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If you own or are responsible for a business or organisation, have you considered the impacts from external emergencies?

How would your organisation cope with:

  • A sudden and significant reduction in staff
  • Denial of access to a site or geographical area
  • Unexpected loss of mains electricity
  • A temporary disruption to gas supplies
  • A disruption to the supply of mains water and sewerage
  • Significant disruption to transport
  • Disruption to the availability of fuel and power
  • A loss of telecommunications
  • A loss of, or disruption to your computer systems
  • A disruption which affects your key suppliers or partners
  • Does your organisation have adequate business continuity measures in place

Did you know?

Twenty percent of companies will suffer a fire, flood, power failures, terrorism, hardware or software disaster. Of those without a business continuity plan:

  • Eighty percent will fail in just over a year
  • Forty-three percent will not even reopen
  • Ninety-three percent that experience a significant data loss are out of business within five year.
  • Ninety percent of businesses that suffer total loss of a mission critical facility and do not have Business continuity plans go out of business within 2 years.

What is Business Continuity?

A company that experiences a computer outage lasting more than 10 days will never fully recover financially. But you can take steps to prevent becoming one of those statistics by preparing a business continuity plan for your organisation – watch this video and find out more.

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