*One measure of a successful BCM is organisational resilience. Resilient businesses continue to meet organisational objectives when faced by major challenges such as natural disasters, crime, equipment failures or even a terrorist attack. Resilience takes a holistic approach to assist businesses survive turbulent times by integrating risk, emergency response, incident and BCM. Resilience arises from a combination of culture and attitude, process and framework.
Business continuity should become an integral part of the culture within your business. It should involve everyone within your business not just senior management and boards. It is better to be proactive in relation to possible events, which may affect your business, rather than having to respond in a reactive manner when an event occurs.
In summary BCM is a structured process within a business. It can assist businesses to address the following:
What could happen?
What impact it could have?
What are the critical aspects in continuing business? and
What procedures have to be undertaken before, during and after a crisis, emergency, event or incident?
BCIA can provide its clients with the following business continuity services: