Business Continuity


All businesses are threatened by unplanned disruptions to their operations. Business Continuity, at its core, is how Central Piedmont will continue operating when our normal operating procedures are not possible.

The primary objective of business continuity is to develop strategies to recover, resume, and maintain all critical business functions as quickly as possible in order to minimize the impact of a disruption on the college. Generally speaking, it is all about resiliency.

Business Continuity at Central Piedmont

For most Central Piedmont divisions and/or departments, service to our students and community would be impacted in the event that our critical functions and systems were disrupted for a period of time. Through business continuity planning and preparation, we are able to enhance both our capacity to maintain critical functions during a disruption as well as our capability to quickly resume business processes after a disruption. The goal of business continuity planning is to enable Central Piedmont to continue our mission despite a disruption.

Stages of Business Continuity Planning

  • Risk Assessment
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Recovery Strategy Development
  • Plan Development and Execution
  • Plan Test and Maintenance