Get prepared to avoid downtime

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The need for business continuity has never been more apparent. The threat of terrorism has heightened awareness of the business implications of major disasters, while in the US, recent power ‘outages’ – and the worry they could be replicated in the UK – has prompted some organisations to assess the business implications of major disruption.

However, while 34 per cent of organisations (the largest percentage) cite terrorism as a reason for developing a business continuity plan (BCP), as few as two per cent of invocations are as a direct result of terrorist attack, according to figures from SunGard. Daily 'threats' are more prolific ...

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