Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW2013) is an annual global event that is facilitated by the BCI and takes place from the 18th – 22nd March 2013. As a Gold Partner of the BCI, ContinuitySA will be focusing on a host of events to showcase the value of business continuity as an integrated part of any organisation’s strategy.
The theme for BCAW2013 is” Business Continuity – for the risks you can see and the ones you can’t”. With a world that is in constant change, organisations are continually confronted with an ever growing range of risks that they need to deal with. The role of Business Continuity in helping organisations to become more resilient has never been greater than now.
Closely related to the discipline of Risk Management, Business Continuity enables an organisation to increase its capability to respond to any existing, emerging or unknown risk by focussing on mitigating the impact of any disruption on the most urgent and high priority activities.
The challenge organisations face is to fully understand the potential impact of any disruption, regardless of its scale or complexity. By looking within and across our organisations and by understanding what we need to have in place to keep our business running, we can ensure we are able to continue to operate whatever the scale or cause of the disruption. With the knowledge and strength of our continuity planning to support us, we can be more confident that we are able to face whatever the world challenges us with, including the risks we can see and the ones we can’t.
In support of BCAW2013, ContinuitySA has scheduled a host of events to keep the informative message going.
In both Johannesburg and Cape Town we are having talks on the International Business Continuity Standard, ISO22301 which will be presented by Eugene Taylor. We also have three informative webinars and we will also be having the BCI Good Practice Guidelines eLearning Course available as an in-house training programme, all of this free of charge.