The speed with which modern business is transacted means that a disruption of only a few hours can have a catastrophic impact on the profitability and reputation of the affected organisation. Although this will have an immediate and adverse impact, it can also damage an organisation’s long term viability.
An effective business continuity management (BCM) program can help to mitigate operational interruptions, crises and disasters that occur, by providing the means for organisations to quickly return to a state of 'business as usual' should these events occur. Once management has established a business continuity plan (BCP), it must be tested and exercised to validate whether operations will perform as anticipated.
Organisations cannot possibly prepare for every scenario, but the more extensive planning and preparation, the better-prepared the organisation is to react to such unexpected events. A robust Business Continuity Plan (BCP) documents the steps to be taken, the resources needed and the procedures to be followed before, during and after the crisis. Effective Business Continuity Management (BCM) programs will typically include the following characteristics:
Our engagements can begin anywhere along the following BCM lifecycle and are tailored to your organisation’s operating strategy and business requirements.