How to get involved
To find out how you can play your part in helping to raise awareness of the industry, we have produced a new briefing document that gives some ideas. Do take the time to read and if you would like to get involved then just get in touch.
You can find the document in our news room.
The theme for Business Continuity Awareness Week (17-21 March) was 'counting the cost' – a theme designed to demonstrate the potential cost of not having an effective business continuity management system. BCAW brings together the collective expertise of the BCI’s members and partners to help people understand how applying Business Continuity to their organisation can foster greater resilience. Whether a global multinational or a small business, whether operating in financial services, public administration or manufacturing, Business Continuity is a dynamic management practice that is proven to help organisations anticipate, prepare, respond and adapt to an ever changing risk environment. Click on the links below to find out more.
Counting the cost: a meta analysis of the cost of ineffective business continuity
What are the costs of ineffective business continuity? The BCI has published its own research focusing on the cost of common threats to an organisation: IT and telecommunications outage, data breach and cyber attacks, and adverse weather conditions. The objective of this report is simple. We want to drive home the message that business continuity (BC) is not the sole domain of an organisation’s BC professional. Ensuring an effective, robust BC programme is also the responsibility of management, budget holders and the rest of staff. In a time where cutting budgets is the norm, and BC-related expenses are often one of the first to go, it is important to be reminded of the cost of being caught flat-footed in an incident. The false economy created by cutting down on business continuity may create bigger problems that may impact on organisational resilience and viability. Read ‘Counting the cost’.