The art of crystal ball gazing
No business operates in a vacuum and events far beyond your organisation’s boundaries can have devastating knock-on effects. While the impact of some external events will be utterly inconceivable until they happen – 9/11 or Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami for example – others, like the failure of a key supplier, are entirely predictable with just a little forethought. Whether such events merely cause a minor hiccup in day-to-day operations or bring the entire business grinding to a halt depends, to a large extent, on your organisation’s preparedness.
It has been said, “We are always prepared for the last disaster”. When business continuity was in its infancy we naively thought IT failure was our biggest risk only to be surprised by acts of terrorism, extreme weather and flu pandemics. We often seem to be one disaster behind. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Resilience Guard can advise you on techniques that will help you mitigate risks and make your organisation more resilient to disruption.