At Critchlow, we specialise in emergency management and business continuity management. Two things that are always important, but with recent events (read: quakes, storms and tsunamis) they’re at the top of many organisations priorities.
In this day and age, most organisations are finally realising the importance of having a business continuity management plan.
The time has gone when a “compliant” business continuity plan is sufficient evidence of an organisation’s ability to prevent and prepare for downtime and disasters. Research by Sungard Availability Services shows that 75% of such plans aren’t used at the time of a disruption or during a test. This is not surprising. Compliant plans developed to “tick a box” are not likely to be trusted, when trust is what you need most.