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Everything you want to know about Business Continuity by Tony Drewitt

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CHAPTER 2: WHAT DOES BCM ACTUALLYACHIEVE?

The recent economic downturn has taught many in the business continuity world that BCM is treated as a ‘discretionary’ activity by many people running organisations of all types.

Do we now wear seat belts in cars because:

•   They are there?

•   It is a requirement of the law?

•   We value our safety and our lives, and we know that road traffic accidents do happen?

Those of us who can remember the introduction of seat belt laws will also probably recall that we either wore them anyway, or started wearing them if we thought we were going to get caught. Despite the law and the extensive ‘clunk–click’ media campaign in the UK, there were many drivers and passengers who preferred not to wear them. But today, ...

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