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Symantec launches business
continuity management services
Symantec has announced the
availability of Symantec Business Continuity Management (BCM) Services in
the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region.
These services are the latest offerings from Symantec Global Services to
help customers improve their overall IT risk posture. Symantec BCM offerings
include Business Continuity Assessment Services and Business Impact Analysis
Services, and provide localised and tailored continuity and disaster
recovery services to multinational and local companies.
Business continuity solutions are vital to organisations as any interruption
to routine business processes can impact brand, reputation, people and
business partners. Most notable is the potential for lost revenue and its
affect on employee productivity, customer relationships and potential legal
consequences. According to Symantecís white paper, "Business Continuity
Essentials", 93 per cent of businesses that suffer significant data loss
are no longer in business after five years.
Symantecís Business Continuity Assessment Service reviews a companyís
business continuity management strategy based on industry guidelines and
best practices and identifies any gaps that may exist in this strategy. The
Business Impact Analysis Service uses a sophisticated and customisable
methodology that identifies business continuity risks and determines the
impact of incidents on a customer's business in terms of tangible and
intangible measures such as legal obligations, reputation and cost. The
methodology also determines urgency of risks, recovery priorities and
objectives so any recovery strategy is aligned with business requirements.