There are many standards and guidelines which cover the topic of business continuity, but only two will be mentioned here since they are the most common and encompass the others. The major issue is that they tell you what to do but not how to do it. In a lot of cases it is quite possible to comply with some standard but have no objective capability when it comes to business resistance to failure. Unfortunately this is increasingly common.


The main player is BS25999. This has not yet been approved as a standard by ISO, although it does cover just about everything that other ‘standards’ cover. The general objective of a standard should be that if you conform to it then (i) your business is comparable with others which conform ...

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