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business continuity

The plan that keeps the company operating and servicing customers in the event of a power outage, IT malfunction or major disaster.

BC/DR Means Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
Business continuity embraces all the operations in a company, including how employees function in compromised situations. Disaster recovery deals with the backup of IT assets, which have to be re-deployed in the event of a calamity. The two disciplines overlap, and the BC/DR acronym is often used. See disaster recovery.
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"We urge all companies operating within the sector to abide by this policy, and work towards coordinating with all entities concerned with business continuity, most notable of which is the National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority."
Al Mesmar highlighted that the unprecedented growth of the business sector worldwide is because of economic globalisation and the increasing demand on ICT poses new challenges and risks that could threaten the business continuity in various sectors, calling for the need to find innovative solutions to address the new challenges in nature and anticipate extreme scenarios.
A Business Continuity Plan can help ensure that, should your business face such an event, it will be in the 60% that survives.
The implementation of business continuity and improving organisational resilience, including the team profile, credentials, experience and performance in continuing to raise customer satisfaction levels were also part of the comprehensive evaluation.
"Our experts and specialists revised the global best practices of business continuity and we deemed it necessary to produce this standard to be used as a reference to help all public and private entities reach the required level of performance and achieve the flexibility and capability of addressing sudden incidents as well as continuity of business during emergencies and crises," Al Shamsi said.
With collaboration between the company's business continuity and the training & development department, Batelco organised the training in partnership with Bureau Veritas.
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Deloitte reports a growing demand for business continuity
"The reliability and continuity of these operations are critical to business survival, and to building competitive advantage, so the need for an effective risk reduction and business continuity management (BCM) programme has never been as evident for MENA companies, whose demand for such programs is on the rise," said Deloitte.
The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Middle East Awards has named National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) (ADSE: NBAD) as the BCM Team (Business Continuity Management Team) of the Year 2014.
The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has hosted the first meeting of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) UAE Regional Forum, bringing together professionals and experts from different organisations in the field of business continuity management to discuss and analyse challenges and share the best practices available.

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