SFB Guide to Business Continuity Planning

Nearly one in five businesses suffers a major disruption each year. And when things go wrong, particularly with IT systems, the effect on your business can be catastrophic. The inability to process and fulfill orders, respond to customers’ queries, check stock levels or reply to business partners’ requests can have both serious financial and reputational repercussions. Business continuity (or IT continuity as it’s sometimes referred to) is fundamental to enabling your business to continue to function and recover quickly from unexpected events that disrupt your IT systems. The development of a business continuity plan will help in identifying the disruptive events that could potentially affect your staff, premises, IT systems and networks, services such as power and telecommunications, and critical business processes. It will spell out the steps to take should some form of event take place and what individuals’ responsibilities are. The key to business continuity is to enable your business to bounce back from a disaster with the minimum disruption and get you back to ‘trading as normal’ as quickly as possible. And that philosophy applies equally to businesses of all sizes – from large multi-nationals to single traders

SFB Guide to Business Continuity Planning

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