What is Business Continuity Management?

This question is best answered by one of the most respected organizations in the business – Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI)

Business Continuity Management is defined as a:

Holistic management process that identifies potential threats to an organization and the impacts to business operations those threats, if realized, might cause, and which provides a framework for building organizational resilience with the capability of an effective response that safeguards the interests of its key stakeholders, reputation, brand and value-creating activities. (International Glossary for Resiliency)

Business Continuity Management (BCM) integrates the disciplines of Emergency Response, Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery (technology continuity) and Business Continuity (organizational/operational relocation).

Source: DRII – What is BCM?