HERNDON, Va., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- COOP Systems today released a new article covering two emerging issues to consider when deploying Business Continuity Management software. As BCM practices mature, accentuated by the new ISO standard ISO 22301 due in 2011, many professionals are looking to organize their programs into a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS). Related structural needs require adjustment and realignment from traditional BC program management. The best source of leadership to enable this change is to look at best practice(s) in the implementation and design of other ISO and BS Management Systems and to adopt these for the structures of a BCMS. The COOP Systems BCMS Article outlines the issues involved.
"We believe that the emergence of these new ISO-driven BCMS standards are dramatically changing the requirements for supporting software," said Chris Alvord, CEO of COOP Systems. "We can now see the end of the era of inconsistent and incomplete standards for the BCM process for users looking for excellence. Especially notable are two factors. First is the reordering of Risk Assessment as a step taken after BIAs are completed, to better define dependencies. Second is the need for a rigorous and auditable system that manages the entire BCM process, not just the outcomes."
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