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Everything you want to know about Business Continuity by Tony Drewitt

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CHAPTER 3: AN INCREDIBLY SHORT HISTORY:EARLY DR TO 2011 BCM

In truth, the existence of business continuity as a management discipline, or activity, is simply the result of recognition by people running organisations that something could go wrong. And, whilst this has always been the case, as the world has become more sophisticated and technologically complex, there is more to go wrong, more malevolence, and we just happen to be entering a time when natural hazards appear to be more prevalent and more severe. But the distinct management activity of addressing the risks of things going wrong really began when mainframe and minicomputers started to be used by increasing numbers of companies and other large organisations, throughout the 1970s and ...

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