Prepare for Business Continuity Awareness WeekMarch 1st, 2013 by James Warren
In advance of Business Continuity Awareness Week BCAW (18th to 22nd March 2013), we are urging organisations to take a close look at their existing business continuity plans and to align them to international best practice.
All organisations face business continuity risks. Consider that:
- 80% of organisations with a well-planned and implemented business continuity plan are likely to survive a major business discontinuity.
- However, only 20% of those without a business continuity plan are likely to survive.
- Over 90% of organisations that suffer a significant data loss are not in business two years later.
ISO 22301 is the international standard for business continuity management and replaced the British Standard BS25999-2 in May 2012.
ISO 22301 set outs the requirements for a Buisiness Continuity Management System (BCMS) and is based on the ‘Plan-Do-Check-Act’ model as found in other management system standards.
Buy a copy of the ISO 22301 Standard and at the same time, pick up a copy of our brand new pocket guide ISO22301 – A Pocket Guide. It will help you understand business continuity international practice and provides guidance on the best way to implement a fit for purpose BCMS.
IT Governance provide the widest range of products and services for business continuity management and can help your organisation from end to end. We publish books to help people understand the business continuity management and documentation toolkits that help organisations to implement the appropriate documentation to acheive certification. We run a range of public training course and have expert consultants on tap to guide organisations on any or all aspects of business continuity management.