Business Continuity Planning (BCP)

Purdue IT’s Business Continuity Planning (BCP) team was established to enable Purdue to continue offering necessary services in the case of a disruptive event. Business Continuity Plans are maintained by a group of authorized users using the Business Continuity Management system hosted at:

BCP's mission is to:

  • Keep Purdue IT customer systems up and running or restore services as soon as possible
  • Provide written plans and structure for how Purdue responds to an event
Purdue IT utilizes the KualiReady software, which specializes in BCP for higher education. Plans include data such as:
  • Department Information
  • Department Contacts & contact information
  • Critical Level 1, 2 & 3 Functions
  • Key Resources
  • Department Team Members, Roles & Responsibilities
  • Documents
  • Information Technology
  • Central Applications
  • Servers
  • Workstations
  • How to restart strategies
In addition to developing plans, BCP assists in college/department training, writes leadership workshops and scenario playbooks, holds tabletop exercises to test plan execution, and conducts yearly reviews, updates and continuous improvement.

Benefits of BCP

  • Single Repository for Documents & Plans
  • Effective Communication During Crises
  • Facilities & IT Systems Damage Assessment
  • Guidance for Decision-Making in Emergencies
  • Structured Emergency Contact Information, Recovery Teams, Roles and Responsibilities
  • Facilitation of Quick Response/Recovery
  • Protection of Critical Data and IT Infrastructure
  • Improved Risk Management
  • Continued Research Activities
  • Enhanced Reputation and Stakeholder Confidence
  • Cultivation of a Preparedness Culture
For more information on BCP at Purdue, contact