Typically when we think of Business Continuity Management (BCM) we think of large multi-national organisations with huge revenues to protect. But BCM is an issue that must be embraced by all organisations.
If an unexpected incident occurs it is often the small to medium-sized business that can suffer the most. Why? Well, the initial response to an incident is often the most critical. Without a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) – a clear plan of steps on how to keep operations going whilst returning to business as usual as quickly as possible – the very existence of a business can be threatened.
BCM is often seen as expensive and thus not high on the list of business priorities. This is a misconception. BCM should be proportional to the business and can actually help you win new clients through your commitment to business continuity.
At IT Governance we have helped organisations of all sizes implement Business Continuity Management. No matter what stage you are at of a project we have the resources to help:
- Introductory books on Business Continuity
- The international Business Continuity Standard ISO22301
- Training including ISO23301 training
- Business Continuity consultancy services
One of the best places to start is by learning about the international business continuity standard ISO 22301. Our industry leading ISO 22301 Foundation course is a perfect way to get to grips with the standard and what it can do for your business. Find out more about the ISO 2301 course here.