Business Continuity Awareness Week will be held between the 16th and 20th March 2015 and the theme for the week is the testing and exercising business continuity plans.
We all know that every organisation should have a business continuity plan – common sense dictates that in the event of a disruption you want your organisation to continue functioning as normal as possible. But how many organisations actually test their plans? According to a UK study by Databarracks, less than a third of respondents to a survey (29%) stated that they had tested their plan during the previous twelve months. If you don’t test your plan, the only way you will know if it works is when you put it into action for real – is this really a good time to find out that it doesn’t work?
During BCAW we are collating some resources that you may find useful in testing and exercising your own plans or to help you raise awareness of the importance of BC to your colleagues. You can find the links to these resources below.