Putting in place a Business Continuity Plan is only the first step. A comprehensive BCP gives your business assurance that it can continue operations, even in the event of an unexpected incident or full-blown crisis. However, BCP maintenance, review and testing form equally vital steps in your business continuity strategy.
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Disaster recovery and business continuity are two terms often used interchangeably – but doing so risks missing some of the key differences between the two strategies. Having defined plans, both to respond in the immediate aftermath of a crisis, and to recover following the initial crisis period, is essential.
Do you need both business continuity and operational resilience? While there are overlaps between the two, each plays a distinct and different role in driving your organization forward. Delve into the similarity and differences of each and why they're both important for your business.
Resilience and continuity are often pitted against each other as opposing strategies. But in fact, “business resilience vs. business continuity” may be an unnecessary rivalry. There’s a strong argument that successful organizations need to demonstrate both resilience AND continuity.
Many organizations already have such a plan. The danger is that it’s all too easy to make the development of a business continuity plan (BCP) a one-off event, a tick-box exercise. So how often should you review your BCP?
The process of developing a business continuity strategy may also have wider-reaching benefits, encouraging as it does a wholesale review of your risk, supply chain management, and resource management approaches. Here we aim to make this process painless by exploring the various options available for business continuity planning, sharing tried-and-tested approaches, and giving best practice examples.