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Business Process

The series of activities undertaken to create a product or deliver a service. Companies often lay down specific rules for business process to ensure activities are completed in an organized and efficient manner. Business process may involve division of labor between multiple persons and/or technologies. For example, in a publishing company, one person may write material, a second may edit it, a third may add graphics, and a fourth may print it. Business process is also called business function.
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A required task by the organizations is the recovery of a business function within the desired Recovery Time Objective (RTO) or even the Maximum Acceptable Outage (MAO) (NIST, 2010), as they are determined by the Business Continuity team and documented in the BIA template.
Summary: A report published by Econsultancy and Blue Latitude this week looks at the effect of rapidly evolving digital technology on a range of different business functions.
Business functions that deal directly with the mission statement should be recovered first.
If the attorneys are organized by type of legal service, one group of lawyers should handle all of the contract negotiation and drafting for the company while another handles all of the company's litigation (and so on), regardless of which business function is involved.
Recognizing that correctional agencies generally share a common set of business processes, in 2002, the Corrections Technology Association (CTA), with funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, initiated a project to document common business functions inherent to correctional agencies.
The results add further evidence of two trends: Communicators today are approaching their work with more business discipline, and internal communication is increasingly viewed as an important business function.
Knowledge management is an integral business function for many organizations to manage intellectual resources effectively.
This article locates the sameness/difference debate in a wider analysis of management styles, with particular attention paid to the business function. It is also suggested that any debate on styles must take place within a feminist theoretical framework which acknowledges inequalities of power, economic and patriarchal interests.
As I see it, a turnaround is an across-the-board rethinking and, ultimately, restructuring of each major business function, every process, and every employee's attitude and behavior so that a predetermined end is achieved.
In Wrigley, the Court rejected a strict interpretation by holding that solicitation includes not only actual requests for purchases, but also other activities entirely ancillary to requests for purchases of goods, so long as the activities "serve no independent business function apart from their connection to the solicitation of orders." It is not enough to facilitate sales; an activity must facilitate the requesting of sales.
Geoff Lockyer was returning home to South Australia from a business function in Ukraine.

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