Invocation

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1. An Invocation is a formal notification or declaration to a both internal and external providers to deliver the agreed business continuity arrangements and services required to support the key products or services.

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

2. An act of declaring that an organization’s business continuity arrangements need to be put into effect in order to continue delivery of key products or services.

(Source: ISO 22301:2012 – Societal Security – Business Continuity Management Systems - Requirements) - clause 3.23

3. Act of declaring that an organization’s business continuity plan needs to be put into effect in order to continue delivery of key products or services.

(Source: AE/HSC/NCEMA 7000:2012)

4. An act of declaring that an organization's business continuity plan needs to be put into effect in order to continue delivery of key products or services.

(Source: British Standard BS25999-1:2006 Code of Practice for Business Continuity Management)