Well I've been home from BCM world for a few hours now and either I'm still buzzing from the great couple of days we have had, or I finally overdosed on caffeine ... either way thought I'd do a quick write up before calling it a day.
You read it correctly - here are my thoughts on why you shouldn't buy a business continuity messaging system...
1. You don't have the budget any more
Everyone is stretched and being tasked with cutting costs. Many see a purpose-built BCM system as an insurance policy (especially if you have gone a while without an incident) and will be one of the first things to be crossed off the budget by most CFOs.
Anything that doesn't offer on-going, measurable value to your business is toast.
Anyone that knows me will know I love a good networking event, I also love to learn what is being said at the conferences as I think it helps me identify the risks and challenges my customers face so I can help them with solutions to these.
Wednesday 30th May certainly helped me achieve all of these things, with possibly the busiest day in the Business Continuity networking calendar to date
BANG is a group of friendly business continuity professionals who physically get together once a month and share experiences all year round via our LinkedIn group.
Each time we get together, typically the last Wednesday of every month in the City, London, we invite a guest speaker to talk about a hot topic. Speakers include a wide variety of industry thought leaders from multiple business sectors. Whatever the subject, whatever the debate we like to push boundaries, challenge the unchallenged.