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Business Continuity Awareness Week – Day 1

The results of this year’s Chartered Management Institute survey of Business Continuity were released today to coincide with the start of Business Continuity Awareness Week.  There is little change from previous years in many of the headline results of the survey, for instance:

  • There was only a very modest increase (from 61% to 63%) in the proportion of organisations claiming to have BCM arrangements in place;
  • BCM is still more prevalent in the public sector than the private sector; and
  • Large organisations are still more likely to have BCM arrangements in place than smaller ones.

However, there are some interesting new aspects to the survey.  There is much more detail on the impacts of disruptions, including a specific question on the cost of disruption by snow in early 2013 which yielded an average response of nearly £53 000.  There is also a lot more detail on how organisations are actually implementing BCM.