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Business Continuity Management Program Primer for 2017

Published: 05 January 2017

ID: G00318247

Analyst(s): Roberta Witty , Mark Jaggers , Rob McMillan


BCM programs are critical due to growing domestic and global turmoil, targeted cyberattacks, site outages and changing IT delivery models. Security and risk management leaders responsible for BCM must integrate it with the business risk management decision-making process for resilient operations.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How do you effectively build and manage a comprehensive BCM program that integrates all five disciplines?
    • How do you turn BCM into a cornerstone initiative for business decision making and process change across the enterprise?
    • How do you ensure IT disaster recovery and service continuity management meet resilience needs of cloud computing, digital business, data analytics and rapid change?
    • How do you align information security/cybersecurity incident response with business continuity management?

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  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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