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BCAW 2014: Counting the cost

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) has announced that the theme for the 2014 Business Continuity Awareness Week will be ‘Counting the cost’.

The theme has been designed to demonstrate the potential cost of not having an effective business continuity management system. Incidents are becoming more commonplace and the resulting costs are increasing, so the role of the business continuity professional has never been more important, says the BCI.

Steve Mellish, chairman of the BCI, said: "Whether a large event like Hurricane Sandy, or a small incident such as a localized computer failure, no organization is exempt from disruption. While business continuity may not prevent these from happening, or negate all of the cost, it will help reduce the impact, it will help the organization to continue operating as normal as possible and it will help reduce reputational damage."

The aim of Business Continuity Awareness Week is to support those working in the industry by highlighting the value of the profession and to highlight the importance of having a business continuity management system in place.

Business Continuity Awareness Week will take place between 17th and 21st March 2014.


•Date: 4th December 2013 • World •Type: Article • Topic: BC general

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