Any business using computer services has at least some susceptibility to loosing those services. Continuity Management looks at the risks and makes judgements about what is an acceptable risk.
Imagine there's a 1% chance of a specific disastrous event in the next twelve months: if you can prepare to protect your systems from that risk by spending £2 or €2 today, you would take it. If there was a one in a million chance of that event happening next year, would you spend that money?
Probably yes: the cost is about the same as a lottery ticket and the risk of the event happening are shorter odds than winning the jackpot. If the protection had a one-off cost of £10,000 or €10,000 then you would not spend the money for the one in a million risk, but somebody would be thinking hard if it was the 1% chance, and probably a "no-brainer" if the risk was assessed at 10%.
A regular Disaster Recovery - Business Continuity exercise has several benefits, including preparing staff for what you hope will never happen. The trite adage "failure to plan is planning to fail" comes to mind. A well-crafted scenario can also knock people out of complacency. A longer article "Continuity Management" is published on Linkedin.
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