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ISO22301 - A Pocket Guide by Tony Drewitt

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CHAPTER 1: BUSINESS CONTINUITY – WHAT’S THAT?

In any organisational endeavour, be it a business, a public body or a not-for-profit organisation, the basic premise is that it does what it does without being interrupted by unforeseen factors. In order to do this, all organisations must continue to have available to them all of the resources and services upon which they depend, and must be allowed to continue doing what they do.

Resources

As they evolve, most businesses and other organisations acquire the resources upon which they depend. If any of these critical resources are lost or are taken away, the organisation is likely to find itself in trouble.

Most organisations have some contingencies for certain resource failures (usually in their IT ...

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