The Problem

Where an IT Disaster Recovery Plan takes care of just one part of the business, a true Business Continuity Plan looks at a wider scope of your organisations operations.

Planning for and taking preventative action to ensure that all aspects of your business are protected and continue to operate in the event of a disaster or disruption to your IT systems is vital.

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69% of companies cite Extreme Weather as the reason for activating their Business Continuity Plan in the last 12 months
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38% of businesses activated their Business Continuity Plan due to IT failures in the last 12 months
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42% of businesses implemented a BCP due to pressures from existing customers
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31% of businesses implemented a BCP due to direct experience with previous disasters

Know your Disaster Recovery from your Business Continuity! The two are related, but not the same!

What is Business Continuity?

Business Continuity is the capability of your organisation to continue delivery of products or services at an acceptable and pre-agreed level following a disruptive event.

A Business Continuity Plan sets out your strategies and accepted level of capabilities following a series of scenarios, leaving you’re organisation a manual of what to do in the event of disruption.

Failure to plan, is planning to fail

In complex supply-chains Business Continuity Planning is becoming a more important consideration by customers and in many cases required by customers.  There are many good reasons to look at this part of your organisation and develop a strategy and a plan.  For some businesses it can reduce insurance premiums, for others it allows peace of mind that quick responses can be made to a number of disaster scenarios to keep the business servicing its customers.

Keep your business running, when your competitors can’t

Major events such as terrorism, extreme weather, epidemics have brought the matter of Business Continuity Planning to the attention of all business owners and executives.

Organisational leaders now realise that they need to take steps to improve that their company would survive such incidents and continue to operate, deliver an acceptable of customer service and generate income.

Working with ISO 22301 in Business Continuity Management, unleashed can offer various methods for ensuring when the worst happens, your organisation has a robust action plan.

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