In essence, Disaster Recovery Planning is an essential part of Business Continuity Management (BCM). It is not just about disaster recovery, crisis management, risk management or about IT. It is demonstrably a business issue.
In summary — Foresee the Unexpected
To quote the Business Continuity Institute, the professional body for Business Continuity Management:
“Business Continuity Management is the act of anticipating incidents which will affect critical functions and processes for the organisation and ensuring that it responds to any incident in a planned and rehearsed manner”.
You are taken ill; your office is burnt down; your computer hard drive dies on you; a key supplier goes bankrupt or closes down. How would any of these occurrences affect your business?
A Gartner research found that 50 percent of all businesses fail after experiencing a major disruption.
Nearly one in five businesses suffers a major disruption every year; yours could be next. With no recovery plan, you have a lessened chance of survival.
Your business cannot avoid all forms of risk or potential damage. However, you can ensure the survival of your organisation by compiling a Business Continuity Management (BCM) Plan—and following it.
Learn how to cope with the risks that could cause:
- Inability to maintain customer services, and subsequent loss of work to competitors;
- Damage to image, reputation or brand;
- Failure to protect the company assets;
- Business control failure;
- Higher insurance premiums; and
- Failure to meet legal or regulatory requirements.
To be continued
Terence CAVB (Certified Australian Virtual Business)
Principal, Cyberspace Virtual Services, Western Australia
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