Adoption of the new ISO22301 Standard can benefit any organisation, says expert


IT Governance Ltd, the single source provider of a comprehensive range of business continuity resources, has advised that any organisation, regardless of type or size, will benefit from meeting the newly released ISO22301 BCMS Requirements.

Alan Calder, CEO of IT Governance, says, ‘In the public sector, disaster recovery and business continuity plans are essential to maintain an organisation’s legal and regulatory responsibilities. Private organisations, on the other hand, need to have a business continuity plan in place to ensure that they can continue trading in case of business disruption. The ISO22301 Standard provides internationally acknowledged specifications for setting up and managing an effective business continuity management system (BCMS)’.

‘Any organisation, small or large, will benefit from developing an ISO22301-compliant BCMS in order to ensure quick recovery from an unforeseen event that might otherwise affect its key organisational goals,’ continues Calder.

Implementing the new ISO22301 Standard will allow an organisation to demonstrate to its stakeholders – customers, employees and suppliers – that it is fully prepared for any disruptive incident.

The ISO22301 BCMS Requirements were published in May 2012 and replace the BS25999 Standard which will be withdrawn in November 2012. All organisations that hold BS25999 will be required to make the transition to ISO22301, with the expected transition period likely to be no more than 24 months.

Professionals responsible for implementing the ISO22301 Standard in their organisation will benefit from booking on the ISO22301 BCMS Lead Implementer Training Course to be held in London on the 12­14th September. Delivered by an experienced BCM consultant, this course provides a comprehensive and practical coverage of all aspects of implementing a business continuity management system (BCMS) and ensuring full accreditation to the ISO22301 Standard.

Organisations can purchase the ISO22301 BCMS Requirements Standard here: Larger organisations can purchase multiple copies with a purchase order, either by telephone or by e-mail, to

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