intention of the Business Continuity Plan is to focus on carrying on operations to support the mission of the university– scholarship, research and service – despite crises of varying magnitude.

 

Emergency Management Goal: Protection of human life, health, welfare Planning and Execution Involves: Limited number of people, Business Continuity Goal: Carry on University mission - continue teaching, conducting research Planning & Execution Involves: People from most campus units, Disaster Recovery Goal: Securing critical IT systems and recovering data Planning & Execution Involves: IT staff