Keep your company up-and-running through any kind of interruption with a good Business Continuity Plan — it is the plan you need for when the unexpected happens!
Why You Should Consider Business Continuity Planning
Business disruptions like power failures, IT system crashes, natural disasters, or supply chain problems can happen which result in short and long-term negative impact on a businesses. Very often, however, business owners and executives don’t have proper Disaster Recovery strategies primarily because such disruptions are not top of mind, or can be viewed as just too unlikely to make a priority.
One of the greatest risks businesses take relates to the ability to continue in business after being struck by disastrous circumstances. 85% of companies who do not have a recovery plan fail shortly after their business is interrupted by a crisis.
In the event of an unforeseen disaster striking your business, how would you continue providing service to your customers? How would you get back on your feet financially?
What is Business Continuity Planning?
Business Continuity Planning offers comprehensive security to your business to ensure you can stay operational. This applies not only after a natural calamity, but also for interruptions such as supply issues, unexpected illness to a team member, departures to critical staff members, or other challenges that affect business operations.
There is no one-size Continuity solution for your business as every business is different. The key is to be proactive and get the practical and cost-effective plan that works for you.
Types of potential risks
- Power & energy disruptions
- Transportation, safety or service sector failures
- Environmental disasters such as pollution and hazardous materials spills
- Hackers and other web-based attacks with data loss
- Natural disasters such as tornadoes, floods, blizzards, earthquakes and fire
- Illness, departure or loss of key staffer
In addition to a plan that covers a loss of a server or data centre, don’t overlook a plan that covers laptops or mobile devices. As technology expands, so too does the amount of valuable data stored on such devices which may not be properly protected or insured.