In this section
TIMBUS breaks the business process preservation step down into three functions:
- The “Planning” function performs risk analysis and determines the requirements for preserving the relevant business processes. It employs intelligent, reasoning-based Enterprise Risk Management to identify preservation risks, to assess their impact, to identify mitigation options and to determine the options’ cost-benefit. This is integrated with a three-fold analysis:
- What are the parts of the process and computing environment context that need to be captured as metadata so that one is able to redeploy the process in order to successfully mitigate the risk?
- What are the dependencies of these relevant process, software and hardware components to other process, software and hardware components in this context?
- What legislative considerations impact the ability to preserve now or to redeploy later the dependencies and context components that should be preserved?
- The “Preservation” function virtualises the business processes and services together with their computing environments and relevant business documentation and stores them appropriately. This includes third-party and distributed services. It also validates the preserved process to ensure that it enables the redeployment of all significant functionality of the original process.
- The “Redeployment” function reactivates and reruns the business processes. For testing purposes, this process is integrated with a testbed in which future potential scenarios are simulated. In the testing phase redeployed processes also are verified against the significant characteristics of the original process.
TIMBUS Tasks (large diagram)
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