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A framework for process-centric business continuity management

Businesses depend on Information Technology (IT) more than ever. Disruptions in a IT infrastructure causes disruptions in business processes which lead to financial losses, legal consequences, losses in reputation and may cause bankruptcies. Business Continuity Management (BCM) addresses these problems by conducting a Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and providing a Business Continuity Plan against various expected threats and disruptions. For Business Continuity Management an integrated and coherent view of all involved business processes, IT and facility level resources services is essential. Creating such a view using ' conventional methodologies is, however, time consuming and error prone. Dealing with large, heterogenous, and complex IT infrastructures further demand automated process impact analyses, Service Level Agreement (SLA) translations and recovery plan validations. The major contributions of this research are: * A non-intrusive approach to extend business process modelling environments with BCM analysis and a model-driven methodology to create a coherent view on all important IT and facility level elements, * A novel methodology for automated Business Impact Analyses * A first ever Petri-Net based solution which permits to translate Business Process Continuity Requirements into SLAs and prop- agate these SLAs across an IT landscape.
Date January 2015
CreatorsWinkler, Ulrich
PublisherQueen's University Belfast
Source SetsEthos UK
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation

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