Disaster recovery and business continuity planning are crucial components of an organization’s risk management strategy. It enables critical services to continue during a disaster until normal operations can resume. Layman’s Guide to Business Continuity Planning provides a concise and easy-to-understand guide to ensure that your business carries on operating, during as well as after disruption or disaster.
Part 1 of this eBook explains the concept “business continuity” and lists the key components of a good business continuity plan. Part 2 sets out the advantages of a solid business continuity plan taking into account operations, compliance and human capital.
Part 3 highlights the consequences of not having a competent business continuity plan and presents the risks that your business may be exposed to without a business continuity plan. These include business downtime; loss of money and income; higher operating costs; poor staff morale; loss of customers due to bad service; legal action taken by unhappy customers and/or employees; legal non-compliance and possible business closure. Part 4 provides a handy overview of the components comprising a successful business continuity plan while Part 5 highlights three key questions to consider when implementing a business continuity plan.
Part 6 sketches a simple approach, based on ISO 22301, to creating your own business continuity plan. The steps are separated into four phases that can be completed by different people simultaneously. Part 7 concludes this eBook.
Organization must plan for threats and risk to protect the business when disaster strikes. Empower yourself and your business with this eBook and ensure you are able to moderate risk and continuously deliver products and services in the face of disruption.