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Unformatted text preview: What is Business Continuity? Business Continuity Management (BCM) is a management process that helps manage the risks to the smooth running of an organisation or a delivery of a service, ensuring it can continue to operate to the extent required in the event of a disruption. ¾ Fact 80% of businesses affected by a major incident close within a month. ¾ 90% of businesses that lose data from a disaster are forced to shut within 2 years. ¾ 58% of UK organisations were disrupted by September 11 th . Of those disrupted 12 % were seriously affected. ¾ Nearly 1 in 5 businesses suffer a major disruption every year. What is the role of Falkirk Council’s Emergency Planning Unit? ¾ Falkirk Council’s Emergency Planning Unit can offer advice and support but cannot prepare your plans for you. You know your business and the critical processes. ¾ Is the service free? We offer advice free of charge, and we can assist by giving details of useful web-sites and further reading. ¾ There may be a charge for more specific advice and/or assistance. Why Business Continuity? Without effective business continuity planning a natural or man made disaster could result in any one of the following: ¾ A complete failure of your business. ¾ Loss of income. ¾ Loss of reputation and or loss of customers. ¾ Financial, legal and Regulatory penalties. ¾ Human resource issues....
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