Gartner Research

Definition: Business Continuity Management

Published: 25 July 2017

ID: G00332688

Analyst(s): John Morency , Mark Jaggers , Roberta Witty , Adam Schneeberger


Continuity of operations is vital for maintaining organizational confidence, reputation and, in some cases, survival. Security and risk management leaders responsible for business continuity need to understand the full scope of their BCM efforts, which should comprise an enterprisewide program.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • BCM Disciplines
    • BCM Governance and Program Management
    • Crisis/Emergency Management
    • IT Disaster Recovery and Service Continuity Management
    • Business Recovery/Continuity
    • Supplier Risk and Contingency Management
    • BCM Program Implementation Success Factors

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