Research underscores the importance of business continuity in honour of Business Continuity Awareness Week

Top 10 Business Continuity Disasters

Whether it was a fire that brought a halt to a bustling city centre, structural damage to a bridge that diverted 80,000 commuters daily or a 106-mph storm that disrupted 130 flights, the last 12 months had its share of incidents that kept businesses on their toes and put their revenue at risk.

As part of the Business Continuity Institute’s Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) 2016, managed service provider Kalamazoo IT put together research highlighting some of the biggest threats to business continuity over the last 12 months.

BCAW, which is 16-20 May, is intended to raise awareness about business continuity and resilience following both high-profile and smaller incidents that threaten businesses. As a managed service provider, Kalamazoo IT offers a number of services that protect its clients in the face of major upheaval, including business continuity, IT support, field service and outsourced service desk.

It compiled this research to help businesses understand the types of incidents that could affect them. Without a thorough business continuity programme, there is a risk of negative consequences such as lost inventory, reduced productivity due to employees being unable to work remotely, property damage and the all-important revenue loss.

Kalamazoo IT’s goal is to help businesses mitigate the impact of business interruptions with its business continuity solutions, which include BlackVault Managed Recovery Platform, a fully managed disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) platform utilising a hybrid cloud infrastructure.

“Investing in forward planning can save valuable time, protect the organisation’s revenue and preserve its customer base. We urge businesses to formulate a business continuity programme to identify inefficient processes that cost the organisation money on a daily basis and can prove a barrier to disaster recovery.”

An infographic entitled “Top 10 Business Continuity Disasters” illustrates the research, featuring events such as the Holborn fire, Forth Road Bridge closure and Storm Katie.

How would you react if your business were affected by any of these incidents?

Please share this infographic on social media with the hashtag #BCAW2016 and mention @KalamazooIT