Business Continuity. Protect yourself in tough times

Harsh environments require planning and in an uncertain business environment such as the one we in Namibia operate in today, organisations with business continuity planning are in an advantaged position to better stand the test of time.

Business continuity is aimed at keeping business functions up and running during a disaster and to recover with as little downtime as possible.

A business cannot perform its primary functions without a workforce and its required data. There are numerous unpleasant events a company can be faced with, including natural disasters, and man-made ones such as fires and even cyberattacks. So what happens when a company is faced with
these unforeseen disasters?

If you’ve planned ahead, you already have your processes in place when a disaster strikes. You already have your cloud-based back-up systems, your support network, and your protocols.

Knowing your business and the environment it is in is paramount, so business analysis is key. With the aid of business analysis you start to realise the threats you are potentially faced with, and having the knowledge of your threats gives you the opportunity to proactively protect yourself from them.

There are several factors that could lead to the prohibition of business continuity, the most important being data loss. It is crucial to secure your data, having invested a lot of time and money obtaining it. After a disaster, you cannot afford to use up more time and money trying to acquire
data you once had. Therefore setting up infrastructure to be able to secure your data is a priority, a priority that our expert Salties can help you with.

Businesses that plan for future threats are businesses that all internal stakeholders are confident in. Having such plans ensures employees that their jobs can be sustained and gives investors the security in knowing that their money will be safe through tough times.

Learn more about business continuity planning. The time is now to start implementing it: