No matter how well your business is doing, disasters can happen that could jeopardise it’s continuity. Whether a man made or natural disaster the question here is, would your business survive these 5 disasters?
With the ‘energy gap’ looming on the horizon, the reliability of your power source could be a risk to your business. Studies suggest UK businesses lose £2 billion a year cue to downtime. Would you be able to continue trading and offer the same first-class customer support without access to your phone system, the internet, your CRM?
Britain’s weather has been getting wetter and more extreme over the past few years with insurance firms paying out well over £1 billion a year to victims of flooding since 2012. What contingencies do you have in place should a freak weather event hit your business?
Fires in your office of the surrounding area could have a devastating impact on the smooth running of your business – just ask the 370 firms evacuated due to an explosion at Buncefield oil storage depot. Do you know how quickly your business can get back up and running after a fire?
All businesses are vulnerable to attacks from people both on the outside and within. In the first half of 2012, £374 million worth of fraud was committed by individuals against their employer. Do you have a plan in place to lessen the impact of threats from your fellow man?
Back in 2011, 47 percent of all IT and service failures were the result of human error, 29 percent being the fault of server failure. Are you confident that your IT systems are stable enough to recede the possibility of hardware failures, and are sufficiently backed up to return to normal quickly?
How would your business fair with these disasters? If you are questioning the ability of your business to handle these 5 disasters you need to consider creating a business continuity plan! For more information about creating a business continuity plan for your business see our previous blog on the topic or get in touch with our consultants who will be able to help you put together a plan for protecting your business.