If you follow our social media channels, you’ll defiantly be aware that this week is Business Continuity Awareness Week 2017 or #BCAW17. However, there sometimes is confusion about what business continuity actually is
“Business Continuity is about building and improving resilience in your business; it’s about identifying your key business assets and the most urgent activities that underpin them and then, once that ‘analysis’ is complete, it is about devising plans and strategies that will enable you to continue your business operations and enable you to recover quickly and effectively from any type disruption whatever its size or cause. It gives you a solid framework to lean on in times of crisis and provides stability and security. In fact, embedding BC into your business is proven to bring business benefits”. – The Business Continuity Institute
Many businesses and organisations we supply for in Milton Keynes, Peterborough, London and beyond have been adversely affected by cybercrime, flooding, fires, civil disturbance and data loss among others. The impacts can be severe causing substantial financial loss and businesses to close down. All businesses and organisations are susceptible to risks which may disrupt or prevent their activities. In an adverse event, some simple steps can assist you in preparing for these and continuing a limited service before returning back to full service delivery.
Essentially, Business Continuity is about identifying those parts of your organisation that you can’t afford to lose –such as information, stock, premises, staff –and planning how to maintain these if an incident occurs.
Survive and thrive. The goal is to not only survive adverse events but to thrive in the aftermath. This could be as simple as better business processes, or it could mean out manoeuvring business competition to increase you market share while you competitors stumble.
Either way, at Tatry Group we have deep understanding of how our services fit in and enhance an organisation’s business continuity and overall resilience or risk management strategy.
Contact us today for a free no obligation meeting to discuss how we can add value to your organisation.