Why is continuity planning important?
Did you know that 1 out of every 4 businesses impacted by a disaster never reopens its doors? And in the past year, nearly 1 in 5 companies has reported experiencing a business interruption. A business interruption can be as benign as a short power outage or as severe as a hurricane. Companies that are prepared to face all types of incidents— small or large—are more likely to stay in business.
To give your company the best shot at success during a disaster, you need to put a current, tested plan in the hands of all personnel responsible for carrying out any part of that plan. The lack of a plan doesn’t just mean your organization will take longer than necessary to recover from an event or incident. You could go out of business for good.