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Everything you want to know about Business Continuity

This book delivers “how to do BCM in the most effective way”, whether to do it and the difference it really makes to corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and directors’ contingent liabilities.
Everything you want to know about Business Continuity

Business continuity is crucial to the survival of your business. Learn how to manage it effectively with this essential guide!

The risks for businesses today are increasing all the time and so are the consequences of incidents and interruptions. Too many companies lose time, customers and income because of circumstances beyond their control. Companies that have a business continuity plan in place are able to not only minimise losses and retain clients, but also win new business!

Accountability is also a new and growing aspect of running organisations. When things go wrong, people at the top are expected to be able to account for the decisions that they took, or didn’t take, when times were better. Business continuity plans and arrangements developed on best-practice lines are far more likely to protect directors in the face of any post-incident enquiry.

When customers are choosing suppliers, whether looking for new ones or reviewing which to keep, most are considering not only price, but quality, financial stability and operational resilience – whether a supplier is likely to be tripped over by the slightest incident, or whether it has some credible plan. Any company can say that it has a business continuity plan, but those that can demonstrate resilience based upon best-practice principles will surely have the edge over those that cannot.

The book will guide you through domestic and international standards relating to business continuity, with particular reference to ISO22301. Companies achieving certification under the Standard will communicate to their stakeholders their commitment to uninterrupted supply.

This practical guide will show you how business continuity management can help your organisation to:

  • carry out realistic risk identification and assessment
  • put in place a cost-effective, ‘fit-for-purpose’ business continuity plan
  • be more competitive
  • enjoy greater customer loyalty
  • conform to the legal requirements in terms of accountability, compliance, risk awareness
  • return to ‘business as usual’ as quickly as possible after an unforeseen incident.

The time for burying our corporate heads in the sand and thinking ‘It won’t happen to us’ is long past. It is time to identify the risks and to increase your company’s resilience in the face of potential disasters.  Everything you want to know about Business Continuity will show you how to develop a modern response to  the operational risk landscape and how to prepare your organisation for interruptions to your key activities, minimising the impact on your bottom line, reputation and credibility. You will be able to identify and assess the risks to your company and put in place a ‘fit-for-purpose’ business continuity plan which will enable you to meet the expectations of your customers and stakeholders in the event of an unforeseen incident.

About the author

Tony Drewitt held a number of technical, commercial and senior management positions before becoming a full-time management consultant 10 years ago. He was one of the first consultants in the UK to achieve full certification under BS25999-2. Tony has been a practising business continuity consultant, trainer and technical expert since 2001 and is a professional member of the Business Continuity Institute.

Everything you want to know about Business Continuity is Tony’s third ITG publication and follows the successful BS25999: A Pocket Guide and A Manager’s Guide to BS25999.

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Authors: Tony Drewitt
Publishers: IT Governance Publishing
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ISBN13: 9781849282017
Pages: 260
Published: 15 Mar 2012
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