We watch things happening around us, however, as human we shrug off possibility of something happening to us or our business. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Foresight and preparedness is the mandate for Business Continuity Management (BCM) with efforts directed to minimize the interruption and recovery cost to business. BCM focuses on the resiliency of people, property, processes, platforms and providers as well as the availability and integrity of information.
A business continuity plan is invoked after a disruptive event occurs. BCM is not about preventing a disruptive event from occurring, rather minimizing the cost and impact on the business. Management of disruption-related risk is founded on a thorough understanding of internal, external and risk management contexts of any enterprise. BCM is a holistic, integrated management process which provides a framework for building operational resilience with the capability for effective response to business disruption.