Purpose – The paper aims at identifying key information technology enablers for business continuance. Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides an analysis of the issues surrounding communication technology downtime and business continuity. Findings – To be competitive, today's business has to be continuous from a data availability perspective and agile with regard to data access. System and/or application downtime are not an option in modern business since each hour, even minute, of downtime may generate negative financial effects. A framework for the design and implementation of a server operating environment for business continuance is presented. Originality/value – Analyses an important issue in the business environment.
Information Management & Computer Security – Emerald Publishing
Published: Oct 1, 2006
Keywords: Business environment; Production downtime; Communication technologies; Business continuity