You’ve been putting that business continuity plan off for months now, but you’ve finally decided to go through with it. You start by talking to members of your staff, partners and service providers. And it doesn’t take long to see that everyone has a different opinion about what to recover first when disaster strikes.
Disasters can happen at any time, which is why it is important for your company to have a business continuity plan. In the event your business gets hit with an unforeseen disaster, you’ll be able to minimize damage, downtime, and impact to your business operations.
Are you prepared for when the unexpected strikes? According to the Institute for Business and Home Safety, approximately 25 percent of businesses don’t reopen following a major disaster. The truth is that disasters happen every day, regardless of location or business size - simply switch on the news for proof.
It’s vital for companies to have a backup plan for disaster, as no one can really predict when they will strike. The most common plan businesses integrate is a business continuity plan or BCP which will ensure that your business can continuously operate and deliver products or services even when catastrophe occurs.
In the Northern Hemisphere it is summer, and in many areas this means the beginning, or tail-end of the severe weather season. From flooding caused by winter snow melt to hurricanes and even tornadoes, every region in the world will eventually see some form of disaster.
With the increasing severity of natural disasters in recent years, many larger companies have started to develop and implement a continuity plan to ensure that they can still conduct business, no matter what happens. Businesses in the process of developing a plan will eventually need to decide if they want to use software or templates?
The decision between templates and software can be a tough one to make, as whichever one you choose, you’ll be using and relying on for a long time.