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Business continuity is key for any strong business.
ISO 22301 is the certification representing Business Continuity Management for companies of all sizes. This essential part of operational planning is the very aspect that will keep your business operating when faced with difficult situations that are outside of its control. At Creative Networks, we offer a dual service that gives you the processes needed to pass ISO 22301 and the daily IT infrastructure that facilitates safe operations.
A shocking 51% of businesses don’t have any business continuity procedures in the UK. This may lead companies to think, why do I need this? We are here to tell you that business planning is essential if you want to keep things operating no matter what is thrown your way. From the Covid pandemic to the existing cost of living crisis, companies of all sizes are being shaken from side to side in current markets.
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What does ISO 22301 measure?
As one of the most recent ISO launches, ISO 22301 has been around since 2012. Just like the other standards, it offers timeless measures which facilitate ongoing business performance. It does differ, though, as it contains a modern approach to planning which can be digitally woven into your IT networks and infrastructures.
The Creative Networks approach to ISO 22301 success allows companies of all sizes and industry backgrounds to plan for the worst in a way that will not impact security, operations, or financial stability. Perhaps most importantly, we work to ensure your teams can work without interruptions by providing them with easy-to-use and secure IT solutions that are guaranteed to stand the test of time.
Please get in touch with us today to find out more about our ISO 22301 services for business.
As with the other BSI ISO standards, your business does not need them but can significantly benefit if they are in place. ISO 22301 has been designed to help companies operate in a way that allows internal continuity when both minor and major issues are thrown their way. Being able to operate with security and resilience embedded into operations; companies can scale without risk levels being increased.
From an IT perspective, this offers lots of enhanced safety, with Cyber Security being one of the biggest areas to benefit. With 39% of companies reporting cyber breaches, protecting your business at all costs is important. Safety processes can be put into place, but with the ISO 22301 protection, you may find it easier to operate safely on larger scales and within new markets. This is because the certificate covers all bases and allows you to follow structure, ensuring operations are kept safe, no matter what other elements of your business have changed.
At Creative Networks, we firmly support the ISO 22301 standards as they support our mission to provide secure and agile IT networks for companies of all sizes. Alongside safer operating, your business will benefit in the following ways when ISO 22301 processes are put into place:
- Financial security is enhanced as you will reduce the chance of having to plug financial haps because of business impacts. Continuity ensures that operations are efficient, and assets are protected.
- Business insurance is kept with low premiums as large-scale damage risk is reduced. With an ISO 22301 certificate and evidence of safe operations, your business will be seen as less of a risk and, therefore, eligible for more support and lower premiums.
- Employees are more likely to stay loyal to your company as they feel protected in how they work.
- Your business is sure to be seen as a better option than the competition as it is a safer bet. Whether it’s an investor looking for somewhere secure to invest funds or a customer wanting to shop with a professional brand, the accreditation and associated performance will appeal to everyone.
- Continuity planning also makes for more confident teams, as they feel supported knowing they are not exposed when carrying out everyday tasks. Whilst we don’t mean things cannot go wrong, having a strong IT network and planning in place facilitates better automation, allowing teams to operate more assertively.
- Stronger supply and financial security which are the departments commonly exposed to breaches.
- Hybrid-working compatible processes which account for all modern ways of working. This means that companies can access top talent from anywhere in the world and not have to worry about security or data breaches. It also allows for continued international operations even when events take place which could potentially hamper development.
As you can see from our case studies, we have worked with companies of all sizes and from many different sectors. This is because a professional IT network and business continuity planning benefit everyone.
The reality is that businesses of all sizes have something to lose when breaches are experienced. Whilst a bigger company may still stay afloat, it can cost them significantly in many ways. As for small companies, security or operational disaster can spell the end of operating altogether. In fact, 73% of small companies say they don’t have any continuity planning place.
We recommend ISO 22301 and the associated planning for companies of all sizes, as when disasters happen, the best way to manage them is to be prepared in the first place.
By helping your business plan for the sudden loss of security within every element of your IT infrastructure, we can ensure you are always ISO 22301 compliant.
The services that we provide to ensure this are the following:
Full ISO 22301 Auditing and Consultancy. By providing a clear view of where your business stands in relation to ISO compliance, we can work with you to create a unique strategy that will allow elevated IT performance that does not pose any risk to your company.
24/7 IT Support. Alongside detailed planning, we also recommend our IT support services, which means any potential issues can be resolved quickly. This is essential for keeping employees and operations safe, as what could seem like a small problem can escalate into a business-damaging situation if not managed properly.
Robust Operating Systems for Teams. We provide professional Microsoft 365 and Dynamics configurations allowing a fluid business continuity approach. Having a secure online element for your business means that teams can access the resources they need from any location without data breaches being an issue.
Business continuity isn’t about eliminating issues but finding ways to deal with them. By setting your teams up securely, it means that operations never have to cease, even when difficulties are placed on your way. This could be something as small as a team member cannot come into the office to, the example of the large-scale Covid pandemic, which causes operational nightmares.
Phone Systems for Seamless Communications. Keeping teams connected also relies on phone networks. Our unified approach always keeps communication lines open and secure.
Having been helping companies for the past 15 years, we are well versed in the development that the ISO 22301 accreditation has seen in recent years. This means we can provide detailed support that is backed up by extensive experience and passionate teams.
The very foundation of all our core services is the desire to help businesses perform without interruption. ISO 22301 is the very best approach that can be taken to keep performance operating and protect businesses when unwanted situations arise.
Our outsourced services also allow you to reduce overall spending on IT infrastructures and combine services under just one fee. The simplified way of working is ideal for companies that want to operate more efficiently and without expensive contractual constraints. The top-level view that we can also obtain allows companies a unique view of their weaknesses. Sometimes the smallest of details could lead to the biggest issues, which our approach eliminates.
When you choose to work with us, you will also gain access to not expertise in all areas of IT, as our team has varied skill sets. Bringing that talent in-house would cost you greatly and be different, given how hard IT recruitment can be. Continuity considers many different IT network areas for a business that can be hard to manage in-house. By gaining access to an entire team who have helped companies achieve ISO 22301, you have the best chance of operating in line with these strict but rewarding processes.
You can also check out our blog as a representation of how many IT areas we have specialist knowledge within, which will show you how many methods we can adopt to create continuity for your business. If you want to find more reasons why you should work with us, click here.
Please do contact us today if you are interested in strengthening your business continuity planning in an affordable way.
If you want to invest in professional IT support in an affordable way, then Creative Networks is the company for you.
Features and benefits of ISO 22301
Improved business continuity and resilience
Increased customer confidence in your organization
Reduced risk of financial losses due to disruption
Enhanced reputation as a reliable partner for customers, suppliers and stakeholders
Streamlined processes across the entire organization
Improved ability to respond quickly and effectively to disruptive events
Easier compliance with legal requirements related to business continuity management
Greater awareness among staff of their roles during an incident
More effective communication with stakeholders during times of crisis
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